When a person is filled with the light of the first degree, the degree of Nefesh, he feels similar to the Creator in the state of smallness.
Nefesh is considered a force from which the body is built. When a man wakes up in this world to mate with the Nukva, all the organs agree and erect to enjoy it, and the soul and the will of a man readily enter that act, drawing the soul and permeating it into the semen that he lets out.
“Semen” means the spiritual inclination within us that was given to us, from which we begin to develop. This has nothing to do with eroticism. There is no eroticism in the spiritual world. There are desires and passions of bestowal, but not reception.
They are called by the same terms that animalistic desires and passions are called in our world because there is an imprint in the animalistic body as a copy of spiritual qualities and actions. Naturally, in the upper world there is no connection with what is happening in our bodies. In our world, this is just an instinct that promotes physical reproduction plus the development of egoism. No more than that.
Comment: Yet, the human instinct has gained a rather powerful character. It even influences our culture.
My Response: Everything in a person is like this, “love and hunger rule the world.” By love we mean animalistic passion.
In spirituality also “love and hunger rule the world.” It comes from the same force, but acts in different directions. Passing through the spiritual worlds, this force has its own quality and its own aspect of manifestation there. When it enters our world, it manifests itself in a completely different way in animalistic attraction, satiation, and pleasure.
Therefore, there is a difference in the understanding of the same text by an ordinary person and a Kabbalist. For example, a Kabbalist, reading the “Song of Songs” understands it as a great passion for bestowal, for the Creator, for adhesion with Him.
On the spiritual level, these are completely different qualities than on the animalistic level. It is because in our world there is only inanimate, vegetative, and animalistic nature, and the level of “man” does not exist here. “Man” is already a spiritual level in us, a quality of bestowal.
People in our world are called people or “human” according to the goal that they must achieve, according to what is prepared for them, but not according to the degree at which they exist for now.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #18