Question: For an ordinary person is death a state when he ceases to feel the flow of information through his five physical senses?
Answer: Yes, his body dies, his eyes do not see, his ears do not hear, and so on. This is called death for us.
Question: But what is it actually?
Answer: I do not know what you define as life and death, because if you measure it to spirituality, then from the point of view of Kabbalah, even living people are considered not yet existing relative to it, not that they are dead or alive, but not existing.
Let us say a child who has not yet been born, does he exist or not? In some potential form.
There is a force that will pass through his parents, will be expressed in the connection of their reproductive cells, and will eventually give birth to an organism that will develop and be born. But today, when neither he, nor his parents, nor anyone else exists, it exists in the form of forces, potentials, in the space around us.
Question: So, do we all exist in the form of potential now?
Answer: In relation to the spiritual world, yes. Otherwise we do not exist.
I think this information should give people a proper understanding of where they are. Today, they have the opportunity to implement it very easily and quickly. Therefore, it depends on each of us to be born.
To be born in the spiritual world means to begin to feel it through your five spiritual sense organs: Keter, Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut, which are like the five material sense organs.
Our development in the spiritual world takes place according to the same stages of intrauterine conception in the spiritual mother, birth, feeding, and so on, i.e., according to absolutely the same steps by which a person develops in our world.
From KabTV’s “Close-Up. Beyond the Last Line” 5/3/10