Answer: I don’t think there is an understanding of punishment in our world at all, as people think. There is no such thing.
I believe that a person should reach such a state of empathy, critical empathy, so that all his aspirations and prayers are only about becoming similar to the Creator. And with respect to this similarity, he would measure himself. And the revelation of the difference from the Creator would cause a state of repentance in him, and only this he would like to destroy.
Question: So the punishment is that I do not come closer to equivalence of form with the Creator? That I’m not moving in that direction? Is this the punishment?
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 3/7/22