Conditions for the Soul’s Development1
A person in our world cannot exist without having some basic knowledge about the structure of this world. The more a person comprehends the world around him, the easier and safer it is for him to exist in it.
If we placed a primitive man among us who did not know the laws of our society, its problems, the thoughts of the surrounding people and their relationships with each other, would he be able to exist?
Just as a person in our world cannot exist without knowledge of our world, a person’s soul cannot exist in the spiritual world, having not acquired certain knowledge of its laws and nature.
The knowledge the soul must possess in order to exist and survive include understanding of the structure and functioning of the spiritual worlds, Partzufim2 and Sefirot,3 as well as their interactions called “Zivugim”4 and their consequences and actions.
However, in order to gain knowledge of the spiritual world, one is required to have a soul. Only then it becomes important to him to understand the nature of the spiritual world, for this is what gives one’s soul the ability to exist in it.Continue reading The Birth of the Soul (Part 1)