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LEVELS OF HUMANS
The position of the soul and the body can be compared with a lame man sitting on the shoulders of a deaf person. When the lame heard pleasant music, and he wanted to dance, he gave the deaf person some wine and he started to hop. Thus, a little drink gives enjoyment to the body and then the soul has pleasure.
Ibor (un born) – Some what like zombies much of the time under the power of the “other side”. These souls have not yet been born to, they have no knowledge of the ways of Holiness.
Katnut (small conciousness)- Level of soul called “Nefesh” (Animal soul), These souls perform God’s commandments but only with their “hands and feet”, not with their hearts and minds. This level may last a long time, too long for most. They do not “know”, they perform God’s commandments only because they feel obligated.
Yonika (nourishing)- These souls have begun intellectually searching for the answers to the important spiritual questions, so this level is called “Yonika” (nourishing)., There souls also have “acquired” and serve God with their “Ruach” (Emotional Soul). They are growing Spiritually. They become more delighted with spirituality and become distance from physical desires that interfere with their spiritual goals.
Gadlut (Expanded consciousness) also called “Mochin” (Brain) and Yoled (Birth). Here one has gave birth by their thoughts speech and actions to Expanded spiritual consciousness, this is a realm most humans do not achieve. The rules of nature are different for these people. The God’s interaction with them is more revealed and closer. To these people all things not involving their spiritual growth is of no interest.
Man has a physical body from this physical world. He has an “Nefesh Behemit” (Animal soul), which is the evil inclination, from demons who dwell in the air. He has a “Nefesh Sachlit” (Intellectual soul) from the Ophanim angels of Asiyah. This is all referring to levels of the Nefesh of Asiyah. The other levels of soul are explained in other posts in this category
The Ar’I teaches that the Nefesh is manifest by the Name Elokim. The Ruach is manifest by the Name Yhv”h. The Neshamah manifest by the “miloy” (spelling-out) of the Name Yhv”h.
A person’s soul which is A part of GOD knows a lot more than we think.