Cedars of Lebanon: The Zaddik and the People
Individually, within a single man, the soul should not act arrogantly toward the body, declaring that she is a holy soul, hewn from a holy place beneath the throne of Glory, while the body comes from the dust and is created from a fetid drop. She should know that she descends into this world to perform the commandments in a perfect manner, and this can only be achieved by means of the bodily limbs. All the more so should the body not act arrogantly toward the soul, declaring that she nourishes the soul, for when the soul is divided from the body, then the body putrefies. They are each in need of the other, as a man is with his wife. . . .
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