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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “A law of the conservation of spiritual essences.”

Everything is conserved.

Not only are there material consequences and residues, there is also a certain transformation of subtle energies and thought contents.

New forms are assumed, and there is movement into another frame of reference, such as the spiritual.

For there is also a law of the conservation of spiritual essences.

And the spiritual contents of a human action are subject to alteration and can become something very definite, such as a being of the angelic order.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz