When the whole neshamah, the divine soul6 in all of Israel, which is divided into 600,000 particular offshoots (the standard figure for the members of the Jewish nation, all individual souls being further subdivisions of these 600,000 “general” souls, as will be explained further) will fulfill, each individual soul thereof, the 613 mitzvot of the Torah:

כַּאֲשֶׁר כָּל הַנְּשָׁמָה וְנֶפֶשׁ הָאֱלֹהִית שֶׁבְּכָל יִשְׂרָאֵל, הַמִּתְחַלֶּקֶת בִּפְרָטוּת לְשִׁשִּׁים רִבּוֹא, תְּקַיֵּים כָּל נֶפֶשׁ פְּרָטִית כָּל תַּרְיַ"ג מִצְוֹת הַתּוֹרָה:

when they will refrain from transgressing the 365 prohibitions, to restrain the 365 blood vessels of the animal soul in the body,

שַׁסַ"ה לֹא תַעֲשֶׂה – לְהַפְרִיד שַׁסַ"ה גִידִים שֶׁל דַּם נֶפֶשׁ הַחִיּוּנִית שֶׁבַּגּוּף,

so that they do not draw nurture or receive vitality by means of such transgression from any one of the three completely unclean kelipot, from which are derived the 365 Biblical prohibitions, and the Rabbinical prohibitions—their offshoots.

שֶׁלֹּא יִינְקוּ וִיקַבְּלוּ חַיּוּת בַּעֲבֵירָה זוֹ מֵאַחַת מִשָּׁלֹשׁ קְלִיפּוֹת הַטְּמֵאוֹת לְגַמְרֵי, שֶׁמֵּהֶן נִשְׁפָּעִים שַׁסַ"ה לֹא תַעֲשֶׂה דְּאוֹרַיְיתָא וְעַנְפֵיהֶן שֶׁהֵן מִדְּרַבָּנָן,

Since all that derives its vitality from the three wholly unclean kelipot cannot rise to holiness, were a Jew to transgress any prohibition and thereby cause the particular blood vessel associated with that prohibition to receive vitality from these kelipot

the vitalizing soul could no longer ascend to G-d, having been tainted by the impurity of the three impure kelipot.

וְשׁוּב, לֹא תוּכַל נֶפֶשׁ הַחִיּוּנִית לַעֲלוֹת אֶל ה' אִם נִטְמְאָה בְּטוּמְאַת הַשָּׁלֹשׁ קְלִיפּוֹת הַטְּמֵאוֹת,

[For] these [kelipot] can never be elevated but must be nullified and utterly destroyed,

שֶׁאֵין לָהֶן עֲלִיָּה לְעוֹלָם, כִּי אִם – בִּיטּוּל וְהַעֲבָרָה לְגַמְרֵי,

as is written, “And I shall banish the unclean spirit from the earth.”7

כְּמוֹ שֶׁכָּתוּב: "וְאֶת רוּחַ הַטּוּמְאָה אַעֲבִיר מִן הָאָרֶץ";

Similarly, anything which derives its vitality from them can never ascend to holiness. Therefore, only the observance of all the 365 prohibitions allows the entire vital soul to ascend without any part of it held back by the impurity of these kelipot.

When, furthermore, every individual soul will fulfill also the 248 positive commandments, thereby drawing down the blessed Ein Sof-light below,

וְרַמַ"ח מִצְוֹת עֲשֵׂה – לְהַמְשִׁיךְ אוֹר־אֵין־סוֹף בָּרוּךְ־הוּא לְמַטָּה,

to elevate to Him and to bind and unite with Him the entire vital soul, which is in the 248 limbs of the body, in perfect unity (such is the effect of a mitzvah in uniting the vital, animal soul with G-d) so that they become actually one [with Him],

לְהַעֲלוֹת לוֹ וּלְקַשֵּׁר וּלְיַיחֵד בּוֹ כְּלָלוּת הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַחִיּוּנִית שֶׁבְּרַמַ"ח אֵבְרֵי הַגּוּף, בְּיִחוּד גָּמוּר לִהְיוֹת לַאֲחָדִים מַמָּשׁ,

in accordance with His will that there be an abode for Him in the lower realms, and so great is this unity that they (the limbs of the body with the vitality of the animal soul invested in them) become a “chariot” for G-d, as were the Patriarchs—whose every limb was in total submission to the Divine will, wherefore they are designated as G-d’s “chariots”—and so will every Jew become a chariot by performing the mitzvot.

כְּמוֹ שֶׁעָלָה בִּרְצוֹנוֹ יִתְבָּרֵךְ לִהְיוֹת לוֹ דִּירָה בַּתַּחְתּוֹנִים, וְהֵם לוֹ לְמֶרְכָּבָה כְּמוֹ הָאָבוֹת.