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After-Death Experience
Our task is to anchor our desire for the Infinite.
"Do not enter the Temple just any time... so you would not die like Aaron's sons, Nadav and Avihu".

Nadav and Avihu's sin was that they wanted to get close to G‑d - to run to G‑d with no return, without remaining anchored to this world. Their death was not a punishment but rather a result of their running to the infinite without an anchor.
Priestly Peace
The priest's role was to take holiness and integrate it into the world.
Although the High Priest was required to separated from his wife several days before Yom Kippur, at the end of that day he immediately returned to his family and his everyday mundane tasks, and with great celebration.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that the purpose was never to remain in the Sanctuary separated from the mundane, but rather to take that holiness and integrate it into the world.
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