Living in the Next World NOW [#226]

Question:

In Sefer Koheles it says that having yiras shomayim (fear of Heaven), and doing mitzvos is like living in the Next World already on This World, if so, why should we need to disconnect from This World, when we can just live a Next-World kind of existence already on This World (via having yiras shomayim and doing mitzvos)?

Answer:

Yes, Sefer Koheles was written by Shlomo HaMelech to show us how to detach from This World. But we can only experience what Koheles says when we fulfill the entire sefer! We cannot experience a Next World kind of existence if we have never finished the entire Sefer Koheles yet and if we are not yet doing every last thing it says there.

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