Rav Avigdor Miller on Teshuva vs. Gehenim



In tonight’s lecture you said that there is no chance to repent or better yourself after death. If that’s the case, how do souls get cleansed of their sins? 


It’s a good question. And the answer is that in the Next World there is no opportunity to repent, but there is an opportunity to be cleansed – and there’s a big difference.  If a man repents while he’s still alive, he saves himself a very big amount of discomfort. And if he doesn’t, and instead he waits for the next world, so he’s going to go have to make a trip to the expert cleaning shop. They have all kinds of fluids there, all kinds of cleansing agents that do a good job. But they’re very sharp. They clean him; but they’ll they burn. And therefore it’s much better if a person does the job himself in this world.
TAPE # 136