Now or later
“The liar (re)assures the wicked man (in order that) he does not fast (and) he does not lament (for his sin). (Once he is) dead the wicked man fasts; the dead wicked man weeps.”
“The soul is the specter’s eye, hand, throat, stomach ; through the soul I can warm up the specter with the radiance of My Glory, I can lead it to the limitless splendors, I can hear its praise and its talk, I can feed it forever.”
Are you allowed a glass of water, a friend asked. I can do whatever I want, I replied.
Our Creator leaves us free to do as we like. He advises, He recommends, but He does not force.
It is much easier to fast, to repent, to do good deeds that build a soul, now, while living, while in possession of our body.