We exist in nature and an immense amount of natural phenomena influence us, such as temperature, pressure, vibrations, waves, radioactivity, among others, and we need to live in balance with them.
The physical law in relation to balance is that an organism living in a state of balance with its environment is in its most comfortable state. If the temperature, pressure, or another parameter increases or decreases even a little, then the organism feels bad.
This is how we are made in nature: we can exist in nature within certain limits, and in these limits, we need to make ourselves equal to nature around us. For instance, in winter, we need to dress warmly in order to be in balance with nature, and in summer, it is the opposite, and so on.
That is balance in relation to what we see and feel with our senses. However, there is another imperceptible part of nature. Its laws are at the level of desires—laws of altruism and connection—and we need to conform to these laws in order to be in balance with them.
The problem is that we do not know these laws. We think that we are good people in this world if we donate, help the poor, don’t bother other people, pay our taxes, help the elderly across the street, and several other seemingly altruistic actions. Is it not enough to do such acts in order to balance with the laws of altruism and connection?
Not only is it not enough, but doing such actions means nothing at all in relation to observing the law of altruism and connection, because we do only what we understand with our egoistic mind, which calculates constantly in the opposite direction of altruism. In order to reach balance with nature in its entirety, we need to study nature and aspire to resemble it.
This law of equivalence of form is the single law that we need to obey. Every day we change, grow and become somebody else. Therefore, on a daily—and even moment-by-moment—basis, we need to correct and adjust our balance with nature.
As such, we need to first learn what nature demands of us, and then check whether we meet those demands, in order to enter into balance with nature. This is what the wisdom of Kabbalah is for. It discusses what nature is, how it works, what and where we are in this nature, the sense and the parameters in which we lack correspondence with nature, and how can we achieve balance with them. By applying ourselves to the method of Kabbalah, we progressively change ourselves and enter into balance with nature.
Based on a lesson with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on July 31, 2011. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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