The Torah, “Exodus,” Mishpatim, 23:20-23:22: Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Take heed of him, and hearken unto his voice, be not rebellious against him, for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
An “angel” is a force that develops a person; it can push us from behind or pull us ahead. All of humanity, from generation to generation, is developed with the help of this force. It works from the inside. Any force of nature is called an angel.
Take heed of him and hearken unto his voice means that one must keep to the force that makes one grow and that one should scrutinize each metamorphosis on one’s developmental path. It is important to ponder on these things because you cannot go against the law of advancement; on the contrary, you should study it and live it. Don’t break this law or it will break you.
We already see what happens if we do not heed nature and do whatever we want. What do we get in the end? As it is written, for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him; this threat comes true.
Not so long ago, we were in Krasnoyarsk. Locals told us a story about a disaster on the Yenisei River next to Krasnoyarsk Hydro-Electric Station. Fish beat against the dam that was built along the river. They couldn’t get to the spawning place and perished as a result. The ecological catastrophe is exacerbated.
The same problems exist in many countries. Hydro-electric stations devastate vast natural resources. Everything becomes damaged: the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature.
The same situation occurs with herds of deer that migrate in a rigid path. On their way, they come across a system of oil pipelines. The leaders of the herd stumble over the huge pipes and fall. Those who follow them trample those in the front and kill them. Nothing can help them! Attempts to teach deer to follow alternative routes by pouring salt (as deer like salt) and placing favorite deer food do not work.
We just don’t understand that nature has rigid laws. We violate them all the time. That’s why we should understand the phrase for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him as an ecological commandment.
Nature is integral! We can get from it only as much as our corporeal bodies need to maintain a normal and sensible living. That’s it!
Decisions to construct various industrial objects must be based on the observance of the laws of nature (the law of spiritual balance) since our ecosystem is a part of a general spiritual equilibrium.
If we treated everything around us with love, we automatically would make correct decisions! Inevitably! Thus, we wouldn’t ruin anything. We are prohibited from acting without love since it will result in a disastrous downfall for us.
As soon as the scale of the clock goes out of balance and slants to one side to satisfy human egoistic interests, ecological problems emerge. That’s why we must study the laws of nature and observe them at our level. We must copy the laws of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature and apply them to the speaking level. Then, we will build the upper world.
From Kab TV’s, “Mysteries of the Eternal Book,” 5/24/13