From the book: The Essential Secret of the Jews, M. Brushtein.
Unity Is = The Goal Of Nature
It’s time to ask the question directly. What is the relationship between the unity of people and unity with nature?
First of all, is there a connection between the parts of nature? And if so, who knows about this except the Kabbalists? It turns out that scientists and thinkers have been talking about this long time ago.
“The living, from bacteria to higher plants and higher animals, including man, is a single inseparable whole.” (Vladimir I.Vernadsky)
The fact that humanity is going to unite against all odds has long been known as well.
“Evolution = Rise of consciousness, Rise of consciousness = Union effected. The general gathering together in which, by correlated actions of the without and the within of the earth, the totality of thinking units and thinking forces are engaged—the aggregation in a single block of a mankind whose fragments weld together and interpenetrate before our eyes in spite of (indeed in proportion to) their efforts to separate.” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Le Phenomene Humain)
Yes, many, many people have understood and felt that humanity should unite, but why and how they did not know.
“Religion and state social education for thousands of years have tried and are trying to create unity and by force to include everyone into one common understanding of the meaning and purpose of life.
“This common understanding never existed in the millennia of human history.” (Vladimir I.Vernadsky)
Kabbalists not only knew and know the answers to these questions, but, in addition, they explained why humanity evolves in this way and not otherwise.
“We distinguish four divisions in the Speaking species, arranged in gradations one atop the other. Those are the Masses, the Strong, the Wealthy, and the Sagacious. They are equal to the four degrees in the whole of reality, called “Still,” “Vegetative,” “Animate,” and “Speaking.” (Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to the Book, Panim Meirot uMasbirot”)
This division of humanity corresponds to these four stages of development that we were talking about. Besides…
“We should know that this law is inclusive for the entire creation; all of nature’s systems are based upon it, organic and inorganic alike, up to the human species with all its idealistic and material properties.
“In all the above there is none that does not obey the iron law of gradual evolution resulting from the mutual collision of these two forces on one another. There is a positive force, meaning constructive, and a negative force, meaning negative and destructive.” (Baal HaSulam, “The Solution”)
In conclusion, we would say that humankind must be involved in this evolutionary process. The sooner – the better.
“Hence, if we let the world evolve naturally, today’s world must undergo the ruin and torments that the primitive man experienced.” (Baal HaSulam, “The Solution”)