From the brochure “The Crisis And Its Solution” (Forum in Arosa 2006)
Egoism—All the Matter in the World
All matter constitutes different measures of the desire to be filled with power, life, and pleasure. The magnitude of desire to be fulfilled creates various levels of nature: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human and determines all processes that occur in them.
All nature—inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human—should be considered as a whole. Recently it is increasing revealed in our world due to the scientific research and the entire life experience. The nature of each material is its egoism and desire to exist at the expense of others.
It is the law of nature that cannot be avoided. We just need to check how this law operates, what is broken in it, and why we can’t reach the correct connection? Are we fully at the mercy of the laws of nature without any way out? Can we only accept the fact that each one eats the other, or is it still possible to correct?
Peculiarities of Human Egoism
With the exception of man, all of nature consumes only what it needs for its existence. Man desires more than he needs in food, sex, physical comfort, and especially in desires that are inherent only in him: wealth, power, honor, fame, and knowledge.
Human egoism is growing continuously, hyperbolically. Its growth stimulates and determines the progress of humanity, but at the same time, it leads to a dead end, to a global crisis.
By egoism dominating over man, it deprives him of instincts that ensure his survival. Egoism that grows on the inanimate, vegetative, and animate levels develops correctly in order to support the existence of the species. However, egoism that develops from the level of an ape to the direction of human begins to destroy the human species. After all, people care not only about necessities for existence, but about the excesses that always come at the expense of others.
If we live in the integral nature, in the closed system, then taking for ourselves too much, beyond what is necessary for life, we steal it from others, from the general system. It doesn’t matter if we know about it, or act unconsciously, we nevertheless harm the system.
Therefore, the entire development of humans on Earth was, in fact, egoistic, from the desire to use the environment beyond their natural needs.
It means that human behavior is defined by completely different laws compared to inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature. Human egoism does not have any limits and when it sees something that other has, it immediately begins to want the same, even if he does not need it.
It does not happen in animals; they are absolutely indifferent to each other and they only feel their own requirements. However, the human differs from animals exactly by his excessive desire that doesn’t belong to the animate level. We are talking about this excess, why it was given to us and how to use it correctly.
The problem of a person is that he doesn’t associate himself with the general system, doesn’t consider the whole Earth as his home and humanity as his family. He simply is not capable of such an attitude because of his egoistic nature; it requires an integral education.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/10/17, Lesson on the Topic, “Mismah Arosa,” (Arosa Document)