Altruism – The Hidden Program Of Nature

Laitman_632_3From the “Crisis and its Solution” (Lecture in Arosa 2006)

Only by interacting as a single whole can cells exist, develop, and multiply. The law of altruistic interaction functions in every created being except man. Man is given freedom of will to realize the need for altruism and to observe this general law of nature.

Seeing how animals devour each other, it is hard for us to call them altruists. Everything created: inanimate matter, plants, animals, and humans are complete egoists. So, where do we see that altruism is a program of nature?

But when it comes to the internal program embedded in every creature, we can say that all of nature is built according to the law of mutual help and support between everyone. We just look at nature through our egoistic eyes and because of that we blame it to the extent of our own depravity.

If we assess nature not from the negative side, from our egoism, but from the side of a positive systematic approach, we will see that all its systems work properly. Instead of asserting that “all devour all,” we can say that “each exists for others.”

Due to the fact that one becomes food for another, as it usually happens in nature, each degree exists in order to sustain the degree above it, and it continues for the higher degrees. And for whom was man created? His mission is to make his desire to enjoy “food” for a higher degree, for the desire to bestow.

It is difficult to realize that the law of nature is altruism, because it doesn’t manifest itself openly. We don’t see kind, altruistic connections between all parts of nature. On the contrary, we see egoistic connections where each one cares only about its own benefit and devours others.

It happens this way on all the levels: inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human. It could be concluded that overall, total egoism, the desire to enjoy, is the law of nature, rather than the desire to bestow and altruism.

But with the development of science, intelligence, and human society, we gradually begin to discover that connection between all parts of nature is more important than the existence of each of them. That is, the central points of creation are not the clumps of matter, but the spaces between them. Exactly in these spaces the most important things happen, but we don’t know about it.

Connections between separate elements of creation are more important than these elements. After all, the elements consist of the simple desire to enjoy, and inside the connection between them is all the energy and matter. There actually is the true reality that we are not yet able to comprehend.

A man, who is at the center of creation is the most important part, that is, the connections between people. Through our unity, we assure all of nature and lead to the fact that all other parts of nature are pacified and establish good connections between them.
From the 3d part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 1/12/17, Lesson on the Topic, “Mismah Arosa,” (Arosa Document)

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