Question from Facebook: What is the meaning of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth?”
Answer: It means that we have to establish the correct relations between people at the level of nature, on the egoistic level.
On the one hand, we should not take anything into account besides equality, when the force of action causes an equal force of opposition.
On the other hand, if all the people in the world opposed each other, then there is an understanding that the system of connection should be higher than their nature.
The wisdom of Kabbalah helps a person acquire the attribute of connection above egoism. It is called “faith above reason” or “love will cover all transgressions.” Love doesn’t erase anything. We see all the pollution and all the problems between us and to what extent each is opposed to others and how different each one is from the other, which is given to us from nature! But by making efforts together, we build a bridge of a totally different type of connection above everything, understanding who we are.
The wisdom of Kabbalah offers us a method called the “middle line,” which helps us do this. If we think about the world, about a normal life, and about good mutual relations between us, we can attain that only by this method.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/16