Question: Does nature have intelligence from the point of view of Kabbalah? Everything that is happening to us, all these blows, is it all planned? Is there an upper mind or is this blind nature?
Answer: Nature absolutely is intelligent. It has a beginning and an end of development, i.e., a plan for the development of inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human nature, and it is strictly implemented.
However, during its implementation, all sorts of problems arise since inanimate, vegetative, animate, and human nature are participating in this plan. Human nature, as the highest one, is subject to all sorts of fluctuations, changes in both directions.
A person has freewill, he can change himself, be similar or not quite similar to nature. Accordingly, he changes the path of his movement. Yet, all the same, his movement is directed to the same point, to the same purpose.
Question: Aren’t the laws of nature determined at the level of man and society?
Answer: A person has a freewill, which means that he is still given an opportunity to come from point A to point B in different ways.
Question: So, the final goal is still determined?
Answer: Not only the final goal, but our entire path. It can be divided into small segments and in each of them we can move in either a more kind or more undesirable way.
Question: At the current stage of the path, a global epidemic—the coronavirus has appeared. We all understand that there were many such viruses and they were much more dangerous.
How does this situation differ from others in our history? Is it because today we are more interdependent, integral, and this naturally places its imprint?
Answer: Yes. If earlier epidemics in Europe and in other parts of the world did not affect other continents and nations, now this is not the case. Today, we are so interconnected by culture, economy, world trade, and everything else that we cannot avoid being the united humanity.
Therefore, viruses affect all of us, gradually spreading from one end of the Earth to the other. And we cannot escape, we cannot break the ties between us.
Comment: The peculiarity of this situation is our current interdependence and, most importantly, the disproportionate restrictions imposed by governments. After all, there were various epidemics, but no one treated them this way.
My Response: That was before when we were not connected to each other to such an extent. Today, this connection has become absolute. It is hard to imagine where it does not exist. It turns out that because of the virus, we must distance ourselves from each other, and each person must isolate himself from others, which is impossible in the current world.
From KabTV’s “Coronavirus Is Changing Reality,” 3/12/20