Hand Washing In The Literal And Figurative Sense

laitman_541Question: Can we assume that the world of bacteria and viruses has declared war on the world of people? Maybe it’s time to give them a place on this planet because they are less vulnerable and certainly united in a common goal more than people?

Answer: No one has declared war on anyone. It all depends on the person, how correctly or incorrectly he reacts to what is happening to him and to the surrounding nature. We are the only beings with freewill.

Comment: During the outbreak of the plague in the 14th century, people thought that the disease was sent to them by angry gods, evil spirits. They didn’t even know about the existence of bacteria and viruses. People believed in angels and fairies, but they could not imagine that simple hand washing could save them.

You say: “Only connection can save us from the virus.” That is, follow a simple rule: Start treating each other well, and the virus will disappear. These are also, as such, simple truths.

My Response: What does “simple truth” mean? Do I mind washing my hands?! Hand washing (netilat yadaim) according to Kabbalah, in the spiritual sense of the word, means that I take my hands away from their usual use of wanting to grab something for myself.

I restrain myself, keep away, so as not to take anything from this world. It is necessary to understand the meaning of these actions correctly. Therefore, I am not against cleanliness and hygiene. But first of all, you need to wash your hands in a spiritual sense.

Question: What is the connection between the virus and washing hands?

Answer: There are four levels of interaction between all parts of nature: inanimate, vegetative, animal, and human. And on each level, we must interact correctly, that is, take our hands away from grabbing from the other, or not to receive, or even, perhaps, to give.

In other words, “washing your hands” on the level of human relationships means not using one another.
From KabTV’s “Coronavirus Is Changing Reality,” 3/26/20

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