Michael Laitman, On Quora: “How do you explain natural calamities?“
We first need to understand that we ourselves disrupt the ecological and other balances that we have with nature.
We evoke such imbalance not by using harmful technologies or by coarsely intervening with nature with our technologies. Instead, the problem lies precisely in our attitudes to each other, which are egoistic and opposite from the ecological balance. In other words, we disrupt nature because we are not in balance with nature, which is altruistic, at the level of our human interactions.
None of our actions and the efforts we make in the attempt to minimize different technological waste—pollution, dirt, and different factors of our influence on nature—will help. Even if we cease the use of all our technology and will no longer evoke problems in nature directly—nevertheless we will not achieve balance with nature. It is because we disrupt the balance on the human level, with our thoughts and our corrupt attitude toward each other. Our egoistic thoughts and attitudes to each other on the human level project imbalance and corruption onto nature’s lower levels.
This is why nature treats us badly. Our egoistic consideration, our attitude, and our unfounded hatred for each other causes problems of disease, helplessness, depression, drug abuse, and it also leads to ecological catastrophes. It is all in our attitudes to each other. No measures to restrict any technological development will help us. We will nevertheless come to a global crisis, which includes ecological crises, in all its might.
Herein, let us hope that we will understand that harmony in our attitudes to one another needs to be maintained, and not actions and behaviors on the level of the technologies we use. The more we understand and apply this principle, the less crises we will experience on ecological and other scales, and reach a harmonious and peaceful life much sooner.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.