Michael Laitman, On Quora: “When is it okay to break the law?“
There is nothing more important than a person’s life.
Through the life we are given, nature gives us an opportunity to be an active and beneficial part of society, to achieve self-correction and self-realization. This is why we can break the law only on condition that the law obliges us to kill other people. It is a foundation upon which we can openly and immediately break the law.
On the other hand, in all other cases, if we see a need to fight against the law, then we can do so by lawful means. In other words, we need to abide by the law while simultaneously fighting to change it. But we can break on the law on only one condition: if by observing the law, we bring about death to another person. The reason for this is because there is no higher value in nature than human life.
If we will break the law under any other circumstance, then anarchy will ensue in the world. This is why we need to reach a state where we will observe laws except for the irreversible case that involves killing another person.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.