And if there is some malfunction in the wheel, the malfunction is not evaluated relating to the wheel itself, but according to its service and role with respect to the whole machine. (Baal HaSulam, “Peace in the World“)
If any of us commits an immoral, improper act, if he causes society or nature harm, he actually causes harm to the general system.
We need to feel all of nature. Suppose I uproot a bush in my garden, I cause harm to the ecology of the world by that. So I can be approached and asked: “Why did you act this way?” or perhaps ask myself that.
This means that each one of us should feel the benefit or the harm we cause the surrounding society, the world, the universe, all the worlds. This feeling gradually develops in a person. When a person begins to feel the world around him and the mutual cooperation within it, they become higher than corporeal life and death. They feel the existence of the eternal upper. The meaning of the natural corporeal body decreases because they ascend above it.
We need to reach this level. The wisdom of Kabbalah demands a very serious attitude toward all of reality from us.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 7/21/19