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We can achieve peace by raising ourselves to become human in the fullest sense of the term. The word for “human” in Hebrew is “𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮,” and it stems from the same linguistic root as the word for “similar” (“𝘋𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘩”). It means that a human being is one who is similar to the upper force of love and bestowal.

We are born in our world opposite to that state, as egoists who prioritize self-benefit at the expense of others and nature. The more we develop and grow as egoists, the more we deviate from balance with nature, the upper force of love and bestowal. That is the cause of every problem and crisis we experience in our lives.

Achieving peace thus involves transforming ourselves from being opposite to the upper force to becoming similar to it, i.e., to becoming a human being, “𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮.” By undergoing this transformation, we then calm down the system of nature we exist in, and our problems accordingly disappear.

Outside of our egoistic approach to reality, nature is at peace, balancing between plus and minus, harming and good-doers, and through those two forces, we create a balance between them.

If we wish to use both forces to come closer to each other and to the upper force of love and bestowal, we will then discover how the world we live in is indeed peaceful. It is all up to a shift in our attitude to each other.

By Michael Laitman

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