thy neighbor as thyself—which becomes the tenet of all Abrahamic faiths. Even though none of the religions actuallylives by this law, the very fact that they had made it the center of their faith means that people have become aware of its importance. In that, people de facto acknowledge Abraham’s idea of love of others as a cure for humanity’s ills.from this point onward, the fate of Israel and the fate of all the nations of the world will be forever entwined. As explained before, processes that unfold in the spiritual roots manifest in their corporeal branches. For this reason,as the desire to bestow became mingled with the desire to receive on the spiritual level, the physical manifestation of that process was the spreading and mingling of the people of Israel among the nations of the world.
Now You Can See the Link Between Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Kabbalah
This does not mean that the Jews were spreading Abraham’s message of love and unity to their new neighbors. TheJews did not choose to be exiled so they could spread Abraham’s method. Nor did the nations who accepted theminto their midst do so because they wanted to hear, much less adopt that message. Yet, because the parity-of-desiresprocess between Israel and the nations was already underway on the spiritual level, it was happening in the physicalworld, as well.Thus, by the end of the Middle Ages, the mingling of desires had reached such a stage that on the physical level itmanifested in three religions whose adherents did not claim to be altruists, yet cited a fundamentally altruistic law asone of their tenets: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Moreover, these religions—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—werenot only citing that law as their tenet, but also declared Abraham as their spiritual patriarch, hence their epithet,“Abrahamic faiths.”In a Tokyo presentation of evolutionary biologist Elisabet Sahtouris, concerning self interest and collaboration—thatevery molecule, every cell, every organ and the whole body, has self-interest. And when every level shows its self-interest, it forces negotiations among the levels, which drive one’s system to harmony. Indeed, even if we areoblivious to the ultimate goal of existence, subconsciously we all feel that harmony and mutual care are the only waysto create a sustainable humanity. We all have the four stages of desire within us because we are all, at the end of theday, offshoots of these four stages.Hence, as Stage Two—the governing stage of desire during the Middle Ages—dictates, all three Abrahamic faithsadopted the commandment, “Love thy neighbor as thyself” (Lev, 19:18) as a tenet. Thus, although “negotiations” (touse Sahtouris’ term for relations) between people and nations during the Middle Ages were often far removed fromwhat we might deem harmonious, the end result was a rather consolidated Europe with respect to religion, whosebasic (declared) tenet is altruistic—abiding by the law of yielding self-interest, even if its realization was far lessselfless.
The Reason to Yield Self-Interest in Favor of Nature‘s Interest
We already know that Stage Two in the evolution of desires marks the first appearance of the desire to give within thedesire to receive. Indeed, the commandment to love others as much as one loves oneself is in perfect congruencewith Stage Two. However, our universe was created when Adam’s soul broke, when its “organs” became self-centered. As a result, the law of loving others appears in our world as a commandment that one must make efforts tofollow. If our nature were that of true bestowal, we would not even need this law because we would naturally love tobestow as much as we currently love to receive.Yet, if our nature were one of bestowal, we would never become equal to the Creator. The most we would achieve issimilarity of desires with the Creator, but we would be devoid of everything we gain by struggling with our desires. Thi