Transplanting our Attitudes - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Transplanting our Attitudes

People who have received organ transplants often say that they suddenly have different preferences, behavior, and manners. A person may suddenly develop an interest in the arts, and a person who once had a fear of heights may become an avid mountain-climber.

Why does this happen? It’s because the cells of the implanted organ have their own “minds,” if you will, which remember the qualities they shared with the body of the organ's previous owner. Hence, the new recipient takes on certain qualities and habits of the person who had the organ before him.

Kabbalah explains that humans—the individual cells of humanity—are just as tightly interconnected within the organism called “human civilization.” And just as qualities, habits and characteristics can pass from the whole body to an organ, and back from the organ to the whole body, so we all share our properties with one another and with the whole of humanity.

Hence, a change in any “cell” or “organ” of the human civilization will cause the entire body—humanity—to adopt the same changes. So if we want to affect positive change in the world—we must only change within. Even one person or one community that adopts the qualities of love and bestowal will immediately influence the whole world to move in the same direction.

The method of Kabbalah was designed expressly for this purpose. It's a method to develop a direct, personal contact with nature's quality of love and bestowal, and hence to reverse the current attitudes that cause corruption, exploitation, alienation, and other menaces.