There are many laws given to us to know and live but for this writing I want to write about The Law of Polarity because it ties in with the comment of Hate will die and Love will last forever.
The Law of Polarity states" Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has it's pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.'--The Kybalion.
The Principle of Polarity embodies the truth that all manifested things have "two sides"; two aspect"; two poles"; a pair of opposites," with manifold degree between the two extremes. The old paradoxes, which have ever perplexed the mind of men, are explained by an understanding of the Principle. Man has always recognized something akin to this Principle, and has endeavored to express it by such saying, maxims and aphorisms as the following: "Everything is and isn't, at the same time"; all truths are but half-truths": every truth is half-false"; "there are two sides to everything"--"there is a reverse side to every shield," etc.,etc.
The Principle of Polarity teaches that the effect of the differences between things seemingly diametrically opposed to each other is merely a matter of degree. It teaches that "the pairs of opposites may be reconciled," and that thesis and anti-thesis are identical in nature, but different in degree"; and that the "universal reconciliation of opposites" is effected by a recognition of this Principle of Polarity. I was able to fully understand this principle by realizing that hot and cold water is the same in quality but that the degree of it was what made it different. It is still water even though it was either hot or cold. Love and hate is the same thing but just different degrees. The teachers claim that illustrations of this Principle may be conceived in everything and from an examination into the real nature of anything. They begin by showing that Spirit and Matter are but the two poles of the same thing, the intermediate planes being merely degrees of vibration. When I think of Spirit, I think of Ether. The Element of Ether is space and as it grows in degrees it becomes matter, the denser it becomes the more solidified it becomes manifest as the creation of all the elements, air, fire, water and finally earth. These are the different degrees of spirit. The teaching go on to say that the All and The Many are the same, the difference being merely a matter of degree of Mental Manifestation. I discussed this in an earlier blog from the Ocean to a glass of water. Same concept.
Light and Darkness are poles of the same thing, with many degrees between them. The musical scale is the same--starting with "C" you move upward until you reach another "C" and so on, the differences between the two ends of the board being the same, with many degrees between the two extremes. The scale of color is the same-higher and lower vibrations being the only difference between high violet and low red. Large and Small are relative, So are Noise and Quiet: Hard and Soft follow the rule. Likewise Sharp and Dull. Positive and Negative are two poles of the same thing, with countless degrees between them. Good and Bad are not absolute--we call one end of the scale Good and the other Bad, or one end Good and the other Evil. A thing is "less good" than the thing higher in the scale; but that "less good thing" in turn is "more good" than the next thing below it -- and so on, the more or less being regulated by the position on the scale.
Love and Hate are generally regarded as being diametrically opposed to each other, entirely different, unreconcilable. But when one applies the Principle of Polarity, one finds that there is no such thing as Absolute Love or Absolute Hate. The two are merely terms applied to the two poles of the same thing. Beginning at any point of the scale we find "more love," or "less hate," as we ascend the scale; and "more hate" or "less love" as we descend this being true no matter from what point, high or low, we may start. There are degrees of Love and Hate, and there is a middle point where "Like and Dislike" become so faint that it is difficult to distinguish between them. Courage and Fear come under the same rule. The Pairs of Opposites exist everywhere. Where you find one thing you find its opposite--the two poles.
Transmutation is the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form. We are able to transmute one mental state into another, along the lines of Polarization. Things belonging to different classes cannot be transmuted into each other, but things of the same class may be changes, that is, may have their polarity changed. Thus Love never become East or West, or Red or Violet-but it may and often does turn into Hate and likewise Hate may be transformed into Love, by changing its polarity. Courage may be transmuted into Fear, and the reverse. Hard things may be rendered Soft. Dull things become Sharp. Transmutation always being between things of the same kind of different degrees.