Does Satan Exist?

laitman_207Question from Facebook: Does Satan exist or is it fiction?

Answer: It exists, it is the egoistic power of man.

A lot is said about this in the wisdom of Kabbalah. In the Torah and in The Book of Zohar, it is called “Satan” from the word “Sotah” (deviation), “Masit” (diversion). It diverts a person from the right way.

This force lives within everyone and it is impossible to get rid of it; there is no “surgical operation” that will help. There are many different manifestations of egoism, and the one that diverts us from a good connection between us is called Satan.

Question: Can it be managed somehow?

Answer: There is only one case in which it cannot get hold of us. It is when we build our communication above it.

This force will always exist and will constantly generate discord between us. But when humanity unites at one time, then all the satanic mischief will be added to our good deeds and increase them.

Specifically, thanks to the tricks of egoism, we will force ourselves to get closer to each other. Therefore, Satan will turn into a good force, because ultimately it is what helps us reach an understanding of the right interaction.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/30/17

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