Answer: The number of people on the planet, including those who have died and those who are yet to be born, is strictly predetermined because it depends on the volume of the egoistic desire we must correct. And each of us: living, dead, or yet to be born, carries that desire.
Following this process, we are nearing the end of correction. The desires are becoming greater and that is why they need to be divided into a larger number of bodies. That is why the population increases.
Question: Does it mean that if there were fewer bodies, they would not have been able to bare the egoistic pressure?
Answer: Of course. It is all strictly regulated.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 11/23/17