My Comment: The custom of leaving possessions to the next generation has become outdated. People understand that it does not give children any happiness.
That is, a child has to be given a good education, and a minimal, normal right to exist, slightly above average. But no more than that. That way the child will make efforts to achieve more. He will also learn to save himself and his family in order to protect himself from all problems. Without this, one will be all over the place and will not know what to do and where to hurry.
It corrupts people. By the way, the Torah says that a father should not tell his son about his wealth and that it will go to his son.
Question: What about the fact that rich people leave their millions to charities?
Answer: Where else could it be left? People will donate to research and for the ecology, and little by little it will all be gone. There will be all kinds of organizations that will advise about how to divide one’s money, dissolve it in parts, and that is all.
Question: Is giving everything to charities a selfish act? Some people have earned a lot of money.
Answer: Yes, they earned the money, but now, at the end of their lives, they understand that this money cannot be taken with them, that nothing can be done, and no one is eternal. They hope that in this way they will nevertheless leave their name and themselves with humanity. This is some kind of redemption.
Remark: There is a word: “to perpetuate.”
My Comment: Perpetuate, yes. But I do not envy them. If they still hope that this will proved them with some service after they have already parted with this life, then, of course….
Question: It does not serve them? What would serve then?
Answer: I do not want to talk about this. Let them leave their money to charities.🙂
A man has nothing left! Absolutely nothing but good deeds. Good deeds are only in being able to push this world to unite. That is all, just this!
Only this can somehow really be recorded in a person’s soul. When man engages in uniting the world, he engages with his soul, with his inner property. Therefore it remains in him, and death has no power over it.
Question: What kind of action is for the unification of the world?
Answer: It is a mutual desire of people to help each other, even at the earthly level. The most important thing is uniting to reveal the higher mind, the highest property, the highest power, the Creator, the property of love and bestowal.
If they will direct people to this, then it will in fact remain with them and it will be their eternal great contribution to the development of their own souls.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman,” 3/19/19