Question: A letter from a doctor in Italy was posted on the Internet, who writes: “Never, even in the darkest nightmares, did I imagine that I could see and experience what was happening in our hospital for three weeks. The nightmare was growing.
At first there were several patients, then dozens, and then hundreds. And now we are no longer doctors, but sorters on the conveyor belt. And we decide who is to live and who is to be sent home to die.
No later than two weeks ago, my colleagues and I were atheists. This was normal because we are doctors and we know that science excludes the existence of God. Now we have to admit: we, as humans, have reached our limits, we cannot do more. And we are exhausted, two of our colleagues died, and others became infected.”
Answer: He was shown the road, that there is the upper force, the upper plan, the upper predestination, and this comes from the Creator. That is, another higher power, besides yourself, since you considered yourself a master. There is another master who shows and manifests Himself now in front of everyone in the world. And every person in the world somehow feels that he is “walking under God.”
And this is good. Everyone, however, has his own ideas. Basically, these are such crass, primitive ideas that it is better not to talk about them, better not to say who they consider God is, etc. But still, it is a step forward.
A person is no longer like a small child who repeats: “It fell by itself; it broke by itself.” But he already says: “No, there is an upper predestination here; there is some will, some power here. It did not happen by itself, it is not even me—I am governed.” That is, there is a step forward here.
Question: It is clear that this is the cry of a man who is at a dead end and does not know what to do. But how does one establish this connection with the Creator, with nature? How?
Answer: A person must want it. Seriously want it. And only in this way will he come to the Creator.
Question: How can he want without suffering, without being forced to?
Answer: It is impossible without suffering. Everything that we ultimately receive, absorb, and understand, no matter what we do, is reached by pain.
Comment: But there is no upper humaneness in this, there is no kindness in this.
My Response: This is according to your understanding. And I claim that it could not be otherwise, because otherwise you will not have the correct aspiration, there would be no desire, and there would be no basis for understanding. After all, everything you attain, you attain as something opposite from yourself, you attain the Creator.
Besides man, there is only the Creator. How can I discern Him, not just what He set around me here, but Himself? In order to do this, I really need to make an effort.
And you say: “No, let it come by itself.” It will not come by itself. You will not have a desire for it. You must have an intention, a desire, an aspiration, a pain. And when you feel that you are in exile from the Creator and suddenly begin to reveal Him, you will see that the Creator says: “Well, come here! I have been waiting for you for so long!”
And how do we act with children? Is it not the same? We want to arouse in them some desire, some aspiration, something. When it comes up, we immediately start moving to meet them.
Question: Why is it not possible to illuminate a little, to slightly open?
Answer: This is what the Creator is doing to people now. This is what the doctor who wrote this letter is telling us.
Comment: No, he is doing it out of pain.
My Response: Of course. And how else would you reveal it to a person?
Comment: It is as if suddenly it is revealed to a person that there is light and happiness ahead.
My Response: And he does not feel anything at the same time because he has no desire for this, no pain, no suffering.
All movie scenarios are also built on suffering. The screenwriter arouses suffering, aspirations, some kind of understanding in people. Lack, in short. And then, due to this deficiency, he fills them, and they really feel pleasure to the extent of the deficiency they felt.
Comment: Then give a person some advice on how to live now, at this moment of suffering taking place around him, or fear when he is at home! I keep asking about it all the time because basically this is what now preoccupies a person.
My Response: Stop sitting and crying. You must work hard to find out the Creator’s attitude toward you and the attitude that you should have toward Him. That is all.
Question: Can you, please tell us what the Creator is? What is He for me?
Answer: The Creator, it is very simple. The Creator is a force that contains absolutely everything that exists.
Question: This means that I have to feel that I am inside this force?
Answer: Of course. If you want to put it geographically or geometrically, then inside this force.
Question: And I should come into accord with it?
Answer: If you want to understand it and hope that you can affect it, then you must know it, study it. You must become aware and understand how it works with you. And you, as a small child, do not understand what it wants from you. You must learn what it wants from you. And then you will act in unison with your upper government.
Question: And what does it want from me?
Answer: It wants you to grow wiser, mature, begin to understand the Creator, interact correctly with Him.
Question: If I get to the point of starting to build good relations with other people around, is this a step?
Answer: Sure! This is a step forward.
The Creator is hidden so that you clearly understand how to tune in to Him. A huge number of opportunities have been created around you. Until you find the right contact with created beings on Earth, that is, treat inanimate, plant, animal, and human matter correctly, you will not be able to relate to the Creator correctly.
Question: And only suffering can push me to this? Only suffering and nothing else?
Answer: Suffering may be different. It may be small, big, sharp or dull. It all depends on you, to the extent that you yourself will tune yourself to establish a dialog with the Creator.
Question: What does compassion for a person mean for you?
Answer: It means to bring him to connection with the Creator. This is my purpose. I only regret that I cannot do this in full force. It is both that I am probably not capable of it, and people are not ready for it. And the Creator cannot reveal Himself more. This is the minimum level to which we must rise—today’s interaction with the Creator.
Comment: In some comments you are accused of welcoming the virus. The whole world is fighting the virus now, and suddenly you say: “No, let’s say thank you to it.”
My Response: If people want to get rid of the virus that causes them suffering, they must understand that they need to unite. That is all. Nothing else! Unite! And then the virus will just evaporate, fly away. Moreover, it will help our unity.
Question: The problem is that it is almost impossible for us, egoists, to unite; it is already a rhetorical question. How can we connect as we are?
Answer: We must ask the Creator for this. Of course, we have no strength. He purposely did not give us this strength! He says: “I have created evil! Do you want to turn it into good? Please, ask Me.”
Question: The last cry of the doctor who writes: “I realize my worthlessness on this earth, and I want to take my last breath helping others,” is this still some kind of a revelation for a man?
Answer: Of course. By this he is already redeeming a lot in himself.
Question: That is, if a person suddenly reveals a desire for his life to belong to others, is this a step toward the Creator?
Answer: Yes. It is precisely because he sees this suffering and wants to help people that such inclinations, such movements toward them, develop in him. This is a big correction.
It is for this purpose that we have been given suffering: so that we can correctly direct ourselves towards each other above them.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman,” 3/23/20
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