Answer: Not everyone, of course. Yet, the fact that this happens—yes.
Question: We are indignant, and nevertheless we are bought and sold. Why?
Answer: Because we are not aware that we are selling and buying, but we want to sell and buy everything in this world.
Question: What do we want to sell?
Answer: Everything that you can be a profitable deal.
The character Panikovsky, a petty criminal in Ilf and Petrov’s, The Little Golden Calf said, “I will buy and sell all of you, buy you, sell you, buy you, and sell you again, but for more.”
Question: So I sell it for a deal, for myself, to make a profit?
Answer: Yes. I buy what I can buy cheap and then sell at a profit. This is human. At every level! Every minute!
Question: What a low creature a human is! Do you see something at least a little elevated in humans?
Answer: In a person who lives in this world and by this egoistic world, there can be nothing else. Just to sell, buy, and sell for even more.
Question: Does one always want a bribe?
Question: How is it possible to rise from this state, in what way?
Answer: Through the recognition of evil, that although I exist within the framework of this nature, in the end, I act to my own detriment. To my own detriment! And, based on this, I already begin to think, “How can I do this differently?” Then I begin to understand that my evil and the evil of others are one and the same.
Question: Do I say that this makes me feel bad and start from there?
Answer: Yes, you should start from yourself.
Question: Will a person recognize now that he feels bad because of his “purchase”?
Answer: It is because he recognizes that he feels bad and begins to look for what to do that he will come to the conclusion that he must get rid of his egoism, of this “bad,” and perceive himself in a different way, in a different connection with others. If it is bad for others, then it is bad for me. There is no other way out.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 8/31/20