The hotel management gave rooms to a homeless charity and provided shelter to people during the year so that they would not freeze on the streets in the cold; they were placed in these rooms. There, they have three meals a day, a warm shower, and a warm toilet.
This charity believes that, in this way, they will be able to make the homeless change their lives.
My Response: No. This is a lifestyle.
Question: To live on the streets?
Answer: Yes! I feel free. I do not owe anything to anyone and no one owes me anything. I do not need anything. I do not want any mutual obligations. I want to feel free.
Question: Is this not a misfortune as we all think?
Answer: This is not a misfortune. It is a feeling of such freedom, such an existence that no one else has.
Comment: I will carefully assume that the homeless are looking at us and saying, “Here are the unfortunate ones! With all their businesses and affairs.”
My Response: Yes. The main thing is that we live in the pursuit of time and they have no time; time has no control over them.
Comment: This is nice. We have a clock ticking all the time, all the time, everything is time, yes. I didn’t have time.
My Response: This is how we subconsciously think that I did not have time to do and what I managed to do.
And here, nothing! Do you understand what happiness is?! For the sake of this feeling of freedom, they are ready to live on the street. A person always chooses egoistically, there is nothing you can do about this. This is our nature. They choose this state. Therefore, they will come, of course, to the hotels, but I do not think there will be very many of them.
I do not think they will use hotels 100%. These are people who, in principle, do not care so much about whether or not they washed themselves and even whether they ate normally or not, as long as this would not affect the sense of their timelessness. We do not even feel how it is possible to exist outside of time, outside of movement. This is actually a spiritual feeling since time is the most important thing we have.
Comment: Yes. These are our fetters. If you go on a little longer, I will drop everything and go out on the street, just like that. There is even some romance in this.
My Response: This is the choice a person has, not because he couldn’t do anything else. This is his choice. I would even say that France has enough funds to look after these clochards [vagrants], not necessarily now, because of the pandemic, but in general, there were all sorts of opportunities.
Yet, they do not leave the streets. They believe that such an existence gives them a sense of freedom. You can say, “But they do not exist as homeless people, they exist as animals.” They live on the street, no matter where, how, or what. That’s right. But, this is their choice.
The most important thing is whether a person controls time or time controls a person, right up to the point of death.
Question: How can we, without going out onto the streets, begin to control time?
Answer: To do this, we must get out of all the restraints that our egoism imposes on us, rise above them, above egoism, and begin to act in a completely different way, not for ourselves, but for others. We have no other choice. Then, you will feel that you are coming out of one captivity and falling into another captivity, into caring for others, but there you will feel free from earthly fetters.
Comment: But, still, looking at the homeless.
My Response: Envy them! On the other hand, we can say that we are now getting closer to them in some ways. The virus makes us stay at home and not rush.
You cannot do anything anyway. Stay at home for a couple of months longer and then you will check to see if you can stick your nose out onto the street or not. If you are not yet above your destiny, then you will stay at home for a couple of months more and so on, until you start to feel that there is no time.
Now, you are still writing in your calendar, another couple of months, another three months, and more. When you stop doing that, you will lose your sense of time. Then, instead of a sense of time, you will have another sense.
You will begin to define this feeling as other space-time relationships and connection between everyone. The past, present, and future will become a movement toward universal connection. Then, you will measure in this way: if there is a connection and it becomes more and more explicit and desirable, then I go forward and I live. If this connection does not manifest in a larger and larger connection between us, then time begins to fly. This is exactly when it flies.
Question: Does this mean that time stops when I find a connection with others, as if I have passed into an almost eternal state?
Answer: Yes. If everything moves, not within me, but between me and others, then time slows down to a standstill.
Comment: Thoughts about others, living for others, I will live like this.
My Response: Yes. Circulation within a closed system will bring this system into a state of absolute rest.
This feeling is the attainment of the Creator.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/21/20