Comment: Moses was first a Jewish boy, then Pharaoh’s adopted son, and then, after leaving Egypt he became a shepherd for his father-in-law. Suddenly, the Creator revealed Himself to him and said: “Moses, go back to Egypt. I remembered My agreement with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that I would save their people. You must tell them that you are My messenger, and thanks to you I will do it.”
My Response: Moses is a loner, raised by Pharaoh. He fled from his mission to another country beyond the Nile and ended up in the company of his future father-in-law Jethro. He married his daughter and lived quietly for a number of years. And then he felt that he had to go back to his people because his further mission haunted him. He left his father-in-law, wife, and children and went.
Question: What does he represent in our world?
Answer: Moses is the quality in a person that advances him to the Creator.
Question: And it does not awaken in a person by his freewill?
Answer: If it does not exist in man, then what kind of will can it be?
Comment: There is a part in this story when a burning bush appeared and the Creator was persuading Moses for a long time to go to Egypt: “So now come, and I will send you to Pharaoh, and take My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” Moshe replied: “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should take the children of Israel out of Egypt?”There was a long conversation going on between them as if the upper force was urging Moses to come down to his people to save them.
Answer: Moses feels that if he is to fulfill his mission, he must return to Egypt and help. He himself came out of Egypt, he himself reached a certain spiritual level. This is not enough, now he must return to Egypt to his brothers and rescue them from there.
Question: How does Moses manifest itself today in the Jewish people?
Answer: It is hard to say. We are trying to do this in our society and show the way out of Egypt (out of egoism) through our connection with each other. And we feel that we are in Egypt.
Question: Moses goes down to Egypt, tells everything to the elders and to Pharaoh, and shows with his staff all the wonders and horrors of the manifestation of the Creator. On the other hand, Pharaoh’s sorcerers show the same thing. What does this mean?
Answer: That in principle, you will achieve nothing by miracles. There is no way to persuade egoism. Egoism will do everything to keep you. And it has all the power and all the right to do so because this is the nature of man.
Man should go forward not because he sees miracles, but because he shuts his eyes and simply goes forward. He must recognize the way out of egoism as special because it is the highest degree of existence. He must appreciate the Creator as the highest and for whom he is ready to sacrifice everything.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/12/19