My Response: Yes. This is what we are creating. We are building a group that must cross this distance—a practically endless sea—although it is called Yam Suf, that is, final sea between us and the Creator. It is finite because it is beyond egoism.
The group itself is a ship. No ship is needed except for the group. The group is this ship on which its travelers sail to the cherished goal. The ship is simply their joint efforts to stay together, join hands, and make themselves a vessel or a ship in which they can together cross the egoistic sea.
Question: And there will be no leaking? There will be no holes in the ship?
Answer: They will have to patch them all up along the way.
Question: That is, they will appear one way or another?
Answer: Of course, necessarily so. This is the essence of crossing this final sea. That is, as more egoism becomes manifest between them, the greater the connection they must build between themselves.
Question: This is so In Kabbalah. But why doesn’t it happen in the world? Charismatic leaders come with exciting ideas, start gathering people around them as if building a vessel, and still everything goes down the drain.
Answer: Because in the end everything is about money.
Comment: You didn’t even say: everything is about the ego.
My Response: No, it is even worse. Much lower. Only money.
Question: You think that all these leaders who ignite sparks, all they see is money?
Answer: Of course! They cannot think any other way.
Comment: There is a well-known fact in history: revolutionaries come, there is a romantic period when people gather around them, the struggle for ideals begins, and then it all turns to bloodshed and death.
My Response: And then all this is quietly taken over by serious people, not romantics, to make good money and gain power from it.
Question: But how do romantics sell themselves? What is happening in them?
Answer: They have no brains. They run purely on passion.
Question: And is there such a spirit to make humanity happy? Do you understand such a spirit— bringing people happiness?
Answer: These are romantics. You will not bring people any happiness. Because people do not need your romantic happiness. The masses will happily follow not the romantic but the pragmatist.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/8/21