Question: A question that worries a lot of people was asked: “Why do you say that you do not believe in God? Moreover, you say that there is no God. As I understand it, this is a special trick, because then you keep saying: ‘The Creator, the higher power, and nature.’ You’ve got us all confused.”
Answer: That’s right. I didn’t confuse you, it was you who were initially confused and I want to untangle you. But in order to unravel this, we need you to see how confused you are. Then you will understand how to get back from imaginary ideas to the truth.
If you and I try to give some general definition of what God is, you will find that the God that you imagine now does not exist. And what I’m saying is there.
It is nature, it is the upper force of nature. The difference is very big: Do I relate to the whole creation, to God, to the Creator, to nature, as to something that exists in reality, physically, which I must reveal for myself, sense in my feelings? Or is it something so amorphous that I just say, “God, My God,” and nothing more. We have yet to determine this.
Question: Still, you can tell people whether there is a God or not?
Answer: The single force of all nature in all worlds, including our imaginary world. It is called “olam demyoni” – “imaginary world.” So, the upper force, which includes absolutely everything and naturally also us, is called the Creator.
Question: And how should we interact with Him, with this nature, with the Creator?
Answer: This is what Kabbalah teaches. You have absolutely come to a straight line: “How can I still turn to the Creator? What should I do? How can I find Him? How can I balance my state in relation to Him? And in general, what should I do with my life? How should I live? What if I suddenly get something for this?”
And here we need to understand what the Creator is. Kabbalah tells you how to act so that you do not feel bad. That’s all.
Question: So a person will not feel bad?
Answer: Yes. And why do you pray?
Comment: So that I feel good and everyone around me will feel good, my relatives, my children.
My Response: We are talking about actually feeling the control panel of the world and starting to really control your destiny. This is given to man. And the upper force that we know, the Creator, wants us to come to this.
Question: The God that many others think about, is He not there?
Answer: He is not.
Comment: And there is a God, as you say, that is called…
My Response: The Creator, the upper force. This is the highest force of nature, which includes all of nature. The Creator Himself is God. Nature itself is God. Only it is not the nature of our world, but an all-encompassing one, which we can already reveal to the point that we can merge with it, with this nature. We can even govern It. The Creator wants us to be at this level, so that we become partners with Him.
Question: What do you mean by the word “nature”?
Answer: I mean all the worlds. Our world doesn’t even count, of course. All worlds, which include five worlds, which in general are included and governed by one single force, one single law, is this law of unity that is the Creator.
Question: Is there a God for you?
Answer: There is a Creator for me. It is the one who created everything and also you and wants you to fulfill your destiny—to reach His level, to be like Him.
Therefore, a person is called “Adam” from the word “Domeh” – “similar” to the Creator, the quality of bestowal, the property of creation, and the quality of governing all the worlds. This is the state a person must achieve, absolutely every person in our world! Is it incomprehensible to the mind? Yes. But every person will come to this. Whether he wants to or not.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 11/26/20