In the News (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com): “Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said ‘ I’m not religious in a traditional sense, because you know I was raised in a scientific school of thought. But at the same time I do wonder — where does all of this come from? What’s the meaning of life? How did we get to be here? What are even the right questions to ask? I would say that … philosophy is to expand the scope and scale of our mind so that we are able to ask the right questions about the universe.'”
Question: Will he get an answer from the universe: who are we, where did we come from, why?
Answer: No. Never. And everything he does is all children’s games because this does not refer to the essence of life, to the essence of a person. This is all external and very mechanical.
What will he find—where to move? We spoiled the Earth, now we will spoil Mars.
Comment: But he already plans to relocate a million people to Mars by 2060.
My Response: Suppose they live there, grow in numbers, even produce their own food and everything. What next? There is no life here and there will be no life over there.
Question: That is, he will not get an answer to questions that have been asked: what is life? How did we get here? What are we living for?
Answer: No. From life itself you will not reveal its source. You must leave this life and then you will find out where it comes from.
Leaving is not the same as dying. To die is to die. To leave life is to rise above it. It is not on Mars.
Question: Have you ever dreamed about it?
Answer: Did I ever! I was ready, put me in a rocket, lift me up somewhere, fly! And coming back, let me burn in the atmosphere.
Comment: That is, you wanted to research, get scientific evidence. And somewhere, this system collapsed.
My Response: Futility. Pointlessness. Well, suppose we take root on Mars, and then somewhere else, and on some other star, and on some dead cosmic body. What next? Where are you going from there? Will you live 1,000 years instead of our standard 100, or a million years? That is even worse. If you do not have a serious, correct task suitable for so many years, then living 1,000 years is a horror!
Even with these years that we have now, we do not know what to do. We do not know! Try to close people off now so they cannot fly back and forth, travel on vacation or anywhere else. Close the way they live: sit, get your living wage, and that is it. And what will they do? People will start killing themselves and each other out of despair.
Question: And if a person still has these questions: “Where did we come from? What is the meaning of life? How did we get here?”
Answer: These questions will come, but they will come in a couple of years when people stop playing such games.
Question: That is, a person now has different needs?
Answer: You see if there is an end at all, it means that it will happen now or in a thousand years, it does not matter. Moreover, I cannot fill these 1,000 years with anything. What, am I going to look at these soulless cosmic bodies?
Question: Is this all not filled with the main meaning—the meaning of life for you?
Answer: No. I really wanted to find the meaning in this and could not find anything. It does not make any sense.
Still, vegetative, and animate nature cannot fill a person who is at the next level of development. And we can fill a person only if we give him knowledge, consciousness, a feeling of an even higher force than the person himself, than our nature, the higher nature, the Creator, as we call it. This is possible.
And we cannot do this with our own hands physically. Only from inside: to give birth yourself, raise yourself to the next level. But how can we do that? By uniting with each other! Just as all nature originated from the Big Bang, we must go back through that point that exploded and gave birth to our world and go there—into what was before the explosion.
Question: That is, this is how we pass through this tunnel and suddenly the world opens up to us?
Answer: Yes! A great world.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 5/31/21