Comment: There is a serious initiative founded called the The Giving Pledge that aims to foster a culture of philanthropy among the world’s wealthiest to tackle the world’s biggest problems. It has more than 230 participants.
Co-founder Bill Gates said, “I’ve always believed that if you’re in a position to help somebody, you should do it.” And that the group founded in 2010 will “continue to learn from each other and find new ways to maximize the positive impact of our philanthropy.” MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon’s founder Bezos, pledged half of her fortune of $37 billion to charity as part of The Giving Pledge. What do you think about this initiative?
My Response: Money is not a problem. It’s sad just to see how they spend it. The essence of correcting the world is in changing a person. And they don’t know what a person should be like. They believe that we will make some more systems of care, healthcare, education and everything will be better.
But it won’t be better. On the contrary, by doing so they will invoke negative forces that will prove against all charitable systems that we are still acting incorrectly. And they will teach us harshly.
Any good deed, if it is not done to change the qualities of a person, will only lead to even greater suffering. This is what is meant in the Bible that if we do good deeds without correcting the person himself, then he remains in his hell, inside our supposedly correct, good deeds.
Question: Aren’t you excited that we have such initiatives?
Answer: It would be better if they didn’t do it! It is necessary to direct funds only for education, and special education and not to fill ill heads with something, but precisely with the system of correction of a person, on which the system of correction of the whole world depends.
Question: Meaning, if it does not go to the correction of the person himself, his nature, then it is only for evil?
Comment: You said that it is necessary to understand where this money is going, to which fund.
My Response: In this case, to understand where it is going. But by their nature, by their understanding of the world, their perception of the world, they cannot direct the money correctly. That is why it is said: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” So, unfortunately, it would be better if they didn’t.
Question: How does a billionaire or a millionaire who signs The Giving Pledge feel?
Answer: That’s exactly why they do it! They feel their exclusivity, their uniqueness. They feel like the correctors of the world, the righteous of the world. And the whole world, in principle, should understand, know this, and thank them.
Naturally, half of this amount will be spent on advertising. And the other half will be spent on some goals: healthcare, mother-child, something else. But in the end you will see that the world will not be better, but only worse.
Question: Are these precisely those good intentions?
Answer: Yes. The intentions are good, but in the end we will get even more hell.
Question: What would you give money for? If they collected this decent amount, where would you send this money to in the current state of the world?
Answer: We have something to tell people. It is necessary to open such channels, centers that could convey to each person in his language, at his level, the main idea: “Love your neighbor!” Only in this is the salvation of each and every one. And that’s why there’s nothing else you can do.
So, it is necessary to open such centers, explain from all sides, from the point of view of science, morality, and biology, whatever. And to do it in such a way as to gradually raise people to this level. Let there be awards and scholarships to educate people, to educate them in this way, to give out all sorts of incentive funds, and so on in order for people to study this and talk about this all the time—anything that is possible, for them to be occupied in this.
Especially now we are approaching a state where several billion people will be unemployed! What will they do? Who will pay them? Let these funds pay, moreover, pay normally, decently. We need this.
Question: Such an approach to “love your neighbor,” even a small step, a thought, is this the beginning of a person’s change?
Answer: Yes. But this is only if we create such scholarships and opportunities for people to study, write about, and discuss it, to fill in all the sites with this, all the connections, and make it very popular on the Internet, on television, everywhere.
Question: Is that the only thing you need to give money for?
Answer: Yes, only for this.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 12/16/21