Question: A sage was asked: “Why, when people quarrel, do they shout even though they are next to each other?” He replied: “When people quarrel, their hearts move away, and they have to shout. But when they fall in love, they speak softly because their hearts are very close. When they fall deeper in love, they whisper. And later, they understand everything without words.”
The question is this: Do we have to go through this stage from shouting to silence through talking, whispering, and silence?
Answer: This is good! If all people were silent but at the same time understood each other, it would be the most wonderful state.
Question: Please explain how it is possible to be silent and understand each other. They say: “Through the heart.” When we say it, it sounds beautiful.
Answer: Through contact, the inner contact of one with another, the contact of hearts.
Question: Do we just sit in silence and understand each other?
Answer: Yes, nothing else is needed.
Question: You said there are no words in spirituality. Is this what you meant?
Answer: Certainly, feelings
Question: Closeness such that no words are needed?
Answer: Yes, people who have lived together for many years usually understand each other this way.
Question: Can you and your wife sit like this, calmly and silently, and understand each other?
Answer: We understand each other so well that when we meet, it’s enough to look at each other and everything is clear. After all, we have been together for nearly 50 years.
Question: Tell me, please, in regard to this silence, can it be perceived as a conversation, as a prayer? Is prayer better in the heart or spoken in words?
Answer: It is better in the heart. You sit and talk inside yourself.
Question: You don’t read an already written prayer, but just say it? Is such a prayer heard?
Answer: Yes, it is heard.
Question: And with regard to others whom you may be praying for, and above?
Answer: This is exactly how it is taken.
Question: Today we see in our world, in humanity, that everyone is shouting. Even on TV programs. They sit one meter from each other screaming and shouting. What do people, and humanity in general, need to do to at least turn the screaming into a conversation?
Answer: We need the person next to me to take my hand and calmly, in a low voice, even in a whisper, convince me of what he wants.
Question: Should he want something in return from me?
Answer: Yes. He wants to convey something to me. So that his narrative would be exactly in this form, in this way, so it comes from the heart, and so I can open my heart in return, and for everything to flow from one heart to another.
Comment: You are describing a perfect setting when people sit together and want to convey warmth to each other.
My Response: And we, the audience, are watching this TV show, feeling glad the right, normal people are on it today. It is a pleasure to listen to them. Although they say very little, we understand everything.
Comment: You are talking about the ideal state, not quite of this world. I know that you don’t watch much television. But it’s enough to look…
My Response: I definitely don’t watch such programs.
Comment: Yes, there are such shows, like in boxing rings. A fight is going on. No wonder there is a kind of sport now where someone punches someone in the face. It is the same here; they punch you in the face. They probably don’t even care to start a conversation.
My Response: They don’t know how to. They weren’t taught this. They have a completely different attitude.
Question: But humanity won’t achieve anything through shouting anyway?
Answer: No, of course not.
Comment: That is, everyone will prove their case and…
My Response: They don’t prove anything; they don’t hear each other. All that matters is that when another person speaks, I speak too. That is all.
Question: In any case, here is a practical question: how can we transition to a conversation? What do we need?
Answer: Many more years will pass and time will work on us. It will tell both of them or a group of people that it is useless, that it is not worth doing. And they will gradually lose the desire to participate in such talk shows.
Then some turning point will come when they stop making such “circus acts.” Afterward a deep expression of our intentions will follow.
Question: Do you think that such fighting will fade?
Answer: It must.
Question: But how, will it come from above?
Answer: Naturally, from above. No doubt about it.
Question: Do you believe that it won’t come from us?
Answer: No. Nothing good can come from us.
Question: Silent and calm will come from above?
Answer: Yes. Let’s sit and be quiet. This will be the show.
Question: Do they grow disappointed in us? Why would this suddenly happen?
Answer: No one from above is disappointed. Who are we to be disappointed in?
Therefore we will simply come to the kind of television shows conveyed through feelings. Not words but feelings. We have to do something with ourselves.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/31/23