Comment: Our viewer Galina Azaria writes: “Michael Laitman, I am very grateful for your instructive, informative programs. I am interested in one question, and no one else will answer it except you. Who is the Messiah? Will the Messiah come soon? If he comes, will there be changes on our planet? Why are so many people waiting for him? Who is he?”
My Response: The Messiah is not a person. It is a special force of nature that pulls us out. Therefore, it is called “Messiah” from the word “Moshech” (to pull out). It pulls us out of our egoism and thus brings us closer to each other and helps us create a better atmosphere, a better society, better families, and so on.
This positive force acts even now, but in a very small capacity. However, we are getting closer to the state when all of us will think and hope that this force will be manifested more.
Question: Despite the fact that we are egoists? This is a bit contradictory. He pulls us out of egoism, and egoists suddenly think “Let the Messiah come.” Why do they think that?
Answer: In principle, we theoretically agree to exit egoism, and no one wants to admit that he is an egoist. Therefore, if the Messiah pulls us out, it will be like the current pandemic. Some kind of a virus comes into the world and annoys us until we wish to free ourselves from this egoism.
He must show us that this is necessary. No one in the world feels that this is what hinders them.
Question: He must demonstrate to us that this is evil. Will he then pull us out according to our request?
Answer: Gradually, according to our consent, he will pull us out.
Question: What is above this line?
Answer: There is the same life there, only not egoistic; instead you live for the other, and everyone lives for the other. This is a completely different system of relationships, connections, and values. Then everything is fine.
Question: What kind of system of values? Does the concept of “love” exist there?
Answer: There is nothing else besides providing service to the other. A person feels his freedom, his destiny in this.
Question: Does it mean that you do not even think to grab everything for yourself?
Answer: The thought is there. However, if a person rises above this, he has great pleasure. If there is no thought to grab, then what will be the pleasure from bestowal and love? Therefore, “to grab” remains.
Question: Does ascent above your nature bring great pleasure? Is this what a person will want to come to?
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/8/21