Question: There is a very famous story that is possibly from the oral Torah about when there was no rain and people came to a disciple of a great sage and asked him to pray for rain. He prayed for a day, two days, and three days, and there was no rain. Then they went to the sage. The sage prayed, and it immediately began to rain.
They said, “Now we see who the real sage is: you, not him.” The sage answered: “No, on the contrary. This disciple of mine is great because the Creator wants to stay connected with him. And with me: “Do you want? Please, receive.””
The question arises that when everyone is waiting for an instant response from the Creator, maybe it is precisely the fact that He does not answer means that He is taking care of this person?
Answer: We do not know. Nothing can be clear here. We just have to do what we have to do. And what we get, we must understand that this is exactly what we should get.
Question: Is the formula pray and immediately receive an answer or pray and the answer comes in a year comprehensible?
Answer: Yes, it is incomprehensible. Time interferes and upsets everything for us.
Question: It is the time, the year that is passing?
Question: So we are absolutely entangled in this world. But all the same, when the answer is not coming, at that moment there comes, as it were, complete disbelief, disbelief in the upper force, disbelief in the Creator. Well, there is no answer, it is not coming! How can you hold on here? You have been in this request for years and years on.
Answer: You do not need any Creator. And you do not need any answers at all. Just love your neighbor as yourself. The Creator does not ask you to respect Him, to love Him, and to treat Him as something great. No.
On the contrary, He is telling you: “Pay attention to what is next to you. Start treating them well. And then everything will be fine.”
See what He requires of you. He requires just an attentive, kind, cordial attitude toward people from your side. This is the Creator. Is that not, right?
Comment: Now a person will hear this and soften. He feels good about it, really. He wants to say “Yes, I can.” But he will not be able to.
My Response: He will, slowly. He will be able to if all of us, in all our systems from which we affect a person, will constantly calm him down, tune him in, relieve him of tension, and only lead him to this.
Question: To have a warm attitude toward others? To “love your neighbor as yourself”?
Answer: Yes. Give him an example about everyone and everything, that this is exactly the law of life.
Question: You have also said a very interesting, sharp phrase here: “Do not look for any Creator.” Right? That is, look for this connection, and you will find the Creator because this is exactly what the Creator wants?
Question: When I look for this connection with others, for a warm relationship and try to understand what “love your neighbor as yourself” means, I must keep inside myself that this is what nature, the Creator, wants?
Answer: You must keep yourself absolutely clean inside. And only from this point speak with yourself and with others.
Question: Then what is this purity you are talking about?
Answer: You do not deviate from this straight line in anything as much as you can.
Question: And if all kinds of thoughts and of desires come up, what do I do with them?
Answer: You keep yourself like a tightrope walker. You must guard yourself so that you do not deviate an inch in any direction. Just follow this path.
Comment: Thank you! God bless!
My Response: You will succeed in it!
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 7/31/23
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