Dr. Michael Laitman To Change the World – Change Man

What’s the Difference Between the Terms “God” and “Creator”?

The words “God” and “Creator” evoke different feelings.

Religions, beliefs and people in general more readily relate to the word “God” as a certain power that fills the void around us, existing outside of us.

The Creator, however, creates the world, us and everything in us at every moment, which evokes a need for us to react to such an influence on a moment-by-moment basis. By calibrating our reactions in a certain way, we can come to perceive that we are the Creator’s creation, and that the Creator is a single, eternal and perfect bestowing force that created us for a specific purpose.

In Hebrew, the word for the Creator is “Boreh,” which is a combination of two words, “Bo” (“come”) and “Reh” (“see”). That is, the Creator is an extensive name that involves our dynamic participation in order to reach the Creator’s revelation.

Therefore, “Creator” is a more obligatory term than “God.” The Creator expects something from us. What does the Creator expect from us?

It is that we discover our complete dependence on the Creator, that only the Creator can make us equal to Him, and that we will start demanding corrections from Him—to invert our egoistic nature into His bestowing nature.

We can ask the Creator to do something and He does it. That is, on one hand, we are powerless like characters in the Creator’s script, but on the other hand, we are in control: that without our request and demand, we could never reach a revelation of the Creator’s eternity and perfection.

How can we ask the Creator to do something?

It is like how small children demand something from their parents, they stubbornly stick with their demand no matter how many times the parents tell them “no.” This ongoing demand from the Creator leads us to a state that Kabbalists call, “My sons defeated me.” We then start feeling that we are His children and that He created us precisely in order to develop such a relationship with Him.

Based on KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on April 28, 2022, and on May 22, 2023. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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