vivekananda at BTINTERNET.COM
Wed Feb 3 16:14:01 CST 1999
Ref question from Manjunath Rao
Why was this world created?
Many interesting levels of answers.
Advaitins will say - there is but one and no world has been created - what
you see and what you call world is really a mixture of real and unreal so
the question does not have to be answered in relation to the real.
Dvait will say - leela - it is play for the sake of the play - children
playing do not have to be given reason to play - they just play - sheer
Many will say not really 'fun' but dvaitis will say even 'misery' is part of
Pragmatists will say - Why ask me? I did not create - go and ask Him :-)
Surely there are many more interesting answers on the list?
From: Manjunatha Rao <msrao at MTU.EDU>
To: ADVAITA-L at TAMU.EDU <ADVAITA-L at TAMU.EDU>
Date: 03 February 1999 20:44
>I just have one question. I would like to know why God created this world?
>Many say He created world & maya and that is how atman got in the web of
>the world. If He is/was always pure, why did He opt to go through this
>misery of being in maya ? Again for that many answer it is His lila. It is
>really interesting to know more about this.
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