Vivekananda Centre 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
the game.

Pragmatists will say - Why ask me? I did not create  - go and ask Him :-)

Surely there are many more interesting answers on the list?

Vivekananda Centre

-----Original Message-----
From: Manjunatha Rao <msrao at MTU.EDU>
Date: 03 February 1999 20:44
Subject: Auestion

>Hello all,
>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.
>"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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