Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Feb 4 23:05:38 CST 1999

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999, Manjunatha Rao wrote:

> Hello all,
> I just have one question. I would like to know why God created this world?

He didn't.  It's all been a terrible misunderstanding. :-)

> Many say He created world & maya and that is how atman got in the web of
> the world.

If by God you mean the saguna form of Brahman such as Vishnu Bhagawan,
Shiva Bhagawan etc. than they create and destroy the world due to the same
misconception of its true nature that we have.

>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.

He didn't.  What we call lila is due to our own lack of understanding and
for that God cannot be blamed.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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