[Advaita-l] Ishwara

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 02:58:42 CST 2012

Hari Om, Sureshji,

While quoting what Krishna says in Bhagavadgita, you must also be aware
that the creation itself is Ishvara's leela. If He were to remove all
karmas of all jIvas, that defeats the point of leela. Moreover, Ishvara,
though in the control of Maya, has a role to play as karma phala dAtA; that
is, to give phala as per the karma. He cannot go beyond that role and give
phala irrespective of karma.

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Suresh <mayavaadi at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Friends,
> I have a doubt on Ishwara. It is said that Ishwara is not like jivas
> subject to prakriti. Krishna says so in the Gita, that he is always free
> and unconditioned. So my question is, why can't Ishwara simply remove the
> karmas of the jivas in bondage? Why go through the elaborate and painful
> process of sadhana when Ishwara, being almighty, can liberate jivas
> instantly?

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