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God Is A Process - In Gita Verse 9.7 O son of Kuntī, at the end of the millennium all material manifestations enter into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency, I create them again.


Krishna in this verse answering our eternal question - Who has created the existence?


So many things will have to be taken into account. Firstly, to think of God as the creator is to divide reality into two: the creator and the created. There is no division, no duality like this. The creator is the creation! The world and God are not two things: the creation is the creator. It is not like a painter. A painter creates a painting. The moment the painting is created, there are two things: the painter and the painting. The creation is more like a dancer: the dance and the dancer are one.

When you think about God in terms of duality, God becomes a false God. There is no God who is separate, apart; sitting somewhere: presiding, engineering, administrating - beyond the world. The very world, the very being, is God.


The term ‘God’ is anthropocentric; it is our creation. We have personified what is really a process.

God is not a person but a process - constantly evolving, changing, constantly reaching beyond and beyond. God is a process. So to me God is the creative process not the creator.


Man feels himself to be the center. We have thought that the earth is the center of the universe and man is the center of creation. These conceptions are false imaginations, dreams of the human ego.


God has not created anybody in His own image because the whole is His image. The trees, the earth, the stars; the animals, men, women - everything that exists is His image, not just man.


Then too, we have divided the world into good and evil. The world is not so divided: good and evil are our evaluations. If man did not exist on the earth there would be neither good nor bad. Things would exist, things would be there, but there would be no evaluation. The evaluation is man's: it is our imposition, it is our projection.


We say that something is good or something is bad. But as far as creation (the creative process) is concerned, everything simply is. There is no good, there is no bad. The night is not bad, the day is not good. The darkness simply is, the light simply is. These are not two things distinct, apart and opposite - but rhythms of one thing. The darkness and the light are both waves of the same reality.


For God, darkness is not evil. But for us it is evil, because our fearful minds have always been afraid of darkness.


Nothing is bad. We say that life is good and death is bad, but how can that be? Death is the pinnacle of life, death is the peak of life, death is part and parcel of life. There can be no living process without the dying process. Death and life are not two things, but two poles of a single, unitary process.

We are afraid to die so we say that death is evil. “If God has created the world then there must be life and no death.” But if that had been possible, it would have been the most boring existence.


If there was only life and more life, and no death, then we would pray to God to give us death, because there is a moment to live and a moment to die. There is a moment to come up, and there is a moment to go down. There is no peak without the abyss, but we want only the peak and not the abyss. That is not possible.


These are two aspects of one reality: the evil and the good. So do not impose your own feelings, your own evaluations, on the creative process. Rather, if you want to know the creator, the creative process, go beyond yourself, beyond these dualisms. Do not think in terms of duality. When you go deeply into something, when you go to its very depths, the evil changes into good and the good changes into evil. These are just two waves of the same reality, two different patterns of the same reality.


If you go beyond yourself, beyond this dualisms, you will understand that what Krishna is saying manifested is enters into him means they become formless and again they will be manifested through him, and take birth, take form.