Why is God called the Creator and what does He create?

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As explained in the previous post, the act of Creation by God does not apply with reference to nature or even in a gross sense. The acts of nature and the functions that it performs are different to the acts of God.

Now God, in every religion, is accepted to be a point of light – निराकार बिंदु स्वरुप or an incorporeal/bodiless being who is beyond birth and death.

Being incorporeal or without organs, the act of creating the world, cannot be understood as being in the gross sense. 

So what does the act of creation by God point to?

Let’s understand that creation does not mean creating something out of nothing but in fact points to the moral reconstruction of mankind. The world has no beginning that it would require to be created by God and is only a play between matter and souls.

From the following verse of the Bhagawad Gita, we understand more about the act of Creation of God– which is one of the spiritual and moral rejuvenation of humanity.

                                 यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत
                           अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम्  

Translation- Whenever there is decay of righteousness and increase in irreligiousness, O descendants of Bharat, I descend myself to end all irreligiousness and establish one true religion.

Today, it is the human soul, who without the connection with the Supreme Soul- the true Father of the soul and without His true introduction or knowledge, has become disillusioned. It is only the task of God who is the Supreme Lord of the deities, to rejuvenate it from vices and sufferings.

But how does God carry the task of Creation?

Here, we must understand that we souls, to settle our karmic accounts, take birth and death and form mortal relations. God, because He has no stock of previous actions, does not take a birth. Similarly being Karmateet (कर्मातीत) or one who is above worldly actions and their fruit – cannot be born as a human being and experience pain or pleasure.

This is the reason why takes a divine birth. The divine presence of God in the body of an ordinary human being is what is known as God’s supernatural or divine birth. The name of the person in whose body God descends is called as Prajapita Brahma. This is also the reason why Brahma is associated with the task of creation. You can read more about the life story of Brahma, here.

Prajapita Brahma – The Chariot of the Supreme

It is then, by using the corporeal organs of this human being or Brahma, that God delivers His knowledge and teaches easy, communion, remembrance or connection with Him known as Raja-Yoga. Those who receive God’s knowledge from Him as revealed through the mouth of Brahma, are called Brahmins or Dwijas, meaning twice-born.

Such is the power of the Yoga or connection with the Almighty, that the human soul starts to become empowered and the human intellect becomes a divine and pure vessel by knowledge received by God. It is because of this divine activity of God, that alone is known as the Bestower of Divine Intellectand the ‘Giver of the Eye of Wisdom’.  

The task of giving knowledge by God and teaching His remembrance is also what leads to the establishment of one true religion in the world – the ancient deity religion or Adi Sanatan Devi Devata Dharam (आदि सनातन देवी देवता धर्म ) and the end of various other religions as sung in the verse above.

While all humans have an ordinary birth, i.e the physical birth given by one’s parents, the ones who receive Gods divine knowledge and experience a metamorphosed life,  are said to have a Marjeeva Janma, i.e spiritual rejuvenation or moral regeneration.

It is because of giving such a birth to human souls, that God, is called the Father, the Creator and the Redeemer. This act of Gods Creation is resonated in the awareness of the self as implied by the words, ‘I am a soul, the immortal child of the Supreme Soul’

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