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Title: God and Universe
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-02-15 23:43:00
1. Did God have any restrictions/limitations on himself while he was creating this universe (say in terms of† time/variety/space/boundary/duration)?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: No, how can He have restrictions in manipulating His own creation which is emanating from Him?
2. Sure God created universe and also created laws to govern and run this creation. Is he/she bound by these laws himself/herself? Can God interfere in day to day functioning of these laws? Could these laws be suddenly reversed at the desire of God?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: Yes sure. Just like the King can free all the prisoners at any time based on His desire even though they may have a long term to serve in the prison.
Even when the Lord incarnates in this material creation from His eternal spiritual creation, He is not bound or contaminated by any of His own material laws. Just like the King who is independent ot make, break or change His own laws. That the Lord's appearance is called "Avatara" or descent.
Spiritual Creation = 3/4th of His creation
Material Creation = 1/4th of His creation
3. If creation has beginning does it have definite end too? And if yes.... then what? Is this creation cyclic.
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: Yes bhutva bhutva praliyate. The material is cyclic, it is created by Lord Mahavishnu, maintained for 311 trillion years and destroyed by Him and enters His body when He inhales. Then when He exhales again this creation is activated for 311 trillion years. So His breath is equal to our 311 trillion years. And Maha Vishnu is an expansion of an expansion of an expansion of Lord Nityananda Balarama who is Himself the first expansion of Lord Gauranga-Krishna. So we can imagine how great Nityananda-Gauranga are?
4. Why this creation runs as it runs?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada: The desire of Lord Gauranga-Krishna is the sole cause of the origin, maintainence and destruction of this creation. sa imal lokani jayante as the Vedas state. (sa aikshata)