24 May 2012 - QA 14

If everything has been created by God, then who has created Him?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Who told you that everything was created by God?

Why are stuck with the concepts of creation and destruction? What is there is there. There is one particular word – Swayambhu that is used to describe God, which means something that originated by itself. It has always existed.

We cannot even call say ‘originated’; it just exists.

We say that the sun has risen. We can see the sun rise and set; but actually the sun neither rises nor sets. In reality the sun is there, but just because it is not visible that does not mean it is not there. Therefore, what is always there and was never born is God.