27 October 2012 QA - 9

I have three questions. If God is present as consciousness in everyone, then why do we search for Him within ourselves? Why has He created Maya (delusion)? Why does He let wrong things happen in the world?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes, you have asked a good question. The answer for this is that He does not like to remain quiet. Only if there is some chaos can He come down as an avatar to solve it. It is a game.

I will ask you a similar question. Why do people play football or cricket? 11 people are standing this side and 11 people are standing on the other side and they are knocking the ball from here to there. What is the benefit of all this?

(Devotee: It is an experience or entertainment)

Yes, He is getting entertainment out of it.