Naïve people question, “When God created this world, He made one individual a human, another living being an ass, and another a dog. Why?” Some beings live in water, some on land; some in the sky. Some are born of perspiration (insects), some of eggs (birds and reptiles), some from the womb (mammals) and some from the earth (plants). Why is there this vast variety of 8.4 million species in this material creation? What wrong could the living being have committed to get a lowly body, when creation has just begun?
The Vedas state that the sun, moon and earth are remanifested exactly as they were prior to annihilation. So this created world is manifested by God exactly as it was before. God does not make anything new.
(Rigveda, Narayana Upanishad 5.7, Bhagavatam 3.9.43, Bhagavatam 2.9.38, Brahma Sutra 2.1.34-5)
In other words, our actions since eternity determine our status at the time of annihilation and God again manifests both creation and the living beings as they were before annihilation. He does not create anything new. He has not produced something out of His pocket.
You must have watched cricket matches. A test match lasts for five days. On the first day, let us assume that two men got out. One had made ninety-nine runs and the umpire blew his whistle in the evening to mark the end of the day. The second day, the two who were out will continue to be considered out. The man who reached ninety-nine will resume his stand at the wicket and continue to add to his previously made score. In other words, the second day begins at exactly that point the first day ended. Creation is just like that.
An excerpt from the English translation of a discourse originally given in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
3 November 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
Main Kaun? Mera Kaun?