Creation According to Bhagvad Gita

Creation According to Bhagvad Gita

How creation happened has been a mystery for mankind. This puzzle has never been solved.


Creation and its process are discussed in detail in many scriptures. Bhagwad Gita being a synopsis of Vedic Literature describes about creation in very short. Bhagvad Gita only gives certain clues about creation. Three important points are mentioned here.


1.  There are two types of creation: Material & Spiritual

2.   God is the controller

3.  God is the seed giving Father, nature is the Mother

Selected verses describing creation are presented here for contemplation.


Two types of creation: Material & Spiritual

1. Material Nature (also called Para Prakrti or Bhinna Prakrti): Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and ego – all together these eight constitute My separated material energies. B.G.7.4

2. Spiritual Nature (also called Apara Prakrti): Besides these, O mighty-armed there is another, superior energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature. B.G.7.5

All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution. B.G.7.6


·        Of the two prakrti, the Jiva (living entity) is conscious and is therefore superior.

·        The material nature is not conscious and is therefore inferior.

·         It is important to understand that modern sciences have no clues about the spiritual part of creation i.e. living force, soul or spirit within creation.

·         The living entity cannot be perfectly or supremely conscious at any stage. 

·         Because of being conscious living entity tries to control material nature and tries to be Ishwar or God, but actually, it is always under the control of the Supreme, because it is also prakrti.

 God is the controller

This (Prakrti) material nature, which is one of my energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kunti, producing all moving and nonmoving beings. Under its own rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again. B.G.9.10


·         The material nature is not independent. It works under His control.

·         The manifestation of the material nature is not illusion. It is accepted as real but temporary.

·         The material manifestation takes place at a certain interval stays for a while and disappears. It is like the coming of the rainy season which nourishes the crops, but when the rain clouds disappear the crop dries up.

·         This cycle is working eternally.

God is the seed giving Father, Nature is the Mother

The total material substance, called Brahman, is the source of birth, and it is that Brahman that I impregnate, making possible the birth of all living beings. B.G.14.3

It should be understood that all species of life, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed giving father. B.G.14.4

The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.B.G.15.7


·         The living beings are a combination of material nature and spiritual nature.

·         All these appearances are due to the mother, material nature and the God’s seed giving process, but it appears that they are products of material nature.

·         The Lord is the cause of all the manifestations of living entities in the material world. (The various forms of living beings at the time of creation are due to their past deeds)



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