Question.: If we are always Being-Consciousness-Bliss, why does God place us in difficulties? Why did He create us?

Bhagavan .: Does God come and tell you that He placed you in difficulties? It is you who say so. It is the false ‘I’ again. If that disappears, there will be no one to say that God created this or that. That which is does not even say ‘I am’. For does any doubt arise that ‘I am not?’ Only if a doubt arose whether one was a cow or a buffalo would one have to remind oneself that one is not an animal but a man; but this never happens. It is the same with one’s own existence and realization.