Whenever Brahman "experiences" sorrow and suffering, it has a purpose behind it.
In the Rama avatAra, the supreme brahman Vishnu experienced a lot of sorrow and suffering. But according to the Srimad Bhagavatam, all this sorrow and suffering experienced by Sri Ramachandra is only as if. The intention is for God to teach the world the negative effects of ...
Bhagavad Gita 4.9
जन्म कर्म च मे दिव्यमेवं यो वेत्ति तत्त्वत:
त्यक्त्वा देहं पुनर्जन्म नैति मामेति सोऽर्जुन
janma karma cha me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ
tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so Arjuna
"My Birth and Actions are Divine"
Above answers your recent questions about how to reconcile:
Brahman having no desire/anger but ...
What is the meaning of: merging with Brahman after Moksha?
According to Shankaracharya, the individual self (Jivatma) literally becomes Brahman. But according to Ramanujacharya, the Jivatma acquires a nature similar to Brahman, but keeps its own separate identity while having the knowledge that Brahman is its Antaryami:
The consciousness of the released ...
The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Explaining Maya of Vedanta and swatantra of Pratyabhijna (independence of recognition), Sri Bhagavan said:
The Vedantins say that Maya is the sakti of illusion premised in Siva.
Maya has no independent existence. Having brought out the illusion of
the world as real, she continues ...
Brahman does have desire, but its a different kind of desire. The desire might not be the correct way to call what Brahman has but that's the closest word we have.
Desire is a wish for an external object which we do not yet possess and after having which we feel satisfied. This cannot be the case with Brahman because Brahman is everything and complete. On ...
Brahman doesn't appear in Maya in Advaita.
Brahman is never changing.It's formless.Maya is actually Power of Brahman.That power is neither different or indifferent from Brahman.Simply indescribable.
Brahman prevades the Universe.If you read Shankar Bhasya Upanishad or Brahmasutra you can learn about Nirguna Brahman.Also Saguna Brahman This is pretty much ...
Is there any Vedic verse that explicitly says Brahma and Shiva did not exist before creation?
Yes. For example this verse from the Maha Upanishad:
eko ha vai nArAyaNa AsIt, na brahmA neshAnaH
Only Narayana was there. Not Brahma, nor Shiva.
The modern day Mahopanishad is interpolated but this verse was cited by many ancient Vedantins including ...
Rig Veda II.1.2 says
tavāghne hotraṃ tava potraṃ ṛtviyaṃ tava neṣṭraṃ tvamaghnid ṛtāyataḥ |
tava praśāstraṃ tvamadhvarīyasi brahmā cāsi ghṛhapatiśca no dame
Thine is the Herald's task and Cleanser's duly timed; Leader art thou,
and Kindler for the pious man. Thou art Director, thou the ministering
Priest: thou art the Brahman, Lord and ...