According to Sri T.N. Sethumathavan on chapter 7 verse 2-6 of Bhagwad Gita,
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Brief Answer -
God created humans with three cosmic entities and energies viz. Lower entity called APARA PRAKRUTHI ie physical world of inert matter ,visible or invisible ,Higher entity called PARA PRAKRUTHI is Consciousness ...
This is a very important question and has been subject of fierce debate. Let me first lay out what the critics of Advaita Vedanta's inert Brahman say about the issue.
It is because Sankara Vedanta considers Brahman to be only prakasa or
jnana (light or illumination) without any vimarsa or activity that it
has to invoke the help of Maya for the manifestation ...