No, things are the way they are; there is no other way. This is the only way and there is no why to it; otherwise you could have come to know. There is no cause to it; otherwise you would have decoded it. There is no reason for existence. It is utterly absurd, it should not exist, there is no reason for it. Why should there be trees and stars and men and women – why? There is no reason why there should be love, why there should be consciousness. Why at all? The why starts slipping away from you. The more you become silent, the more you attain to the state of not-knowing, the why starts slipping away. One day suddenly you are not searching for causes and reasons and whys, you simply start dancing. You cannot answer why you are dancing, there is no answer to it and all answers that have been given are false.
Why do you love? Why does music thrill you? Why, seeing a flower in the morning, are you suddenly pulled by it like a magnet? Why in the night are you so attracted to the moon? Why? A child giggling, and you stop for a moment to see the child and you feel happy. Why is there happiness? Why is there celebration? Why is there life? Why does existence exist? There is no reason, and if you find any reason the question will again be relevant to ask – why?
If you say God created the world then the question comes, why did he create the world? It doesn’t solve anything, it simply pushes the question a little deeper – why did God create the world?
Just the other day I was reading a theologian’s book and he says, “What was God doing when he had not created the world?” Now one question has not been solved by the answer, and a very strange question arises: what was God doing? – because he must have existed for eternity before he created the world. Christians believe that he created the world only a few thousand years before – four thousand and four years before Jesus Christ. So what was he doing before that? He must have been feeling utterly bored, he must have gone mad or may have committed suicide. What was he doing? Or he was just asleep, dreaming dreams. And what has he been doing since then? Since he created the world, to where has he disappeared? And what will he do when he has destroyed this world? – again he will be bored with himself. He must be really lonely.
Now all these unnecessary questions because you answered one question. You were feeling uneasy with the world so you said God created the world. You wanted some convenience, some comfort – that it is not just an accident, that there is a God-father who looks after it, that you are not alone – you wanted some kind of security. That one question has not been answered and a thousand and one questions have arisen out of it. Why did he create it in the first place? Did he need it? If he needed it then he is as needy as man – then he’s not perfect, something was missing.
Was he greedy? Was he an expansionist? Why? And why this world? – with so much misery and so much suffering and so much illness and disease and death – why this world? If he created it he could have created a better world. He doesn’t seem to be a great creator.
I have heard:
A man went to a tailor, a famous tailor, and he said that his suit had to be ready as soon as possible. He was going on a world tour. And the tailor said, “Look, it will take at least six weeks – not before that, I am too busy. And I am a perfectionist; when I do a thing I do it perfectly. You will have to wait at least six weeks, before that it is not possible.”