Why did Brahman allow ignorance?
Saṃsāra exists because we have a flawed understanding on the world that is based on limited perceptions and lack of knowledge and awareness; Avidyā.
Since Saṃsāra is a cycle it doesn’t really have a “begin”, it’s beginningless.
However if we consider Saṃsāra to be beginningless we also have to acknoweldge that Avidyā in every jīva is also beginningless.
What does that mean?
It means that every being that is subjected to Avidyā will continue to be subjected to the ignorance.
However, the one who attains the Lord can never fall down again.
On the other hand if someone is not cognizant of Him that means they never did know Him.
“I am not manifest to everyone, being veiled by my divine Yogmaya energy. Hence, those without knowledge do not know that I am without birth and changeless.”
What is actually causing the man to miss the Divine knoweldge that is actually evident in the Scriptures? What is causing the misunderstanding of the teachings of Lord Krishna, Buddha, Rama, Parashurama?
Why can’t we act like Them?
The answer is Karma.
A sinful jīva can’t understand the Holy Texts even though they are presentend in a clear and transparent way.
Only the wise and pure ones will understand the deep meaning and not focus only on the shlokas, words.
“But persons, whose sins have been destroyed by engaging in pious activities, become free from the illusion of dualities. Such persons worship me with determination.”
But how does one stop from being sinful?
“Abandon all varieties of dharmas and simply surrender unto me alone. I shall liberate you from all sinful reactions; do not fear.”
However there are four kinds of people that do not surrender:
- Ignorants of knowledge
- Those who follow their instincts
- Those with deluded intellect
- Those with a demoniac nature
“Four kinds of people do not surrender unto me—those ignorant of knowledge, those who lazily follow their lower nature though capable of knowing me, those with deluded intellect, and those with a demoniac nature.”
Nowadays it’s easier to encounter those with deluded intellect who firmly believe the man has the answer to everything through the means of science.