" It does not seem right that The Heavenly Father should allow so much misery in the world," a student remarked.
Paramahansaji replied: "No cruelty exists in God's plan, because in His eyes there is no good or evil- only pictures of light and shadows. The Lord intended us to view the dualistic scenes of life as He does Himself- the ever joyous Witness of a stupendous cosmic drama. Man has falsely identified himself with the pseudo-soul or ego. When he transfers his sense of identity to his true being, the immortal soul, he discovers that all pain is unreal. He no longer can even imagine the state of suffering."
The Guru added: " Great Masters who come to earth to help their bewildered brothers are permitted by God to share, on a certain level of their minds, the sorrows of mankind; but that sympathetic participation in human feelings does not disturb deeper levels of consciousness on which Saints experience only changeless beatitude. "
-Sri Paramahansa Yoganandji (PBUH)