One of the teachings of the Vedas is that the Brahman, who is the ultimate principle and mover of the universe, does not dwell in the universe. The universe dwells in him. Thus, the Brahman does not create the universe, he becomes it. Creation is not an act; it is an expression of the potentiality of the divine. The ancient Jewish texts preach a similar dictum, They say that God is the abode of the universe, but the universe is not the abode of God.
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