The universe is not the creation of any deity apart from it. The universe is a manifestation of the Divine Consciousness like waves on the sea. Everything is Brahman (Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma) as the Vedas state. But we must look beyond the duality of the mind to see this.
The Supreme Deity dwells within us as our own true Self.
Everything we see outwardly is an opportunity to develop a deeper power of discernment (viveka) within us.
Nothing we see is merely as it appears to be. We must penetrate through the veils of Maya in order to perceive the inner forces at work behind the world. Then we will know the real truth of our lives that is beyond all names and forms.
India is the world’s largest democracy, has the world’s oldest pluralistic civilization and offers the greatest diversity of spiritual paths based upon Yoga and meditation, approaching the Divine Self through all of life beyond the limitations of outer name or belief.
The world has much to learn from India for creating a truly planetary civilization.