The fact that some people have a larger share of happiness
than sorrow in their lives does not mean the Lord is partial.
In the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord says He is udasina in this
respect. That is, He is unconcerned or detached when He
creates. Each person sufers or does not sufer according to
his own karma, said Valayapet Ramachariar in a discourse.
Our experiences on this earth are not due to His likes or
dislikes, for He has not any. It is due to the Lord’s will that
creation takes place. Prakrti manifests itself in many ways
because of the Lord’s will. Prakrti cannot decide who
should have the body of a human being or the body of an
animal. This is decided by the atma’s deeds in previous
births. In accordance with its karma, the atma takes rebirth
because the Lord wills it so.
There may be mud, the potter’s wheel and water to make
pots. But the pot does not get made unless the potter
decides to make it.
When the Lord took avataras, people foolishly thought
that He was a mere human being. They misjudged His
greatness, looking at the human form He had taken. That
form was taken out of His love for mankind. But they did
not realise this. It was given only to a few to realise that He
was the Supreme One incarnated on this earth.
Bhishma was one who knew Krishna was the Supreme
One. In the battlefield, when Arjuna was reluctant to take
up arms against Bhishma, Krishna advanced upon
Bhishma with His discus. This was the manifestation of the
Lord that Bhishma had been hoping for and he expressed
his joy. But Duryodhana, because of his sins, could not see
Krishna as the Supreme One.