Ishvara or God: Completeness of God

                                                                  Q. I was listening to Srila Prabhupada's lecture on BG 2.7-12 where he mentions about why God became many. Srila Prabhupada states that God became many individual beings to enjoy His pleasure potency. But we also learn that our material existence is due to our propensity to own, control and enjoy independent of the Lord. How to connect these two understandings?

                                                                  Q. God is perfect and complete. "So many complete units emanates from Him and He still remains the complete balance." We humans are made from his image and likeness. So how can God who is perfect create something that is not perfect, not complete and temporary?

                                                                  The answer is "He does not! All of God’s creations are also perfect and complete." That is confirmed in the Upanishadic mantra you have quoted – purnam idam: “All emanations from Him, such as this phenomenal world, are perfectly equipped as complete wholes. Whatever is produced of the Complete Whole is also complete in itself.”

                                                                  Q. I have a query, which I want to humbly put forward to you for clarification. The Lord is supreme and complete, "purna". So anything emanating from `purna' will also be `purna'. Like 1+1=1, or 1-1=1. My question is - why are the jivas and material energy not complete or as powerful as the Lord? I know that this point is not linked with the `purna' analogy so the question is foolish. But still I am not able to convince myself. Can you kindly clarify this foolish doubt of mine?