Questions and answers
Question: Does God create at the animal level?Sri Chinmoy: Yes, He does. God Himself is in the process of ever-transcending perfection. It is He Himself who becomes the animal, and it is He who will become the man. God wants to experience Himself through various forms of manifestation. A potter, when he makes a pot, changes the shape constantly — moulding, smoothing, perfecting the contour of the vessel until it reaches a standard that satisfies him. So God, too, is perfecting Himself through the animal kingdom as well as through humanity, because He Himself is the Spirit which has descended into all matter. This is His divine Game.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-5, No.11,12, November-December 1978, Vishma Press, 1978