Creation is not evil
Creation is not evil; the Divine did not make a mistake to put us here.
Some mystical traditions of old believed the world is created by an evil God, a Demiurge. Some Christian mystics believed one can only be close to God away from creation, typically in the desert where no people, no animal, no being can defile one's superior awareness. Some people blaspheme, saying the Divine created evil and defiled beings (like pigs, dogs and women) and the spiritual seeker should refrain from association with those. Typically, when summer storms bring much needed rain and nutrition it is good but when they flood towns, kill people it is an act of God's retribution. Nowadays, too many people enjoy open windows only for a week in late Spring. They switch to air conditioning as soon as the furnace stops working. A fly in one's house can nowadays drive a family around the bend. Few people walk barefoot, most people have all but lost touch with reality.
To say we should withdraw from creatures, the body and creation is an insult to the Divine. It is through the body's sensory faculties, and the mind's attitudes, that we learn the wisdom of the human condition. It is through these miracles of creation that we mystically connect with and sense the Divine presence in all things. The path to enlightenment meanders through miraculous, mind-blowing created worlds and their collections of creatures, neighbours and learning opportunities. To say that one must deny all of that, or withdraw as if it were an evil, punish the body and starve it for its sinful nature, is nigh to blasphemy. Be it not for us to stand in judgement of the Divine!
Therefore, we embrace, we are in awe, and we are grateful for our bodies and the wondrous worlds and universes that the Divine creates and we endeavour to sense more and more of its splendour and learn all that we can from it.
Had we been religious we would run outside, jump up and dow, exited as little children, look upward and declare, “Oh my God! You created all this! Moreover, you gave me the gift to behold all of it, even to sense it? This is my playground? Oh, Father and Mother God thank you, thank you so much, I will cherish it and never stop learning from it, never stop being amazed by it. It is Divine art, I sense Thy presence in all that you make.”
To be enlightened is to be superbly aware; hundreds of times more than now. How can we wish for enlightenment, in which we shall sense ALL of creation here and yonder superbly, if now we think of creation as evil, something from which to withdraw? What folly it is to want to vacate the mind, stop it from sensing the presence of the Divine in all things cognitively and mystically? What folly to say people must withdraw from the body, from the world, as if it were evil? No folly greater than standing in judgement of the Divine!