God has to suffer apparent differentiation into a multiplicity of souls in order to carry on the game of love.
They are His own forms, and in relation to them He at once assumes the role of the Divine Lover and the Divine Beloved.
As the Divine Lover, He is their real and ultimate saviour drawing them back to Himself.
Thus though the whole world of duality is only an illusion, that illusion has come into being for a significant purpose.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-164 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]