In the Vedanta-sutra 2.1.33 it says: "The motive of the Lord in creating the world is a mere sport only, as we see in ordinary life." Baladeva Vidyabushan expands on this: "As in ordinary life, men full of cheerfulness, when awakening from sound sleep, begin to dance about without any object, but from mere exuberance of spirit, such is the case of the Lord. This lila is natural to Him, because He is full of self-bliss." (Vasu translation)
I think that is a beautiful description, but if the creation is so playful and spontaneous, how come it is always full of yuga's, kalpa's and manvantara's of the same length and in the same 4:3:2:1 ratio?
I did a simple commentary on Vedanta-Zutra book 1 chapter 1. I liked it. See 'my notes' in my facebook home page.
Interesting. I found it difficult to access your Notes as I'm not sure if you've made them public, but I could find some of your notes from your wall. Interesting translations. Was there any particular work you were using, or are they your own translations?