(Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, Australia, 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritāmṛta
Srila Prahbupada explains that actually it’s not the desire of Krishna, that this world was created. Krishna doesn’t want to create this world. It is because we are desiring to be in a situation, where we are independent from Him! Then he has to create a situation which is covered over. It cannot be independent of Him, because nothing can be independent from Him! But it is covered over by illusion, which makes it look as if it is independent from Him.
So he doesn’t enjoy that! He gets no pleasure out of that. It hurts His heart but it’s inevitable, and of course, He builds in some elements that will indirectly bring back all the living beings back to Him. And that’s the only pleasure He gets out of all the material creation. He inspires Brahma to create this world, and Brahma sometimes has to do things in the creation that he doesn’t like! Like Brahma has to create influences of nescience, forgetfulness and he really doesn’t feel good about that, but he has to do it to fulfil our desires!