A teacher was asked why evil existed and how to live with it.
He answered that evil was originally part of God. Then it became
separated and becomes unhealthy. There has to be mechanicalness,
evil. People are so made that to a large extent they have to serve the
mechanical ends of Nature. Then the gap between consciousness and
mechanicalness becomes too great to be bridged, so a wise man had to
be sent in order to show people how to bring the evil mechanicalness
more inside and work with it. It is through the negative, the affirmative
appears, through the evil, the good appears.