Part VII by Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw
“O, Ashin Gotama! People are born in this world of existence as humans. Though all of them are equally human beings, why should there be inequalities – as for example, one is inferior, and another superior. Why has there been an imbalance in creation? What are the reasons for these inequalities?”
These were the questions put for clarification to know the cause of the inequalities that exist in the World. Yes, all these points deserve consideration and reflection. Some are brothers born of the same parents. There are even twins. From the astrological point of view, they are born almost at the same time with little or no difference in hour, minute or second. However, there is unevenness in the quality of benefits derived by them individually. There may be a world of difference between them in health, longevity, in the accomplishment of attendants, wealth, prosperity, knowledge, wisdom and education. If they are the creations of the Powerful Almighty Being, there should have been no inequalities or disparity among humans or beings. If there is any imbalance in the creation of mankind, it needs serious reflection as to why they are so created. As such, the questions raised by the young man Subha are proper, reasonable and sensible. To these questions, Buddha gave the following answer in brief.