This world is an expression or manifestation of God. It is the outcome of the spontaneous play of love and joy. God expands himself and manifests as the world.
Atmic sankalpa (the will of the self) makes this universe shine, and constitutes it. Every object is surcharged with divine significance. Everything in this world has got a spiritual message to convey. Learn from everything. All is Brahman. When this truth is intellectually recognized, and intuitively realized, then all feelings of differences end forever.
The beginning of saintliness is killing of egoism and its end is eternal life. Its road is regular meditation.