Life is a miracle . In fact there is no explanation for it , for why it should be . Neither the philosopher nor the theologian , nor even the scientist , has been able to explain why life should exist at all . And I don’t think it is ever going to be explained , the mystery will remain . The mystery cannot be demystified because it is not a question of knowing more , in fact , life is something like a miracle . It should not exist but it does . What is the need of roses and lotuses and thousands of flowers ? There seems to be no intrinsic necessity . If they were not there , nothing would be missed . If we were not here , the earth would go round and round the sun without missing us at all . Existence would continue the same way . The stars would be there and the moon would rise and the trees would grow and everything would be as it is . But life has happened – not only life but consciousness , love . These are all miracles upon miracles .