We reject all theories of the Divine Principle having a self-benefiting purpose--such as to know Itself or to get rid of its loneliness--in manifesting the cosmos. It is the Perfect and needs nothing. The cosmos arises of itself under an inherent law of necessity, and the evolution of all entities therein is to enable them to reflect something of the Divine; it is for their sake, not for the Divine's, that they exist.
-- Notebooks Category 26: World-Idea > Chapter 1: Divine Order of The Universe > # 158
-- Perspectives > Chapter 26: World-Idea > # 17