Hare Krishna,

My simple and humble understanding is that the spiritual world, where we come from, is full of eternal bliss, happiness etc etc…it cannot be compared to this dreadful material existance we find ourselves in now.

So my question is…Why were we sent to the material platform if things were so good and blissful in the spititual world ? I cannot see this as anything but punishment for something.
I asked this question to may devotees and the answers/analogies I got ranged from \”…we looked away because we thought the grass is greener on the other side\” and \”let the child burn himself in order to tech him not to play with fire…\”