Lila accurately describes the notion within yogic philosophy that the whole world is the spontaneous creation of Brahman. It is sportive and playful, as opposed to self-conscious or volitional in intention. Lila emphasizes the fact that the world is born in freedom and playful creativity, rather than necessity. In this way, the whole world can be seen as a stage for this lila, or divine play. It is an illusion to see the actions on the stage as real, and those who see them in this way are said to be under the spell of maya. In other yogic schools and teachings, lila is used to denote the divine play of male and female.