If the purpose of human being is to attain oneness (merge) with consciousness (i.e. universe) then what is the purpose of universe ?
Answer: Which Universe?
Which universe is he talking about? The purpose of the human being is not the merge or become one with the universe or with consciousness, which is something different from the universe. The purpose of the human being is reawaken his loving relationship with that Supreme Person, who is the source of all consciousness and of all the universes. To inquire, "What is the purpose of the universe?" presupposes that there is only one universe. The fact is that there unlimited millions of universes within this material world, and there is a spiritual universe also. The material universes serve are places of reformation for the living entities who have fallen down from their original positions in the spiritual universe. These material universes help the fallen living beings to regain their original positions in the spiritual universe.