Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Creation Hymn

This is the creation hymn from the Rig Veda. I am awed each time I read it..


There was neither non-existence nor existence then. There was neither the realm of space nor the sky which is beyond. What stirred? Where? In whose protection? Was there water, bottlemlessly deep?
There was neither death nor immortality then. There was no distinguishing sign of night nor of day. That One breathed, windless, by its own impulse. Other than that there was nothing beyond.
Darkness was hidden by darkness in the beginning, with no distinguishing sign, all this was water. The life force that was covered with emptiness, that One arose through the power of heat.
Desire came upon that One in the beginning, that was the first seed of mind. Poets seeking in their heart with wisdom found the bond of existence and non-existence.
Their cord was extended across. Was there below? Was there above? There were seed-placers, there were powers. There was impulse beneath, there was giving forth above.
Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen?
Whence this creation has arisen– perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not –the One who looks down on it, in the highest heaven, only He knows or perhaps He does not know.
"the One who looks down on it, in the highest heaven"..Thats the creater, Brahma...He should know how and when the Universe was created ... "only He knows or perhaps He does not know"...Then why this confusion? is it because Brahma does not know how he, the creater was created.....
People call me mad when I want to discuss this, maybe I am.....But how can we not seek the answers to these fundamental questions?

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