The Hymn of Creation

From Wikipedia: The Nasadiya Sukta (after the incipit ná ásat, or “not the non-existent”), also known as the Hymn of Creation, is the 129th hymn of the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda (10:129). It is concerned with cosmology and the origin of the universe.

“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?”

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In the course of my reading I stumbled upon

The mystical,  awe-inspiring ancient song

Of creation from the Rigveda, five thousand years old

That poses to humanity a question quite bold-

About the origin of the universe, a conundrum

Borne out of a scientifically inclined cerebrum

 

The greatest paradox that challenged wise men

Was how the universe appeared all of a sudden

From nothingness- where was the cosmos hidden

For neither time, nor life, nor death existed then

There was no truth, there were no lies either

No day, nor night, no winds, nor ocean in the ether

The big bang theory vedic writers did not propound

They linked the beginning to a primal desire profound

That led to life and on earth its appearance

Yet they wondered who first became aware of the existence

Of the universe, for even God had not been there

Before the universe began, was it possible that He was aware

Of the very beginning of time, the creation of everything as is known?

Reading this Rigvedic verse I was deeply impressed

How folks in an era of superstition had expressed

An effort to understand the world in a scientific manner

Instead of placing everything under a “divine intervention” banner

 

To me, the idea of nothingness is a concept quite romantic

Just trying to describe the indescribable is fantastic

After reading this extraordinary hymn of creation

I had to share with you the evoked sensation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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