Nasadiya Sukta: The Hymn Of creation (Rig Veda)


Nasadiya Sukta: The Hymn of Creation

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Nasadiya Sukta- The Hymn of Creation

Nasadiya Sukta is called the Hymn of Creation and is mentioned in the Rig Veda. The Vedas are the voice of the Brahman or the Pure consciousness that created the universe. Brahman is beyond form or dogmas.  Brahman represents the selfless pure form of the universal consciousness that, if inquired into, will facilitate the transfer of knowledge that will lead from ignorance to truth, from scarcity to abundance and from fear to fearlessness.

The hymn of creation or Nasadiya Sukta as mentioned in the RIG VEDA:

Then even nothingness was not, nor existence,
There was no air then, nor the heavens beyond it.
What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping
Was there then cosmic water, in depths unfathomed?

Then there was neither death nor immortality
nor was there then the torch of night and day.
The One breathed windlessly and self-sustaining.
There was that One then, and there was no other.

At first there was only darkness wrapped in darkness.
All this was only unillumined water.
That One which came to be, enclosed in nothing,
arose at last, born of the power of heat.

In the beginning desire descended on it –
that was the primal seed, born of the mind.
The sages who have searched their hearts with wisdom
know that which is kin to that which is not.

And they have stretched their cord across the void,
and know what was above, and what below.
Seminal powers made fertile mighty forces.
Below was strength, and over it was impulse.

But, after all, who knows, and who can say
Whence it all came, and how creation happened?
The gods themselves are later than creation,
so who knows truly whence it has arisen?

Whence all creation had its origin,
he, whether he fashioned it or whether he did not,
he, who surveys it all from highest heaven,
he knows – or maybe even he does not know.


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