Nasadiya Sukta from RigVeda

नासदासीन्नो सदासीत्तदानीं नासीद्रजो नो व्योमा परो यत् ।
किमावरीवः कुह कस्य शर्मन्नम्भः किमासीद्गहनं गभीरम् ॥1॥

There was NO existence then , nor non-existence.
No realm of air yet, nor etheric aakasha beyond.
What cloaked all, where, by whose Maya?
Did not the cosmic waters pervade dark and deep !.


न मृत्युरासीदमृतं न तर्हि न रात्र्या अह्न आसीत्प्रकेतः ।
आनीदवातं स्वधया तदेकं तस्माद्धान्यन्न परः किं चनास ॥2॥

There was no cycle of birth or decay
Nor a mediator for darkness and light
The field of consciousness breathed, self-sustaining .
Apart from morphogenetic Brahman, there wasnone!!


तम आसीत् तमसा गूळमग्रेऽप्रकेतं सलिलं सर्वमाइदम्
तुच्येनाभ्वपिहितं यदासीत् तपसस्तन्महिनाजायतैकम् || 3 ||

Dark energy concealed in darkness
A continuum of dark cosmic ocean
Then That which lay in void thus covered
Burst forth in glory self excited by intent


कामस्तदग्रॆ समवर्तताधि मनसॊ रॆत: प्रथमं यदासीत् ।
सतॊबन्धुमसति निरविन्दन्हृदि प्रतीष्या कवयॊ मनीषा ॥4॥

In the great cosmic mind all pervading
Vibrations of Kama sprout from conscious thought
The seers who have searched within with wisdom
Have witnessed the conscious equation between matter and energy


तिरश्चीनो विततो रश्मिरेषामधः स्विदासी दुपरिस्विदासी
रेतोधाआसन् महिमान आसन् स्वधा अवस्तात् प्रयतिः परस्तात् || 5 ||

An oblique ray cut Being from Non-being.
What was described above, and what below this screen?
Above was the power of conscious intent,
Below was the strength of creative discipline


को अद्धा वेद क इह प्र वोचत् कुत आजाता कुत इयंविसृष्टिः
अर्वाग् देवा अस्य विसर्जनेनाथा को वेद यतआबभूव || 6 ||

Who really knows? Who in this world may declare it!
When was this holographic exhalation, whence will be the pralaya inhalation?
Only after this holographic projection ( ADVAITA ) came the field gods
Who move nature’s opposites ( DVAITA ) . Who truly can say !


इयं विसृष्टिर्यत आबभूव यदि वा दधे यदि वा न
यो अस्याध्यक्षः परमे व्योमन् सो अङ्ग वेद यदि वा नवेद || 7 ||

He from whom this creation arose,
He may hold the reins , or he may not ( for no one else can !)
He who surveys it all from his highest heaven,
He verily knows it, or perhaps even he does not ? (What say you ?)


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