Act of Creation

48" x 48" acrylic on canvas

Darkness there was at first, by darkness hidden;
Without distinctive marks, this all was water;
That which, becoming, bythevoid was covered;
That One by force of heat came into being;

Who really knows? Who will here proclaim it?
Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
Godscameafterwards, with the creation of this universe.
Who then knows whence it has arisen?

Whether God's will created it, or whether He was mute;
Perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not;
Only He who is its overseer in highest heaven knows,
Only He knows, or perhaps He does not know.

 

— Rigveda 10:129-6

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