Bhagavata Purana - The Creation
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
When the Supersoul, who is the Original Transcendental Person of all higher and lower forms of life, found Himself at the end of the kalpa, outside of Him nothing of this universe or anything else existed. From His navel a golden lotus generated upon which oh King, the selfborn one with his four heads appeared . Marîci appeared from Brahmâ's mind and Kas'yapa was there from him. He on his turn begot in Aditi, the daughter of Daksha, a son: Visvasvân . Vivasvân begot in Samjñâ, Manu S'râddhadeva who with his wife S'râddhâ from his sense control fathered ten sons whom he gave the names Ikshvâku, Nriga, S'aryâti, Dishtha, Dhrishtha, Karûshaka, Narishyanta, Prishadhra, Nabhaga and the mighty Kavi. He, the Manu, at first had no sons, but the great personality, the powerful Vasishthha, performed a sacrifice for the demigods Mitra and Varuna that would bring him sons.