Rig veda - In the Beginning
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Rig Veda x129
There was not then what is, nor what is not.
There was no sky, and no heaven beyond sky.
What power was there? Where? Who was that power?
Was there an abyss of fathomless waters?
There was neither death nor immortality then.
No signs were there of night and day.
There was neither non existence nor existence then; there was neither the realm of space nor the sky which is beyond. What stirred? Where? In whose protection? Was there water, bottomlessly deep?...................................
Desire came upon that One in the beginning; that was the first seed of mind…..
Who really knows? Who will proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterwards, with the creation of the universe. Who then knows whence it has arisen?
Whence this creation has arisen – perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not – the one who looks down on it, in the highest heaven, only he knows – or perhaps he does not know