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Monday, September 13, 2010

from nothingness

नासद् आसीन्नो सद् आसीत् तदानीं
नासीद् रजो नो व्योमो परो यत्।
किम् आवरीवः कुह कस्य शर्म-
न्नम्भः किम् आसीद् गहनं गभीरं॥१
न मृत्युर् आसीद् अमृतम् न तर्हि
न रात्र्या अह्न आसीत् प्रकेतः।
आनीद् अवातं स्वध्या तद् एकम्
तस्माद्धान्यन् न परः किं चनास॥२
nāsad āsīnno sad āsīt tadānīṁ
nāsīd rajo no vyomo paro yat|
kim āvarīvaḥ kuha kasya śarma-
nnambhaḥ kim āsīd gahanaṁ gabhīraṁ||1
na mṛtyur āsīd amṛtam na tarhi
na rātryā ahna āsīt praketaḥ|
ānīd avātaṁ svadhyā tad ekam
tasmāddhānyan na paraḥ kiṁ canāsa||2

ऋग्वेदं १०-१२९
ṛgvedaṁ 10-129


there was neither non reality, nor reality then; there was no air or the ether beyond it; how to know what lay covered by whom and where, who gave it shelter, whether there were the deep fathomless waters?  There was no death and there was no life immortal,  there were no means to indicate day and night, but the ONE (the supreme) breathed, without air, and apart from THAT(supreme being) there was nothing else, whatsoever.

The above are the first two stanzas of Naasadiiya sooktham,  the hymn to nothingness,  and human mind was just pondering over the state of the universe before it evolved to the present state.  Every researcher studying the theories on evolution, must have started from this exalted gem of human thought. 

One should say Human thought never soared to dizzier heights beyond this

--
।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
(kanfusion)
blog   http://kanfusion.blogspot.com/
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्थाः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samasthāḥ sukhino bhavantu|