Creation Hymn, Rg Veda 10.129

 

 

Ancient wise men sensed a doubled universe—

 

Existence here below, source up above.

 

This line drawn, questions then arose:

 

What is above, and what below?

 

How does potential put on being?

 

Who indeed can say?

 

The very gods are later than Creation,

 

And whether He whose eye’s perspective

 

surveys All did make the world, or did not—

 

He alone might know the reason it was made;

 

or may not know.