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The Rig Veda, on union, love, and wonder

Spirit and flesh: the union of matter and mind, heaven and earth, emptiness and form.

 

The Rig Veda

 

 

From the Rig Veda:

 

"There was not then what is, nor what is not. There was no sky, and no heaven beyond the 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. The ONE was breathing by its own power, in deep peace. Only the ONE was: there was nothing beyond.
Darkness was hidden in darkness. the all was fluid and formless. therein, in the void, by the fire of fervour arose the ONE.
And in the ONE arose love. Love the first seed of soul. The truth of this the sages found in their hearts: seeking in their hearts with wisdom, the sages found that bond of union between being and not being.
Who knows in truth? Who can tell us whence and how arose this universe? The gods are later than its beginning: who knows therefore whence comes this creation?
Only that god who sees in highest heaven: he only knows whence comes this universe, and whether it was made or uncreated. He only knows, or perhaps he knows not."

 

Rig Veda x.129

 

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