Wednesday, 21 June 2017

76. Condition preceding Creation


Pandit Brahm Sankar Misra, M.A.




            114. In describing the order of creation, it is essential that the condition preceding rachana, i.e. the evolution of creation, should first be clearly comprehended. We accordingly proceed to present an outline of that condition. As all theories and deductions based upon our experience are alone entitled to scientific recognition, we must seek in the nature within our ken for the necessary materials to delineate the condition referred to. We find that if we commence a process of destruction of everything in the creation, the result will be a transformation into subtler conditions which eventually would lead to a state instinct with energy, but capable of differentiation into the various degrees already existent in creation. This state, in the absence of a better expression, may be called the lower stratum of energy. If such had not been the case, the creation as it is, would not have been possible. It need hardly be remarked that the premise we have formulated is based upon an unquestioned fact, viz., that the existing creation is capable of inversion in the manner mentioned above. The distinctive feature of matter, as compared with force, is the restrictive influence exercised by matter over the latter. The force imbibed by the individual constituents of matter, which may be atoms, ions, or something still subtler, always remains under restraint; and if we push our research to the extreme, we naturally fall back upon a condition which is one of a field made up of innumerable points, at which innumerable currents of force are acting in a self-convergent manner, and producing, so to say, a vacuum of energy. This is the reason why the characteristic (i.e. of exercising restrictive influence on energy) of the points referred to was distinguishable from that of energy itself, that is to say, the energy was latent in the points themselves, although they were the means by which energy had acted in a convergent manner within itself.


  1. "There was neither present, past or future ....There was neither the creator nor the creation ....How far should I emphasize that there was none ....I now describe what was in existence. I was intensely and consciously absorbed and concentrated within Myself, in the highest degree of Love and Bliss....Only He Himself, and none else, was there. (Bachan 38, Baramada, Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry Part II)

  2. In Rigveda, there was a hymn by name NASADIYA SUKTA which describes the state before creation as given below:

    नासदासीन्नो सदासीत्तदानीं नासीद्रजो नो व्योमा परो यत् |

    किमावरीवः कुह कस्य शर्मन्नम्भः किमासीद्गहनं गभीरम् ॥ १॥

    न मृत्युरासीदमृतं न तर्हि न रात्र्या अह्न आसीत्प्रकेतः |

    आनीदवातं स्वधया तदेकं तस्माद्धान्यन्न परः किञ्चनास ॥२॥

    तम आसीत्तमसा गूहळमग्रे प्रकेतं सलिलं सर्वाऽइदम् |

    तुच्छ्येनाभ्वपिहितं यदासीत्तपसस्तन्महिनाजायतैकम् ॥३॥

    कामस्तदग्रे समवर्तताधि मनसो रेतः प्रथमं यदासीत् |

    सतो बन्धुमसति निरविन्दन्हृदि प्रतीष्या कवयो मनीषा ॥४॥

    तिरश्चीनो विततो रश्मिरेषामधः स्विदासीदुपरि स्विदासीत् |

    रेतोधा आसन्महिमान आसन्त्स्वधा अवस्तात्प्रयतिः परस्तात् ॥५॥

    को अद्धा वेद क इह प्र वोचत्कुत आजाता कुत इयं विसृष्टिः |

    अर्वाग्देवा अस्य विसर्जनेनाथा को वेद यत आबभूव ॥६॥

    इयं विसृष्टिर्यत आबभूव यदि वा दधे यदि वा न |

    यो अस्याध्यक्षः परमे व्योमन्त्सो अङ्ग वेद यदि वा न वेद ॥७॥


    Then even nothingness was not, nor existence,
    There was no air then, nor the heavens beyond it.
    What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping?
    Was there then cosmic water, in depths unfathomed?

    Then there was neither death nor immortality
    nor was there then the torch of night and day.
    The One breathed windlessly and self-sustaining.
    There was that One then, and there was no other.

    At first there was only darkness wrapped in darkness.
    All this was only unillumined water.
    That One which came to be, enclosed in nothing,
    arose at last, born of the power of heat.

    In the beginning desire descended on it -
    that was the primal seed, born of the mind.
    The sages who have searched their hearts with wisdom
    know that which is kin to that which is not.

    And they have stretched their cord across the void,
    and know what was above, and what below.
    Seminal powers made fertile mighty forces.
    Below was strength, and over it was impulse.

    But, after all, who knows, and who can say
    Whence it all came, and how creation happened?
    the gods themselves are later than creation,
    so who knows truly whence it has arisen?

    Whence all creation had its origin,
    he, whether he fashioned it or whether he did not,
    he, who surveys it all from highest heaven,
    he knows - or maybe even he does not know.