Discuss your own understanding of the Song of Creation from the Rig Veda.Discuss your own understanding of the Song of Creation from the Rig Veda.
My favorite line of the hymn is this one:
Gloom hid in gloom existed first – one sea, eluding view.
That One, a void in chaos wrapt, by inward fervour grew.
To me personally, I see something coming from nothing, and good coming from gloom. It is a beautiful idea that from chaos came beauty. It speaks to me because it is simple and beautiful too.
I agree with akannan about the level of 'negative capability' in the Song (or should we call it 'hymn' properly, the Rig Veda being a set of hymns chiefly?). As I see it, it is a 'creation myth' or story in a sense-- and I guess all, or most, world religions/belief systems, have a Creation Myth/Story to tell: their version of how things came into being.
Interestingly, the Rig Veda, the Bible (and earlier Hebraic texts/Genesis etc as part of it) and the Quran, all seem to agree that Creation was an 'out of nothing' act, or phenomenon or process! Quite a common belief, really.