Rig Veda X.125 – The Resonance of Sound
the Howling Luminescence,
I pervade reflect suffuse
the eternal dynamic intelligence
with all encompassing harmony,
active as water moon polestar
wind fire earth light dawn,
by both polarities, the two breaths,
radiation, as bands of photons
illuminate the universe.
I am the nectar immortal pressed
out excruciatingly in consciousness.
I imbue, support and form
the Light of Wisdom Knowledge,
nourishing increasing shaping unfolding,
giving its essence, power and strength.
I am the mindful and attentive
who consecrate, make sacred,
and I am their offerings,
the oblation consciousness.
By the confluence of sacred
consciousness in union
with the sovereign goddess,
shakti-power-energy, I am
the roaring striking sound
light particles abiding
everywhere, profusely permeating
all directions places, becoming
water moon polestar wind
fire earth light dawn,
nature’s phenomena, variously
in many ways effecting
the consecrating ones.
By Me are all things seen
and heard, near & far; by Me
the breath is moving, food is eaten.
I say these words of knowledge,
sacred faith emitting sounds,
to those who have the ears to hear;
those ignorant of me perish.
I alone am that sounding,
speaking causing enjoying
vibratory waveforms pulsating
from unseen light particles
and by mankind, which for desire
I make the mighty fierce
savage noble expansion,
that Fullness [brahman],
known to the Seers, the wise
of intelligent understanding.
Permeating pervading I am
the onward moving curving
waveforms, the bow of Rudra
that howling luminescence,
stretched to shatter and destroy
those forces hostile to the expansion
raging centripetal, centrifugal out-pulling,
the battle between darkness & light
creating heaven and earth.
In the beginning I am creating,
pressing-out space the sky-father
within my ocean-womb
interior-core sound waveforms.
Thereafter I divide, fixing in all
directions the Worlds of Light.
With my touch I form the universe
blowing wind-rain nectar everywhere.
I am the World-of-Becoming
emitting by my vast expanding
fullness beyond, over space & sky
beyond, rushing brilliant darting
molecules forming earth matter,
like wind as vital force linking
heaven & earth, sending forth
the roaring violence, energy in all
the worlds, universe, cosmos, mankind.
This Rig Veda hymn is similar to verses in the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna, speaking as the God-within everyone and everything, is enumerating the divine manifestations of the One.
In Chapter X.19-42, Krishna begins with:
I shall explain to you My divine ubiquitous Self-manifestations;
Those only that are prominent, For there is no end to My extent.
In Chapter XV.13, Krishna tells Arjuna that he is the essence of all saps causing the planets to thrive; and in XV.14 he is the digestive fire of all men; XV.15 states that as the all-pervading Oneness, he has entered into the hearts of all beings.
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