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What the Vedas Say...      


The Vedic literatures give a vivid description of God who is the source of all creation. The Vedas also give details about how the world has been created by God. Material Science has tried to find the ultimate source of creation very insufficiently, but it is a fact that there is one ultimate source of everything that is.This ultimate source is explained rationally and authoritatively in the Shrimad Bhagavatam as follows: "The Lord, who is the controller of all energies, thus creates, by His own potency, eternal time, the fate of all living entities, and their particular nature, for which they were created, and He again merges them independently. After the incarnation of the first purusha (Karanarnavashayi Vishnu), the mahat-tattva, of the principles of material creation, take place, and then time is manifested, and in course of time the three qualities appear. Nature means the three qualitative appearances. They transform into activities. Material activities are caused by the mahat-tattva's being agitated. At first there is transformation of the modes of goodness and passion, and later - due to the mode of ignorance - matter, its knowledge, and different activities of material knowledge come into play. (ShrimadBhagavatam 2.5.21-23)


"The self-centered materialistic ego, thus being transformed into three features, becomes known as the modes of goodness, passion and ignorance in three divisions, namely the powers that evolve matter, knowledge of material creations, and the intelligence that guides such materialistic activities. Narada, you are quite competent to understand this. From the darkness of false ego, the first of the five elements, namely the sky, is generated. Its subtle form is the quality of sound, exactly as the seer is in relationship with the seen." (Shrimad Bhagavatam 2.5.24-25)

"Because the sky is transformed, the air is generated with the quality of touch, and by previous succession the air is also full of sound and the basic principles of duration of life: sense perception, mental power and bodily strength. When the air is transformed in course of time and nature's course, fire is generated, taking shape with the sense of touch and sound. Since fire is also transformed, there is a manifestation of water, full of juice and taste. As previously, it also has form and touch and is also full of sound. And water, being transformed from all variegatedness on earth, appears odorous and, as previously, becomes qualitatively full of juice, touch, sound and form respectively." (Shrimad Bhagavatam 2.5.26-29)


"From the mode of goodness the mind is generated and becomes manifest, as also the ten demigods controlling the bodily movements. Such demigods are known as the controller of directions, the controller of air, the sun-god, the father of Daksha Prajapati, the Ashwini-kumaras, the fire-god, the King of heaven, the worshipable deity in heaven, the chief of the Adityas, and Brahmaji, the Prajapati. All come into existence. By the further transformation of the mode of passion, the sense organs like ear, skin, nose, eyes, tongue, mouth, hands, genitals, legs, and the outlet for evacuating, together with intelligence and living energy, are all generated." {Shrimad Bhagavatam 2.5.30-31)


"O Narada, best of the transcendentalists, the forms of the body cannot take place as long as these created parts, namely the elements, senses, mind and modes of nature, are not assembled. Thus when all these became assembled by force of the energy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, this universe certainly came into being by accepting both the primary and secondary causes of creation. Thus all the universes remained thousands of aeons within the water (the Causal Ocean), and the Lord of living beings, entering in each of them, caused them to be fully animated." (ShrimadBhagavatam 2.5.32-34) What is given above is only a small section from the Maha Purana, Shrimad Bhagavatam. There are detailed descriptions in the Vedic literatures about the creation of the universe, its maintenance and its destruction. In this manner the scriptures give minutest details about things we see and even things which we cannot see.