From Wikipedia: The Nasadiya Sukta (after the incipit ná ásat, or “not the non-existent”), also known as the Hymn of Creation, is the 129th hymn of the 10th Mandala of the Rigveda (10:129). It is concerned with cosmology and the origin of the universe.
“Who really knows?
Who will here proclaim it?
Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation?
The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe.
Who then knows whence it has arisen?”
In the course of my reading I stumbled upon
The mystical, awe-inspiring ancient song
Of creation from the Rigveda, five thousand years old
That poses to humanity a question quite bold-
About the origin of the universe, a conundrum
Borne out of a scientifically inclined cerebrum
The greatest paradox that challenged wise men
Was how the universe appeared all of a sudden
From nothingness- where was the cosmos hidden
For neither time, nor life, nor death existed then
There was no truth, there were no lies either
No day, nor night, no winds, nor ocean in the ether
The big bang theory vedic writers did not propound
They linked the beginning to a primal desire profound
That led to life and on earth its appearance
Yet they wondered who first became aware of the existence
Of the universe, for even God had not been there
Before the universe began, was it possible that He was aware
Of the very beginning of time, the creation of everything as is known?
Reading this Rigvedic verse I was deeply impressed
How folks in an era of superstition had expressed
An effort to understand the world in a scientific manner
Instead of placing everything under a “divine intervention” banner
To me, the idea of nothingness is a concept quite romantic
Just trying to describe the indescribable is fantastic
After reading this extraordinary hymn of creation
I had to share with you the evoked sensation!