It is necessary to use the machete or sword of Viveka in order to make one’s way through the dense undergrowth of Hinduism, which, like the forest from whence it sprung, is incredibly convoluted and offers no straightforward routes (discrimination).

Because of this, participating in Hinduism is always an adventure, much like watching an Indiana Jones movie; you never know what you could find out. This is one of the reasons why Hinduism is so thrilling.

In Hinduism, the subject of Cosmogony serves the function of providing a framework for self-orientation, adaptation, and action. The Vedas, the Puranas, and the Tantras are the three primary texts that include several versions of cosmogony. The majority of them overlap, and although there are significant sectarian and philosophical differences, the fundamental framework is similar in all of them.

There are three primary literary sources that contribute to the hypothesis of the beginning and cosmogony of the universe. And yes, it is true that conjecture is the only viable option since it is impossible for us to know precisely what, when, and why there is something rather than nothing! It is troublesome to build one’s whole worldview on the speculative origin stories of early human societies that date back to the bronze period.

The authors of the Puranas produced very personal mythical stories about the creation of the world, basing themselves on the impersonal account of the creation found in the Vedas. These stories tell of Vishnu lying upon the ocean of cosmic time and producing Brahma, the creator god, from a lotus that grew inside of Vishnu’s navel.

Of Brahma’s subsequent mental construction of the world, which he subsequently brought into existence, and so on and so forth. Or Shiva Nataraja, the Dancer of Shiva, who is responsible for creating the Universe.

The Tantras, on the other hand, provide even more esoteric notions regarding cosmogony via sound (sabda), as well as the preeminence of the feminine principle. These are reserved for the most accomplished spiritual seekers (vide Lakshmi Tantra.) The ancient Indian text known as the Veda asserts that everything came into being from the sound of OM, which is where the idea of sonic cosmogony originated.

The solution to the creational endless cycle If we ever figure out who made us, it will raise the issue of who made the creator before us, and the creator before that, and the creator before that, and so on till infinity.