Chandogya Upanishad

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Chandogya Upanishad

The Chandayoga Upanishad expounds the Oriental equivalent of creation as follows:-

In the beginning, all this was Pure Being, One without a second.

It thought: 'May I be many, may I grow forth.' It projected fire.

The fire thought: 'May I be many, may I grow forth.' It projected water.

Therefore, whenever anybody is hot, he perspires and water is produced on him from fire alone.

The water willed: 'May I be many, may I grow forth.' It projected food.

Therefore, whenever it rains anywhere, food is then produced. From water alone eatable food is produced.

The being thought: 'Well, may I enter into all these three things with this living self (Jivatma). Let me appear under different names and forms.'