- Brahma is the great Creator,
- Life a mystic drama;
- Heaven, and Earth, and living Nature
- Are but masks of Brahma.
JOHN STUART BLACKIE, Trimurti
Just think, Vishnu sleeps in the cosmic ocean, and the lotus of the universe grows from his navel. On the lotus sits Brahma, the creator. Brahma opens his eyes, and a world comes into being, governed by an Indra. Brahma closes his eyes, and a world goes out of being. The life of a Brahma is 432,000 years. When he dies, the lotus goes back, and another lotus is formed, and another Brahma. Then think of the galaxies beyond galaxies in infinite space, each a lotus, with a Brahma sitting on it, opening his eyes, closing his eyes.
JOSEPH CAMPBELL, The Power of Myths
- Great Brahma from his mystic heaven groans,
- And all his priesthood moans.