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Creation of Life: the act of producing or causing to exist; the act of creating;
engendering. Life: the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism,
reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes
Hinduism  By activating the material elements, the primeval Soul of all creation has sent forth all living beings in higher and lower species so that these conditioned souls can cultivate either sense gratification or ultimate liberation, according to their desire. Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.3.3
 The Supersoul enters the material bodies of the created beings, activates the mind and senses, and thus causes the conditioned souls to approach the three modes of material nature for sense gratification. Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.3.4
Religious Science (Science of Mind)  God thinks, and the world comes into being. Likewise, all human accomplishments originate in thought. Our human thinking process is a reflection of the Divine Creative Process in microcosm. (Source – Foundational Class workbook [short form], 1993 revision, #3 of 10 Core Concepts, ReligiousScience.org website publication)
 Science knows energy as indestructible and limitless. It appears in tangible form as substance. Nothing is either added to or taken from it. Therefore, we conclude that all change is a play of Life upon Itself. It is an inner movement of the Creative Principle upon Itself, which constitutes Its sole and only activity. (Source – Ernest Holmes, Practical Application of Science of Mind, excerpted in Science of Mind magazine, Nov 2008)
 Creation – The giving of form to the Substance of Mind. Creation always was and always will be. To be conscious is to create, because Spirit has to be conscious, and therefore must have something of which to be conscious. Creation is God making something out of Himself, or Itself, by becoming the thing He creates. The thought of God, coming into expression must go on forever. We must understand that Creation does not mean making something out of nothing, but means the passing of Substance into form, through a law which is set in motion by the Word of Spirit. There could not be a time when the activity of Spirit would cease. The whole action of Spirit must be within Itself, upon the Law (which is also within Itself) and upon the Universal Stuff, or matter, which is also within Itself. The three must in reality be One; hence, “The Trinity”. (Source – Glossary – The Science of Mind – A Philosophy, A Faith, A Way of Life by Ernest Holmes)
Hinduism Part 1 – Chapter 1: The Creation of Virat Verse 1 In the beginning all this verily was Atman only, one and without a second. There was nothing else that winked. He bethought Himself: “Let Me now create the worlds.”
Verse 2: He created these worlds: Ambhah, the world of water-bearing clouds, Marichi, the world of the solar rays, Mara, the world of mortals and Ap, the world of waters. Yon is Ambhah, above heaven; heaven is its support. The Marichis are the interspace. Mara is the earth. What is underneath is Ap.
Verse 3: He bethought Himself: “Here now are the worlds. Let Me now create world-guardians.” Right from the waters He drew forth the Person in the form of a lump and gave Him a shape.
Verse 4: He brooded over Him. From Him, so brooded over, the mouth was separated out, as with an egg; form the month, the organ of speech; from speech, fire, the controlling deity of the organ. Then the nostrils were separated out; from the nostrils, the organ of breath; from breath, air, the controlling deity of the organ. Then the eyes were separated out; from the eyes, the organ of sight; from sight, the sun, the controlling deity of the organ.
Then the ears were separated out; from the ears, the organ of hearing; from hearing, the quarters of space, the controlling deity of the organ. Then the skin was separated out; from the skin, hairs, the organ of touch; from the hairs, plants and trees, air the controlling deity of the organs. Then the heart was separated out; from the heart, the organ of the mind; from the mind, the moon, the controlling deity of the organ. Then the navel was separated out; from the navel, the organ of the apana; from the apana, Death, Varuna, the controlling deity of the organ. Then the virile member was separated out; from the virile member, semen, the organ of generation; from the semen, the waters, the controlling deity of the organ. Part 1 – Chapter 2: Cosmic Powers in the Human Body
Verse 1: These deities, thus created, fell into this great ocean. He subjected the Person to hunger and thirst. They said to Him: “Find out for us an abode wherein being established we may eat food.”
Verse 2-3: He brought them a cow. They said: “But this is not enough for us.” He brought them a horse. They said: “This, too, is not enough for us.” He brought them a person. The deities said: “Ah, this is well done, indeed.” Therefore a person is verily something well done. He said to the deities: “Now enter your respective abodes.”
Verse 4: The deity fire became the organ of speech and entered the mouth. Air became breath and entered the nostrils. The sun became sight and entered the eyes; the quarters of space became hearing and entered the ears. Plants and trees, the deity of air, became hairs and entered the skin. The moon became the mind and entered the heart. Death became the apana and entered the navel. The waters became semen and entered the virile member.
Verse 5: Hunger and thirst said to the Creator: “For the two of us find an abode also.” He said to them: “I assign the two of you to these deities; I make you co-sharers with them.” Therefore to whatsoever deity an oblation is made, hunger and thirst became sharers in it.
Part 1 – Chapter 3: The Embodiment of the Supreme Self Verse 1: He bethought Himself: “Here now are the worlds and the world-guardians. Let Me cerate food for them.”
Verse 2: He brooded over the waters. From the waters, thus brooded over, there emerged a condensed form. The form that so emerged is indeed food. Verse 3: The food so created wished to flee away. He sought to grasp it with speech. But He was not able to grasp it with speech. If, indeed, He has grasped it with speech, one would then have been satisfied by merely uttering the word food.
Verse 4-10: The Creator sought to grasp it with the breath. But He was not able to grasp it with the breath. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the breath, one would then have been satisfied by merely smelling food. He sought to grasp it with the eye. But He was not able to grasp it with the eye. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the eye, one would then have been satisfied by merely seeing food. He sought to grasp it with the ear. But He was not able to grasp it with the ear. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the ear, one would then have been satisfied by merely hearing of food. He sought to grasp it with the skin. But He was not able to grasp it with the skin. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the skin, one would then have been satisfied by merely touching food. He sought to grasp it with the mind. But He was not able to grasp it with the mind. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the mind, one would then have been satisfied by merely thinking of food. He sought to grasp it with the virile member. But He was not able to grasp it with the virile member. If, indeed, He had grasped it with the virile member, one would then have been satisfied by merely emitting food. He sought to grasp it with the apana and He grasped it. This grasper of food is what vayu, air or prana is. This vayu is what lives on food.
Verse 11: He bethought Himself: “How could this exist without Me?” Then He said to Himself: “Which way shall I enter it?” he said to Himself further: “If speech is uttered by the organ of speech, if smelling is done by the breath, seeing by the eyes, hearing by the ears, touching by the skin, thinking by the mind, eating by the apana and the emission of semen by the virile member, them who am I?”
Verse 12: So, piercing the end, the Lord entered through that door. That door is known as the vidriti, the cleft. This is the place of bliss. Atman, thus embodied, has three abodes, three conditions of sleep. This is one abode, this is another, this is the third.
Verse 13: Having been born as the jiva, He realised the elements as one with Himself. What else here would one desire to speak about? He perceived this very person as the all pervading Brahman. He said: “Ah, I have seen It.”
Verse 14: Therefore He is called Idandra. Idandra, indeed is His name. Him who is Idandra they call indirectly Indra. Aitareya Upanishad
Sikhism What is the time, season, day, month, of creation? Knows None. Not the Pundits, even if it be in the text of a Puran; Nor the Qazi does who interprets the Quran. Nor Yogi knows the date, season, month, but the One Who Created the Universe, Knoweth alone. (Jap M. 1)
Judaism The Hebrew Creation story tells us of a river that emerges from out of the deepest of mysteries, from the Infinite Being of all beings. This beautiful wellspring carries us through our earthly existence and remains pure always, undisturbed by the turmoil of our life journey, gifting us with a core sense of balance and reminding us of God’s unconditional love. In down-to-earth terms, this is your heart of hearts, which is always pure, always virtuous, even through the mistakes we sometimes make. To this heart of hearts we can always turn and return again, and from within her we can remember and rediscover the precious primordial “ I ” with which God gifted us at our creation. As is written: “A pure heart did God create in me; a spirit of authenticity did God renew deep in me” (Psalms 51:12).
Daily Fruit from the Tree of Life by Gershon Winkler Kabbalah