Aryadeva's four verses on cosmogony with variant readings, translated with comments by David Reigle. See the 25 Dec. 2013 blog entry:http://prajnaquest.fr/blog/
Here is first Nagarjuna's verse and then Aryadeva. Comments & clarifications of this cosmogonical outline, please:Pañcakrama
, chapter 3, verse 15:
asvatantraṃ jagat sarvaṃ svatantraṃ naiva jāyate |
hetuḥ prabhāsvaraṃ tasya sarva-śūnyaṃ prabhāsvaram ||
“The entire world is dependent [on a cause], for something independent can never arise. Its [the world’s] cause is luminosity (prabhāsvara); luminosity is the universal void (sarva-śūnya).”
Āryadeva’s four verses on cosmogony from the Svādhiṣṭhāna-prabheda
that explain this more fully are:
prabhāsvarān mahā-śūnyaṃ tasmāc copāya-sambhavaḥ |
tasmād utpadyate prajñā tasyāḥ pavana-sambhavaḥ || 18 ||
18. From luminosity (prabhāsvara) [arises] the great void (mahā-śūnya), and from that is the arising of means (upāya). From that, wisdom (prajñā) is arisen. From that is the arising of air.
pavanād agni-sambhūtir agneś ca jala-sambhavaḥ |
jalāc ca jāyate pṛthvī sattvānām eṣa sambhavaḥ || 19 ||
19. From air is the arising of fire, and from fire is the arising of water; and from water, earth is born. This is the arising of living beings.
bhū-dhātur līyate toye toyaṃ tejasi līyate |
tejaś ca sūkṣma-dhātau ca vāyuś citte vilīyate || 20 ||
20. The earth element dissolves in water. Water dissolves in fire, and fire in the subtle element [air]. Air dissolves in mind (citta).
cittaṃ caitasike līyetāvidyāyāṃ tu caitasam |
sāpi prabhāsvaraṃ gacchen nirodho ’yaṃ bhava-traye || 21 ||
21. Mind will dissolve in the mental derivatives (caitasika), and the mental derivatives in ignorance (avidyā). This, too, will go to luminosity (prabhāsvara). That is the cessation of the triple world.