“4. IT IS THE ROOT THAT NEVER DIES, THE THREE-TONGUED FLAME OF THE FOUR WICKS…THE WICKS ARE THE SPARKS, THAT DRAW FROM THE THREE-TONGUED FLAME (THEIR UPPER TRIAD) SHOT OUT BY THE SEVEN, THEIR FLAME;
THE BEAMS AND SPARKS OF ONE MOON REFLECTED IN THE RUNNING WAVES OF ALL THE RIVERS OF THE EARTH (“BHUMI”, OR “PRITHIVI”).
The “Three-tongued flame” that never dies is the immortal spiritual triad – the Atma-Buddhi and Manas – the fruition of the latter assimilated by the first two after every terrestrial life.
The “four wicks” that go out and are extinguished, are the four lower principles, including the body.
Just as milliards of bright sparks dance on the waters of an ocean above which one and the same moon is shining, so our evanescent personalities – the illusive envelopes of the immortal MONAD-EGO – twinkle and dance on the waves of Maya.”
H. P. Blavatsky