stanza 1, slokas 1-2

STANZA I.
1. THE ETERNAL PARENT WRAPPED IN HER EVER INVISIBLE ROBES HAD SLUMBERED ONCE AGAIN FOR SEVEN ETERNITIES.
2. TIME WAS NOT, FOR IT LAY ASLEEP IN THE INFINITE BOSOM OF DURATION.

 

“Mr. _____:  Look at the birds that pull up their own water.

 
Mr. ______:  But you cannot compare that with human intelligence.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I think in all probability an ant has a thousand times more intellect than a man, if we take the proportionate size.

 
Mr. _____:  It is well known that any intelligent donkey, if he is left with only a door between him and the garden where he can get the things he might have to eat, will open it; he will pull down the handle of the door.

 
Again, look at the way cats that are out at night act. In many a house that I have been in, the cats knock at the windowpane with their heads on the balcony in front; and look at the way dogs will pull the bell sometimes. Surely that is reasoning enough.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Go and compare a child and a kitten, if you please, when they are born; what can a child do? And a cat, immediately it stands on its legs, goes eating.

 
The President:  That is, I think, what Dr. Williams meant just now when he said, “The animal is born more or less with all its faculties, and generally speaking does not gain on that, while man is gradually learning and improving.”

 
Is not that really the point?

 
Dr. Williams:  That is exactly the point.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Of course man is a perfected animal. He is a progressive animal.

 
Mr. Ellis:  Is not it a question of degree and surroundings?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  We look upon the animals, as the men of science look upon us.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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