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. Ellis: We have no methods of doing what they do in the Sanskrit. They couple two word together and you have the whole meaning of a sentence. If we want to express that same quality I have found over and over again you have to put about twenty words. You cannot do it in one or two.
Mr. Duncan: I think that last question had reference to the consciousness of time.
Mme. Blavatsky: Oh, this is all finite beginning and ending, so you cannot find any correspondence between that and real duration or real abstract space, for it is not, it cannot be localized.
There is such a thing as time, it has a beginning and an end.
Mr. _____: Yes but are we conscious of it?
Mme. Blavatsky: No, even the Devachanee is not conscious of it.
Mr. _____: But he is conscious of a succession of states of consciousness.
Mme. Blavatsky: No, all is present to the Devachanee. There is no past, because he would recall it and regret it, and there is no future because he would be anxious to have it.
Devachan is a state of bliss in which everything is present; that is why they say the Devachanee has no conception and no idea of time; to him everything is just a real and vivid dream.
Mr. _____: He can have no idea of time in as much as there is nothing to measure it by.
Mme. Blavatsky: To him it is not a dream, but to us it is a dream. When we dream everything is present and we enjoy the greatest bliss.
Mr. _____: In a dream also we may dream a lifetime in half a second, yet we are conscious of succession of states of consciousness. Events take place one after the other.
Mme. Blavatsky: After the dream, not during the dream. During the dream you will become conscious of nothing of the kind. You will perhaps forget there is such a thing as succession of states of consciousness. You will forget it surely.
Mr. Ellis: If you were describing a picture to somebody you could not give him all that picture at once, you have to give him first one part of the picture then another, although you have it all in your mind.
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes, you have it all before you all the time.
Mr. Keightley: That is the last question.”
H. P. Blavatsky