stanza 1, slokas 3-4

STANZA I.
3. UNIVERSAL MIND WAS NOT, FOR THERE WERE NO AH-HI TO CONTAIN IT.
4. THE SEVEN WAYS TO BLISS WERE NOT. THE GREAT CAUSES OF MISERY WERE NOT, FOR THERE WAS NO ONE TO PRODUCE AND GET ENSNARED BY THEM.

 

“Dr. Williams:  It seems to me from what I can gather from your elucidation that it really means a force which is a unity, not a complex action and reaction of several forces – which would be implied in the word intelligence or anything which implies complexity – but rather it is that simple force, almost.

 
The noumenal, the aspect of phenomenal force, would at least express better what is meant by that.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, I don’t know. You take one flame and represent yourselves a flame and it will be unity; but the rays which will proceed from that flame, they will become complex and do all kinds of things and will be seen to act each one on its own line.

 
Dr. Williams:  But they only become complex when they find receptacles in lower forms.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Just what they do find. The lower they descend the more they find it. But it is all one; it is simply the rays which proceed from one; and more and more do they proceed to differentiate until they become fully conditioned and fall down here in this world of ours, with its thousands and millions of inhabitants – as Carlyle said, “most of them fools.” (Thomas Carlyle, English author)

 
Dr. Williams:  Well, the Ah-hi, then, considered as a primary essence, would be a unity.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly, because they proceed from unity. It is the first of the seven rays, as they call it.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then they are the reflection of unity.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  What are the prismatic rays, if you please, if not one single white ray? From the one they become three, from the three they become seven, because there is a prismatic scale of colours.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Seven, but they are still one when they are moving rapidly over each other.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  To our perception, quite so. They become seven just in the same way, there if you please take the analogy.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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