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.

 

“Mr. A. Keightley:  Next Question. You say That during deep sleep “mind is not” on the material plane; but it is implied that during this period mind is active on another plane. Can you give us a definition of the characteristics which distinguish mind in the waking state from mind during the sleep of the body?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, I suppose there is a great difference between the two. You see, the reason in higher minds sleeps, but the instinctual mind is awakened. That is the difference.

 
The reason of the higher mind, in the physical man, is not always the same. Today I have been looking at a book and I learnt at least the great difference between cerebrum and cerebellum.

 
I was always mixing them up in my mind, I was not sure of them, and this morning I on purpose went to look and I at last learnt that this is the cerebellum (pointing to the head) and this is the cerebrum. The one sleeps when the other is awake, and if you ask an astrologer, he will give you a magnificent idea.

 
I don’t know where it is stated, but the brain is all in 7, and he separated them and put all the planets that answer to those portions.

 
Now here you will find the earth, the sun, and the moon, here at the back of the head; and this part sleeps and rests when the other is awake.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then what do you mean by instinctual mind?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You see, it passes from a plane which we regard as an illusion. Now, for instance, this plane in which we are proceeding is called reality; we call it illusion, but we say that this part going to sleep, and this part of the brain having no more a definite function, it is the other one that begins and carries away man on the Astral – which is still more deceptive, because it is all the emanations of everything that is bad. It preserves no record. The great serpent, it is called.

 
Now if the higher mind sleeps there you will have a perception of the dreams and you can bring back when you awake the recollection of them – this pretense of dreams, but I think we have been discussing dreams quite enough – and unless it is that, you will have all these chaotic dreams because you have all these dreams with this peculiar part of your brain, the cerebellum.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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