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. Hall: When you say the physical death of man, do you mean the permanent death?
Mme. Blavatsky: What other death is there for man?
Mr. Hall: I don’t know whether it is the fact that you meant us to take it that after each death the soul is free and can proceed without being hampered by the body.
Mme. Blavatsky: You make a too subtle distinction. What is it you are talking about?
Mr. Hall: If you mean when a man ceases to incarnate, that is another thing.
Mme. Blavatsky: When does he cease? When he becomes Nirvanee, when you are dead and no Hall will exist any more, but your Ego will. The Roger Hall will have become one of the dresses that your Ego has thrown off to assume another in a certain time.
Mr. Hall: But then why should the Ego be anymore able to perceive things than it is at present.
Mme. Blavatsky: Because it is not impeded by matter, by gross matter. Can you see what is behind the door unless you are a clairvoyant? There, there is no impediment of matter and the soul sees everything. It goes into Devachan, its own place, and afterwards it must reincarnate. But there are cases when they don’t go into Devachan, that is what we are fools enough to believe in.
Mr. Hall: It would it not apply to every physical death.
Mme. Blavatsky: We do not speak about exceptions, they only prove the rule; we speak about the average death.
Mr. B. Keightley: There is a moment of freedom of that mind, I take it, between the actual death and the time when the Ego proceeds to the Devachanic state.
Mme. Blavatsky: We can only go by analogies. When I am dead, I will come and tell you, if I can. I do not think I will, but there are others who have been in trances, which is just as good as death, and there are those yogis who were, for instance, 40 days buried.
Mr. Hall: The Yogis are exceptions.
Mme. Blavatsky: There, consciousness can live and the body is – I do not say dead, but any doctor will tell you, it is dead.
Mr. Hall: But all these are exceptions. I was asking whether it applied to every physical death, because if at the ordinary physical death of ordinary man his Ego must go along of itself, then it is not impeded in Devachan by the illusory bliss as it is by the illusory matter.
Mme. Blavatsky: Don’t let us mix up these things or we will never end here.”
H. P. Blavatsky