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 cannot be a matter of importance. Still, I think if it should go out as it is, it would be very severely criticized. Whether this is a matter of any consequence, I don’t know.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  If we were to write like all the blessed sages in the world, we should be pitched into. “The Theosophical Society”, they say, “is absurd”. It is a jumble, it has hallucinations, it is this, that, and the other; what can you do?

 
Dr. Williams:  I suppose the Theosophical Society and yourself, as well, desire so far as possible to avoid giving them occasion for such remarks.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is no use to sit under an umbrella the whole of your life.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  One does not want to give them a handle they can seize hold of.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Your old simile for the sleep of the brain was a very good one, the flickering embers of the fire just dying down. If you reverse that and suppose a current of air passes over the slumbering embers –

 
Dr. Williams:  That would be a beautiful illustration of it.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  That is the true analogy; then you get it.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I do not know if this is put down.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  The point of it is this: you get a factor or two, as it were. These waking sparks in the cerebrum, the brain, just beginning to awake, combined with the activity that has been going on all night in the cerebellum, which in its turn is fading below the plane of consciousness.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Were you here, Dr. Williams, when we talked about that? I have it all in the little book. I have been writing considerably in it. It is not notes such as I have taken here. There I have been writing whole pages.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Does the cerebellum ever permanently stop working?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  No, but it is perfectly lost in the functions of the cerebrum, which is, just as Dr. Williams says, connected more with – what do you call it – vegetative life.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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