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:  Well, but roughly speaking, you have the animal with his sensation, which sensation is transmitted to the brain, if there is anything to be done with it for the first time. That process is repeated, until finally there is a sort of course of action determined, giving a repetition of the sensation.

 
Ultimately the end of it is that the cerebellum appears to act as an organ which will entail a definite course of action following a similar sensation without the creature taking a conscious part in the process. Is not that supposed to be the function of the cerebellum?

 
Dr. Williams:  Yes.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then, you see, the cerebrum has taken its part and the cerebellum takes its part during the waking hours. Very well then; then we come to another part of it. It is possible for the cerebrum to be a coordinating organ of ideas, as the cerebellum is a coordinating organ of action?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, really, I don’t know physiology enough for it, I can tell you. I don’t know all the scientific things and I have read a good deal of what Huxley (Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist) was saying about the evidence of one lobe and another lobe. I say he has a theory which I cannot make head or tail of, just to reconcile it with occult theories, with what we are taught.

 
Dr. Williams:  I don’t think you could understand him. I think Huxley is ultra materialistic.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  He speaks about things most peculiarly. I read him several times and I think if I read it ten times, I could not understand it either.

 
It may be very scientific physiologically, but in reality, as well as I could check it by my own experience in dreams, all that I see in sleep etc., I could not make head or tail of it. I don’t see it as that at all.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  If you tickle a sleeping man gently, he will make a movement to brush it away, but without waking.

 
Therefore the stimulus goes to the cerebellum and the mechanical action is produced. Arch’s point was this; does the cerebrum, the forebrain, act in the same way with regard to the ideas? Does that establish a coordination between ideas?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I believe it does. It cannot be otherwise.

 
Dr. Williams:  I should say it could not be otherwise.

 
The President:  Well I think we might make it now general.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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