stanza 1, slokas 5-8

STANZA I.
5. DARKNESS ALONE FILLED THE BOUNDLESS ALL, FOR FATHER, MOTHER AND SON WERE ONCE MORE ONE, AND THE SON HAD NOT AWAKENED YET FOR THE NEW WHEEL, AND HIS PILGRIMAGE THEREON.
6. THE SEVEN SUBLIME LORDS AND THE SEVEN TRUTHS HAD CEASED TO BE, AND THE UNIVERSE, THE SON OF NECESSITY, WAS IMMERSED IN PARANISHPANNA, TO BE OUTBREATHED BY THAT WHICH IS AND YET IS NOT. NAUGHT WAS.
7. THE CAUSES OF EXISTENCE HAD BEEN DONE AWAY WITH; THE VISIBLE THAT WAS, AND THE INVISIBLE THAT IS, RESTED IN ETERNAL NON-BEING — THE ONE BEING.
8. ALONE THE ONE FORM OF EXISTENCE STRETCHED BOUNDLESS, INFINITE, CAUSELESS, IN DREAMLESS SLEEP; AND LIFE PULSATED UNCONSCIOUS IN UNIVERSAL SPACE, THROUGHOUT THAT ALL-PRESENCE WHICH IS SENSED BY THE OPENED EYE OF THE DANGMA.

 

“Mr. A. Keightley:   The first question arises from what was stated at a previous meeting, when you said that it would take too long. We want to know if you will give us some explanation of the four and seven truths, even if it takes all the evening, as you said it would be too large a subject to deal with at the same time as others.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:   Well, I will answer as follows:  Everything about the four truths you can find in the Buddhist Catechism (H. S. Olcott) or any of the exoteric books, but I do not think you are ready, anyone of you, for the esoteric explanation of them; therefore I had better ask you to postpone this.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Can anything that is esoteric be found in these exoteric books?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You can find it in any manual of Buddhism; in Olcott’s book, for instance. There is nothing occult about it.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then how far is that exoteric side to be taken for anything real?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is real, because in the Buddhist church they practice it, and certainly the high priests know the truth about it, and they do not take the exoteric forms literally. As to the small fry and the laymen, they do.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then how far has that any value?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It has great value, because it is a discipline and it helps them to lead a good life and to have their mind fixed always on the spiritual.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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