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.

 

“Col. Chowne:  Then it says: “Light proceeds from Darkness.”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  After that. First comes light. Light is the first Logos – call it whatever you like – it is the non-manifested Logos. In the second Logos it is not the Creator, but the light.

 
In the Vishnu Purana they do not call it even Brahma, because Brahma is an aspect of Vishnu in the Vishnu Purana. What they say is, it is Vishnu – all. Vishnu is and is not.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then what is the difference there between the derivations of Vishnu and Brahma, the spreading and the pervading?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  In the Vishnu Purana you will find Vishnu spoken of as the Absolute “No-Thing”, as the Ain Soph, that which is perfectly unknown, endless and incomprehensible.

 
The Heavenly Man is its vehicle to manifest itself in the Universe when the Ain Soph becomes that celestial man. Just as the same we deal with Vishnu in the Vishnu Purana, who will be spoken of as the Absolute; and then one of his aspects will be Brahma, the male, not the neuter, and after that he becomes everything.

 
In the Veda you won’t find Vishnu prominently mentioned, nor Brahma. Vishnu is named in the Veda, but is not mentioned as anything of a high order. As to Brahma, he is not mentioned at all.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then that quotation, “For Father, Mother and Son were once more One”?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Means that all that, the creative forces and the causing forces – if I may use the expression – and the effect of this cause is the Universe.

 
Again, in the undifferentiated condition all was merged into one and was One. The Absolute is during the Pralaya, always.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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