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:  Then we get to Sloka 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.”

 
Does then this “eye” open up the Absolute, or is the “one form of existence” and the “All-Presence” here mentioned other than the Absolute?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, but the eye of Dangma being open and all that – I suppose everyone ought to see that it is again a metaphorical way of expressing the thing. You may open your eyes, and anyone can open his eyes on the Absolute, but the question is, “shall we see It?”

 
It is not said that the eye saw, it says it “sensed”.

 
Now, if it said that on opening the eye Dangma saw the Absolute, then it would be a fallacy and an absurdity, but it is said “sensed”, if you please.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  It is not taken in that sense. What was meant by the question was, it is through this open eye that we do receive such sense, or such feeling, or such consciousness, whatever you take it to be?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Do you take it for your own eye?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  No, for the highest spiritual faculty.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  There was no Dangma at that time, therefore nobody could see it. What other question have you then?

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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