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:  But then, also later in The Secret Doctrine, in the more scientific part, you state that light is only made visible by darkness, or rather darkness is the original thing and light is the result of the presence of objects in the objective world.

 

Mme. Blavatsky:  If there is no sun, there would be no light, certainly, in the objective world.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  But I mean if there were no objects, there would be nothing to reflect the light.

 

Mme. Blavatsky:  Take two rays of light, and they will produce darkness.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:   Take a globe of water and pass an electric beam through it. The electric beam is perfectly dark, unless there are objects in the water, in which case you get specks of light.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, that is a good illustration.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  You cannot see the light, it passes through the water perfectly invisible.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  You cannot see light itself. But light may be manifested to another sense, as something quite different, may it not?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Yes, because, after all, the light is only differentiation of vibration.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You can have the sense of light in the taste or hearing; in all your senses you can have it, or you can, for instance, in the hearing have the sense of taste and have the sense of seeing; why, look at clairvoyants, they are perfectly asleep. They are in a trance, moreover, and they {you} come and put a letter {upon them} and the clairvoyant reads {it}. How is that?

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  That is an extra sense.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is not an extra sense. It is simply that sense of seeing can be shifted. It passes into the sense of touch.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Is not the sense of perception the beginning of the sixth sense?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, yes, but that goes a little further. This is simply the shifting of the physical sense of sight into the sense of touch, nothing else.

 
Now those clairvoyants will, blindfolded, read to you a letter; but if you asked them what will be the letter that I will receive tomorrow, that is not written yet, the clairvoyant will not tell you.

 
But the sense you are talking about (the sixth sense) will, because it is there before you. That is quite a different thing. One is manifestation on the physical plane, and the other on the spiritual plane.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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