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:  Don’t you think it would be a thing for some future Thursday, if you would take the senses and give us some principles to work upon?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I would have all the physiologists sitting on me, if I did. Not in public you know.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  But you are not in public. You are only in Blavatsky Lodge.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I am not learned enough to undertake such a thing as that.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  I think you could you do it, if you tried. We should be content with little elementary things, but I think you could give us the others, if you tried.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  At present, one works blindly in connection with these things, and often sets about working on matters which really are of no use, and have to be completely unlearned again.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  What does physiology say about it? You see, I am more capable of detecting mistakes if I see them; if I read a book on physiology, or if I hear somebody talk. It is a great deal easier for me to find the mistake than to come and tell you anything about the thing, because not knowing physiology or your technical terms, and not being sure how far they have progressed with their illusions and hallucinations, I do not know where to begin.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  I shall be very happy to supply you with books.

 
Dr. Williams:  He can supply illusions enough.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Can you tell me, Dr. Williams, what they say in physiology about it?

 
Dr. Williams: They say a great deal.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Do they say anything about this?

 
Dr. Williams:  The only thing they say worth consideration is – or rather the deduction that may be made from what they do say is – every sense may be resolved into the sense of touch. You may call that the coordinating sense, and the deduction is made from their embryological investigations, which show that the sense of touch is the first and primary sense, and that all others have been evolved from that, since sight and sound and taste, everything, are simply more highly specialized or differentiated forms of touch. I know of nothing worthy of consideration.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  If you go to the trouble of reading the Anugita and the conversation between the brahmin and his wife, I can assure you, he teaches very good things to his wife there, and very philosophically. You won’t lose your time. He (Mr. Keightley) can lend it to you, if you like.

 
Really, it is worth reading, and the brahmin speaks there about the seven senses. All the time, he talks about the seven senses. It is translated by Max Muller. “Mind and Understanding” are the two extra senses, and I say it is very badly translated, because it does not mean that in Sanskrit at all.

 
I think the first sense, you understand, is sound, on the top of the ladder, on the last rune on the terrestrial plane. Maybe they will win their case by touch, but I do not think it is so.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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