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. B. Keightley:  By touch they mean skin, sensibility.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Do they call skin, also, the eye that sees?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  No, they say the eye that sees is formed of one of the nerves of the skin.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  No, the eye is the outgrowth of the brain.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  And that is all that they say, the physiologists. They do not make much progress, it appears.

 
Dr. Williams:  I meant that that to me seems to be the only thing worth thinking very much about. That deduction is founded on the beginning of the very lowest forms of life, the first differentiation of that which results in the organ of sight, a simple pigment cell which is more sensitive to light than the other cells.

 
I am not sure that there is no harmony between the most advanced physiology and that proposition of yours.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  The sense of sound is the first thing that manifests itself in the universe. Then after that, sound, certainly, is in correspondence with colors or sight; that is the second thing. Well, I think you have got enough for tonight.

 
Dr. Williams:  I think the sense of sound always passes into the sense of sight. I do not think we can have any conception of anything unless it does.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  If you could only see clairvoyantly a person playing a piano, you would see the sound as plainly as you hear it. If you allow yourself to sit there in your own normal state and listen, of course you will hear the sound, but if you only can concentrate your ideas; just paralyze your sense of sound – you can even put cotton in your ears – you will see the sound and how much better you can see it, and detect every little note and modulation that you could not do otherwise. You cannot hear at a distance, but you can see at a distance.

 
Dr. Williams:  Do you mean you see it as a sort of rhythmic movement?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You see it if you are accustomed to it. Now let us take an illustration.

 

For instance, to hear a person sing on the stage, you must be within a limited distance from the stage, in a place where the acoustic properties are good and where the sound travels freely.

 
But now you just imagine yourself that you have a very good sight, and you sit there and a prima donna will sing, say in Kensington Gardens; you can see it if there is no impediment. You will hear it with your sight better than you will see it with your ears. That is paradoxical, but it is perfectly occult and true. Note this.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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