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:  Supposing you stop your physical ears and watch clairvoyantly the plane, and allow your clairvoyant hearing, so to speak, to operate at the same time. Clairvoyant sight will translate itself into into hearing on the same plane.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  One would merge into the other. You can taste sound, if you like, too. There are sounds which are exceedingly acid, and there are sounds which are exceedingly sweet, and bitter, and all the scale of taste, in fact.

 
This is no nonsense, I say it seriously, and you will find it so if you want to know about the super-physical senses.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then, do you get the same extension of smelling into touch?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, you may reverse entirely and shift one sense into the other, and you may make it a great deal more intense and do anything you like.

 
Now in the Vedas it is said – or is it in the Upanishads, I think it is the Upanishads – they speak about seeing a sound. I don’t know if I did not mention it in the Secret Doctrine.

 

Oh! I wrote an article in the Theosophist about it. There is something either in the Upanishads or the Vedas.

 
Mr. Bulaki Rama:  Yes, there is several times a mention of seeing a sound, but we think it is in the metaphorical sense.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Now you want to take it so, because you are in the England universities.

 
Mr. B. Keightley: Instead of being the sons of Brahma!

 
Dr. Williams:  I wonder if anyone has read a story in the last number of Harper’s Magazine, a story of a sailor who had been cast away on an island in one of the Archipelagos, in the South Seas, and finds a race of people who have entirely lost the art of talking.

 
They understand each other and see what they think, but they regard sound as a very gross way of communicating thought. It is a very interesting little sketch.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It would b a “Palace of Truth”. You could not say then, “How happy I am to see you”, and send them to all kinds of disagreeable places in your mind. They communicated in such a way as that in the olden times. Their thoughts took objective form.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  They hit each other in the eye with the thought.

 
Dr. Williams:  He says he found it a powerful incentive to moral elevation (laughter).

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  They could not fib, then. You could not say a falsehood. How nice it would be to go into a drawing room of Mrs. Grundy’s and just to know that they must communicate their thoughts.

 
It would be the sweetest thing in the world! How many compliments would be exchanged! Well gentlemen, what else? Once I am dead I won’t be worth much, so take your last chance before I die. Gardner has subsided.

 
Mr. Gardner:  No, I was thinking, “before you took your dreamless sleep.”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  We should know more about the senses and could just exchange thoughts and all kinds of things simply by scratching our noses. We would understand each other. This business would be thought transferring. It would be a very nice thing.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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