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. Hall:  Some people associate the different kinds of color with different kinds of pain.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is very easy. When you have neuralgia, there must be some color you cannot look at without terrible pain.

 
Dr. Williams:  Insane persons are treated sometimes by means of color.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Now did you ever think why bulls are irritated at the red color? Do you know it gives them terrible pain? It enters somehow or other through their sight into the brain, and makes them perfectly crazy. It gives them physical pain.

 
Mr. Gardner:  Is that why they wear red coats in hunting?

 
Mr. Kingsland:  They don’t hunt bulls!

 
Mr. Gardner:  Oh! I thought you said “wolves”.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Some colors do give pain. There are some sensitive persons who cannot look at very bright colors, they feel positively nervous at some combinations of colors, they cannot bear it.

 
Dr. Williams:  I think it is the most interesting question of science.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But I think the far more interesting question is to see the result of various combinations in the occult spheres. Now you will see one result on the terrestrial plane; but if you were to follow it up and see what are the results produced in the invisible sphere, well, it is invisible but still, some of the effects will become objective.

 
Though the cause which are set in motion will be invisible, you will see the effects.

 
Dr. Williams:  It is always far more interesting to investigate any question from the point of view of principles before descending into particulars.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I believe the only exact science that you have is mathematics, and mathematics proceeds in this way.

 
Dr. Williams:  Yes, from the first principle to details.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly, it is not quite the Aristotelian way that you can use in mathematics.

 
Dr. Williams:  I do not think science would object to this more than this: “Be sure of your first principles. If you know what they are, then there would be no difficulty.”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But how about they who don’t know what they see before their noses? They only see that which they think they see, and then they are obliged to give them up, because they see they are mistaken. Why are the men of science so very, very conceited?

 
Dr. Williams:  Well, I think it all grows out of the idea that man in a certain way creates everything from himself, that he has no relation to any higher power than himself, and he regards himself as the highest power in the universe.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Is it conceit?

 
Dr. Williams:  I should say almost supreme conceit.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  How about our grandfathers? For the scientists want us to have a grandfather common with the ape; that is supreme degradation.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  No, they may think this: “Look how gloriously we have progressed in a few thousand years.”

 
Mr. Hall:  Like a self-made man who is always referring to the time when he came to London with twopence in his pocket.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  How do you know there are not self-made apes in the forest? We do not know anything about it. I have seen apes who are very wise. I have seen many; I love apes. I have a great tenderness for them, and I think they are better than men are. It is a fact.

 
(The proceedings then came to a close.)”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

 

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