stanza 1, slokas 6-9

STANZA 1
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.
9. BUT WHERE WAS THE DANGMA WHEN THE ALAYA OF THE UNIVERSE WAS IN PARAMARTHA AND THE GREAT WHEEL WAS ANUPADAKA?

 

“The Chairman:  It is not Herschel (The planet Uranus was at one time referred to as “Herschel’s planet” after its modern discoverer, William Herschel), is it?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I thought it was one at one time, and yesterday evening I was thinking a good deal about it, but I am not sure. If I were to see, or if it was possible to have a planisphere (a star chart) of the heavens to see at certain hours of the night, as astronomers must have it, I would have recognized it; but if it is not Herschel, I could not tell you.

 
The Chairman:  But the modern astronomers say about Herschel that it is a planet which has an almost unexpected and what we should call an occult influence upon things; and they, having recently discovered Herschel, assign exactly the sort of attributes to Herschel in astrology that one should expect of the secret planet.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  That is why I thought it was so, but I am not sure, and I cannot tell you until I have seen the planispheres, but as far as the name is concerned, you cannot go by the Sanskrit in order to know what is the name. I do not know well enough beyond this, that it is an occult planet, which is seen at a certain hour of the night, directly, as though near the moon.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Every night?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I am not sure whether it s every night. I know it was so, and that it had a sacred day, also.

 
Mr. Gardner:  It moves very slowly.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  And, mind you, the motion is retrograde. Therefore I do believe it is Herschel; but I would not swear to it.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  If you do away with the moon as one of the astrological planets, you would have to attach to one of the others the influence which is at present ascribed to the moon, and the question is , whether that can be done.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  What is said is this, that the influence of this secret planet passes through the moon, i.e., the occult influence of this secret planet; but whether it passes so that it comes in a direct line, or how, I cannot explain. That is for your mathematicians to know better than I can.

 
The Chairman:  Then, if that were so, you would find the influence of Herschel would be very strong indeed when it was in conjunction with the moon, as the astrologers call it.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Are these seven planets all on the same planes as ourselves?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Then I presume there is a separate plane belonging to each of those.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, you find it in the Secret Doctrine.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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