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?

 

“Mr. Kingsland:  Are they not the planetary spirits, then?

 
Mme, Blavatsky:  What, the Builders? Well, they are, but of a lower kind.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Do they act under the planetary spirit of the earth?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, no. The planetary spirit of the earth is not a bit higher, unless he is one who has attained his rank, so to say, earlier than the others, and therefore he is considered the chief of them. Mind you, I tell you that which is said not in the exoteric religions (though in some, of course, you may learn it), but in the esoteric teaching.

 
The Chairman:  But are not the Builders of various classes when considering the solar system or the universe as a whole or any one particular planet? I mean, are there not Builders absolutely terrestrial, in the same way that there are builders of the solar system and the universe?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Then the terrestrial Builder is a planetary spirit?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, but a very low kind. What is our earth compared to Jupiter, for instance (well we won’t speak of the solar angels) ? Is it nothing but a speck of dirt or mud.

 
The Chairman:  But it has its hierarchy.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Of course it has, all of them have. This will be shown to you here. They are reflected in the intelligence of the G.A.O.T.U (the Masonic formula meaning “Grand Architect of the Universe”), which is simply Mahat, the Universal Mind.

 
There comes again the third. Well it is said distinctly, the planetary spirits are those who watch over planets and globes of a chain such as that of our earth. Now, fourth, you spoke about Dhyani-Buddhas. They are the same as the higher Devas. In India they are what are called Bodhisattvas in the Buddhist religion, but exoterically they are given only as five whereas there are seven.

 
Why they do so is because exoterically they take it “a la lettre”, but they represent the Seven, and it is also said in The Secret Doctrine, “the five Buddhas who have come, and two who are to come in the Sixth and Seventh Races.”

 
Now, esoterically, their president is {Vairocana?}, and he is called the Supreme Intelligence, and the Supreme Buddha, and [  ](Transactions: Vajradhara) which is again higher than the [  ], because he is as much above [  ] as Parabrahm is above Brahma or Mahat. It is the same difference.

 
Or as, for instance, the Dhyani-Buddha is higher than the Manushi Buddha, the Human Buddha – which is the same difference. The Dhyani-Buddhas are the one thing exoterically and another thing in occultism.

 
Exoterically, each is a Trinity. (continues reading from her own notes.) That is the difference between Dhyani-Buddhas and the others. The Dhyani-Buddhas are those who remain from a previous Manvantara on a planet which is not as high as ours, which is very low; and the others have to pass through all kingdoms of Nature, through the mineral kingdom, the vegetable kingdom, and the animal kingdom.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Then the Dhyan-Chohan is prehuman, and the Dhyani-Buddha is posthuman.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  They are all Dhyan-Chohans.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

 

 

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