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. A. Keightley:  Then Question 3. “Does the Dhyani, whose province it is to watch over a Round, watch over, during his period of activity, the whole series of Globes, or only over a particular Globe?”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I have explained this just now. Each of them has his own Globe to watch, but there are seven planetary spirits, and it is Dhyani-Buddha. You make a mistake there.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  I said Dhyani.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Here it is said when the All and planetary, and the Dhyani-Buddhas and all who will appear on earth in the Seventh Round when all humanity will have become Buddhas {and} Devas, their sons, and they will be no more trammeled with matter, there is a difference between planetary and the other (continues reading from her own notes).

 
Mind you, in the Kabalah you will see always mention of the three higher planes, of which they speak with great reluctance. Even there they will not go as far as that, they simply give you the Triad: Chochmah (or whatever they call it) and Binah, the male and female intelligence, or wisdom and intelligence.

 
And this Binah in the Kabalah is called the Jehovah, and a female, if you please.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  It says here that the Dhyani is to watch successively every one of the rounds. A little confusion arose there.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But Dhyani is a generic name, as I said to you. It is an abbreviation of Dhyani-Chohans, that is all, but not of Dhyani-Buddhas. Dhyani-Buddhas are quite a different thing. If I said it, it is a very great mistake, a lapsus linguae to which I plead guilty very often – as I have said 28 was 5 times 7.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Question 4. Is there any name which can be applied to the “Planetary Spirit”, which watches over the entire evolution of a planetary chain?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Which one is it?

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Number 4.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I had to or three pages written out, but perhaps it is better that I should not read it. There is nothing at all, it simply explains why we do not worship them.

 
The Chairman:  Well, let us have it; it is a very interesting point, that.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  This is why we go against the idea of any personal extra-cosmic god. You cannot worship one such god, for “the gods are many”, is said in the Bible. Therefore you have to choose either to worship many, who are all one as good, and as limited, as the other, which is polytheism and idolatry; or do as the Israelites have done – choose your own tribal god. (continues reading from the notebook)

 
Now this, in the Bible, is what is said: “The gods are many, but the God is one.” (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 8:5-6) Why? Because it is their own god that they have chosen.

 
With the end of Pralaya he disappears, as Brahma does, and as all other Devas do. That is to say, he merged in the Absolute, because he is simply one of the rays, which, whether the highest or lowest, will all be merged into the Absolute, and therefore we do not worship and we do not offer prayers to them, because if we did we should have to worship many gods;

 
and if we address our prayers to the one Absolute, then I do not think the one Absolute has got ears to hear us. That is my opinion. It may be atheistical and I may appear a very great infidel, but I cannot help it.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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