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:  Is there any name which can be applied to the Planetary Spirit, which watches over the entire evolution of a Planetary Chain?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  No name, unless you make of it the generic name since he is not alone but seven. (Continues reading from her notebook.)

 
If you give them this name it will be a very good name, I think. It will be scientific and it will answer the purpose, but you are at liberty to give any name you like. What is in a name? “Choose you the daily gods you duly worship”, says Joshua. (Paraphrase of Joshua 24:15.)

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Is there any name applied to it in the Sanskrit?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Look here, the Vaishnavas worship Vishnu, the Saivas worship Shiva, the other – how do you call them? – the { } worship Krishna, and so on. Everyone has a god of his own. Everyone chooses his own tribal god, or anything they like, or their racial god, and they are happy.

 
The Chairman:  But such a god as Vishnu is the synthesis of the seven.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  One is the creator, so called, though he certainly did not create matter out of nothing, but the universe out of something.

 
The other is a preserver and the third is a destroyer; but being that, he is the highest, because that which destroys, regenerates, and because you cannot have a plant growing without killing the seed. Therefore, he destroys to give a higher form, you understand.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Then these three questions: the name of the “Planetary Spirit”, and “Is there a name which can be applied to the Planetary Spirit watching over a Round?”

 
Also, “Is Brahma the correct term to use concerning the Planetary Spirit of one Globe during one Round, or would Manu be the more correct term?” In this sense is Manu identical with Brahma?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You have jumped to number 6.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  I put those three together, because they really practically come together. We wanted to distinguish a Planetary Spirit in a Chain of Worlds from the Planetary Spirit over one Globe, which really rules one Globe, and thirdly to ask whether Brahma is the correct term to use.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Of the universe they would never say Brahma. They would say Manus, and they are the same as Brahma; and then the rest of them, sometimes they are reckoned the seven, sometimes ten, according to what they are talking about, and this is in the esoteric meaning in the Puranas.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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