stanza 2, slokas 3-4

3. The hour had not yet struck; the ray had not yet flashed into the Germ; the Matripadma had not yet swollen.
4. Her heart had not yet opened for the one ray to enter, thence to fall, as three into four, into the lap of Maya.


“Mr. A. Keightley:  Sloka 3, Stanza 2. “The hour had not yet struck; the ray had not yet flashed into the Germ; the Matri-Padma had not yet swollen.” “The ray of the ‘Ever-Darkness’ becomes, as it is emitted, a ray of effulgent life or light, and flashes into the ‘Germ’ – the point in the Mundane Egg, represented by matter in its abstract sense.”

{Question} 1. Is the point in the Mundane Egg the same as the point in the circle – the unmanifested Logos?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Never; the point in the circle is that which we call the unmanifested Logos. The manifested Logos is the triangle, and I have said it many times. Does not Pythagoras speak of the never manifested Monad which lives in solitude and darkness, which, when the hour strikes, radiates from itself number 1?

This number 1, descending, produces number 2, and number 2, number 3, the three forming a triangle, the first full geometrical figure in the world of forms.

It is this triangle which is the point in the Mundane Egg, and which, after gestating, starts from the egg and forms a triangle and not the point in the circle, for the point in the circle is the unmanifested Logos.

Mr. A. Keightley:  That is what I thought.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Brahma-Vach-Viraj in the Hindu philosophy, and it is Kether, Chochmah and Binah in the Sephirothal tree. The one Logos is the potential, the unrevealed cause; the other the actus, or in other words, the Monad evolving, from its invincible self, the active effect which in its turn becomes a cause on a lower plane.

Now discuss the matter. Who has any objections? Collect your combativeness and go on, gentlemen. Has no one any objections to offer? Do ask, Mr. President.

The President:  Well, in a sense, the second question bears upon it, because it illustrates, or at least it will settle the question, as to the exact plane of differentiation with which the whole of this Sloka is dealing as I take it. Ask the second question.

Mr. A. Keightley:  2. “What is the Ever-Darkness, in the sense used here?”

Mme. Blavatsky:  Ever-Darkness means the ever-unknowable mystery, behind the veil even of the Logos.

Mr. A. Keightley:  Parabrahm, in fact.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Parabrahm; even the Logos can see only Mulaprakriti. It cannot see that which is beyond the veil; that is the “Ever-Unknowable Darkness.””


H. P. Blavatsky

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