stanza 2, slokas 3-4

STANZA II.
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:  What is the ray, then, in this connection?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  The plane of the circle whose face is blank {black} and whose point in the circle is white; but white figuratively, because certainly it has no color. The first possible conception in our minds of the invisible Logos.

 
Ever-Darkness is eternal and the ray is periodically flashed out of its central point through the germ. The ray is withdrawn back into the central point and the Germ grows into the second Logos, the triangle within the Mundane Egg.

 
If you don’t understand still, you just offer me any questions, and I will try to answer them.

 
The President:  The difficulty we were all in when we were reading this Sloka the other day and considering it was, that we were doubtful whether it really referred to the same epoch of manifestation as the earlier portion, as the first Stanza, for instance.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  There is the beauty of these Stanzas, and I will tell you afterwards, later in the questions.

 
The President:  I may say, I think most of these questions are intended to bring out this point, that is to say, whereabouts we are.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Because the Mundane Egg seem to be really the third stage, at any rate not earlier than the third.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  The first stage is when the point appears within the dark circle, within that unknowable darkness.

 
The President:  May I interrupt you for one moment – that point being the unmanifested Logos?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes. The second stage is when, from that white point, proceeds the ray which darts and produces the first point, which in the Zohar is called Kether or Sephira, then produces Chochmah and Binah, the first triangle, which is the manifested Logos.

 
And yet, from this manifested Logos will go the seven rays, which in the Zohar are called the lower Sephiroth, and which in our system are called, well, the Primordial Seven, from which there will proceed innumerable series of hierarchies. They simplify the thing and take simply the four planes and the worlds and so on. That is all. This does not explain anything.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  What you say is that the triangle is what you here refer to as the Germ in the Mundane Egg?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  The Mundane Egg being used in a very much wider sense than that of terrestrial – being the Universal Egg, so to speak.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  There is the Universal Egg and the Solar Egg; they refer to it, and of course you must qualify it and say what it is.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Abstract form is the same, whatever scale you take it on.

 
The President:  Being the eternal feminine, really.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  No, no. There is no eternal female principle, and there is no eternal male principle. There is the potentiality of both in one only, a principle which cannot be even called spirit.

 
The President:  Put it thus then: abstract from being the first manifestation of the female principle.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  The first manifestation, not of the female principle, but of the ray, that proceeds from the central point, which is perfectly sexless; this ray produces first that which is the potentiality united of both sexes, but is not yet either male or female sex. That differentiation will come later when it falls into matter, when the triangle becomes a square. The first tetraktys.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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