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. B. Keightley:  In other words, the Fohatic principle – to translate it into a different term – the Fohatic principle is eternal, but Fohat is an entity or a god.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Or, as a synthesis of this force on our plane of differentiation, it is periodical and is limited, and it comes later.

The President:  The Fohatic principle produces Fohat instead of arising from it.

Mme. Blavatsky:  It is the Sakti or Force of the Divine. Fohat and Brahma are all one thing. They are various aspects of the Divine Mind.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Have you written nothing more about that there?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Not here. It is too easy a thing to write anything about. It comes in the next question.

Mr. A. Keightley:  “In the commentary on Stanza 2, is it not your aim to convey some idea of the subject by speaking of the correspondences on a much later stage of evolution?

For instance, is not ‘Fohat’ in the sense used here the synthesis of the primordial seven, and therefore appearing at a much later stage than that of the first manifestation of the Alaya?

Mme. Blavatsky:  It is so, most assuredly; but then you were told more than once that the commentaries busy themselves but with the evolution of our solar system in this book. The beauty and the wisdom of the Stanzas are in this, that they may be interrupted on seven different planes, the last reflecting in its grossly differentiated aspect, and copying on the universal law of correspondences, or analogy, all that it sees before in the beginning.

Every plane is a reflection and a copy of another plane. As it took place in the definite, undifferentiated plane, so it took place on the second, on the third, on the fourth, and so on.

Now these Stanzas represent all of them, and the student who understands well the gradual development, so to speak, and the progressive order of things, will understand perfectly to which it applies.

If we talk about the higher divine world, we shall talk just in the same way, because in The Secret Doctrine that I give to the world and to your great critics, I certainly give it as applied to the solar system, and even this they do not understand. They call it idle talk, so why shall I go and bother my brains to go into something more on the higher plane?


This is not for the profane, let us make a difference, we must draw a line of demarcation somewhere.”


H. P. Blavatsky

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