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.

 
“Mme Blavatsky:  Now comes a question, gentlemen, a strange question, a mathematical one.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  “How does the triangle become the square, and how does the square become the six-faced cube?”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  In occult Pythagorean geometry, the tetrad is said to combine within itself all the materials of which Cosmos was produced; that is the Pythagorean rule.

 
The point or 1 extends to a line that make 2, the line to a superficies, 3; the superficies or triad or triangle is converted into a solid or 4 of the tetrad, by the point being placed over it.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  A pyramid, it is a four-pointed figure.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  It is a four-sided figure.

 
The President:  It is a four-sided figure.

 
Mr. ______:   Is it pyramidical?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, but it must have something on it. We will see how it is transformed into the pentagon and the pentagon into the six. The square becomes after that a cube, and so on.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  But a pyramid is not a square.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  The base of it is.

 
The President:  No, it is a triangle turned into a pyramid.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Excuse me, there are four faces. My dear sir, I don’t speak to you about the figures. They asked me about the square. They do not speak about the cube here, they speak about the cube afterwards.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Isn’t it built on a square, and then it becomes the four things.

 
Mr. Gardner:  The four sides coming up to the apex.

 
The President:  You may have a three-faced pyramid.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I don’t speak here of that, it will come later. You can take Pythagoras by the beard if you can get him.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Do you mean a triangle becomes a tetraktys?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I say it becomes the tetraktys because matter is square always. It is always a plane square, and once that the triangle falls into it, you have the seven. Allow me a pencil and I will draw it for you. There is the triangle, and it is inscribed between four lines.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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