1. . . . The last vibration of the seventh eternity thrills through infinitude. The mother swells, expanding from within without, like the bud of the lotus.
2. The vibration sweeps along, touching with its swift wing the whole universe and the germ that dwelleth in darkness: the darkness that breathes over the slumbering waters of life. . .
3. Darkness radiates light, and light drops one solitary ray into the mother-deep. The ray shoots through the virgin egg the ray causes the eternal egg to thrill, and drop the non- eternal germ, which condenses into the world-egg.
“Mr. A. Keightley: The first verse, Stanza 3. “The last vibration of the seventh eternity thrills through infinitude. The Mother swells, expanding from within without like the bud of the lotus.”
(Commentary, the first three sentences.) Question 1. Does the commencement of time as distinguished from Duration correspond to the appearance of the second or manifested Logos?
Mme. Blavatsky: Is it the first question, this?
Mr. A. Keightley: Yes.
Mme. Blavatsky: You see, it was not there. I answer the question which was written there. It doesn’t seem to meet it. You say: “How is it that the mother swells”, and so on, if there is a difference between Duration and time, or to what time it corresponds, to what period? That is the question isn’t it?
Mr. A. Keightley: (reads question again.)
Mme. Blavatsky: Certainly it does not correspond, because you see that when the Mother swells, it is good proof that the differentiation has set in; and while, when Logos number one radiates through primordial or undifferentiated matter in Laya, there is no action in chaos. Thus there is a great difference between those. There is no time at this stage. There is no time. There is neither space nor time when the first thing begins, and it is all in space and time once it is differentiated.
The last vibration of the seventh eternity is the first one announcing dawn, and it is this last vibration which is the synonym of the unmanifested Logos at the time of the primordial radiation.
It is Father-Mother, potentially; and when the second Logos emanates the third, has it become the Virgin Mother; then only. Do you understand the difference?
Mr. A. Keightley: I understand the difference between these two, but do not see how it applies to time and Duration.
Mme. Blavatsky: When the first Logos appears, there is neither time nor space. Duration is always; it is eternal; but there is neither time nor space; it is outside time and space.
This last, seventh vibration means just the same as if it was said: the first Logos radiated. That is to say, the ray emanated from the Absolute – or radiated rather, because nothing emanates from the Absolute.
Therefore, this term, the last vibration of the seventh eternity, applies to the moment or period, whatever it is, when the first Logos appears, when the first light appears. Therefore it is certainly not the time of the second Logos.”
H. P. Blavatsky