stanza 3, slokas 1-3

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.


“Dr. Williams:  Does the noumenal germ exist in the Astral Light? Can that in any way be said to be an emanation from the Astral Light?

Mme. Blavatsky:  It is. The noumenal germ does not exist in the Astral Light but beyond, above. It is already a physical germ that exist in the Astral Light, the physical germ. That is to say, the prototype, what Aristotle calls the privation of matter.

Dr. Williams:  Do you understand this prototype of the developed oak tree exists or does it develop with the physical oak tree? And is not the development of the physical oak tree the result of the developed prototype?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Surely it is, but we cannot give it a form and expression here. We know that nothing can be here unless it is found in another higher plane, and from one plane to another it must proceed.

From the highest it comes to the lowest and must have its development; only here it has its last consolidation of forms and development of forms.

And this I tell you further:  it is such a difficult subject that I do not think any one of you, even those who study Occultism, can understand it, and this is that the real Vedantin philosopher will tell you that even the oak or the tree that grows from the germ has its karma, and that whatever way it grows it is the result of karma. Now, try to understand that.

Mr. A. Keightley:  Does that mean, then, that supposing you have an oak tree, the privation of the oak tree is a perfect example of a tree growth?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes; but who had done the privation; who has traced it out?

Mr. A. Keightley:  That is the Divine Thought, as I understand it.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I beg your pardon. Its the Dhyan- Chohan, the builders on the lower plane, and as they draw it, it is their karma for having drawn it.

Mr. A. Keightley:  But I thought they could not draw, apart from the natural evolutionary law.

Mme. Blavatsky:  It is sometimes in such extraordinary forms that it is a thing of intention. We can’t see it, but it is so.

Mr. Kingsland:  Do you mean they actually draw it as it will be when the tree is full grown, before the tree is full grown?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Just so, as the astral body of every man, woman, and child must exist before the physical body grows over it, and the physical body takes the shape of the astral form.

The Hindus will tell you the gods, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva are all under karmic law. They all say the same. You read the Hindu books, you will find it. All that which is at the end of Pralaya to die, so to say, to end in a certain form, is under karmic law.

Mr. Kingsland:  That is closely connected with the phenomena of prediction. How is it that somnambulists are able to predict certain events that take place?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Because they see it in the Astral Light.”


H. P. Blavatsky

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