stanza 3, slokas 1-3

STANZA III.
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:  But then there, “water” is used as actually the first cosmic element.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is. It is called water, darkness; chaos is called water. “The waters of space” means you can have water. What is water? What is matter? Matter is in one of the three states: solid, fluid or gaseous.

 
Very well, and in occult things there are four states more, there are seven states. But if you only speak and you say I shall limit our conversation only to this plane, if you take it as water in three states, as matter in its three states, you will understand perfectly what I mean.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  But what I am working at is this: water is used as the one element originally in the cosmic sense, and then finally on the terrestrial plane, water is preceded by ether, fire and air.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But ether contains in itself fire and water and air and everything, all the elements, all the seven, and this ether which is the hypothetical agent of your physical science is the last form of Akasa. Therefore you can judge.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  But the point, really, of that question was this: as to whether the term water is applied to the cosmic, first matter, apparently from which everything evolves.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Because it is not yet solid matter. That is why, as we know it, we cannot go and speak about that if we do not show it on this plane – something that we know, that we can conceive and understand.

 
Now, space instead of water in the scriptures of any Bible some other word was used that we cannot understand, some word that has no meaning to us. That is why they call it water, because it has not the solidity of matter.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Supposing that we knew anything about ether, it might just as well be called ether.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly, the moist principle – what is it the philosophers call it? “The hot and moist principle”, from which proceed all things. “The waters of space” – you read this expression in all the scriptures and the Puranas and even in the Bible, and everywhere it is the same thing.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  It is from the “waters of space” that the Sophia Achamoth proceeds.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It proceeds from this Astral Light.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Sophia Achamoth proceeds from the “waters of space.”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Moses says it requires earth and water to make a living soul.

 

Understand it, if you like – and it is very easy – that is to say that man is a living soul, that the Nephesh is of a dual element. It partakes of the middle pre-astral of the psychic and of the metaphysic.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  It is really, then, the root, the Astral Light.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  That which is all the prototypes of everything on earth.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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