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. Scott-Elliot:  No language necessary.

 
Mr. Hall:  You ask anybody who knows one or two languages equally well, you nearly always find he is unable to tell you in which he thinks.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I am perfectly unable to say in what language I think sometimes. Very likely I can just perceive, you know, that I think in some language.

 
Dr. Williams:  Is not that a lack of concentration upon the subject of thought itself? If one were to concentrate their minds it seems to me they must inevitably think in one or other of the languages in which they are equally familiar.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  No, because the more concentrated your thought, the less you think in words.

 
Mr. Hall:  It is only when the man reflects afterwards, and then he has to give a certain form to his thoughts, and then he takes one of the languages which he knows.

 
Dr. Williams:  Is thought anything until it assumes form?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  You can certainly have formed thought apart from words.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  How do the dumb and the deaf think, in what language?

 
Dr. Williams:  Well, there is something which stands with them for words. The signification in their minds is precisely the same.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Sometimes deaf and dumb persons will be taught a language by the process that they have invented, and after that, when they are able to communicate their thoughts to people, they cannot saying what language they thought. They had no guide.

 
Dr. Williams:  But words are simply symbols to express qualities. We perceive the qualities in various ways and the words simply stand as symbols for the qualities.

 
Now, they have another set of symbols and those symbols convey to their consciousness the same qualities that words do to ours, so that it actually comes to the same thing.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But you said one must think in a special language.

 
Dr. Williams:  And they think by their sign language.

 
Mr. Hall:  I think not, because you cannot think the language until you have formed it.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  When you speak, do you follow the ideas that take form in your thinking? You don’t think, you just speak as it comes to you, especially a man who is accustomed to speak easily.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  You generally think too rapidly for speech at all.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But this thinking does not at all take place in a language.

 
Dr. Williams:  Do we think at all, then?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  We could not speak and give expression to thought if we did not think.

 
Dr. Williams:  That is what I am trying to analyze. There is something which precedes, and speech is the external symbol which first exists in the mind.

 
Mr. Hall:  That is the real thought.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is abstract thought.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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