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. B. Keightley:  You get to this question: what is the power in speech which makes it convey ideas? Because it actually exists. I know in reading other languages, and you might see it in English. It often happens to me in reading German.

 
If I am reading German, particularly out-of-the-way books, I come across a word I have never seen before. It is not a compound of any words that I know, yet in reading that I shall get an accurate idea of the word. I have often tested it by hunting it up and found I have got from the word itself –

 
Miss Kenealy:  A sort of correspondence.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  It is the word standing in the context.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Tell me another thing. How is it that a person of average intelligence, or very intelligent, who will be able to speak and write and all that, comes to an illness, there comes something – well, physiological reasons, and the brain is so plugged up that it is impossible – it cannot evolute a single idea, the person can neither think nor write nor express anything.

 
That shows there is something, that there is a physiological reason which shuts up the avenues through which all the ideas from the Astral Light pass. Is it so or not? I ask these ladies who have been studying physiology.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Everyone feels sometimes that one’s brain is packed with cotton wool, and there is not an idea of any kind in it.

 
Dr. Williams:  I remember several years ago an article of mine was criticized by a scientific materialist, and he said it made him feel as though ants were crawling through his brain. It must have been congested through his effort to understand it.

 
Mr. Hall:  Don’t you think when a person sees a word which he does not know, and yet gets a clear idea of it, that it is because he is in a certain way in a magnetic rapport?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  With the man who wrote, or what?

 
Mr. Hall:  With the ideas of the man who wrote it; and that he gets it from the Astral Light.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But as Mr. Kingsland says just now, it is perhaps because of what precedes and follows. The general sense of the sentence makes one guess at the word.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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