stanza 3, slokas 2-4

STANZA III.
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.
4. Then the three fall into the four. The radiant essence becomes seven inside, seven outside. The luminous egg, which in itself is three, curdles and spreads in milk-white curds throughout the depths of mother, the root that grows in the depths of the ocean of life.

 
“Mr. B. Keightley:  Where does the right angle occur?

 
The President:  Is there a right angle? It is an equilateral triangle.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  It is an acute angle.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  What do you call, if you please, a horizontal like that (drawing with pencil on a sheet) when it arrives here (indicating), is it not a right angle? I meant that obliquely. I had in my mind a different thing.

 
Mr. Gardner:  It would be 45 degrees.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  (Describes the angle meant with a pencil on paper.)

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  The point really to get at is this: in the conception of it, are the sides of the triangle imagined as being equal, so that it is a perfectly symmetrical triangle?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is a triangle just as Pythagoras gives it.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  It is rather an important point, because you know that the right angled triangle is a very important figure in geometrical science, and Pythagoras was the discoverer of that very wonderful proposition.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Of the hypotenuse, but that is not this. Then we will please put horizontal instead of right.

 
Mr. Hall:  But horizontal what? You cannot have an imaginary horizontal.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  In this I cannot follow you. I am no pundit in geometry, mathematics, or anything like that.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  It is a line at right angles to the radius, starting from the point.

 
Mr. Hall:  Is it an equilateral triangle?

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Yes.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  The moment you think of a point and the line descending from it, you have an imaginary horizontal right angle to the first line.

 
Mr. Hall:  Then this ray first of all descends.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Not vertically.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  First of all it descends vertically. It shoots like a falling star, as is said, and then it goes in the oblique direction; and then it goes in the horizontal direction, and then it returns like that, obliquely, as he says, and rises again.

 
Mr. Hall:  I understand that.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  That is just what Pythagoras gives in the old books, for Pythagoras studied in India and he was called the Yavanacharya (“The Ionian Teacher”).

 
All the books are full of the traditions of the Greek teacher, because he was a teacher in many things for them also and he learned with the Brahmins, with the initiated, and he taught the uninitiated a good deal.

 
Every one says it was Pythagoras. Many traditions speak of him as going again into the country and the west and teaching this, that, and the other. I have been reading many things. He is called the Yavanacharya, the Greek teacher.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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