stanza 3, slokas 2-4

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. Kingsland:  Then do you say when this one ray forms a triangle that it has begun to differentiate?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly. The triangle is the first differentiation, of the one ray. Certainly, it is always the same ray, and from this ray come the seven rays; and the seven may be as the one that started from the unknown to the known, and then produced the triangle.

Mr. Kingsland:   After it has got to the apex and formed a triangle, do you say it has begun to differentiate?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Then it begins to differentiate.

Mr. Kingsland:  Then the one solitary ray here is simply equivalent to the point.

Mr. Hall:  I want to put one question. You say: “all the planes of non-being”; how can there be planes in non-being?

Mme. Blavatsky:  There are, but it is too long to explain it now. There are planes of non-being. I understand your objection perfectly, but it is so.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Then again in a sense there is something (of course quite in a different sense from what we use the word here), something you can call differentiated, though not as we know the term.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I understand that is the whole question. It is not “differentiated”, but yet there are planes. To us, the lowest appear differentiated, but there, it is just that which is non-being to us, which is being and matter to others.

It is all analogies. We cannot come and reach with our finite intellect that which is pure, undifferentiated first principle. It is perfectly impossible, not only on this plane, but on the 77th plane.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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