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. Hall:  I mean this:  when at the end of the Manvantara for the whole universe, so to speak, when everything gets reabsorbed into the Absolute, then when Maha-Pralaya is over, and a fresh Maha-Manvantara begins, might you not say in a sense there was, if I may use the term, a special point?

Mme. Blavatsky:  But all this depends on which Maha-Pralaya you speak of. Is it that which refers to this little speck of dirt which we call our planetary chain, or is it the Maha-Pralaya of the whole universe?

Mr. Hall:  Of the whole universe.

Mme. Blavatsky:  What do we know of it? Why, in comparison with the Hindus, nothing. They just put 15 zeros to show it.

Mr. B. Keightley:  How can you answer the question? How can you ask it?

Mr. Kingsland:  Have you read this last pamphlet on Parabrahm?

Mr. Hall:  No.

Mr. Kingsland:  You would not ask it if you had. Read that and then you have the question answered. It is all there.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Yes, it is all there.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Let us hold to that which we can conceive. Don’t let us go beyond the limits, not only of the universe, but the Kosmos; and let us hold to our solar system, and that is more than we can understand or conceive of in our lives.

As everything is “as below, so above”, and as this is the first axiom in the occult sciences, therefore you can draw your analogies as much as the power of every man will allow him.

That is all the advice I can give you. Some may go far beyond this, others cannot go as far as that. Everyone can conceive, but let us hold to this solar system, and it will be enough for the time being, otherwise we will go wool-gathering, and nothing will come out of it.

Mr. Kingsland:  After this last pamphlet, I really think we ought to draw a line at this particular subject.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Because the first thing will be that some of you gentlemen will have brain fever, and then I shall have the misery of seeing some of you shut up in a lunatic asylum. I can assure you it is so, and this thing can happen.

Mr. B. Keightley:  I will give Hall a prescription. If he wants to understand the meaning of his own question, I will ask him to sit down for half an hour and write the figure one, and then go on for half an hour making zeroes after it. When he has done that I will ask him to state in words the figures he has written down, and when he has done it, I will tell him that is the first and second Maha-Manvantara he is talking about.

Mr. Hall:  But in theory would not be there –

Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, theory! There you are.

The President:  Take analogies, not theory.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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