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. B. Keightley:  You refer here, speaking about the World-stuff and the primordial matter, to the Hindu allegory of the “Churning of the Ocean of Space”.

Question 7. Can you give us an idea of how the analogies of “churning the ocean”, “the cow of plenty”, and “the war in heaven” are related to each other and to the cosmogonic process?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Now fancy only this:  I have got to give a thing which begins at non-being and ends at the end of the Maha-Pralaya, and I have got to give it in one of the seances at the Blavatsky Lodge in five minutes. How is it possible to put such a question as that?

If you gave me one-twentieth part of the first question, I may be able to do it. In the first place, do you know what the “churning of the ocean” means with the Hindus?

Mr. B. Keightley:  I know the story, the allegory.

Mme. Blavatsky:  But what does it mean in reality? It simply means an allegorical representation of the unseen and the unknown primeval intelligences, the atoms of our occult science, fashioning and differentiating the shoreless ocean of the radiant essence.

It means that it is the atoms which are churning the ocean, and that they are differentiating the matter. It is simply an allegorical representation.

Mr. B. Keightley:  It refers also to a process you mention later on, of the vortical movements.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly; but this is one of the details. I speak of the general aspect of the thing. This is the allegorical representation of that period.

Now to give the analogies between the “churning” and “war in heaven” is rather difficult.

This war began at the first vibration of Manvantaric dawn and will end at the blast of the last trumpet, that is to say, the “war in heaven” is going on eternally.

Theologians may have taken one period and made of it all kinds of things, e.g., the fall of man – the picture that is given in the Revelation, which has entirely another meaning in reality – but this war in heaven is going on eternally.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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