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.

“The President:  As long as there is differentiation, there must be war.

Mme. Blavatsky:  You cannot say otherwise. It is just as light and darkness fighting and trying each to overcome the other. Differentiation means contrast, and contrasts will be always fighting.

The President:  But there are various stages of the war in heaven, referred to under different names.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly, there is the astronomical and the physical, and the war in heaven, when the first Manvantara begins in general; then for everyone every time there is a war in heaven.

There is a war in heaven of the 14 Manus who are supposed to be the presiding genii of our Manvantaric plane, the Seed Manus and the Root Manus.

The war in heaven means that there is a struggle and an adjustment, because everything tends to harmonize and equilibrate; everything must equilibrate before it can assume any kind of shape.

The elements of which each one of us is composed are always fighting, one crowding out the other; and we change every moment, just as some of your men of science say. Or as one says when he is sick: “I am not anymore the man I was; I am quite a different man.”

It is quite true. We change every seven years of our lives, sometimes becoming worse than we were before.

The President:  Then there really does not seem to be much analogy between that churning and the other, because that is a special process.

Mme. Blavatsky:  It refers to the churning by the Gods, when the Nagas came and some of them stole the Amrita, and there was war between Gods and Asuras, and the Gods were worsted. This refers to the first portion, to the extension of the universe and the differentiation of primordial, primeval matter.

Mr. Hall:  Even literally, “churning” means differentiation.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, my dear Hall, you are a pundit! But churning means also something else.

There are seven symbolical meanings to everything, not one. This is only cosmogonically speaking, that is what it refers to, but there are others, too. You can remember in Revelation that there is a thing in the 12th or the 8th chapter when the woman comes.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Yes, and Saint Michael and the dragon.

Mme. Blavatsky:  This I do not want to deal with now. Ask as many questions as you like.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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