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:  Question 8.  In what sense can numbers be called entities?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  When there is no intelligence, when they are meant for digits, then certainly they are nothing but symbols, signs to express an idea. They must be intelligent entities, then what is your idea of asking this? What did you think about it?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:   I don’t know who put the question, really.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Whose question was that?

 
Mr. Coulomb:  Mine. I wanted to know what was the meaning of numbers.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Why don’t you look at the fingers of your hand? You would see that you had five on one hand and five on the other.

 
Mr. Coulomb:  But they are not intelligent. (Laughter)

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You do lose your time in making useless questions.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Those are all the written questions.

 
Mr. Hall:  I should like to know how you vivify numbers.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I do not vivify them at all. That is how I vivify them.

 
Mr. Hall:  How do you attract the intelligence into them?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Ask another time, early in the morning. No doubt there are many things you would like to know.

 
Mr. Hall:  That can be done.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  How they do like to ask questions that are positively – well, they begin nowhere and end nowhere!

 
The President:   I fancy Mr. Hall wants to know wherein lies the occult value of numbers.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Have patience and you may learn it.

 
Mr. Hall:  I did not ask so much as that.

 
The President:  But you expressed your question in that direction. That is a very interesting question.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You had better go and begin by the A.B.C of the question, and just ask the first questions, and I will answer you. Don’t come and ask me right in the middle of a thing. You must ask me in order, and I am perfectly ready to answer you.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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