stanza 3, slokas 5-9

STANZA III.
5. The root remains, the light remains, the curds remain, and still Oeaohoo is one.
6. The root of life was in every drop of the ocean of immortality, and the ocean was radiant light, which was fire, and heat, and motion. Darkness vanished and was no more ; it disappeared in its own essence, the body of fire and water, or father and mother.
7. Behold, oh Lanoo! The radiant child of the two, the unparalleled refulgent glory: Bright Space Son of Dark Space, which emerges from the depths of the great dark waters. It is Oeaohoo the younger, the * * * He shines forth as the son; he is the blazing Divine Dragon of Wisdom ; the One is Four, and Four takes to itself Three, and the Union produces the Sapta, in whom are the seven which become the Tridasa (or the hosts and the multitudes). Behold him lifting the veil and unfurling it from east to west. He shuts out the above, and leaves the below to be seen as the great illusion. He marks the places for the shining ones, and turns the upper into a shoreless sea of fire, and the one manifested into the great waters.
8. Where was the germ and where was now darkness? Where is the spirit of the flame that burns in thy lamp, oh Lanoo? The germ is that, and that is light, the white brilliant son of the dark hidden father.
9. Light is cold flame, and flame is fire, and fire produces heat, which yields water: the water of life in the great mother.

 

 

“Mr. B. Keightley:  Stanza 3 continued, Sloka 5. “The root remains”, etc. (Reads from The Secret Doctrine.) What is meant by saying that these remain?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I beg your pardon. Those are Mr. Kingsland’s.  Well, let them be first. It is Mr. Kingsland who asks this, and I am going to answer him first. All right, let them be.

 
Now, “that these remain”. It means that whatever is , and whatever that plurality of the manifestation is, is all one element, one, that is what it means. It is always summed up in one.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  It really means they are different aspects of the one element.

 
Mme.Blavatsky:  Of the one, certainly.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  It would appear from that that it means almost that they remain without differentiation.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, no, don’t pitch into the style if you can’t say anything better. You see, I tried to translate as well as I could, you know, as close to the original as possible.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Then speaking in the Commentary of Curds you say: “The curds are the first differentiation”, etc. (Reads from The Secret Doctrine.)

 
Are we to suppose that the Milky Way is composed of matter in a state of differentiation other than that with which we are acquainted?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly it is; it is the storehouse of the materials out of which the new stars, planets and all bodies are produced. You cannot have matter in that state on earth here. It is impossible, it is quite a different kind of matter.

 
The President:  It is protyle.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, no, it is not protyle, it is less but it is quite different. It is positively a storehouse of all kinds of materials, which when it comes on to the earth, let us say, or into our solar system, it is entirely differentiated. Besides that, the matter that you have beyond the solar system is entirely in a different state of differentiation.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  The matter we see here we see entirely by reflected light. Do we see the Milky Way by the light we make ourselves?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly; you cannot see otherwise; it is impossible, you cannot. When they come and take the measurements of stars, and the distances, and all that, I say it is impossible it should be correct, because you must always allow a certain margin for the effect of optical delusions and so on.

 
Mr. Gardner:  Refraction.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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