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. Kingsland:  Then from an astronomical point of view is the Milky Way outside altogether of the stellar system?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is really entirely another state of matter, and matter is, as I say to you, the material out of which everything will be made.

 
The President:  But outside as regards state, not as regards position?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  No.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Because, for instance, they have just been making very wonderful photographs of the nebulae, the great nebula of Andromeda, etc.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Is that matter in the same state as the Milky Way?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I could not tell you; I am not learned enough for it. But it is quite a different state of matter altogether.

 
Mr. Gardner:  What about the planets?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, the planets are a different thing. You cannot find anything in the planets that there is not on earth.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Then the Milky Way, we may take it, radiates its own light. It is analogous to the state of matter that is in the sun.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It is the “World-stuff”, as I call it. You cannot call it by any other name. I say to you again I am not learned enough to tell you the difference. I do think there is a difference between the nebulae and the real Milky Way which you see, just a though it was like a highway of dust, like a film.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  In other words, the nebulae are more differentiated.

 
The President:  But some of the nebulae are resolvable.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  But they are clusters of stars; they are not true nebulae at all.

 
The President:  It has never been proved there is no nebulae.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  The Andromeda.

 
The President:  In other words, you have not yet succeeded in resolving it.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, yes; but I cannot believe in it. I think if it is not today, tomorrow it will be proven that it has not been resolved or resolvable. It seems to me it is all simple theory – that it turns out something else, as many times we have been mistaken already.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Then this matter, “Radiant and Cool”?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  You just forgive it, if you please.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  As it stood originally, it is “This matter, which, according to the revelation received in the primeval Dhyani-Buddhas”, etc. (Reads The Secret Doctrine, 1:69).

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  “Radiant” it ought to be, and it is put “radical”. They have made of primordial matter something political. They have got politics on the brain! I never put “radical”. I put “radiant and cool”, I can assure you.

 
I could find the manuscripts and I could show you it is so. It is one of these mistakes of the printers and sub-editors and so on. There is another thing I wish to ask. Why does Mr. Kingsland say this was seen probably by the First Race, and so on?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  He says – this matter appearing “when seen from the earth”, etc. (The Secret Doctrine) – Mr. Kingsland asks: Would not this be to the perception of the First Race and not to our present physical senses?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I say no.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  No; that is answered now by the first question.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly, because we see just in this way.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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