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:  Then Sloka 6. “The root of life”, etc. (Reads The Secret Doctrine.) The first question put is: “What are the various meanings of the term ‘fire’ on the different planes of Kosmos?”

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Now, you see, there is a question again that they put me! I have to give about {the} 49 fires on every plane, and there are seven times seven – seven planes. I have got to give this very easy explanation, if you please. Now, how is it possible? Hold to something and ask a definite question.

 
Fire is the most mystic of all elements, as the most Divine, and to give even a small percentage of its meanings in their various applications on even one plane, let alone on the different planes of Kosmos, is perfectly impossible. Now, shall I give you on one plane, in the solar system?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Please.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Very well; take, for instance, the solar fire on our plane alone. Fire is the father of light, light the parent of heat and of air, vital air, says the occult book, and the absolute deity can be referred to as darkness, the dark fire.

 
Then the first progeny of Light is truly the first self-conscious God, for what is light but the world-illuminating and life-giving deity? Light is Time, what from an abstraction has become a reality. Now, this is which you could not understand. Do you understand the meaning of it?

 
Light is Time, which Time from an abstraction has become a reality. If there were no light you would not have time.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Because you would have no point.

 
The President:  Darkness is duration.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  And there is no time in duration except in Manvantaras.

 
No one has ever seen real primordial light, the one true light, but what we see is only its broken rays or reflections, which become denser and less luminous as they descend into form and matter.

 
Do you really think with the physicists that it is the sun which is the cause of Light?
We say (The Secret Doctrine) that the sun gives nothing from himself, because he has nothing to give. He is a reflection and no more; a bundle of electro-magnetic forces, one of the countless milliards of knots of Fohat. Now, I want you to remember this expression, “knots”.

 
Fohat is called the thread of primordial light, the thread of Adriadne (Daughter of King Minos of Crete who gave Theseus the thread that lead him out of the Labyrinth), indeed, in this labyrinth of chaotic matter.

 
This thread runs down and down through the seven parent planes and ties itself occasionally on its way into knots. This is how they explain it in the occult books.

 
Every plane being septenary – hence the 49 mystical and physical forces – the big knots form stars and suns and systems, the smaller planets. It is, of course, a metaphor, but the electro-magnetic knots of our sun and its forces are neither tangible nor dimensional, nor yet material or even molecular, as, for instance, common electricity is.

 
Now, saying not molecular, I say that which Hemholtz (German physicist) says, but I will just say what we mean by saying electricity is molecular. It is a reflection, as I say the sun is; the sun absorbs, psychicises, and vampirises his subject within his system. He gives out nothing per se.

 
Now, how unutterably foolish it is to say that the solar fires are being consumed or extinguished. Were it so, would not the sun, while losing its heat and flames, be also losing something of its dimensions or magnitude? Do you think so?

 
Must we think, then, that the sun is at the bottom a kind of round disc, made of some inconsumable asbestos, which, once the pitch around it is consumed, will get extinguished? Why, it would be that. If the solar fires were to go out you would see the sun shrinking or diminishing.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  We need not necessarily suppose that would take place within any observable time.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I do not know if they say it goes with such rapidity as that. Listen to Sir. Wm. Thompson, and you will learn what he says.

 
The sun, it is said, does not give out anything, it doesn’t take anything; it feeds and works within its own system; it vampirises from all the planets and from everything that comes within it, and sometimes very likely it is almost impossible that anything should come into the sun from without the solar system.

 
This is what is taught now. I do not give you my ideas; they are very heterodox, they are perfectly unscientific. I show you what the Occult Sciences say. They do not allow that the planets have been formed or ejected out of the sun, as the modern theory goes.

 
They say it was not so, that the sun is not even what they say. There are no fires, there is nothing tangible in it; it is merely a reflection, a reflection of this. It is called a bundle of magneto-electric forces.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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