stanza 3, slokas 5-9

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:  Question 11. Sloka 8: “Where was the germ”, etc. (reads from The Secret Doctrine).

The question is “Is the spirit of the flame that burns in thy lamp our Heavenly Father of Higher Self?”

Mme. Blavatsky:  It is neither the Heavenly Father nor the Higher Self. “The spirit of the flame” is simply speaking about the real bona fide lamp, and not at all metaphorically. It is neither one thing nor the other.

He asks simply, the teacher, “where is the spirit of the flame that burns in thy lamp” – in any lamp, but not of gas, certainly.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Now question 12. “Are the elements the bodies of the Dhyan-Chohans?”

Mme. Blavatsky:  It is a perfectly useless question, because, read the symbolism in The Secret Doctrine and you will find the question. I cannot give it to you in talking as well as I have written it. Why don’t they read it; why come and ask this?

Mr. B. Keightley:  Then Question 13. “Are hydrogen, oxygen, ozone and nitrogen the primordial elements on this plane of matter?”

Mme. Blavatsky:  They are. On other planes, even volatile ether, I think you call it that – never mind. I want to show that which is the most volatile would appear as the mud at the bottom of the River Thames, or on the bridges.

Every plane has its own colours, sounds, dimensions of space, etc., etc., quite unknown to us on this plane, and as we have, for instance, the ants, they have quite other perceptions of colours and sounds.

Those who are intermediary creatures, a kind of transitional state between two planes, so on the plane above us, there are creatures, no doubt with senses, and faculties unknown {known?} to the inhabitants there, but {un?} known to us. They will probably play the same part as the ants play here, because the ants come from a lower sphere.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Just emerging.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes.

Mr. B. Keightley:  That is the last of these questions.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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