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.
“Dr. Williams: Did I understand you correctly in speaking of the sun and the planets and the moon? At one time you spoke of them all in connection, that the planets had at some time been in the same condition that the sun is now in, and that they would at some time be in the condition that the moon is now in.
Mr. B. Keightley: They pass through the sun stage, then they become comets, then planets, then dead bodies, etc.
Dr. Williams: That would give the idea that the sun itself is approaching the state of the planet, and by and by it would reach the condition that the moon is in, and really lose its heat.
Mme. Blavatsky: The sun is not a planet, it is a central star.
Mr. B. Keightley: It is a different stage of things altogether.
Dr. Williams: Then the planets were really not suns in the same sense that our sun, the centre of our solar system, is a sun?
Mme. Blavatsky: There were suns, but it is a different kind of suns. This one is a reflection, simply.
Dr. Williams: If you were considering the close of the solar Pralaya might it not be that as it approached the consummation of that period it might be effected in that way?
Mme. Blavatsky: Most assuredly, it will. It will begin by getting less and less radiant and giving less and less heat; and it is not that which we see. That will lose fire, but it will be that behind, and there are the flames and the nerves, which is merely a reflection, and they will die out and disappear, because it has no consistency, the sun.
It is nonsense to come and speak about the sun in this way; it is perfect fancy, because we see simply a reflection of all kinds of electro-magnetic forces. The real furnace of the solar system, where all the fires are, and these forces, are Life, and Light, Heat, Electricity and everything, all the different correlations, that which we give different names to. This is one thing. They are just the same as the one thing of the whole universe is there. This is only in our solar system.
Dr. Williams: They must be evident, certainly.
Mr. B. Keightley: After the next solar Pralaya, that which now is the sun will, if I understand The Secret Doctrine correctly, become in a following Manvantara of some kind, a comet.
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes, in the following Pralaya, but it will never become a comet during the life of our little planetary chain.
Dr. Williams: The point I was after was that this outbreathing and inbreathing is not sudden, but a gradual process. There is no point between the beginning of the outbreathing and the end of the inbreathing, and therefore the sun might approach to the fullness of its forces and then would begin a gradual decadence of its forces.
Mme. Blavatsky: There is a magnificent thing described in the Vishnu Purana. It is an exoteric thing, full, of course, of allegories, which on their face show themselves very ridiculous and absurd, but it is full of very philosophical meaning, and this thing – when the Pralaya comes and when the seven rays begin to be absorbed – it is described in the most superb way.
I wish somebody would translate it into English verse. Wilson gives it, but he makes the most terrible mistakes, and such that poor Fitzedward Hall (American Orientalist), his editor, gives more footnotes than text.
“Dr. Wilson’s mistakes, but he didn’t have the benefits in his time that we have”, and this, that, and the other, and certainly being a Reverend he could not do it otherwise. Had he always to fight for his Jehovah.”
H. P. Blavatsky