stanza 3, slokas 10-11

Stanza III
10. Father-Mother spin a web whose upper end is fastened to spirit—the light of the one darkness—and the lower one to its shadowy end, matter; and this web is the universe spun out of the two substances made in one, which is Svâbhâvat.
11. It expands when the breath of fire is upon it; it contracts when the breath of the mother touches it. Then the sons dissociate and scatter, to return into their mother’s bosom at the end of the great day, and re-become one with her; when it is cooling it becomes radiant, and the sons expand and contract through their own selves and hearts; they embrace infinitude.

 

 

“Mr. A. Keightley:  Then what is the next figure you get after the circle?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  If you begin, the first figure will be a triangle.

 
Mr. B. Keightley: The circle is the central point first; then the triangle.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  The first figure is no figure: the circle with the point; it is simply primeval germ, and it is the first thing you imagine at the beginning of differentiation, but the triangle is the one you have to conceive of, once that matter begins to differentiate, one you have passed the zero point, the Laya.

 
It is this I wanted to say, it is just this. Brahma is called an atom, Anu, because atom could not be an atom, because it is for us an atom that we don’t see, we simply imagine it is a kind of mathematical point and so on, but in reality an atom can be extended and made absoluteness.

 
It is the germ, it is not the atom from the standpoint of the physicists or the chemists, it is from the occult standpoint, it is the infinitesimally small and totallic {totally?} Brahma.

 
It may be the unknown limited quantity, a latent atom during Pralaya, active during the life cycles, but one which has neither circumference or plane, only limitless expansion. Therefore also the circle is but the geometrical symbol in the subjective world and it becomes the triangle in the objective.

 
That is my answer, and it is finished. So do you understand now?

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  I don’t see how it becomes a triangle in the objective. That is what puzzled me always.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  If that circle is limited it would be a very difficult thing. Then there would be two things having no relation to each other, unless you put the triangle in the circle.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  That of course, is a figure one has always seen.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  How is it in The Secret Doctrine? It is a circle, and the point then becomes the plane and with that the triangle; and this plane has nothing to do with what we imagine. It is that boundary from which begins the manifested universe.

 
When you want to follow into cosmogony and theogony then you have to imagine the triangle, because from this first triangle, if you take this Pythagorean definition, it begins descending, as I explained to you last time, then coming back on itself, making the plane and then going up again, and disappearing in darkness. That is it.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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