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:  Statement to question 10. It is then further stated in the commentary that under the influence of Fohat “the required heat” is developed in order to give “it” the necessary impulse to follow a new growth.

If “it” has already been dissociated by heat, how does it require more heat for the new growth? What is this new growth? What is the “it” here referred to, is it the “body” mentioned a few times before, or is it the “few clusters of cosmic matter” which Fohat has gathered together?

Under what guidance does Fohat act in these cases? What is the process by which a globe passes into Pralaya? Does it do so in situ speak, that is to say, still remaining part of a planetary chain and maintaining its proper position in relation to the other globes? Does the dissociation by means of heat play any part in the passage of a globe into Pralaya?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Well, I answer here, all this has reference to disrupted atoms from forms becoming Arupa, that is to say, formless – from forms becoming formless. It has no reference to a special thing or some phenomenon here. It refers simply to the disruption of atoms, and once they return to their primordial element, the Fohat begins again to turn them into use, that is to say, the vital electricity.

The President:  To build them up into their aggregations.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly just the same as anyone does here. The atoms fly off, and half becomes a cabbage and so on.

The President:  Until that combination is built up. It is no conscious force in itself. It requires Fohat to combine it.

Mme. Blavatsky:  It requires Fohat to put it into forms, to give it a number, a geometrical aspect, a colour, a sound; all these that it should acquire consciousness.

The President:  I think that explains it.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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