stanza 4, sloka 6

STANZA IV.
6. Then the second seven, who are the Lipika, produced by the three. The rejected son is one. The “Son-suns” are countless.

 

 

“The President:  Then really these sevens are all identical, except that they are manifest on different planes, so that the Lipika are the same things as the Primordial Seven, except that the Primordial Seven are not manifest, they are the potentiality of manifestation.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  They are the first, but they are four, mind you, and have proceeded from Mahat, as I will show you. The Lipika are those who, in the Kabalah, are called the four recording angels. In India they call them the four Maharajahs, those who record every thought and deed of man. It is the book of life, as St. John calls it in Revelation.

 
The President:  But they are called the seven in that passage, I think, of The Secret Doctrine. But that really means that the four are on the plane of the second seven. It does not mean that they are precisely the second seven.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Just so. And the seven are simply seventy times seven; it is the seven hierarchies, the seven various degrees. And at the four corners of the world, these Lipika are posted just to put down on the superior Astral Light the record of all our actions, deed, words and everything.

 
The President:  On the lowest plane of all,they are the cardinal points.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  They are directly connected with Karma, and they are connected with what the Christians call the Last Day of Judgment. And in the East it is called the Day after Maha-Manvantara, when they come all to receive what is called in Sinnett’s Esoteric Buddhism the Judgment.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  “The Day Be With Us”, isn’t it?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Yes, when everything becomes one, but with every Manvantara they become more and more, the Absolute becomes more and more, not only is it absolute intelligence, absolute consciousness and everything (Because on our plane it is non-consciousness, non-being), but every one will feel himself more; still every individuality knows itself.

 
This may be a mysterious thing, but I tell you that which we are taught. Very often we are confronted with the statement: “you talk about Nirvana. What is Nirvana? It is an extinction, it is just like a flame that is blown out from the candle; there remains nothing. Nirvana – ‘the flame out’.”

 
I had how many times to have disputes and discussions about that. I said it is not that at all. It is that every particle of matter, of that which may have form in our conception or be conditioned or limited, everything disappears to make room for one homogeneity, and for the one absolute spirit. But the spirit is not at all; it is non-consciousness for us, but it is absolute consciousness there.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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