stanza 4, sloka 6

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



“Mr. A. Keightley:  Question 2.  What relation have the Lipika to Mahat?

Mme. Blavatsky:  That relation, that the Lipika are a division of the four degrees taken from the septenates that emanated from Mahat. This is what we have been talking about. The latter is as Simon Magus’s four, the Mahat, the secret and the manifested or the divine ideation made to witness for itself in the subjective universe through the subjective forms we see upon it.

You may call it evolution or creation or whatever you like. What other relation can they have, except that of being wheels within wheels? They are workers on their own plane. If you ask me what relation the Lipika have with humanity, with men, then I have just told you what it was:  they are the recorders.

Mr. A. Keightley:  Then the Lipika are on the same plane as Mahat.

Mme. Blavatsky:  They are the sons of Mahat, as they call them. Certainly, they are immediately under the absolute plane of divine ideation, but even that is a very risky thing to say, because immediately it suggests to you that it is like a staircase, and there are stories in the house, one below and the other above.

But it is not so at all; it would be a very erroneous conception. It is everywhere and nowhere, just as when we were speaking about the circle and the point and circumference and all that, because it is not a thing above or below, and the right or the left; it is as I have been explaining many times, something which is – well, it may be in one place and yet they are the seven planes, they are states, and being states other than ours, of course they are invisible and perfectly incomprehensible to us, and each state does not know the people of the other state.

The President:  But still, it would not be right to describe them as being on the same plane as Mahat.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly not.

The President:  Mahat is the synthesis of the plane above the Lipika.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly, and the Lipika are in the middle of the plane on the four quarters, that is to say, the higher ether or the higher Astral Light and the lower Akasa. Akasa certainly goes beyond the seventh.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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