stanza 4, sloka 5

Stanza IV
5. “Darkness” The Boundless, or the No-Number, Adi-Nidana Svabhavat: –
I. The Adi-Sanat, the number, for He is One.
II. The voice of the Lord Svabhavat, the numbers, for he is one and nine.
III. The “Formless Square.”
And these three enclosed with the O are the Sacred Four; and the ten are the Arupa Universe. Then come the “sons”, the seven fighters, the one, the eighth left out, and His breath which is the light-maker.

 
“Mr. B. Keightley:  You say somewhere, in speaking of the Moon, that the other planets have also had satellites, which stood to them as the Moon stands to the earth, but they faded out or disappeared altogether.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Some of them on the secondary plane. I told you many times that there were seven sacred planets in occultism, and that these seven sacred planets had nothing to do with us.

 
There are seven, two of which or three of which are not known yet, and I suppose will never be known, because two of them will never appear; they have disappeared since that time.

 
I told you the Sun was not a planet, because it was a central star. Our earth is not, because we are living on it; it is a planet for others, but not for us; but it was the star which is seen between Mercury and the Sun. I don’t know whether it is this one which the astronomers have seen.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  But when the Moon finally disappears it is not, so to speak, broken up violently according to the modern scientific idea, but rather disintegrates slowly, following the analogy of the human body.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  If the Pralaya does not catch it; but if the Pralaya sets in, then there is an end of it.

 
Mr. A. Keightley:  Is it exactly as if it had a charge of dynamite inside and all burst up into fragments.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  Everything goes into space, and there is all the material of which one world is composed – not the world, the earth only, but the planetary system.

 
All this, of course, will go into chaos again and begin its wanderings in space until it reforms in another Manvantara, a higher world, and the Sun itself will be even nothing but a planet in some higher world.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  But not necessarily the integral parts of it as it now stands. Then how near is that expression in Esoteric Buddhism, that particles of matter greatly lose their force of cohesion?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I suppose it is speaking about the temporary Pralayas.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Just as we have a tidal wave which becomes an earthquake, because the particles lose their force of cohesion and disintegrates in that way.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I don’t remember it. I mean to say as I don’t think that the Pralaya is meant.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  In what way does the material go off into space?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It scatters, I suppose.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  By reason of their losing their force of cohesion?

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  That, of course, is due from the violent explosion, so to speak, which disintegrates the Sun at the end of the solar Manvantara. It is a different process. Is that so, HPB?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I suppose so. Now the next.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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