stanza 5, sloka 6

Stanza V
6. The Lipika circumscribe the triangle, the first one, the cube, the second one, and the pentacle within the egg. It is the ring called “Pass Not” for those who descend and ascend. Also for those who during the Kalpa are progressing towards the great day “Be With Us”. Thus were formed the Rupa and the Arupa: from one Light seven Lights; form each of the seven, seven times seven Lights. The wheels watch the ring….


“Mr. A. Keightley:  Question 3.  By “manifested plane of matter”, do you here mean the four lower planes of the diagram on page 200, i.e., the four planes of the globes of our chain, or only the lowest of the four, that of our Earth?

Mme. Blavatsky:  I mean what I say. Nothing manifested or having form or name or number can cross beyond the ring which divides the immutable {mutable} and the manifested from ever-present and immutable.

Now, do put this into your wise heads, my dear children. There is the difference between the immutable {mutable} and the manifested, and the ever-present and the immutable; and you cannot cross this line and you cannot – it is impossible – nothing that is within this domain can pass into the other, the beyond. It is impossible, at least in our philosophy; I don’t know how it is in your conceptions, but in our philosophy, it is impossible.

Where does our miserable atom of dirt, which gossipy conceit called the Earth, stand, once the Pralaya and universal destroyer and disappearance of the whole universe – the ideal as much as the physical – is concerned?

How can I mean the Earth in one breath with absoluteness? Is it not said of the abstract elements on page 130 (Which, please, look up) that even they, when they returned into their primal element, or the one and secondless, can never cross beyond the Laya or zero point? Isn’t it as plain as can be? Why do you torture me, then?

There are seven meanings to every symbol. Astronomically, the ring “Pass-Not” means one thing, and metaphysically, quite another.

Mr. A. Keightley:  You state here – you quote from the Visishtadvaita Catechism (Reads from The Secret Doctrine, page 132). Question 4. Can you explain the esoteric meaning of the sentence: “Then it goes through a dark spot in the Sun”?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Now, do you know what a Visishtadvaita is? They believe in a personal, in a personal God, and they are dualists. They are Vedantins, but they have got no right to the name of Vedantins.

There are three sects among the Vedantins: the Dvaita dualists, the Visishtadvaita, which are more than the dualists, and the Advaita, who are humanitarian, so to say, who believe only in one science. Therefore, I answer to this that you had better ask the [ ], because I don’t understand what it means.

The “dark spot in the Sun” must be on par with the Angel standing on the Sun. I could never understand what was meant. I even took the trouble of writing to the Pundit himself, and I commissioned Harte to ask him what it meant, and he could not tell me; so that what can I do?

Mr. B. Keightley:  Then you cannot blame us for asking the question.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I cannot, I don’t know myself what it means. I have a dim idea, because for them the Sun is that Parabrahm; they don’t know any better; and I do think, you know, that it means the heart of the Sun.

Mr. A. Keightley:  Does it correspond at all with the point in the circle?

Mme. Blavatsky:  I quote that simply to show the different systems in the Hindus. I don’t blame you. I simply quote it to show what it says. Now comes a pretty question – number 5!”

H. P. Blavatsky

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