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 5, page 135. Can you tell us anything more as to the esoteric meaning of 3,000 cycles of existence?
Mme. Blavatsky: Oh, immediately! Yes, of course! In the first place, I am not a mathematician – I say there it is perfectly impossible for me to go into figures. Secondly, you know perfectly well, as Mr. Sinnett has written already in his Esoteric Buddhism, that the powers that be and who have in their pockets the secret wisdom don’t like to go into figures; they never do.
The 3,000 cycles may mean any number of figures; it all depends upon the duration of each 3,000 cycles, which is, in short, the period of the whole Manvantara.
Mr. A. Keightley: Maha-Manvantara or minor?
Mme. Blavatsky: No, Manvantara; that is to say, when the seven rounds are accomplished.
Mr. A. Keightley: But is there any meaning attached to the idea of 3,000?
Mme. Blavatsky: I don’t know; it may be.
Mr. A. Keightley: I am not asking the question numerically, but what is the idea?
Mme. Blavatsky: They say in many places 3,000; it has a Devachanic meaning, that is all. Every defunct who goes and crosses the Nile in the boat (You remember that ceremony) is Osirified, he becomes his own spirit, and the spirit goes into the field of Aanroo. That is what it means.”
H. P. Blavatsky