1. By the power of the Mother of Mercy and Knowledge – Kwan-Yin – the “triple” of Kwan-shai-Yin, residing in Kwan-yin-Tien, Fohat, the Breath of their Progeny, the Son of the Sons, having called forth, from the lower abyss, the illusive form of Sien-Tchang and the Seven Elements:
“Mr. A. Keightley: (Reads from The Secret Doctrine, page 138.) Question 8. Does Fohat stand in the same relation to the Hierarchy of Seven that Mayavi-rupa does to an adept, i.e., as the intelligent, formless, active thought power or energy?
Mme. Blavatsky: Whoever put the question has put an excellent definition. It is perfectly as you say. Who of you evoluted this? Let me give him the laurel wreath.
Mr. B. Keightley: It was Arch.
Mme. Blavatsky: Well, for once I must pay you the compliment; it is perfectly well defined, it is the Mayavi-rupa. You cannot make a better illustration. (After a pause) Now comes again a flapdoodle.
Mr. A. Keightley: Question 9. Sloka 3, page 140. After Maha-Pralaya or any of the lesser Pralayas, does “Matter” remain in status quo of progress, to re-emerge in Manvantara and take up differentiation and evolution at a corresponding point to where it was left at Pralaya?
Mme. Blavatsky: Matter remains status quo, that is to say, in the form it is found in at the hour of Pralaya, only with regard to the spheres or globes of our chain.
Then the globe, going into obscuration (As Mr. Sinnett perfectly calls it, a name which has been given to him.), becomes, in the words of a Master, like a huge whale or mammoth caught in the masses of ice, and frozen.
The moment Pralaya catches it, it remains status quo, everything. Even if a man happens not to be dead, he will remain just as he is.
But now listen. Otherwise, and at the hour of any other Pralaya, save this planetary one in the solar Pralaya, for instance, when our Sun goes into sleep, the matter of that system which is to die and go out of existence is scattered in space to form other forms in other systems.
Every atom or molecule of it has its Karma and its destiny, and everyone has worked out his way, unconsciously, or according to the little intelligence it has; or it will, if you please, go into other and higher systems when there begins the new Manvantara.
But the planetary Manvantara is the only one where everything remains status quo.
There are superb things in some Sanskit books, the description of it: when the Pralaya is near, when you have to expect it, and all kinds of kosmic phenomena – most magnificent. I quote a passage of it, but it is a long thing of about 17 or 18 pages.
Mr. Gardner: Is it in the Purana?
Mme. Blavatsky: It is not in the Puranas; it is in a philosophical book by one of those Rishis. I have had it here, but I don’t know what has been done with it. I had one of the great pundits to translate it for me word for word, and I was for about two weeks putting it down, because it is a magnificent thing. I wanted to have it in The Theosophist.”
H. P. Blavatsky