stanza 6, sloka 1

Stanza VI
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. B. Keightley:  That question of atoms is consistently cropping up in The Secret Doctrine.

Mme. Blavatsky:  It does, and I had the honour of telling you what I meant by atoms, that I used them in that sense of cosmogenesis. I said they were geometrical and mathematical points.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Haven’t you got something definite in your mind, when you write that?

Mme. Blavatsky:  There are very many things I may have in my mind, and which I don’t like to make public. There may be such.

Mr. Kingsland:  I think Mr. Holt ought to tell us why he says there are the same number of atoms in the body as in Cosmos.

Mr. Holt:  I was regarding the Earth and the solar system as but an atom; it was relatively. Each system might be regarded as but an atom of the whole Cosmos, just as we are but atoms of our permanent Earth with respect to our bodies.

Mr. Kingsland:  Do you say every individual is an atom?

Mr. Holt:  The mathematical idea of the atom is the least conceivable, not the least demonstrable – so that you see I am not begging the question. We may conceive the great and the small, and they are the same size in the noumenal. Are they not?

Mr. Kingsland:  But when you compare the individual Cosmos, you are not working on that plane, you are working on the plane of manifestation.

Mr. Holt:  I use it in that sense, but it was not until HPB gave us her definition of the atom that I thoroughly understood what was intended. If it is the mathematical atom, then I say just as many, I mean metaphysically.

Mr. B. Keightley:  The peculiarity of the mathematical point definition is, it has not got a size at all, neither bigness or smallness.

Mr. Holt:  Therefore, it may be all or it may be nothing, so that is really why I said the man has so many atoms.

Mme. Blavatsky:  You said it simply kabalistically, as “the microcosm of the macrocosm.””

H. P. Blavatsky

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