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. A. Keightley:  Question 11, footnote, {See Secret Doctrine, I:143, implies} “Force is a state of matter.” Are forces atomic and molecular, though supersensuous? The phrase used appears to imply Occultists make no distinction between force and matter. Is this the case? Please enlarge and explain.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Still I say force as manifested on this plane is a state of matter. What would you call radiant matter, if not a state of matter? But the energy which produces the state of matter is perfectly the same as force. Call it force or energy, we consider it as a state of matter on this plane, for it cannot act without matter being present, and these two cannot be diverse.

What force is on the other plane is quite a different thing, but I mean in this one, I say it is an electric state, that is what I say. Every force that is produced, to whatever it is applied, we call an electric force. It is a function of the whole universal electric ocean which acts. Do you understand my meaning?

Mr. Kingsland:  Not thoroughly.

Mme. Blavatsky:  As I don’t know how science regards it this year, I am unable to make a comparison. I know how it regarded it last year, but it changes, you know, like an atom.

Mr. Holt:  You admit of primordial substance, with the one absolute life moving or energizing in that substance?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly.


Mr. Holt:  Then we may regard that as distinct ideal, but always coexistent and omnipresent.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly. I say that force on this plane is matter, a state of matter, at least; it has a function, a quality of matter – not of that matter on which it acts, but of the matter in general, of the Universal matter of the substance of the universal substance. Call it life, call it electricity, call it Fohat, call it whatever you like; it is always Fohat.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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