4. He builds them in the likeness of older wheels, placing them on the Imperishable Centres.
How does Fohat build them? He collects the fiery dust. He makes balls of fire, runs through them, and round them, infusing life thereinto, then sets them into motion; some one way, some the other way. They are cold, he makes them hot. They are dry, he makes them moist. They shine, he fans and cools them. Thus acts Fohat from one twilight to the other, during Seven Eternities.”
“Mr. B. Keightley: Question 7, page 174. “Does the first class of Monads here mentioned consist of those who attained adeptship on the Lunar chain, or simply of the intellectually developed races of that chain?”
Mme. Blavatsky: How can anyone know whether there are adepts on the Moon? If they were adepts, they would call themselves lunatics, that is a fact! I ask if it is possible? How can we know that? How can I answer you, so as to satisfy you?
Now listen well to this, because it is very important. Of all the mysterious globes in our present Manvantara, the Moon is the most mysterious – not in relation to her physical formation, but to her psychic and spiritual functions.
Now, do you remember, any one of you who read Five Years of Theosophy (Mystical, Philosophical, Theosophical, Historical and Scientific Essays Selected from “The Theosophist” 1885) that there are some questions by an Englishman, and how poor Mr. Sinnett was snubbed for this moon question? So never touch questions of this kind. There are many mysteries that they don’t want to speak about; it is the most mysterious of all.
The Moon is our sidereal power of silence and the Venetian Piombi thrown into one. Better never ask anything about the Moon, except that which relates to its half-dead body. Now pass to the eighth, because there is a continuation.
Mr. B. Keightley: Question 8. “What law is it that determines to which of the three classes named, a particular Monad will belong?”
Mme. Blavatsky: I suppose Karmic law, of course. What law is it which determines whether a child will be born the eldest son of a lord, and thus grab all the family estates, or as a penniless younger son having to take refuge in a family living, or to try to make money out of Jesus, as they generally do?
Karma, of course. Yet very often the younger sons inherit all the brains of the family, whilst the former are but brainless bags of money. Therefore there is no law except Karmic law. What law can it be?
It is simply an accident brought on by past incarnation; by merit or demerit, who knows? There are so many thousands of things. We see the most terrible injustice done in this of birth.
You see men who ought really to be on thrones, and we see them starving miserably, and we see them kicked, and we see the biggest fools, and they are royalty and dukes and all kinds of things.
Look at our emperors. Look at the Russian emperors. Oh Lord! They are nice fools all of them.”
H. P. Blavatsky