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: Page 181: “It now becomes plain that there exists in nature”, etc. (Reads from The Secret Doctrine).
Question 12. Does the fully developed man embody the perfection of each of the three schemes of evolution? Please enlarge on this idea.
Mme. Blavatsky: Certainly, for a perfect man has to be; 1, perfect in physical form, as regards the organism and health; 2, perfect intellectually; and 3, perfect spiritually. At any rate, he must have all the schemes of evolution sufficiently represented to produce perfect equilibrium.
An absolutely healthy man, full of vitality, but deficient in intellectual powers, is an animal, not a man. A perfectly spiritual man with a sick limb, or weak body, is no man, but a spirit imprisoned, looking out of the window. A perfectly healthy, intellectual, well-developed man, without corresponding spiritual consciousness, is – his intellect not withstanding – an empty shell, and nothing more.
If all three qualities are present, so as to produce equilibrium, the man himself will be a perfect man, on his particular plane, I mean – meaning by the latter not the universal planes, but his own personal or individual plane of the septenary scale of perfection. Do I explain it to you sufficiently well, this?
Mr. Kingsland: Yes.
Mr. B. Keightley: For each man, so to speak, as an individual, will have seven planes of activity, or seven degrees. Well, he may be perfect on the plane. He is a perfect man on that plane, but if, in his development, he has not reached one of the higher planes, he is not on that plane at the time you are considering.
Mr. Mead: I understand this about harmony.
Mr. B. Keightley: You can take that perfect equilibrium on the plane in which man happens to be, for the time being
Mme. Blavatsky: Let me read to you, again, this thing (her notes). A perfect man is not. He can be a perfect man on the first and the second and the third plane; it is a degree of perfectibility.
Now, what I say is, that to make a perfect man, he is to be; 1, perfect in physical form, as regards his organism and health; 2, perfect intellectually; 3, perfect spiritually. All these must be equlibrized. At any rate, he must have all these three schemes of evolution sufficiently represented to produce perfect equilibrium.
An absolutely healthy man, full of vitality, but deficient in intellectual powers, is an animal, as I say, not a man. A perfectly spiritual man with a sick limb and a weak body is not a man, but a spirit imprisoned, looking out of the window – an unfortunate spirit. A perfectly healthy and intellectual, well-developed man, without the corresponding spiritual consciousness, is (His intellect notwithstanding) an empty shell and nothing more.
If one of these things, there is no equilibrium, if all these three qualities are present so as to produce equilibrium, the man himself will be a perfect man on his particular plane – I mean. Meaning by the latter, not the universal planes, but his own personal or individual plane of the septenary scale of perfection.
Now that is very easily understood.
Mr. Mead: I understood it perfectly up to the last.
Mme. Blavatsky: Why, look here – we have seven planes of perfection, everyone individually; every man has seven states of consciousness. A man may be, if he have all these three equilibrized in him, a perfect man in his own plane. If he is still more so, he will be a perfect man on the second, and then on the third and fourth, and so on.
Mr. Mead: I understand.”
H. P. Blavatsky