stanza 6, sloka 5

Stanza VI
5. At the fourth, the sons are told to create their images. One third refuses – to obey.
The curse is pronounced; they will be born on the fourth suffer and cause suffering; this is the first war.



“Mr. B. Keightley:  Question 1.  Why should rotation cease on a dead planet?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Because the life of a body as a whole is nothing but motion, a reflection of that one life which is called in The Secret Doctrine absolute motion.

When a man dies his body as a whole ceases to move, although the individual activity of its cells, and ultimately of its molecules, increases enormously. This is proved by the rapid and violent changes that take place in a decomposing corpse.

In the same way when a planet dies, its rotary motion about its own axis ceases, though its activity in its constituent particles is increased rather than diminished.

Now, if I am asked if the Moon moves – it is in relation to the Moon that this is asked – if I am asked why the Moon moves in an orbit round the earth, I reply that this is caused by the vampirizing action of the Moon upon the earth – not as science teaches, owing to an attraction exerted by the earth upon the Moon, but rather the reverse:

the Moon is so saturated with the magneto, vital emanation of the earth that she is carried along by it like an over-full sponge in a current of water. It is not the water that attracts the sponge in the case, but the sponge is carried along by the stream in its own movement.

Does this explain satisfactorily, or did you want to know something very occult?”

H. P. Blavatsky

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