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. Ingram:  Each atom of the whole world has its own Laya centre?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  It has.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  Each body as a whole is formed of such particles.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Do the globes revolve in virtue of the circulation of their principles?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I believe so; I could not tell you with certainty.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Take the analogy of a globe of some kind of substance – metal, or anything you like, immersed in water; that globe could not revolve in the water if it were only exercising an internal force, but if it emitted something that acted against the water, then it could cause it to revolve.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  All the planets are exercising attractive and replsive forces upon each other.

 
Mr. Mead:  In the present state of affairs, it would be impossible to introduce any internal power to make it revolve, it would be outside all experience. Take the case of a sphere revolving in water. You could not introduce an internal rotary motion into such a sphere.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  The sphere as a whole could rotate if you had some gas which emanated from it. That is the conception I want to get at.

 
Mr. Old:  We have such cases in mechanics where a body revolves for a long time after the cause of its revolution has ceased, as for instance the flywheel of a large piece of machinery. Or take the ordinary peg-top of our youth. After the first lash, after it is delivered from its cause of motion, it goes on manifesting that cause for a long time after the immediate cause has ceased. It seems to have a mediate cause in itself, a potency to retain the same motion.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  That does not correspond to the planets; they are continually revolving in virtue of an inherent force. When the Pralaya comes, the planet will continue to revolve for some considerable time after its principles had left it.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  When the real Pralaya comes, the planets won’t exist at all, because they will all disintegrate and fly asunder.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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