Stanza VI, Sloka 5
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 2, page 171, last paragraph. What are the seven classes of monads here mentioned? Are they simply the mineral, vegetable, animal, etc? Can you give them seven distinctive names by which we may refer to them afterwards in the order of their appearance on a chain of globes?
Mme. Blavatsky: The seven classes here referred to are the seven classes of Lunar Pitris of fathers, all of which have reached the human stage of development on the lunar chain.
They are therefore not the monads, or rather elementals, of the seven kingdoms of nature, but are the subdivisions of what we may term the lunar mankind – the (lunar lunatics). Of course when they first arrive on the Earth chain they are very nearly in an undifferentiated condition, and as they descend into matter they differentiate even more and more, till at last they form seven distinctly marked types or classes.
Therefore how can we give them distinct names when these names indicate their attributes, and these are perpetually changing? They may be described by the names of the seven lower Sephiroth of the Kabalah, or by the seven Amshapends of Zoroaster; but this is only in their primitive differentiation from homogeneity. Every time they are transformed they go down lower on the hierarchy, or higher; they change names.
Mr. Kingsland: These human monads, lunar monads, have to pass through the mineral kingdom, have they not?
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes, on globe A.
Mr. Keightley: On globe 2.
Mr. Kingsland: On the whole of the first round?
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes. They don’t pass anymore on globe B; it is only the latest arrivals. Still, there are some monads, and they will be those who will come. And at the threshold of the Fourth Round and the fourth globe, which is ours, they are perfectly ready, and after that, having evolved their astral images, and so on – which are those images which become men, hereafter – they merge into that mankind.
It is they themselves; it is not that they create, like the Lord God out of nothing, but it is simply that they evolve their Chhayas, and little by little they evolve into it.”
H. P. Blavatsky