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. Kingsland: My difficulty is to see how it is that a half of these do not come in in time to reach the human stage. Isn’t that your difficulty, Mead?
Mr. Mead: No, I understand that. My difficulty is when this Pralaya, this obscuration, overtakes it. When does it?
Mr. B. Keightley: It comes at a moment, and then all these Monads who are cycling have to leave that planet.
Mr. Mead: In a rush?
Mr. B. Keightley: At that moment, apparently.
Mme. Blavatsky: It is so timed that they all enter into their Nirvanic state, their time of rest, between the two planets. Nature does not make mistakes in this case.
Mr. B. Keightley: Her timepieces do not require cleaning, you know.
Mme. Blavatsky: You see, in mathematics, I was never a Newton in my life.
Mr. Mead: If this first class goes through all the kingdoms up to man, the second class will have been worked up once with the first class, so that the seventh class coming in, it will have been six times differentiated by the six classes that have gone before.
Mr. B. Keightley: So that it is able to work up by degrees. That is how it is that all the seven classes reach the human stage of the Fourth Round.
Mr. Ingram: Have we been Lunar Pitris?
Mme. Blavatsky: We are the Lunar Pitris.
Mr. Ingram: Then we are talking of ourselves when we are talking of these?
Mme. Blavatsky: It is “we”, if you please, but we do not remember it. To think that we have been angels and have become – what – such pumpkins, knowing nothing at all! To think we have been ornamented with beautiful wings and pinions, and where are they? Gentlemen, you are very much addicted to questioning, and you really ought not to pry into the mysteries of God!”
H. P. Blavatsky