stanza 6, sloka 5

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. _____:  Has not the worst point of human life been passed, yet?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I do not know, physically. I say we will have worse days than we have had yet, because we have been sinning so much.

 
Mr. _____:  Then we have not reached the lowest point, yet?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  We have not reached the lowest point.

 
Mr. B. Keightley:  The greater the responsibility, the heavier the sin. While we were falling into matter, and while the spiritual consciousness was entirely obscured by matter, we had not anything like the responsibility that we have now, not in the same way. Because now we passed that point to a considerable extent, and we are beginning to become more spiritualized.

 
With that comes at the same time a possibility of much more far-reaching sin or breach of the law, which would be very much farther reaching in its effects, and something more serious.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  This is perfectly logical and comprehensible.

 
Mr. Ingram:  Isn’t there, at the same time, on the other side, a greater acquiescence and obedience to law, as against the disobedience? Isn’t there a larger part of mankind that obeys the law and whose accumulated Karma neutralizes the bad Karma of the others?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  I do not know. I do not think so. Nothing can neutralize the bad Karma of individuals. Collectively there may be some equilibrium, but I am afraid it is all the wrong way.

 
You see, evil predominates everywhere. It is not good. Go where you like, you find there is not a thing that is done that is not done with selfish motives and so as to benefit all one’s self, or nation, or individual, and that the others would be the losers thereby.

 
It is something terrible when you come to look at the present state of business, of life, and of civilization. This civilization is the cancer of humanity; it will be the ruin of humanity in the way it is conducted. I do not say civilization as it ought to be. It is the most gigantic development of selfishness that ever was known. And I can assure you that the Fifth Race will go out with a great flourish of trumpets, which will be other than the trumpets of the war cry.

 
Mr. Ingram:  Is the selfishness greater now than it was in the Fourth Race?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  A thousand times worse, because they are just descending into spirit {sic}, and they cling to matter with the utmost desperation, that is why.”

 
H. P. Blavatsky

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