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. B. Keightley:  Question 8.  Has a planet an individuality as a man has an Ego?

Mme. Blavatsky:  It has. Its ruling spirit, or governor, as it is called in Pimander, is self-conscious. Any questions to that?

Mr. Kingsland:  That has been partially answered before.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Question 9.  Is there any analogy between the Monad of man and the vital essence of a planet?

Mme. Blavatsky:  You do offer very funny questions! Certainly not. There is an analogy – I would call it a perfect correspondence – between the Monad of a man and the ruling spirit or governor of a spirit {planet}. But the vital essence of that planet corresponds to the vital essence of man, therefore to the Kama-rupa.

For Prana (or life) has, strictly speaking, two vehicles, as Manas is double:  Linga-sarira, or astral body, is the vehicle of the life principle, or spirit life;  while Kama-rupa is the vehicle of the physical or material essence.

In other words, the three higher principles of the septenary of Prana reside in the astral body, while the four lower principles have their seat in Kama-rupa.

You have learnt something new tonight, because I discovered, to my great surprise, that Mr. Bert Keightley did not know what I meant, that Kama-rupa was the vehicle of the life essence and that there was a difference between it and Prana, which has seven principles.

Therefore, as Kama-rupa is the vehicle of the grossest of that form, that Prana the astral body has got is a vehicle of the spirit of the life principle, because it is connected with the higher principles of the triad and not with the quaternary.

Mr. Kingsland:  That is certainly a new idea.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I did not know it was a new idea at all.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Nobody had ever stated it in any theosophical work.

Mme. Blavatsky:  My dear sirs, I say to you all, “Not guilty”, who do not live in the house; but those who live in the house and from morning to night speak and live and have their being in occultism ought to know it. I absolve everyone who does not live here, but not Mr. Bertram Keightley, because he ought to know.

Mr. Kingsland:  It has not been done in any published work so far.

Mme. Blavatsky:  My dear sir, it was said to Mr. Sinnett before he wrote Esoteric Buddhism (Whether he put it there, I don’t know), but it is a thing which is an axiom, and it has been put, I am perfectly sure, in The Theosophist – that there is not a thing in nature which has not got its two poles and its seven principles. That is one of the fundamental axioms of the occult sciences and the esoteric doctrines, that every blessed thing has its seven principles and its polarity.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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