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 10, page 192: “The holy youths refused to multiply…” If these “sons” could once refuse to inhabit the Chhaya-rupas, why could they not continue to refuse? And what was the necessity which finally compelled them to incarnate in even less pure rupas?
Mme. Blavatsky: Because they were not independent Englishmen, but simply poor celestial beings, and they were not as obstinate as your nation is. And what prevented them was Karma. Not a single word more can I say.
Let us not forget that there is a limit to the freedom of action of every differentiated being in the whole universe.
Karma, being the absolute adjusting law, whether in heaven or on earth, says to the proud waves: “So far shalt thou go and no farther.” If it says this to the waves, it says it to the angels, and anything you like.
It is Karma, and they cannot go against Karma. It is the whole thing. They may kick as much as they like, but they have to do it. Instead of pure and wholesome bodies, they had to enter into defiled bodies.
Mr. Mead: Then free will is always circumscribed?
Mr. _____: Did these beings that refused to incarnate know they were doing wrong?
Mme. Blavatsky: I suppose they did, but it was disagreeable to imprison themselves into those bodies once more, and they delayed and delayed. And if you read The Secret Doctrine, you will see what occurred.
Mr. _____: How did the law of Karma act on them?
Mme. Blavatsky: It acts on everything that is differentiated under the Sun – not our Sun, but the spiritual Sun.
Mr. B. Keightley: All these classes and hierarchies of divine beings are the evolutions of previous Manvantaras, and they have an infinite line of Karma behind them.
Mme. Blavatsky: They do not come created by anything or make a simultaneous appearance with the universe.”
H. P. Blavatsky