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: You said just now number 7 is found in the solar year. I don’t see quite how it comes in. It does not divide into 365.
Mme. Blavatsky: Ask Old, he’ll tell you.
Mr. Old: There was a difference. It was a matter of 360, the difference between 360 lunar, and 370 solar – that is to say, reckoning by digits or the degrees in the zodiac, apparent degrees – mathematical degrees, I should say. And the difference between these two was 365, which gives a solar circle roughly.
Mme. Blavatsky: Very roughly, because in the tropical year it won’t agree.
Mr. B. Keightley: The true solar year is 365 and a quarter, about, and a fraction less than a quarter; but then I don’t think that divides into 7.
Mr. Old: No, certainly not. Not unless we proceed to minutes or seconds. I don’t know how it would work out then.
Mr. B. Keightley: I don’t see the 7.
Mr. Old: I will try and work it out.
Mme. Blavatsky: You will have 7 always, because 7 Manvantaras go in that, and the 7 in the tropical year, and the 7 in the solar year and the cycles. Well if you reckon or calculate you will see that the cycles come to number 7. They are septenates, the cycles, that is sure.”
H. P. Blavatsky