Stanza VI, Sloka 5-6
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.
6. The older wheels rotated downwards and upwards….The mother’s spawn filled the whole. There were battles fought between the Creators and the Destroyers, and battles fought for space; the seed appearing and re-appearing continuously.
“Mr. Old: Would not you rather say then it is the men, the individuals, who don’t awaken to the existence of these three higher principles – not the principles which awaken?
Mme. Blavatsky: I never said the cosmic seats have to be awakened. Perhaps it is badly put; it is the fault of the editors. You see, I don’t understand the value of the English language, and I had about six or seven editors, and they have made a nice mess of it. For me it is perfectly written. Now, if I happen to have written it in such a way as to lead into error, it is the right thing to make a sign or mark and correct it in the second edition.
Mr. B. Keightley: I think it is to a certain extent expressed, because she says here: it remains with him to attune the three higher states in himself, but before he can attune these states he must awaken the “seats” to life and activity. (The Secret Doctrine, I:199)
Mme. Blavatsky: It is not the “seats” at all in cosmos. It is just the same as if you told me that a mosquito could influence the Himalayas.
Mr. Old: You mean to say their correspondences on this plane have to be awakened.
Mme. Blavatsky: Most assuredly.
Mr. Kingsland: If you said, instead of “seats”, “sense” or “principles”, there would be no confusion. I don’t think seats is quite a good word.
Mme. Blavatsky: Why don’t you put it for the second or third edition.
Mr. Kingsland: Even “sense” would be a better word than “seats”.
Mr. B. Keightley: It is the occult words.
Mme. Blavatsky: “seats” means vehicles.
Mr. B. Keightley: It is put in converted commas.
Mr. Old: We are quite right in saying that whether we know it or not, these three principles – Atman, Buddhi, and Buddhi-Manas – all have activity on their own planes.
Mme. Blavatsky: They have, but not with respect to man. They don’t influence, so to say, the lower quaternary, which is the personal man. They have certainly their activity, but it does not influence, and therefore the lower quaternary remains the animal, the personality, that is for eating and drinking, and selfishness and money-making, and political things and so on. I wish them joy.”
H. P. Blavatsky