Stanza VI, Slokas 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. Kingsland: There is a question of mine that rather bears upon that, if I might read it.
Mme. Blavatsky: Do please.
Mr. Kingsland: Is it the case that no human being, adept, or initiate can progress during the present round beyond what humanity will be at the close of the Seventh Race, or can they progress as far as what humanity will be at the close of the Seventh Round? Is there not some limit beyond which they cannot progress as individuals, but must wait for the development of humanity as a whole?
Mme. Blavatsky: Assuredly, the Seventh Round. They cannot- the greatest adepts cannot. When I say the word adepts in the plural, it is too bumptious. I have heard of one only, or two – one at the beginning of each age that may progress and be in that state in which man will be in the Seventh Round; beyond that they cannot. No one can go beyond his Manvantara, not the highest adepts.
Mr. Kingsland: Then that is really the basis of everyone helping humanity. It is really helping themselves?
Mme. Blavatsky: Most assuredly. It is the most logical thing and the plainest in the world. People will not understand that by hurting their neighbors they hurt themselves. If it is not now, it will be in another incarnation.
Of course if you don’t believe in it, it is another thing. But if you believe in it, it will be so, because if I hurt this finger the whole of my body will feel it. I may neglect it, but it may come in five years, because not the smallest little things remain without effects.
Our universe is a concatenation of causes and effects. There is not the smallest thing that we can do to our brothers or neighbors – or even persons – that we won’t suffer for, and the whole humanity also.
It is just the same when you disturb an enormous pool of water; if you disturb but in one place, then every drop of water in that pool will feel it; there will be reaction.
I say that this selfishness of races, of individuals; of diversity of religion; of everything, this is the great curse not only of the nineteenth century, but it will last so long as we do not change or become a little better than we are.
But this humanity here, nothing can be compared with.
No imagination can create devils in hell as bad and as wicked as humanity is on the whole. Every race hates the other. One race goes and spits on the others; another says: “I am the one.” It is something terrible to look at.
Man, instead of becoming better spiritually every day, becomes worse and worse and worse. This selfishness that you think – “everything for me” – it is a thing which hurts first and most; this will be proven to you logically as 2 and 2 make 4; it cannot fail to do so.
When they come and speak to me about a struggle, I say, the materialists go and say: “The struggle for existence is the great law; therefore let us go and annex a country, as the Russians go and annex places”; but you begin by putting stuff in your guns and shooting out of them at these unfortunate people – as they did last year in Burma, where about 200 were shot.
That is the brotherly love; and they call themselves Christians. Good Heavens! Why, they are devils, all of them! They are not human beings, all those who go and make war and kill people and hurt everyone.”
H. P. Blavatsky