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. Old: But apart from any efforts that we may make either individually or as a race, is there not a law in the human universe which prescribes our making a certain advance? Is there no law which limits our advance during a certain stage?
Mme. Blavatsky: There are certain boundaries; you cannot go further. Nobody expects you to become omniscient gods all at once, or angels and the kindest men; but there are limits, that the more civilization progresses the more man becomes wicked and selfish and the more it is the poor who suffer on account of the rich.
The misery and the suffering never was greater on this Earth than it is in the nineteenth century, which is the accursed age among all ages.
Mr. Hall: I suppose there will be a reaction?
Mme. Blavatsky: And the reaction will be a terrible one. Look at the socialists. It is the highest and the noble-minded; notwithstanding their efforts, it is the anarchism that is produced. And when the time comes that the people starve wholesale everywhere, I can assure you there is no law that will be able to impede the movement.
Mr. Hall: Do you think it will ever come?
Mme. Blavatsky: You have great faith in your 10,000 policemen. Fortunately that time has not come yet. If they go on as they do it is something terrible. I don’t mean England alone.
Show to me the country where people are not starving. With every new invention that comes, there are several who become millionaires, and in proportion there are so many thousands who starve. That seems to be the law.
Mr. Hall: I should not think the reaction will be quite so severe as that. It will be met through legislation.
Mme. Blavatsky: I invite you to read my editorial in Lucifer (“Our Cycle and the Next”, Lucifer, Vol. 4, May 1889, p. 177). I have poured all my heart there, and I can assure you I did not pay them compliments. They may abuse me as much as they like. For me and for every Theosophist there ought to be no distinction between races, colour, creed, ideas or anything.
A Lady: There ought to be.
Mme. Blavatsky: But there is, unfortunately. Look at the Anglo-Indians (British domiciled in India); look at the supreme contempt they show for the Hindus who are intellectually and spiritually a thousand times higher than we are.
“Inferior race”. Inferior for what? Why, Englishmen were not even in the state of molecules in space when India was old with wisdom, and they come and speak about the Hindus being an inferior race!
Now this is that pride of which it is spoken in the Bible, and I verily believe all you English say you were the fallen angels. Every one of you are devils from your wickedness.
Mr. Kingsland: Is it not possible for the different races to incarnate in another race? May we not have been Indians on previous incarnations?
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes; or you would not be as you are. You are sure to be, all of you who are so proud – I tell Sinnett every day that I see him, he is sure to be an outcast in India for his sins. And he does not like it at all.”
H. P. Blavatsky