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: In Genesis it says the evening and morning were the seventh day.
Mme. Blavatsky: It is the Manvantaric dawn and Pralaya, as well.
Mr. Kingsland: Just the same as we count the day as the day and the night.
Mr. B. Keightley: Have you not got something more?
Mme. Blavatsky: The creative impulse has settled down to quiet family life for a time. Consequently, the initial velocity of the nucleus depends upon the place it occupies in the series of descending generations from the primordial mother or matter.
Mother and matter are the same, and now some dark disciples who know what I mean may explain further. There is one (Pointing to Mr. B. Keightley), who has learned enough to have forgotten half of it, but I would like to know if he has forgotten the other half.
Mr. B. Keightley: What that means is this: if you take the very beginning of the Manvantara, you get from the descendants of primordial matter the first animated cosmic nuclei; then after that they pass through their Manvantara, and they become, first comets, then suns and then planets; then they die and their principles are transferred to a fresh Laya centre, which are like the children of the first generation.
Then they pass through their series of evolutions and are reborn again as the grandchildren, and so on through innumerable generations.
Mme. Blavatsky: You had better to have also about the mother-in-law!
Mr. B. Keightley: In each of these stages the impulse, as it were, gradually diminishes to a certain extent so that the velocity with which the Laya centre or cosmic nucleus starts on its career is diminished.
Mr. Mead: What was puzzling there was the elliptical and the parabolic orbit.
Mr. B. Keightley: Many comets have elliptical orbits. It is simply a question of the velocity, as it is stated here. Entirely a question of the initial velocity with which a nucleus starts. There are comets which have both elliptical and parabolic orbits.
Mme. Blavatsky: In the beginning there is always the impulse, and it goes quicker.
Mr. B. Keightley: There are several comets the return periods of which are well-known. They expect them back at certain periods, and look out for them. They have very elongated elliptical orbits of enormous cocentricity. Other comets have arrived in parabolic orbits, and we shall never have the pleasure of seeing them again; they are gone. Look at any map of the Sun.
Mme. Blavatsky: I would like them to understand why the impulse is greater at the beginning and then slackens – because it sets into respectable form, and there are laws; and periodically it goes on seasons and years and so on which it did not before; therefore it slackens. The motion is always there.”
H. P. Blavatsky