stanza 7, slokas 1-3

Stanza VII
1. Behold the beginnings of sentient formless life. First the Divine, the one from the Mother-Spirit; then the Spiritual; the three from the one, the four from the one, and the five from which the three, the five, and the seven. These are the three-fold, the four-fold downward; the “mind-born” sons of the first Lord; the shining seven. It is they who are thou, me, him, oh Lanoo. They, who watch over thee, and thy mother earth.
2. The one ray multiplies the smaller rays. Life precedes form, and life survives the last atom of form. Through the countless rays proceeds the life-ray, the one, like a thread through many jewels.
3. When the one becomes two, the threefold appears, and the three are one; and it is our thread, oh Lanoo, the heart of the man-plant called Saptaparna.


“Mr. _____:  Taking an analogy of jam and music – supposing it will be always music – Jozef Hofmann will have so much by and bye that it will be bound to come to the front.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Certainly I like somebody who can speak plainly.

A Lady:  He will also incarnate into a body in which the mechanism is likely to go towards music.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I say that {in} the Karmic-sense heredity is governed by Karma, therefore, when the musical entity is to reincarnate, then certainly this law will take care that the body will be musical and fit for it – that they should not be born with stumps instead of fingers.

Mr. Old:  You would say, really, that individual character is nothing else than expression of mind through different organisms, and that the organisms control the expression of character?

Mme. Blavatsky:  For instance, you put some intelligence under blue glass, it will appear to you blue, or under red, and so on, it will go on like that.

Mr. Kingsland:  If that is so, if Manas as we find it here depends upon the quality of the organism that it functions in, where does the development of Manas come in?

Mme. Blavatsky:  It develops through the personality. Manas does not come to be happy and to be developed, Manas comes because it is too pure and being too pure, it has neither merit nor demerit.

Therefore, it must come and suffer a little bit, and have the experience of everything that can be got in this cycle of imagination {incarnation?}, and therefore, the same experiences will make it fit to emerge {merge?} in the Absolute.

It contains all the experiences in this blessed world, and the worlds that have been and will be.

Mr. Kingsland:  It appears from that, that Manas is something that is to be, still qualified by the individual lives with no life.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Most assuredly. In the Key to Theosophy I give all this. Read the Key to Theosophy. It will come out in two or three weeks. I think I answer every question there. It is extremely difficult for me, “unaccustomed as I am to public speaking”, to come and explain this. Really, I want to say one thing, and I say quite a different thing – or you take it as such.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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