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Re: theos-talk The Stanzas of Dzyan

Sep 22, 2010 09:08 AM
by MKR


thanks for the leads.

When I saw Joe's posting of the Stanzas by themselves, I took the time to
read it beginning to end for the first time. Even though I have been around
theosophy for several years, this was the first time I did it. I think it
would do a lot of good to read it before reading SD or any of the books on
it (some of them are not cheap).

MKR

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM, <Augoeides-222@a1L6OFyxh5o1--aY8ER_Ksa5eiQwiSqDunczAtYC12DdIUI51JQuBGH8XJbkZSX5FCFwfB8WVa48QlU4SYJxmkc.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

>
>
> Mkr, Erica,
> Interesting comments by all of the participants, the enigma remains to
> tantalize. I recently found a nice resource to my amazement online that is
> dedicated to the memory of Gerald Massey who was profound and monolithic in
> his towering volume of antiquity knowledge. It offers free to read online
> all his great works as well as many other important works seldom seen in
> paper or web publishing. here is the link:
>
> Introduction to the Works of Gerald Massey
>
> >>>http://www.masseiana.org/intro.htm<<<
>
> In addition, I have been spening some time reading Massey's "The Seven
> Souls of Man" which in my views dovetails neatly with the topic of this
> thread and Dyzan. Here is the link:
>
> Masseys Lectures : The Seven souls of man
>
> >>>http://www.masseiana.org/ml9.htm<<<
>
> Erica I happened to locate a article about Hypatia here is the link as I
> remembered your personal interest in hypatia:
>
> Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria's Great Female Scholar
>
> >>>
> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/womens-history/Hypatia-Ancient-Alexandrias-Great-Female-Scholar.html<<<
>
>
> And lastly for open minded Theosophists who recall Olcutt's book about thee
> Eddy Brothers thew Smithsonian also hada fascinating article about a channel
> I never heard of before but the "spirit channel" was actually awarded Poetry
> Awards for her Poe!ms from the other side! Here is the link the Spirit
> Channel was named Patience Worth, Google Books has three of her spirit books
> as free downloads.
>
> Patience Worth Author from the Great Beyond
>
> >>>
> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Patience-Worth-Author-From-the-Great-Beyond.html?c=y&page=2<<<
>
>
> John
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "MKR" <mkr777@EFNaISn6FSOVYHSGzSQnpuKD3yIKX7tFaXnUM-AjDFznvDeZgNxiQbHQlsjOlWpkDyV46j5eeP4.yahoo.invalid <mkr777%40gmail.com>>
> To: "theos-talk" <theos-talk@yahoogroups.com<theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>>,
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>  Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 5:40:44 AM
> Subject: theos-talk The Stanzas of Dzyan
>
> *World saw the Stanzas in HPB's Secret Doctrine. Here are the Stanzas.
> Thanks to Joe Fulton for uploading it to www.theosophy.net site.
> *
> ****
>
> *
> *
>
> *
> *
>
> *The Stanzas of Dzyan*
>
> **
>
> *Part I. Cosmic Evolution*
>
> STANZA I.
>
> 1. THE ETERNAL PARENT WRAPPED IN HER EVER INVISIBLE ROBES HAD SLUMBERED
> ONCE
> AGAIN FOR SEVEN ETERNITIES.
>
> 2. TIME WAS NOT, FOR IT LAY ASLEEP IN THE INFINITE BOSOM OF DURATION.
>
> 3. UNIVERSAL MIND WAS NOT, FOR THERE WERE NO AH-HI TO CONTAIN IT.
>
> 4. THE SEVEN WAYS TO BLISS WERE NOT. THE GREAT CAUSES OF MISERY WERE NOT,
> FOR THERE WAS NO ONE TO PRODUCE AND GET ENSNARED BY THEM.
>
> 5. DARKNESS ALONE FILLED THE BOUNDLESS ALL, FOR FATHER, MOTHER AND SON WERE
>
> ONCE MORE ONE, AND THE SON HAD NOT AWAKENED YET FOR THE NEW WHEEL, AND HIS
> PILGRIMAGE THEREON.
>
> 6. THE SEVEN SUBLIME LORDS AND THE SEVEN TRUTHS HAD CEASED TO BE, AND THE
> UNIVERSE, THE SON OF NECESSITY, WAS IMMERSED IN PARANISHPANNA, TO BE
> OUTBREATHED BY THAT WHICH IS AND YET IS NOT. NAUGHT WAS.
>
> 7. THE CAUSES OF EXISTENCE HAD BEEN DONE AWAY WITH; THE VISIBLE THAT WAS,
> AND THE INVISIBLE THAT IS, RESTED IN ETERNAL NON-BEING â THE ONE BEING.
>
> 8. ALONE THE ONE FORM OF EXISTENCE STRETCHED BOUNDLESS, INFINITE,
> CAUSELESS,
> IN DREAMLESS SLEEP; AND LIFE PULSATED UNCONSCIOUS IN UNIVERSAL SPACE,
> THROUGHOUT THAT ALL-PRESENCE WHICH IS SENSED BY THE OPENED EYE OF THE
> DANGMA.
>
> 9. BUT WHERE WAS THE DANGMA WHEN THE ALAYA OF THE UNIVERSE WAS IN
> PARAMARTHA
> AND THE GREAT WHEEL WAS ANUPADAKA?
>
> STANZA II.
>
> 1. . . . WHERE WERE THE BUILDERS, THE LUMINOUS SONS OF MANVANTARIC DAWN? .
> .
> . IN THE UNKNOWN DARKNESS IN THEIR AH-HI PARANISHPANNA. THE PRODUCERS OF
> FORM FROM NO-FORM â THE ROOT OF THE WORLD â THE DEVAMATRI AND SVABHAVAT,
> RESTED IN THE BLISS OF NON-BEING.
>
> 2. . . . WHERE WAS SILENCE? WHERE THE EARS TO SENSE IT? NO, THERE WAS
> NEITHER SILENCE NOR SOUND; NAUGHT SAVE CEASELESS ETERNAL BREATH, WHICH
> KNOWS
> ITSELF NOT.
>
> 3. THE HOUR HAD NOT YET STRUCK; THE RAY HAD NOT YET FLASHED INTO THE GERM;
> THE MATRIPADMA HAD NOT YET SWOLLEN.
>
> 4. HER HEART HAD NOT YET OPENED FOR THE ONE RAY TO ENTER, THENCE TO FALL,
> AS
> THREE INTO FOUR, INTO THE LAP OF MAYA.
>
> 5. THE SEVEN SONS WERE NOT YET BORN FROM THE WEB OF LIGHT. DARKNESS ALONE
> WAS FATHER-MOTHER, SVABHAVAT; AND SVABHAVAT WAS IN DARKNESS.
>
> 6. THESE TWO ARE THE GERM, AND THE GERM IS ONE. THE UNIVERSE WAS STILL
> CONCEALED IN THE DIVINE THOUGHT AND THE DIVINE BOSOM.. .
>
> STANZA III.
>
> 1. . . . THE LAST VIBRATION OF THE SEVENTH ETERNITY THRILLS THROUGH
> INFINITUDE. THE MOTHER SWELLS, EXPANDING FROM WITHIN WITHOUT, LIKE THE BUD
> OF THE LOTUS.
>
> 2. THE VIBRATION SWEEPS ALONG, TOUCHING WITH ITS SWIFT WING THE WHOLE
> UNIVERSE AND THE GERM THAT DWELLETH IN DARKNESS: THE DARKNESS THAT BREATHES
>
> OVER THE SLUMBERING WATERS OF LIFE. . . .
>
> 3. DARKNESS RADIATES LIGHT, AND LIGHT DROPS ONE SOLITARY RAY INTO THE
> MOTHER-DEEP. THE RAY SHOOTS THROUGH THE VIRGIN EGG, THE RAY CAUSES THE
> ETERNAL EGG TO THRILL, AND DROP THE NON-ETERNAL GERM, WHICH CONDENSES INTO
> THE WORLD-EGG.
>
> 4. THEN THE THREE FALL INTO THE FOUR. THE RADIANT ESSENCE BECOMES SEVEN
> INSIDE, SEVEN OUTSIDE. THE LUMINOUS EGG, WHICH IN ITSELF IS THREE, CURDLES
> AND SPREADS IN MILK-WHITE CURDS THROUGHOUT THE DEPTHS OF MOTHER, THE ROOT
> THAT GROWS IN THE DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN OF LIFE.
>
> 5. THE ROOT REMAINS, THE LIGHT REMAINS, THE CURDS REMAIN, AND STILL OEAOHOO
>
> IS ONE.
>
> 6. THE ROOT OF LIFE WAS IN EVERY DROP OF THE OCEAN OF IMMORTALITY, AND THE
> OCEAN WAS RADIANT LIGHT, WHICH WAS FIRE, AND HEAT, AND MOTION. DARKNESS
> VANISHED AND WAS NO MORE; IT DISAPPEARED IN ITS OWN ESSENCE, THE BODY OF
> FIRE AND WATER, OR FATHER AND MOTHER.
>
> 7. BEHOLD, OH LANOO! THE RADIANT CHILD OF THE TWO, THE UNPARALLELED
> REFULGENT GLORY: BRIGHT SPACE SON OF DARK SPACE, WHICH EMERGES FROM THE
> DEPTHS OF THE GREAT DARK WATERS. IT IS OEAOHOO THE YOUNGER, THE * * * HE
> SHINES FORTH AS THE SON; HE IS THE BLAZING DIVINE DRAGON OF WISDOM; THE ONE
>
> IS FOUR, AND FOUR TAKES TO ITSELF THREE, â AND THE UNION PRODUCES THE
> SAPTA,
> IN WHOM ARE THE SEVEN WHICH BECOME THE TRIDASA (OR THE HOSTS AND THE
> MULTITUDES). BEHOLD HIM LIFTING THE VEIL AND UNFURLING IT FROM EAST TO
> WEST.
> HE SHUTS OUT THE ABOVE, AND LEAVES THE BELOW TO BE SEEN AS THE GREAT
> ILLUSION. HE MARKS THE PLACES FOR THE SHINING ONES, AND TURNS THE UPPER
> INTO
> A SHORELESS SEA OF FIRE, AND THE ONE MANIFESTED INTO THE GREAT WATERS.
>
> 8. WHERE WAS THE GERM AND WHERE WAS NOW DARKNESS? WHERE IS THE SPIRIT OF
> THE
> FLAME THAT BURNS IN THY LAMP, OH LANOO? THE GERM IS THAT, AND THAT IS
> LIGHT,
> THE WHITE BRILLIANT SON OF THE DARK HIDDEN FATHER.
>
> 9. LIGHT IS COLD FLAME, AND FLAME IS FIRE, AND FIRE PRODUCES HEAT, WHICH
> YIELDS WATER: THE WATER OF LIFE IN THE GREAT MOTHER.
>
> 10. FATHER-MOTHER SPIN A WEB WHOSE UPPER END IS FASTENED TO SPIRITâTHE
> LIGHT
> OF THE ONE DARKNESSâAND THE LOWER ONE TO ITS SHADOWY END, MATTER; AND THIS
> WEB IS THE UNIVERSE SPUN OUT OF THE TWO SUBSTANCES MADE IN ONE, WHICH IS
> SVABHAVAT.
>
> 11. IT EXPANDS WHEN THE BREATH OF FIRE IS UPON IT; IT CONTRACTS WHEN THE
> BREATH OF THE MOTHER TOUCHES IT. THEN THE SONS DISSOCIATE AND SCATTER, TO
> RETURN INTO THEIR MOTHER'S BOSOM AT THE END OF THE GREAT DAY, AND RE-BECOME
>
> ONE WITH HER; WHEN IT IS COOLING IT BECOMES RADIANT, AND THE SONS EXPAND
> AND
> CONTRACT THROUGH THEIR OWN SELVES AND HEARTS; THEY EMBRACE INFINITUDE.
>
> 12. THEN SVABHAVAT SENDS FOHAT TO HARDEN THE ATOMS. EACH IS A PART OF THE
> WEB. REFLECTING THE "SELF-EXISTENT LORD" LIKE A MIRROR, EACH BECOMES IN
> TURN
> A WORLD.
>
> STANZA IV.
>
> 1. . . LISTEN, YE SONS OF THE EARTH, TO YOUR INSTRUCTORS â THE SONS OF THE
> FIRE. LEARN, THERE IS NEITHER FIRST NOR LAST, FOR ALL IS ONE: NUMBER ISSUED
>
> FROM NO NUMBER.
>
> 2. LEARN WHAT WE WHO DESCEND FROM THE PRIMORDIAL SEVEN, WE WHO ARE BORN
> FROM
> THE PRIMORDIAL FLAME, HAVE LEARNT FROM OUR FATHERS. . .
>
> 3. FROM THE EFFULGENCY OF LIGHT â THE RAY OF THE EVER-DARKNESS â SPRUNG IN
> SPACE THE RE-AWAKENED ENERGIES; THE ONE FROM THE EGG, THE SIX, AND THE
> FIVE.
> THEN THE THREE, THE ONE, THE FOUR, THE ONE, THE FIVE â THE TWICE SEVEN THE
> SUM TOTAL. AND THESE ARE THE ESSENCES, THE FLAMES, THE ELEMENTS, THE
> BUILDERS, THE NUMBERS, THE ARUPA, THE RUPA, AND THE FORCE OF DIVINE MAN â
> THE SUM TOTAL. AND FROM THE DIVINE MAN EMANATED THE FORMS, THE SPARKS, THE
> SACRED ANIMALS, AND THE MESSENGERS OF THE SACRED FATHERS WITHIN THE HOLY
> FOUR.
>
> 4. THIS WAS THE ARMY OF THE VOICE â THE DIVINE MOTHER OF THE SEVEN. THE
> SPARKS OF THE SEVEN ARE SUBJECT TO, AND THE SERVANTS OF, THE FIRST, THE
> SECOND, THE THIRD, THE FOURTH, THE FIFTH, THE SIXTH, AND THE SEVENTH OF THE
>
> SEVEN. THESE "SPARKS" ARE CALLED SPHERES, TRIANGLES, CUBES, LINES, AND
> MODELLERS; FOR THUS STANDS THE ETERNAL NIDANA â THE OEAOHOO, WHICH IS:
>
> 5. "DARKNESS" THE BOUNDLESS, OR THE NO-NUMBER, ADI-NIDANA SVABHAVAT:â
>
> I. THE ADI-SANAT, THE NUMBER, FOR HE IS ONE.
>
> II. THE VOICE OF THE LORD SVABHAVAT, THE NUMBERS, FOR HE IS ONE AND NINE.
>
> III. THE "FORMLESS SQUARE."
>
> AND THESE THREE ENCLOSED WITHIN THE Â ARE THE SACRED FOUR; AND THE TEN ARE
> THE ARUPA UNIVERSE. THEN COME THE "SONS," THE SEVEN FIGHTERS, THE ONE, THE
> EIGHTH LEFT OUT, AND HIS BREATH WHICH IS THE LIGHT-MAKER.
>
> 6. THEN THE SECOND SEVEN, WHO ARE THE LIPIKA, PRODUCED BY THE THREE. THE
> REJECTED SON IS ONE. THE "SON-SUNS" ARE COUNTLESS.
>
> STANZA V.
>
> 1. THE PRIMORDIAL SEVEN, THE FIRST SEVEN BREATHS OF THE DRAGON OF WISDOM,
> PRODUCE IN THEIR TURN FROM THEIR HOLY CIRCUMGYRATING BREATHS THE FIERY
> WHIRLWIND.
>
> 2. THEY MAKE OF HIM THE MESSENGER OF THEIR WILL. THE DZYU BECOMES FOHAT,
> THE
> SWIFT SON OF THE DIVINE SONS WHOSE SONS ARE THE LIPIKA, RUNS CIRCULAR
> ERRANDS. FOHAT IS THE STEED AND THE THOUGHT IS THE RIDER. HE PASSES LIKE
> LIGHTNING THROUGH THE FIERY CLOUDS; TAKES THREE, AND FIVE, AND SEVEN
> STRIDES
> THROUGH THE SEVEN REGIONS ABOVE, AND THE SEVEN BELOW. HE LIFTS HIS VOICE,
> AND CALLS THE INNUMERABLE SPARKS, AND JOINS THEM.
>
> 3. HE IS THEIR GUIDING SPIRIT AND LEADER. WHEN HE COMMENCES WORK, HE
> SEPARATES THE SPARKS OF THE LOWER KINGDOM THAT FLOAT AND THRILL WITH JOY IN
>
> THEIR RADIANT DWELLINGS, AND FORMS THEREWITH THE GERMS OF WHEELS. HE PLACES
>
> THEM IN THE SIX DIRECTIONS OF SPACE, AND ONE IN THE MIDDLE â THE CENTRAL
> WHEEL.
>
> 4. FOHAT TRACES SPIRAL LINES TO UNITE THE SIXTH TO THE SEVENTH â THE CROWN;
>
> AN ARMY OF THE SONS OF LIGHT STANDS AT EACH ANGLE, AND THE LIPIKA IN THE
> MIDDLE WHEEL, THEY SAY: THIS IS GOOD, THE FIRST DIVINE WORLD IS READY, THE
> FIRST IS NOW THE SECOND. THEN THE "DIVINE ARUPA" REFLECTS ITSELF IN CHHAYA
> LOKA, THE FIRST GARMENT OF THE ANUPADAKA.
>
> 5. FOHAT TAKES FIVE STRIDES AND BUILDS A WINGED WHEEL AT EACH CORNER OF THE
>
> SQUARE, FOR THE FOUR HOLY ONES AND THEIR ARMIES.
>
> 6. THE LIPIKA CIRCUMSCRIBE THE TRIANGLE, THE FIRST ONE, THE CUBE, THE
> SECOND ONE, AND THE PENTACLE WITHIN THE EGG. IT IS THE RING CALLED "PASS
> NOT" FOR THOSE WHO DESCEND AND ASCEND. ALSO FOR THOSE WHO DURING THE KALPA
> ARE PROGRESSING TOWARDS THE GREAT DAY "BE WITH US." THUS WERE FORMED THE
> RUPA AND THE ARUPA: FROM ONE LIGHT SEVEN LIGHTS; FROM EACH OF THE SEVEN,
> SEVEN TIMES SEVEN LIGHTS. THE WHEELS WATCH THE RING. . . .
>
> STANZA VI.
>
> 1. BY THE POWER OF THE MOTHER OF MERCY AND KNOWLEDGE â KWAN-YIN â THE
> "TRIPLE" OF KWAN-SHAI-YIN, RESIDING IN KWAN-YIN-TIEN, FOHAT, THE BREATH OF
> THEIR PROGENY, THE SON OF THE SONS, HAVING CALLED FORTH, FROM THE LOWER
> ABYSS, THE ILLUSIVE FORM OF SIEN-TCHANG AND THE SEVEN ELEMENTS: *
>
> 2. THE SWIFT AND RADIANT ONE PRODUCES THE SEVEN LAYA CENTRES, AGAINST WHICH
>
> NONE WILL PREVAIL TO THE GREAT DAY "BE-WITH-US," AND SEATS THE UNIVERSE ON
> THESE ETERNAL FOUNDATIONS SURROUNDING TSIEN-TCHAN WITH THE ELEMENTARY
> GERMS.
>
> 3. OF THE SEVENâFIRST ONE MANIFESTED, SIX CONCEALED, TWO MANIFESTED, FIVE
> CONCEALED; THREE MANIFESTED, FOUR CONCEALED; FOUR PRODUCED, THREE HIDDEN;
> FOUR AND ONE TSAN REVEALED, TWO AND ONE HALF CONCEALED; SIX TO BE
> MANIFESTED, ONE LAID ASIDE. LASTLY, SEVEN SMALL WHEELS REVOLVING; ONE
> GIVING
> BIRTH TO THE OTHER.
>
> 4. HE BUILDS THEM IN THE LIKENESS OF OLDER WHEELS, PLACING THEM ON THE
> IMPERISHABLE CENTRES.
>
> HOW DOES FOHAT BUILD THEM? HE COLLECTS THE FIERY DUST. HE MAKES BALLS OF
> FIRE, RUNS THROUGH THEM, AND ROUND THEM, INFUSING LIFE THEREINTO THEN' SETS
>
> THEM INTO MOTION; SOME ONE WAY, SOME THE OTHER WAY. THEY ARE COLD, HE MAKES
>
> THEM HOT. THEY ARE DRY, HE MAKES THEM MOIST. THEY SHINE, HE FANS AND COOLS
> THEM. THUS ACTS FOHAT FROM ONE TWILIGHT TO THE OTHER, DURING SEVEN
> ETERNITIES.
>
> 5. AT THE FOURTH, THE SONS ARE TOLD TO CREATE THEIR IMAGES. ONE THIRD
> REFUSES â TWO 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.
>
> 7. MAKE THY CALCULATIONS, LANOO, IF THOU WOULDEST LEARN THE CORRECT AGE OF
> THY SMALL WHEEL. ITS FOURTH SPOKE IS OUR MOTHER. REACH THE FOURTH "FRUIT"
> OF
> THE FOURTH PATH OF KNOWLEDGE THAT LEADS TO NIRVANA, AND THOU SHALT
> COMPREHEND, FOR THOU SHALT SEE. . .
>
> STANZA VII.
>
> 1. BEHOLD THE BEGINNING 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
> SAPTASARMA.
>
> 4. IT IS THE ROOT THAT NEVER DIES; THE THREE-TONGUED FLAME OF THE FOUR
> WICKS. THE WICKS ARE THE SPARKS, THAT DRAW FROM THE THREE-TONGUED FLAME
> SHOT
> OUT BY THE SEVEN â THEIR FLAME â THE BEAMS AND SPARKS OF ONE MOON REFLECTED
>
> IN THE RUNNING WAVES OF ALL THE RIVERS OF EARTH.
>
> 5. THE SPARK HANGS FROM THE FLAME BY THE FINEST THREAD OF FOHAT. IT
> JOURNEYS
> THROUGH THE SEVEN WORLDS OF MAYA. IT STOPS IN THE FIRST, AND IS A METAL AND
>
> A STONE; IT PASSES INTO THE SECOND AND BEHOLD â A PLANT; THE PLANT WHIRLS
> THROUGH SEVEN CHANGES AND BECOMES A SACRED ANIMAL. FROM THE COMBINED
> ATTRIBUTES OF THESE, MANU, THE THINKER IS FORMED. WHO FORMS HIM? THE SEVEN
> LIVES, AND THE ONE LIFE. WHO COMPLETES HIM? THE FIVE-FOLD LHA. AND WHO
> PERFECTS THE LAST BODY? FISH, SIN, AND SOMA. . . .
>
> 6. FROM THE FIRST-BORN THE THREAD BETWEEN THE SILENT WATCHER AND HIS SHADOW
>
> BECOMES MORE STRONG AND RADIANT WITH EVERY CHANGE. THE MORNING SUN-LIGHT
> HAS
> CHANGED INTO NOON-DAY GLORY. . . .
>
> 7. THIS IS THY PRESENT WHEEL, SAID THE FLAME TO THE SPARK. THOU ART MYSELF,
>
> MY IMAGE, AND MY SHADOW. I HAVE CLOTHED MYSELF IN THEE, AND THOU ART MY
> VAHAN TO THE DAY, "BE WITH US," WHEN THOU SHALT RE-BECOME MYSELF AND
> OTHERS,
> THYSELF AND ME. THEN THE BUILDERS, HAVING DONNED THEIR FIRST CLOTHING,
> DESCEND ON RADIANT EARTH AND REIGN OVER MEN â WHO ARE THEMSELVES. . . .
>
> *Part II. ANTHROPOGENESIS IN THE SECRET VOLUME.*
>
> *I.*
>
> 1. THE LHA WHICH TURNS THE FOURTH IS SUBSERVIENT TO THE LHA OF THE SEVEN,
> THEY WHO REVOLVE DRIVING THEIR CHARIOTS AROUND THEIR LORD, THE ONE EYE. HIS
>
> BREATH GAVE LIFE TO THE SEVEN; IT GAVE LIFE TO THE FIRST.
>
> 2. SAID THE EARTH:â"LORD OF THE SHINING FACE; MY HOUSE IS EMPTY . . . .
> SEND THY SONS TO PEOPLE THIS WHEEL. THOU HAST SENT THY SEVEN SONS TO THE
> LORD
> OF WISDOM. SEVEN TIMES DOTH HE SEE THEE NEARER TO HIMSELF, SEVEN TIMES MORE
>
> DOTH HE FEEL THEE. THOU HAST FORBIDDEN THY SERVANTS, THE SMALL RINGS, TO
> CATCH THY LIGHT AND HEAT, THY GREAT BOUNTY TO INTERCEPT ON ITS PASSAGE.
> SEND
> NOW TO THY SERVANT THE SAME."
>
> 3. SAID THE "LORD OF THE SHINING FACE":â"I SHALL SEND THEE A FIRE WHEN THY
> WORK IS COMMENCED. RAISE THY VOICE TO OTHER LOKAS; APPLY TO THY FATHER, THE
>
> LORD OF THE LOTUS, FOR HIS SONS . . . . THY PEOPLE SHALL BE UNDER THE RULE
> OF THE FATHERS. THY MEN SHALL BE MORTALS. THE MEN OF THE LORD OF WISDOM,
> NOT
> THE LUNAR SONS, ARE IMMORTAL. CEASE THY COMPLAINTS. THY SEVEN SKINS ARE YET
>
> ON THEE . . . . THOU ART NOT READY. THY MEN ARE NOT READY."
>
> 4. AFTER GREAT THROES SHE CAST OFF HER OLD THREE AND PUT ON HER NEW SEVEN
> SKINS, AND STOOD IN HER FIRST ONE.
>
> âââââ
>
> II.
>
> 5. THE WHEEL WHIRLED FOR THIRTY CRORES MORE. IT CONSTRUCTED RUPAS: SOFT
> STONES THAT HARDENED; HARD PLANTS THAT SOFTENED. VISIBLE FROM INVISIBLE,
> INSECTS AND SMALL LIVES. SHE SHOOK THEM OFF HER BACK WHENEVER THEY OVERRAN
> THE MOTHER.
>
> . . . . AFTER THIRTY CRORES SHE TURNED ROUND. SHE LAY ON HER BACK; ON HER
> SIDE . . . SHE WOULD CALL NO SONS OF HEAVEN, SHE WOULD ASK NO SONS OF
> WISDOM.
> SHE CREATED FROM HER OWN BOSOM. SHE EVOLVED WATER-MEN, TERRIBLE AND BAD.
>
> 6. THE WATER-MEN TERRIBLE AND BAD SHE HERSELF CREATED FROM THE REMAINS OF
> OTHERS, FROM THE DROSS AND SLIME OF HER FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD, SHE
> FORMED
> THEM. THE DHYANI CAME AND LOOKEDâTHE DHYANI FROM THE BRIGHT FATHER-MOTHER,
> FROM THE WHITE REGIONS THEY CAME, FROM THE ABODES OF THE IMMORTAL MORTALS.
>
> 7. DISPLEASED THEY WERE. OUR FLESH IS NOT THERE. NO FIT RUPAS FOR OUR
> BROTHERS OF THE FIFTH. NO DWELLINGS FOR THE LIVES. PURE WATERS, NOT TURBID,
>
> THEY MUST DRINK. LET US DRY THEM.
>
> 8. THE FLAMES CAME. THE FIRES WITH THE SPARKS; THE NIGHT FIRES AND THE DAY
> FIRES. THEY DRIED OUT THE TURBID DARK WATERS. WITH THEIR HEAT THEY QUENCHED
>
> THEM. THE LHAS OF THE HIGH, THE LHAMAYIN OF BELOW, CAME. THEY SLEW THE
> FORMS
> WHICH WERE TWO-AND FOUR-FACED. THEY FOUGHT THE GOAT-MEN, AND THE DOG-HEADED
>
> MEN, AND THE MEN WITH FISHES' BODIES.
>
> 9. MOTHER-WATER, THE GREAT SEA, WEPT. SHE AROSE, SHE DISAPPEARED IN THE
> MOON
> WHICH HAD LIFTED HER, WHICH HAD GIVEN HER BIRTH.
>
> 10. WHEN THEY WERE DESTROYED, MOTHER-EARTH REMAINED BARE. SHE ASKED TO BE
> DRIED.
>
> âââââ
>
> *III.*
>
> 11. THE LORD OF THE LORDS CAME. FROM HER BODY HE SEPARATED THE WATERS,
> AND THAT WAS HEAVEN ABOVE, THE FIRST HEAVEN.
>
> 12. THE GREAT CHOHANS CALLED THE LORDS OF THE MOON, OF THE AIRY BODIES.
> "BRING FORTH MEN, MEN OF YOUR NATURE. GIVE THEM THEIR FORMS WITHIN. SHE
> WILL
> BUILD COVERINGS WITHOUT. MALES-FEMALES WILL THEY BE. LORDS OF THE FLAME
> ALSO
> . . . "
>
> 13. THEY WENT EACH ON HIS ALLOTTED LAND: SEVEN OF THEM EACH ON HIS LOT. THE
>
> LORDS OF THE FLAME REMAIN BEHIND. THEY WOULD NOT GO, THEY WOULD NOT CREATE.
>
>
> *IV.*
>
> 14. THE SEVEN HOSTS, THE "WILL-BORN LORDS," PROPELLED BY THE SPIRIT OF
> LIFE-GIVING, SEPARATE MEN FROM THEMSELVES, EACH ON HIS OWN ZONE.
>
> 15. SEVEN TIMES SEVEN SHADOWS OF FUTURE MEN WERE BORN, EACH OF HIS OWN
> COLOUR AND KIND. EACH INFERIOR TO HIS FATHER. THE FATHERS, THE BONELESS,
> COULD GIVE NO LIFE TO BEINGS WITH BONES. THEIR PROGENY WERE BHUTA, WITH
> NEITHER FORM NOR MIND. THEREFORE THEY ARE CALLED THE CHHAYA.
>
> 16. HOW ARE THE MANUSHYA BORN? THE MANUS WITH MINDS, HOW ARE THEY MADE? THE
>
> FATHERS CALLED TO THEIR HELP THEIR OWN FIRE; WHICH IS THE FIRE THAT BURNS
> IN
> EARTH. THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH CALLED TO HIS HELP THE SOLAR FIRE. THESE
> THREE PRODUCED IN THEIR JOINT EFFORTS A GOOD RUPA. IT COULD STAND, WALK,
> RUN, RECLINE, OR FLY. YET IT WAS STILL BUT A CHHAYA, A SHADOW WITH NO SENSE
>
> . . . .
>
> 17. THE BREATH NEEDED A FORM; THE FATHERS GAVE IT. THE BREATH NEEDED A
> GROSS
> BODY; THE EARTH MOULDED IT. THE BREATH NEEDED THE SPIRIT OF LIFE; THE SOLAR
>
> LHAS BREATHED IT INTO ITS FORM. THE BREATH NEEDED A MIRROR OF ITS BODY; "WE
>
> GAVE IT OUR OWN," SAID THE DHYANIS. THE BREATH NEEDED A VEHICLE OF DESIRES;
>
> "IT HAS IT," SAID THE DRAINER OF WATERS. BUT BREATH NEEDS A MIND TO EMBRACE
>
> THE UNIVERSE; "WE CANNOT GIVE THAT," SAID THE FATHERS. "I NEVER HAD IT,"
> SAID THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH. "THE FORM WOULD BE CONSUMED WERE I TO GIVE IT
>
> MINE," SAID THE GREAT FIRE . . . . MAN REMAINED AN EMPTY SENSELESS BHUTA .
> .
> . . THUS HAVE THE BONELESS GIVEN LIFE TO THOSE WHO BECAME MEN WITH BONES IN
>
> THE THIRD.
>
> âââââ
>
> *V.*
>
> 18. THE FIRST WERE THE SONS OF YOGA. THEIR SONS THE CHILDREN OF THE YELLOW
> FATHER AND THE WHITE MOTHER.
>
> 19. THE SECOND RACE WAS THE PRODUCT BY BUDDING AND EXPANSION, THE A-SEXUAL
> FROM THE SEXLESS *âTHUS WAS, O LANOO, THE SECOND RACE PRODUCED.
>
> 20. THEIR FATHERS WERE THE SELF-BORN. THE SELF-BORN, THE CHHAYA FROM THE
> BRILLIANT BODIES OF THE LORDS, THE FATHERS, THE SONS OF TWILIGHT.
>
> 21. WHEN THE RACE BECAME OLD, THE OLD WATERS MIXED WITH THE FRESHER WATERS.
>
> WHEN ITS DROPS BECAME TURBID, THEY VANISHED AND DISAPPEARED IN THE NEW
> STREAM, IN THE HOT STREAM OF LIFE. THE OUTER OF THE FIRST BECAME THE INNER
> OF THE SECOND. THE OLD WING BECAME THE NEW SHADOW, AND THE SHADOW OF THE
> WING.
>
> âââââ
>
> *VI.*
>
> 22. THEN THE SECOND EVOLVED THE EGG-BORN, THE THIRD. THE SWEAT GREW, ITS
> DROPS GREW, AND THE DROPS BECAME HARD AND ROUND. THE SUN WARMED IT; THE
> MOON
> COOLED AND SHAPED IT; THE WIND FED IT UNTIL ITS RIPENESS. THE WHITE SWAN
> FROM THE STARRY VAULT OVERSHADOWED THE BIG DROP. THE EGG OF THE FUTURE
> RACE,
> THE MAN-SWAN OF THE LATER THIRD. FIRST MALE-FEMALE, THEN MAN AND WOMAN.
>
> 23. THE SELF-BORN WERE THE CHHAYAS: THE SHADOWS FROM THE BODIES OF THE SONS
>
> OF TWILIGHT.
>
> âââââ
>
> *VII.*
>
> 24. THE SONS OF WISDOM, THE SONS OF NIGHT, READY FOR REBIRTH, CAME DOWN,
> THEY SAW THE VILE FORMS OF THE FIRST THIRD, "WE CAN CHOOSE," SAID THE
> LORDS,
> "WE HAVE WISDOM." SOME ENTERED THE CHHAYA. SOME PROJECTED THE SPARK. SOME
> DEFERRED TILL THE FOURTH. FROM THEIR OWN RUPA THEY FILLED THE KAMA. THOSE
> WHO ENTERED BECAME ARHATS. THOSE WHO RECEIVED BUT A SPARK, REMAINED
> DESTITUTE OF KNOWLEDGE; THE SPARK BURNED LOW. THE THIRD REMAINED MIND-LESS.
>
> THEIR JIVAS WERE NOT READY. THESE WERE SET APART AMONG THE SEVEN. THEY
> BECAME NARROW-HEADED. THE THIRD WERE READY. "IN THESE SHALL WE DWELL,"
> SAID THE LORDS OF THE FLAME.
>
> 25. HOW DID THE MANÃSA, THE SONS OF WISDOM, ACT? THEY REJECTED THE
> SELF-BORN. THEY ARE NOT READY. THEY SPURNED THE SWEAT-BORN. THEY ARE NOT
> QUITE READY. THEY WOULD NOT ENTER THE FIRST EGG-BORN.
>
> 26. WHEN THE SWEAT-BORN PRODUCED THE EGG-BORN, THE TWOFOLD AND THE MIGHTY,
> THE POWERFUL WITH BONES, THE LORDS OF WISDOM SAID: "NOW SHALL WE CREATE."
>
> 27. THE THIRD RACE BECAME THE VAHAN OF THE LORDS OF WISDOM. IT CREATED
> "SONS
> OF WILL AND YOGA," BY KRIYASAKTI IT CREATED THEM, THE HOLY FATHERS,
> ANCESTORS OF THE ARHATS.
>
> âââââ
>
> *VIII.*
>
> 28. FROM THE DROPS OF SWEAT; FROM THE RESIDUE OF THE SUBSTANCE; MATTER FROM
>
> DEAD BODIES OF MEN AND ANIMALS OF THE WHEEL BEFORE; AND FROM CAST-OFF DUST,
>
> THE FIRST ANIMALS WERE PRODUCED.
>
> 29. ANIMALS WITH BONES, DRAGONS OF THE DEEP, AND FLYING SARPAS WERE ADDED
> TO
> THE CREEPING THINGS. THEY THAT CREEP ON THE GROUND GOT WINGS. THEY OF THE
> LONG NECKS IN THE WATER BECAME THE PROGENITORS OF THE FOWLS OF THE AIR.
>
> 30. DURING THE THIRD RACE THE BONELESS ANIMALS GREW AND CHANGED: THEY
> BECAME
> ANIMALS WITH BONES, THEIR CHHAYAS BECAME SOLID.
>
> 31. THE ANIMALS SEPARATED THE FIRST. THEY BEGAN TO BREED. THE TWO-FOLD MAN
> SEPARATED ALSO. HE SAID: "LET US AS THEY; LET US UNITE AND MAKE CREATURES."
>
> THEY DID.
>
> 32. AND THOSE WHICH HAD NO SPARK TOOK HUGE SHE-ANIMALS UNTO THEM. THEY
> BEGAT
> UPON THEM DUMB RACES. DUMB THEY WERE THEMSELVES. BUT THEIR TONGUES UNTIED.
> THE TONGUES OF THEIR PROGENY REMAINED STILL. MONSTERS THEY BRED. A RACE OF
> CROOKED RED-HAIR-COVERED MONSTERS GOING ON ALL FOURS. A DUMB RACE TO KEEP
> THE SHAME UNTOLD.
>
> 33. SEEING WHICH, THE LHAS WHO HAD NOT BUILT MEN, WEPT, SAYING:â
>
> 34. "THE AMANÃSA HAVE DEFILED OUR FUTURE ABODES. THIS IS KARMA. LET US
> DWELL
> IN THE OTHERS. LET US TEACH THEM BETTER, LEST WORSE SHOULD HAPPEN. THEY DID
>
> . . .
>
> 35. THEN ALL MEN BECAME ENDOWED WITH MANAS. THEY SAW THE SIN OF THE
> MINDLESS.
>
> 36. THE FOURTH RACE DEVELOPED SPEECH.
>
> 37. THE ONE BECAME TWO; ALSO ALL THE LIVING AND CREEPING THINGS THAT WERE
> STILL ONE, GIANT FISH-BIRDS AND SERPENTS WITH SHELL-HEADS.
>
> âââââ
>
> *X.*
>
> 38. THUS TWO BY TWO ON THE SEVEN ZONES, THE THIRD RACE GAVE BIRTH TO THE
> FOURTH-RACE MEN; THE GODS BECAME NO-GODS; THE SURA BECAME A-SURA.
>
> 39. THE FIRST, ON EVERY ZONE, WAS MOON-COLOURED; THE SECOND YELLOW LIKE
> GOLD; THE THIRD RED; THE FOURTH BROWN, WHICH BECAME BLACK WITH SIN. THE
> FIRST SEVEN HUMAN SHOOTS WERE ALL OF ONE COMPLEXION. THE NEXT SEVEN BEGAN
> MIXING.
>
> 40. THEN THE FOURTH BECAME TALL WITH PRIDE. WE ARE THE KINGS, IT WAS SAID;
> WE ARE THE GODS.
>
> 41. THEY TOOK WIVES FAIR TO LOOK UPON. WIVES FROM THE MINDLESS, THE
> NARROW-HEADED. THEY BRED MONSTERS. WICKED DEMONS, MALE AND FEMALE, ALSO
> KHADO (DAKINI), WITH LITTLE MINDS.
>
> 42. THEY BUILT TEMPLES FOR THE HUMAN BODY. MALE AND FEMALE THEY WORSHIPPED.
>
> THEN THE THIRD EYE ACTED NO LONGER.
>
> âââââ
>
> *XI.*
>
> 43. THEY BUILT HUGE CITIES. OF RARE EARTHS AND METALS THEY BUILT, AND OUT
> OF
> THE FIRES VOMITED, OUT OF THE WHITE STONE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND OF THE BLACK
>
> STONE, THEY CUT THEIR OWN IMAGES IN THEIR SIZE AND LIKENESS, AND WORSHIPPED
>
> THEM.
>
> 44. THEY BUILT GREAT IMAGES NINE YATIS HIGH, THE SIZE OF THEIR BODIES.
> INNER
> FIRES HAD DESTROYED THE LAND OF THEIR FATHERS. THE WATER THREATENED THE
> FOURTH.
>
> 45. THE FIRST GREAT WATERS CAME. THEY SWALLOWED THE SEVEN GREAT ISLANDS.
>
> 46. ALL HOLY SAVED, THE UNHOLY DESTROYED. WITH THEM MOST OF THE HUGE
> ANIMALS, PRODUCED FROM THE SWEAT OF THE EARTH.
>
> âââââ
>
> *XII.*
>
> 47. FEW MEN REMAINED: SOME YELLOW, SOME BROWN AND BLACK, AND SOME RED
> REMAINED. THE MOON-COLOURED WERE GONE FOREVER.
>
> 48. THE FIFTH PRODUCED FROM THE HOLY STOCK REMAINED; IT WAS RULED OVER BY
> THE FIRST DIVINE KINGS.
>
> 49. . . . . WHO RE-DESCENDED, WHO MADE PEACE WITH THE FIFTH, WHO TAUGHT AND
>
> INSTRUCTED IT. . . . . .
>
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