HPB-SD(ed.1) v.1 p.1 st.3 sl.5

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The Secret Doctrine
The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy
by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Verbatim first edition, 1888
volume 1 Cosmogenesis, part 1 Cosmic Evolution, stanza 3 The Awakening of Kosmos, sloka 5
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the secret doctrine.

STANZA III. — Continued.
5. The root remains, the light remains, the curds remain, and still Oeaohoo (a) is one (b).

(a) Oeaohoo is rendered “ Father-Mother of the Gods ” in the Commentaries, or the six in one, or the septenary root from which all proceeds. All depends upon the accent given to these seven vowels, which may be pronounced as one, three, or even seven syllables by adding an e after the letter “ o.” This mystic name is given out, because without a thorough mastery of the triple pronunciation it remains for ever ineffectual.

(b) This refers to the Non-Separateness of all that lives and has its being, whether in active or passive state. In one sense, Oeaohoo is the “ Rootless Root of All ” ; hence, one with Parabrahmam ; in another sense it is a name for the manifested one life, the Eternal living Unity. The “ Root ” means, as already explained, pure knowledge (Sattva), *

* The original for Understanding is Sattva, which Sankara (acharya) renders antahkarana. “ Refined,” he says, “ by sacrifices and other sanctifying operations.” In the Katha, at p. 148, Sattva is said by Sankara to mean buddhi — a common use of the word. (“ The Bhagavatgita with The Sanatsugâtîya and The Anugîtâ,” trans-

the blossom of the root of life.

eternal (Nitya) unconditioned reality or sat (Satya), whether we call it Parabrahmam or Mulaprakriti, for these are the two aspects of the one. The “ Light ” is the same Omnipresent Spiritual Ray, which has entered and now fecundated the Divine Egg, and calls cosmic matter to begin its long series of differentiations. The curds are the first differentiation, and probably refer also to that cosmic matter which is supposed to be the origin of the “ Milky Way ” — the matter we know. This “ matter,” which, according to the revelation received from the primeval Dhyani-Buddhas, is, during the periodical sleep of the Universe, of the ultimate tenuity conceivable to the eye of the perfect Bodhisatva — this matter, radical and cool, becomes, at the first reawakening of cosmic motion, scattered through Space ; appearing, when seen from the Earth, in clusters and lumps, like curds in thin milk. These are the seeds of the future worlds, the “ Star-stuff.”

* lated by Kâshinâth Trimbak Telang, M.A. ; edited by Max Müller.) Whatever meaning various schools may give the term, Sattva is the name given among Occult students of the Aryasanga School to the dual Monad or Atma-buddhi, and Atmabuddhi on this plane corresponds to Parabrahm and Mulaprakriti on the higher plane.