‘SEVEN SONS’ & UNIVERSE’S ESSENCE
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
The ‘7 sons’ and mulaprakriti or svabhavat (plastic essence of the universe) were then clarified by the spiritually Perfected Ones. Note that the ‘7 sons’ and ‘plastic essence of the universe’ are intertwined, as the divine creator beings (sons) couldn’t work out on manifesting reality down to the lowest planes without the svabhavat.
So was it declared by the Perfected Ones, in Sloka 5 of Stanza 2, Book of Dzyan, the thesis: “THE SEVEN (Sons) WERE NOT YET BORN FROM THE WEB OF LIGHT. DARKNESS ALONE WAS FATHER-MOTHER, SVÂBHÂVAT, AND SVÂBHÂVAT WAS IN DARKNESS (a).”
HPBlavatsky substantiated the sloka in Volume I, Secret Doctrine, through the following articulation:
(a) The Secret Doctrine, in the Stanzas given here, occupies itself chiefly, if not entirely, with our Solar System, and especially with our planetary chain. The “Seven Sons,” therefore, are the creators of the latter. This teaching will be explained more fully hereafter. (See Part II., “Theogony of the Creative Gods.”)
Svâbhâvat, the “Plastic Essence” that fills the Universe, is the root of all things. Svâbhâvat is, so to say, the Buddhistic concrete aspect of the abstraction called in Hindu philosophy Mulaprakriti. It is the body of the Soul, and that which Ether would be to Akasa, the latter being the informing principle of the former. Chinese mystics have made of it the synonym of “being.” In the Ekasloka-Shastra of Nagârjuna (the Lung-shu of China) called by the Chinese the Yih-shu-lu-kia-lun, it is said that the original word of Yeu is “Being” or “Subhâva,” “the Substance giving substance to itself,” also explained by him as meaning “without action and with action,” “the nature which has no nature of its own.” Subhâva, from which Svâbhâvat, is composed of two words: Su “fair,” “handsome,” “good;” Sva, “self;” and bhava. “being” or “states of being.”
[Philippines, 14 January 2012]
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