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Volume 1:136-138

In the Sixth Stanza, H.P. Blavatsky resumed the theme of Avalokitesvara, Kwan-Shi-Yin, and Kwan-Yin. Here, Kwan-Yin is spoken of as the "TRIPLE" of Kwan-Shi-Yin (7th cosmical principle), or his mother, wife, and daughter. She is Kwan-Shi-Yin's mother because she symbolizes Mulaprakriti (the 2nd Logos) in her "abstract, ideal matter." She is Kwan-Shi-Yin's wife because she symbolizes the darkened underbelly of Alaya (6th cosmical principle) into which Kwan-Shi-Yin shoots his shaft of light. She is Kwan-Shi-Yin's daughter because she is the Daiviprarkriti, or differentiated "elemental matter," that surrounds the upper layers of the Solar Sun, per G. de Purucker's Occult Glossary on page 33. The "MOTHER" not only manifests in Avalokitesvara as the 3rd Logos of the Kosmos but also in the reflected relations of Kwan-Yin (6th cosmical principle) and Avalokitesvara as Eswara (Shiva/Rudra) in the illusory universe (5th cosmical principle). At this stage, Eswara, as the "Mind," is the "great Slayer of the Real" in H.P. Blavatsky's The Voice of the Silence on page 1. On page 4, Kwan-Yin "glides forth" (on Kalahansa) from her "secure retreat" and "breaking loose from the protecting shrine" rushes onward "on the waves of Space" to behold her "image" and whisper, "This is I." The image is Eswara; it is Svabhava, the child of Father-Mother as the 7th and 6th cosmical principles in the Mundane Egg. Kwan-Yin begins the journey through the darkness as herself but ends the journey as another, having given birth to the light of self-consciousness. Mother and child are interchangeable, and so they become brother and sister, like Isis and Osiris. As the 2nd-century Greek historian Plutarch wrote in his Moralia 5:33-34, Isis and Osiris were "enamored of each other and consorted together in the darkness of the womb before birth." Then a "voice issued forth" and the "Lord of All" advanced "to the light."

H.P. Blavatsky remarked on the "melodious heaven of Sound" coming from the "abode of Kwan-Yin." She stated that the "Voice" (6th cosmical principle) is a "synonym of the Verbum or the Word (5th cosmical principle). Mother and child, darkness and light, are convertible. She went on to equate the Hebrew "Bath-Kol," Isis, Kwan-Yin, and the Hindu "Vach" with the "Word, Voice or sound, and Speech." In the same way that the Solar Sun cannot always be viewed as masculine since the elemental matter of Daiviprakriti informs it as female solar goddesses. Similarly, the 3rd reflected Logos cannot always be viewed as masculine. As G. de Purucker explained in his Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary, the Hindu Vach is "Sarasvati," and she is the "Third Logos."

The "manifested Kosmos" is the "Verbum manifested as Kosmos." The central point, as this Verbum or the 3rd Logos, manifests the universal solar system in the Mundane Egg from Paramatman to Mahat, per G. de Purucker's diagram in Fountain-Source on page 437. Mahat, as this Verbum in the reflected 3rd Logos, manifests the solar system from Cosmic Kama to Sthula-Sarira. The primordial 3rd Logos and the reflected 3rd Logos establish distinguishable parts of the Mundane Egg. As G. de Purucker advised in Fountain-Source on page 130, "There is a tendency to confuse the universal solar system with our solar system. The two are not one but different and in a sense quite distinct parts of the cosmic Egg of Brahma." Further, he warned on page 132 that it is important "not to confuse the universal solar system with the system of the galaxy." While the Central Sun as Paramatman rules over its universal solar system in the Mundane Egg and lives (though dead) into the Maha-Pralaya as the "One" when Alaya envelops it to protect it from the destruction at the close of a Great Age, the Central Sun is still only tinctured by the central point, or the spear-thrust of galactic contact with manifestation. But in this sense, Paramatman can be considered galactic (as G. de Purucker suggested on page 433); however, to understand the system of the galaxy, one would have to follow the journeys of the central point (3rd Logos) into the Father-Mother (1st and 2nd Logos). These journeys are beyond the scope of this commentary.


H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 2019).

H.P. Blavatsky, The Voice of the Silence (Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 1992).

G. de Purucker, Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary. Retrieved from

G. de Purucker, Fountain-Source of Occultism (Pasadena: Theosophical University Press, 1974).

Plutarch, Moralia, Volume 5, trans. Frank Cole Babbitt (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936).

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