Laying Asleep in the Infinite Bosom of Duration
I just came across a piece of text from my notes of the seminar with Sri Kumar in India, January 2006, where he spoke on The Secret Doctrine. You find there comments on the Stanzas of the Book of Dzyan. The notes said:
“We should read the first stanza of Dzyan daily and then go to sleep. This would be very helpful – pick up the OM NAMO NARAYANAYA, read the 8 steps of the first stanza (not the 9th one, which is a question) and go to sleep. We need to think it to get it sinking into the core of our being.”
The stanzas beautifully describe the state between two creations – like the state of sleep between tonight and tomorrow morning. Enjoy the depth:
STANZA I of the Seven Stanzas Translated from The Book of Dzyan:
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 yet awakened 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 – 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 Dangma.