Cosmic Teachings of a Lama: The Seven Eternities
The Seven Eternities
The Abstract Absolute Space is the causa causorum of everything that is, has been, and shall be.
The profound and joyful space is certainly the incomprehensible “Seity,” which is the ineffable, mystical root of the seven cosmos. It is the mysterious origin of all that we know as Spirit, matter, universes, suns, worlds, etc.
“That,” which is divine, the space of happiness, is the tremendous reality beyond the universe and Gods.
“That” has no dimension, yet, indeed, it is what is, what always has been, and what always will be. It is the life that intensely palpitates within each atom and within each sun.
Let us now refer to the great ocean of the Spirit: how can we define it? Certainly, He is Brahma, who is the first differentiation or modification of “That.” The Gods and humans tremble when before “That.”
Is “That” Spirit? Indeed, I tell you that it is not. Is “That” matter? Truly, I tell you that it is not.
“That” is the root of the Spirit and of matter, yet it is neither Spirit nor matter.
“That” transcends the laws of numbers, measurement, and weight, it transcends quantity, any side, front, behind, above, below, etc.
“That” has reality beyond thought, word, and action.
“That” is not of time and it is beyond silence and sound, even beyond the ears to perceive it.
“That” is the immutable within a profound, divine abstraction. It is light that has never been created by any God, nor by any human. “That” is what has no name.
Brahma is Spirit; yet “That” is not Spirit. The Absolute, the Unmanifested One, is uncreated light.
Where was the raw matter of the Great Work? It is evident that it was reposing before the dawn of creation within the profound bosom of the Abstract Absolute Space.
Indeed, the primordial matter becomes like the soul of the Unique One, the living noumenon of any substance. It is an undifferentiated Cosmic Matter.
Ancient wisdom states that when the Great Night (which is what the Hindus call Pralaya or dissolution of the universe) arrives, then, Brahma, the Father, the Ocean of the Universal Spirit of Life, submerges Himself within the Absolute Abstract Space for seven eternities.
The seven eternities signify “EVOS,” or totally defined, clear, and precise periods of time.
It has been stated unto us that a Mahakalpa, a Great Age, a Cosmic Day, has indeed a total of 311,040,000,000,000 years. It is obvious that a Mahapralaya, a Cosmic Night, is equivalent to the same quantity of time.
Space is filled with universes. Thus, while some systems of worlds are coming out of their profound night, others are arriving to their dusk. At one place there exists cradles, and at another sepulchres.
What existed before the dawn of this Great Day within which we live, move, and have our Being? The Rig Veda answers with the following:
Nor Aught nor Nought existed;
Yon bright sky was not,
Nor heaven’s broad roof outstretched above.
What covered all? what sheltered ? what concealed ?
Was it the water’s fathomless abyss ?
There was not death - yet there was nought immortal,
There was no confine betwixt day and night;
The only One breathed breathless by itself,
Other than It there nothing since has been.
Darkness there was, and all at first was veiled
In gloom profound - an ocean without light -
The germ that still lay covered in the husk
Burst forth, one nature, from the fervent heat.
Who knows the secret ? who proclaimed it here?
Whence, whence this manifold creation sprang?
The Gods themselves came later into being -
Who knows from whence this great creation sprang?
That, whence all this great creation came,
Whether Its will created or was mute,
The Most High Seer that is in highest heaven,
He knows it - or perchance even He knows not.
Gazing into eternity...
Ere the foundations of the earth were laid,
Thou wert. And when the subterranean flame
Shall burst its prison and devour the frame
Thou shalt be still as Thou wert before
And knew no change, when time shall be no more.
Oh! endless thought, divine Eternity.