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Evolution of Matter

Dec 16, 1996 03:34 PM
by James S Yungkans

In searching for newer examples of a "theosophical" model for
Cosmognenesis I came across the writings of D.S.Mahalanobis in
the Indian journal "Ananda Varta." The model he presents is of
the following nature:

(7) Avyakta : "Unmanifested Primordial Stuff" (Mulaprakriti?)

(6) Akasa-1 : "Non-Atomic Matter" or Aether This matter is
energized by Parispanda (PARanIShPANna?) and, by combining with
this force, creates Akasa-2. Parispanda is defined as "a
whirling or rotary motion potentially inherent in Akasa.

(5) Akasa-2 (Kinetic) : Ether, associated with Sabda ('Sound'
principle) This form of matter is said to manifest itself as
Sabda (or Sound principle. To quote Mahalobis "All that happens
in this first phase of evolution is that Parispanda, energized
out of it's state of equilibrium (or Laya?), creates an atomic
field in the original space continuum, to serve as the base for
future evolution. This atomic base is the finite cosmic space
that we know...

Now, what is this 'sound'? And how can it be the property of
Akasa. This 'sound' is not what we hear, nor is akasa, original
or derivative the same that we call sky or the stary heaven.
Sabda is the basic sound due to the circular motion of Parispanda
in the original akasa which is thus made cognizable as akasa-2 in
this area of parispandic activity...all such motion, to [the
ancients] were sounds...they reserved the name sabda, 'sound' for
the most refined category, i.e. the oroginal sound associated
with akasa-2; the rest are sounds too, but a modes of the
original. They are secondary sounds. The difference should be
noted, between out conception of sound and that of the ancients."

(4) Vayu (Tactile/Tangential) : AIR, associated with Sparsa
('Contact' principle) This is described as having linear motion,
compared to the rotational motion of akasa. "Vayu, from Va (to
blow) literally means that which blows...The term vayu resresents
non-periodic motion energy and not air, a mechanical mixture of
gasses, as is often is kinetic energy that drives
air in it's course. Tactile energy is subtler even than light;
it is evolved as an earlier product and is one grade more

(3) Tejas (Vibrational) : FIRE, associated with Rupa
('Luminosity' principle) "It is the energy of Heat and
Light..Vibration is a periodic motion but it is not called
kinetic by the ancients since, according to them, it is a
different energy energy." This appears to be a "Spiral" form of
motion which if viewed in 2 dimensions, and viewed along it's
axis, would present a "wave-like" appearance.

(2) Ap (Differential) : WATER, associated with Rasa ('Affinity'
principle) Defined as "Attraction and Repulsion (ref Bailey's
attraction/repulsion law?) Mahalanopis states "Ap at bottom is
the urge of new creation. This urge comes from Rasa, 'afinity',
which is the dominant constituent in Ap."

(1) Kshiti (Matter) : EARTH, Associated with Gandha
('Gravitation') this is the final form defined in the model.
"Matter being nothing but congealed radiation travelling at less
than normal speed...bottled up waves, which we call matter, and
unbottled waves, which we call radiation"

The above model appears to agree somewhat with the sequence
presented by HPB in SD1 Stanza III:8

the Germ is THAT
and THAT is LIGHT...
LIGHT is Cold flame (Rupa:Luminosity)
and flame is Fire (Tejas)
which produces Heat (Vibration)
which yealds water (Ap)

Has anyone seen this model in other literature, and where would
one find it. The materials I'm working from date to 1965-1967.
Any information would be helpful.

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