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In September Earth’s movement speaks to us softly in one twenty-four hour period as thelight of day and the dark of night are twinned in time. Through the Book of Dzyan, this Lessonreminds us that Earth is a living, moving entity, and as such begged for us, longed us into beingthrough putting much effort into meeting the requirements for the life of us. Earth chose to bethe world of manifestation needed for our Return. In this season of balance and the slow turninward, let us love as much in return.
STANZA ONE — Beginning of a Sentient LifeVerse 1 — The Lha which turns the fourth (Earth) is servant to the Lha(s) of the seven(the Planetary Spirits, they who revolve, driving their chariots around their Lord, the one-eye(Loka Chakshub) of our world. His breath gave life to the seven (gives light to the planets). It
gave life to the rst.) “They are all Dragons of Wisdom.”We have now come to the point in evolution which involves the taking of the components of
matter and arranging them into forms. That structure can take the form of anything — a sun,
a planet or a human being. In this rst Stanza, we are talking about form taking the structure
of the Sun, the Earth and all other planets — a solar system.
This Stanza refers to the Lha — or Spirit — which turns our planet. We pause here to re
-member that the Earth is a living entity — a breathing, evolving organism and, therefore, hasa spirit. The spirit ensouling our planet is called the Lha. The Lhas are spirits of the highest spheres. The shining establishment in Tibet is called Lhassa, meaning the dwelling place of a god, the residence of the Dalai Lhama. The title of Lha is often given in Tibet to some Narjals — saints or yogi Masters — who have attained supreme occult powers.
So this Stanza begins by saying that the Lha or spirit which turns our planet is servant to
the spirit of the seven. This indicates that our Earth is not as old as some of the other planets. It is subservient to the spirit of the other seven.
“They who revolve” refers to the planets driving their chariots around their Divine Being
— the one eye of our world, the sun. His breath — the sun’s rays — gave life to the seven — the
seven planets. “It gave life to the rst. They are all Dragons of Wisdom.” In other words, they
are all suns within themselves. They are all alive with lights unto themselves or with planetarybeings involved in supervising their evolution. This could also imply there is a sun at the cen-ter core of our Earth.
But the principal point of Stanza One is to indicate that our Earth planet — which is
fourth in the chain — is subservient to the chief spirit, or god, of the seven planetary spirits — is subservient to the Sun. The Sun, as with all globes, has seven offspring — or Great Angelsbefore the Throne; seven Beings who dwell in the Sun itself and direct the progress of the solar system from their central kingdom.
Verse 2 — Said the Earth; “Lord of the Shining Face (the Sun) my house is empty ... Send
thy sons to people this wheel (Earth). Thou has sent they seven sons to the Lord of wisdom.Seven times doth he see thee nearer to himself; seven times more doth he feel thee. Thou has forbidden they servants, the small rings, to catch thy light and heat, they great Bounty to inter-
cept on its passage. Send now to they servant the same.”The Earth is complaining to the Sun, Lord of the Shining Face, that her house is empty
and imploring the Sun to send her seven great Beings to start a lifewave to people the wheel. — the planet. Earth is cosmically declaring that it is now prepared and ready to support life.
Earth complains, “Thou has send seven sons to the Lord of Wisdom. Why not to me!” [Seventh
Degree, Lesson 9, page 18]
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