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The Secret Book of Dzyan
Nor Aught nor Nought existed; yon bright sky Was not, nor heaven's broad roof outstretched above. What covered all? 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? Whence, whence this manifold creation sprang?
The Stanzas formed the basis for The Secret Doctrine , one of the foundational works of the theosophical movement, by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Madame Blavatsky claimed to have seen a manuscript of the Book of Dzyan while studying esoteric lore in Tibet. She claimed this and other ancient manuscripts were safeguarded from profane eyes by the initiates of an Occult Brotherhood. The work had originally, according to Blavatsky, been written in the sacred language of Senzar. She wrote . Blavatsky wrote before a standard transcription of Tibetan into the Latin alphabet had been agreed upon; it took David Reigle some time to establish that she was referring to what modern scholars write as rGyud-sde , parts of a voluminous Buddhist corpus commonly referred to as the Tantras.