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'''Sien-Tchan''' (also spelled Sien-Tchang, Tsien-Tchan or Sien-chan) is a word that found in the [[Stanzas of Dzyan#Stanza VI|Stanzas of Dzyan]] said to come from the Chinese language. According to [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]] the term refers to "our universe".
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'''Sien-Tchan''' (also spelled Sien-Tchang, Tsien-Tchan or Sien-chan) is a word found in the [[Stanzas of Dzyan#Stanza VI|Stanzas of Dzyan]] said to come from the Chinese language. According to [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]], the term refers to "our universe"<ref>Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, ''The Secret Doctrine'' vol. I, (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1993), 136.</ref></blockquote> and "the universe of form and matter."<ref>Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, ''The Theosophical Glossary'' (Krotona, CA: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973), 345.</ref>
  
According to [[David Reigle]] <ref>David Reigle, ''Blavatsky's Secret Books'' (San Diego, CA: Wizards Bookshelf, 1999), 64</ref> this term is probably Tibetan (''sems-can'', a sentient being).
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According to David Reigle, this term is probably Tibetan (''sems-can'', a sentient being).<ref>David Reigle, ''Blavatsky's Secret Books'' (San Diego, CA: Wizards Bookshelf, 1999), 64</ref> However, another possibility proposed by Jon Fergus is the Chinese 天下 (''tiānxià''), which means "all that is under heaven" and philosophically/metaphysically signifies the manifested universe.<ref>Personal communication on Jan 17, 2020.</ref>
  
 
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Sien-Tchan (also spelled Sien-Tchang, Tsien-Tchan or Sien-chan) is a word found in the Stanzas of Dzyan said to come from the Chinese language. According to H. P. Blavatsky, the term refers to "our universe"[1] and "the universe of form and matter."[2]

According to David Reigle, this term is probably Tibetan (sems-can, a sentient being).[3] However, another possibility proposed by Jon Fergus is the Chinese 天下 (tiānxià), which means "all that is under heaven" and philosophically/metaphysically signifies the manifested universe.[4]

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  1. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine vol. I, (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1993), 136.
  2. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary (Krotona, CA: Theosophical Publishing House, 1973), 345.
  3. David Reigle, Blavatsky's Secret Books (San Diego, CA: Wizards Bookshelf, 1999), 64
  4. Personal communication on Jan 17, 2020.