Sacred Texts
A Pocketful of Meaning
Letter G
· Generating Impulse
of creation See Creation ~ underlying purpose
· Glory
of Lord, none recognise See Lord
· God
and His Manifestations See Manifestation (of God)
City of See City ~ of God
Divine Presence of See Manifestation (of God) ~ Divine Presence
Faith of See Faith ~ of God
fire represents Love of See Fire ~ Love of God
of idle fancies See Idol(s)
hoisting of Standard of See Standard ~ of God, hoisting of
Law of See Law ~ of God
(man’s) knowledge of See Man
man made in image of
First of all, he is made in the image of God, in the likeness of the Supernal Light, even as the Torah saith, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.’ This divine image betokeneth all the qualities of perfection whose lights, emanating from the Sun of Truth, illumine the realities of men.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, page 148)
purpose | object in revealing | manifesting Himself
The Purpose of the one true God, exalted be His glory, in revealing Himself unto men is to lay bare those gems that lie hidden within the mine of their true and inmost selves.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 287)
The purpose of the one true God in manifesting Himself is to summon all mankind to truthfulness and sincerity, to piety and trustworthiness, to resignation and submissiveness to the Will of God, to forbearance and kindliness, to uprightness and wisdom. His object is to array every man with the mantle of a saintly character, and to adorn him with the ornament of holy and goodly deeds.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 299)
purpose of
“The purpose of the one true God, exalted be His glory, hath been to bring forth the Mystic Gems out of the mine of man—they Who are the Dawning-Places of His Cause and the Repositories of the pearls of His knowledge; for, God Himself, glorified be He, is the Unseen, the One concealed and hidden from the eyes of men.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, page 13)
Revelation of See Revelation ~ of God
singleness of
God grant that, with a penetrating vision, thou mayest perceive, in all things, the sign of the revelation of Him Who is the Ancient King, and recognize how exalted and sanctified from the whole creation is that most holy and sacred Being. This, in truth, is the very root and essence of belief in the unity and singleness of God.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 192)
unity of See above singleness of
true believer in See Believer(s) ~ true, in Unity of God
· Gold
rod made of See Rod ~ made of gold
· Good
sun rises on See Sun(s) ~ rises on evil and on good
Every good thing is of God, and every evil thing is from yourselves.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 149)
Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from God; but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul.
Qur’án, 4:79)