Sacred Texts
A Pocketful of Meaning
Letter I
· Iblís See Satan
· Idol(s)
Arise, O people, and, by the power of God’s might, resolve to gain the victory over your own selves, that haply the whole earth may be freed and sanctified from its servitude to the gods of its idle fancies—gods that have inflicted such loss upon, and are responsible for the misery of, their wretched worshipers. These idols form the obstacle that impedeth man in his efforts to advance in the path of perfection.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 93)
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, page 86)
· Ignorance
See also Knowledge
absence of knowledge
What is ignorance? It is the absence of knowledge.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, page 425)
liberation from, children of men See Manifestation (of God) ~ God’s purpose
symbol of
... the symbol of knowledge is light, and of ignorance, darkness; ...
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 84)
weeds of See Weed(s) ~ of ignorance
· Imitation
thistles of See Thistle(s) ~ of imitations
· Impulse
generating, of creation See Creation