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Letter L
· Lamb
and leopard See Wolf ~ and lamb
and wolf See Wolf ~ and lamb
· Law
of God
The Law of God is also compared to an adorned bride who appears with most beautiful ornaments, ...
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 68)
· Leprosy
Leprosy may be interpreted as any veil that interveneth between man and the recognition of the Lord, his God.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 86)
· Letter
draws meaning from Word See Word ~ meaning of
· Leopard
and kid See Wolf ~ and lamb
and lamb See Wolf ~ and lamb
· Liberty
embodiment of See below symbol of
symbol of
Know ye that the embodiment of liberty and its symbol is the animal.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, page 63 Paragraph 123)
· Life
‘Life Everlasting’ means ‘Turning to God’.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, page 112)
heavenly spirit
... heavenly water and spirit, which are knowledge and life, ...
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 92)
meaning of
See also Death
By the terms “life” and “death,” spoken of in the scriptures, is intended the life of faith and the death of unbelief.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, page 105)
Wert thou to attain to but a dewdrop of the crystal waters of divine knowledge, thou wouldst readily realize that true life is not the life of the flesh but the life of the spirit. For the life of the flesh is common to both men and animals, whereas the life of the spirit is possessed only by the pure in heart who have quaffed from the ocean of faith and partaken of the fruit of certitude. This life knoweth no death, and this existence is crowned by immortality.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, page 110-111)
to come
The “life to come,” on the other hand, signifieth the things that give you a safe approach to God, the All-Glorious, the Incomparable.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 276)
two meanings
Know then that “life” hath a twofold meaning.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, page 47)
first meaning
The first pertaineth to the appearance of man in an elemental body, and is as manifest to thine eminence and to others as the midday sun. This life cometh to an end with physical death, which is a God-ordained and inescapable reality.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, page 47)
second meaning
That life, however, which is mentioned in the Books of the Prophets and the Chosen Ones of God is the life of knowledge; that is to say, the servant’s recognition of the sign of the splendours wherewith He Who is the Source of all splendour hath Himself invested him, and his certitude of attaining unto the presence of God through the Manifestations of His Cause. This is that blessed and everlasting life that perisheth not: whosoever is quickened thereby shall never die, but will endure as long as His Lord and Creator will endure.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, page 47-48)
· Lion
and calf See Wolf ~ and lamb
· Lord
none recognise His glory
Every discerning eye will readily perceive that the Lord is now manifest, yet there is none to recognize His glory. By this is meant that the habitation wherein the Divine Being dwelleth is far above the reach and ken of any one besides Him.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 150-151)
· Loving-kindness
hand, symbol of See Hand