A Pocketfull of Meaning
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· Veil(s)
See also Clouds;   Leprosy
Consider how men for generations have been blindly imitating their fathers, and have been trained according to such ways and manners as have been laid down by the dictates of their Faith. Were these men, therefore, to discover suddenly that a Man, Who hath been living in their midst, Who, with respect to every human limitation hath been their equal, had risen to abolish every established principle imposed by their Faith—principles by which for centuries they have been disciplined, and every opposer and denier of which they have come to regard as infidel, profligate and wicked,—they would of a certainty be veiled and hindered from acknowledging His truth.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, pages 26-27)
evil desire
..., that haply the peoples of the earth may cleanse their hearts from the stain of evil desire, may rend its veil asunder, ...
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 85)
human learning
false imaginings
the veils of human learning and false imaginings
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, page 240-241)
of glory
Among these “veils of glory” are the divines and doctors living in the days of the Manifestation of God, who, because of their want of discernment and their love and eagerness for leadership, have failed to submit to the Cause of God, nay, have even refused to incline their ears unto the divine Melody.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, page 151)
Furthermore, among the “veils of glory” are such terms as the “Seal of the Prophets” and the like, the removal of which is a supreme achievement in the sight of these base-born and erring souls.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, page 153)
... the veils of outward glory, namely the divines of this day.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, page 238)
prejudice
the veil of prejudice and superstition
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, page 34)
selfish desire
Suffer not yourselves to be wrapt in the dense veils of your selfish desires, ...
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 143)
... intervening veils of thy selfish desires ...
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, page 110)
superstition
the veil of prejudice and superstition
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, page 34)
· Vulture
and owl See Wolf ~ and lamb
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