The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
165O concourse of divines! When My verses were sent down, and My clear tokens were revealed, We found you behind the veils. This, verily, is a strange thing. Ye glory in My Name, yet ye recognized Me not at the time your Lord, the All-Merciful, appeared amongst you with proof and testimony. We have rent the veils asunder. Beware lest ye shut out the people by yet another veil. Pluck asunder the chains of vain imaginings, in the name of the Lord of all men, and be not of the deceitful. Should ye turn unto God and embrace His Cause, spread not disorder within it, and measure not the Book of God with your selfish desires. This, verily, is the counsel of God aforetime and hereafter, and to this God’s witnesses and chosen ones, yea, each and every one of Us, do solemnly attest.
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Cross-References
Bahá’u’lláh
advent,   K82, K85, K88, K177
to clergy,   K41, K100, K102, K166
Barriers (veils)
religious leaders,   K167
removal of,   K47, K132, K171
Book(s) of God,   15, K99, K168, n155
Clergy (Divines), addressed,   K41, K99-K100-K101-K102-K103-K104, K166-K167-K168-K169-K170-K171-K172, 161
Desire; corrupt, selfish,   K2, K29, K39, K58
Leaders of other religions,   K99, K101-K102-K103-K104, K166, n64, n171
Proof(s) of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation,   K136, K167, K183
Testimony,   17, K136, K140, K167, K170
Vain imaginings,   K17, K41, K132, 98, 159
Veils,   K132, K171, 93
created by Divines   K167
Study Guide
How were the divines found?
Should the divines embrace the Cause what are they advised not to do?