The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
at least from rising up against Him. By God! Sufficient are the hosts of tyranny that are leagued against Him!
142Verily, He1 revealed certain laws so that, in this Dispensation, the Pen of the Most High might have no need to move in aught but the glorification of His own transcendent Station and His most effulgent Beauty. Since, however, We have wished to evidence Our bounty unto you, We have, through the power of truth, set forth these laws with clarity and mitigated what We desire you to observe. He, verily, is the Munificent, the Generous.
143He2 hath previously made known unto you that which would be uttered by this Dayspring of Divine wisdom. He said, and He speaketh the truth: “He3 is the One Who will under all conditions proclaim: ‘Verily, there is none other God besides Me, the One, the Incomparable, the Omniscient, the All-Informed.’” This is a station which God hath assigned exclusively to this sublime, this unique and wondrous Revelation. This is a token of His bounteous favour, if ye be of them who comprehend, and a sign of His irresistible decree. This is His Most Great Name, His Most Exalted Word, and the Dayspring of His Most Excellent Titles, if ye could understand. Nay more, through Him every Fountainhead, every Dawning-place of Divine guidance is made manifest. Reflect, O people, on that which hath been sent down in truth; ponder thereon, and be not of the transgressors.
1 The Báb
2 The Báb
3 Bahá’u’lláh
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Study Guide
Paragraph 142.
How does Bahá’u’lláh explain why the Báb revealed certain laws?
Paragraph 143.
What are we to reflect on?
(See Note 160)
How is the unique and transcendent nature of the Godhead explained?
What is the “double station” a Manifestation of God is endowed with?
In the spiritual realm what exists between all the Manifestations of God?
What do all the Manifestations of God reveal?
Shoghi Effendi says that the Manifestations should never be identified with what?
Complete and learn:
“to Israel He was . . . ; to Christendom . . . ; to Shí‘ah Islám the return of . . . ; to Sunní Islám the descent . . . ; to Zoroastrians the . . . ; to the Hindus the . . . ; to the Buddhists . . . .”
How does Bahá’u’lláh describe the station of “Divinity” and His own relationship to God?