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He Is Indeed A True Believer In The Unity Of

He is indeed a true believer in the unity of God who, in this Day, will
regard Him as One immeasurably exalted above all the comparisons and
likenesses with which men have compared Him. He hath erred grievously who
hath mistaken these comparisons and likenesses for God Himself. Consider
the relation between the craftsman and his handiwork, between the painter
and his painting. Can it ever be maintained that the work their hands have
produced is the same as themselves? By Him Who is the Lord of the Throne
above and of earth below! They can be regarded in no other light except as
evidences that proclaim the excellence and perfection of their author.

O _Sh_ay_kh_, O thou who hast surrendered thy will to God! By
self-surrender and perpetual union with God is meant that men should merge
their will wholly in the Will of God, and regard their desires as utter
nothingness beside His Purpose. Whatsoever the Creator commandeth His
creatures to observe, the same must they diligently, and with the utmost
joy and eagerness, arise and fulfil. They should in no wise allow their
fancy to obscure their judgment, neither should they regard their own
imaginings as the voice of the Eternal. In the Prayer of Fasting We have
revealed: "Should Thy Will decree that out of Thy mouth these words
proceed and be addressed unto them, 'Observe, for My Beauty's sake, the
fast, O people, and set no limit to its duration,' I swear by the majesty
of Thy glory, that every one of them will faithfully observe it, will
abstain from whatsoever will violate Thy law, and will continue to do so
until they yield up their souls unto Thee." In this consisteth the
complete surrender of one's will to the Will of God. Meditate on this,
that thou mayest drink in the waters of everlasting life which flow
through the words of the Lord of all mankind, and mayest testify that the
one true God hath ever been immeasurably exalted above His creatures. He,
verily, is the Incomparable, the Ever-Abiding, the Omniscient, the
All-Wise. The station of absolute self-surrender transcendeth, and will
ever remain exalted above, every other station.

It behoveth thee to consecrate thyself to the Will of God. Whatsoever hath
been revealed in His Tablets is but a reflection of His Will. So complete
must be thy consecration, that every trace of worldly desire will be
washed from thine heart. This is the meaning of true unity.

Do thou beseech God to enable thee to remain steadfast in this path, and
to aid thee to guide the peoples of the world to Him Who is the manifest
and sovereign Ruler, Who hath revealed Himself in a distinct attire, Who
giveth utterance to a Divine and specific Message. This is the essence of
faith and certitude. They that are the worshipers of the idol which their
imaginations have carved, and who call it Inner Reality, such men are in
truth accounted among the heathen. To this hath the All-Merciful borne
witness in His Tablets. He, verily, is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

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