Regard Thou The One True God As One
Regard thou the one true God as One Who is apart from, and immeasurably
exalted above, all created things. The whole universe reflecteth His
glory, while He is Himself independent of, and transcendeth His creatures.
This is the true meaning of Divine unity. He Who is the Eternal Truth is
the one Power Who exerciseth undisputed sovereignty over the world of
being, Whose image is reflected in the mirror of the entire creation. All
existence is dependent upon Him, and from Him is derived the source of the
sustenance of all things. This is what is meant by Divine unity; this is
its fundamental principle.
Some, deluded by their idle fancies, have conceived all created things as
associates and partners of God, and imagined themselves to be the
exponents of His unity. By Him Who is the one true God! Such men have
been, and will continue to remain, the victims of blind imitation, and are
to be numbered with them that have restricted and limited the conception
He is a true believer in Divine unity who, far from confusing duality with
oneness, refuseth to allow any notion of multiplicity to becloud his
conception of the singleness of God, who will regard the Divine Being as
One Who, by His very nature, transcendeth the limitations of numbers.
The essence of belief in Divine unity consisteth in regarding Him Who is
the Manifestation of God and Him Who is the invisible, the inaccessible,
the unknowable Essence as one and the same. By this is meant that whatever
pertaineth to the former, all His acts and doings, whatever He ordaineth
or forbiddeth, should be considered, in all their aspects, and under all
circumstances, and without any reservation, as identical with the Will of
God Himself. This is the loftiest station to which a true believer in the
unity of God can ever hope to attain. Blessed is the man that reacheth
this station, and is of them that are steadfast in their belief.
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