The Proof of the Confession of Faith Is Within It
The confession of faith contains two phrases, each of which testifies to the other and is its proof and evidence.
The former is an argument from cause to effect, and the latter an argument from effect to cause.
Life is a Manifestation of Unity
Life is a light of unity; it manifests unity in this realm of multiplicity. Yes, it manifests unity, unifying multiplicity and making it one.
Life appropriates all things to everything. While for a lifeless thing all things are non-existent.
Spirit is a Law Clothed in External Existence
Spirit is a luminous law clothed in external existence, endowed with consciousness.
Existent spirit is the brother, the companion, of intelligent law.
Like fixed and constant natural laws, spirit comes from the world of the Divine command and attribute of will.
Power clothes it in a being decked out with senses, attaches consciousness to its head, makes a subtle inner faculty the shell for that pearl.
If the Creator’s power were to clothe the laws of species in external existence, each would become a spirit;
If it were to remove the spirit from the being and take the intelligence from its head, it would again become an undying law.
Existence Without Life Resembles Non-Existence
Both light and life disclose beings. See, if there is no light of life,
Existence is stained with non-existence; indeed, it is non-existence. Yes, a stranger, an orphan; if it is the moon, it is without life...