that their ends are plans and manifestos of a Maker; that their outer faces are beautifully proportioned dresses of artistry devised by One who Chooses and Wills, and their inner faces, well-designed machines of an All-Powerful One.
This situation, therefore, necessarily and self-evidently proclaims that no time and no place, absolutely nothing, can be outside the grip of power of one single Glorious Maker. Each thing and all things together with all of their attributes are planned and directed within the grip of power of an All-Powerful Possessor of Will; they are made beautiful through the ordering and graciousness of a Merciful and Compassionate One; and they are embellished with the adorning of a Loving Benefactor.
Indeed, for anyone who is intelligent and has eyes in his head, the order and equilibrium, and ordering and adorning in the universe and in the beings within it demonstrate, at the degree of unity, One who is Single, Sole, Solitary, Unique, All-Powerful, Possessing of Will, All-Knowing, and All-Wise.
Assuredly, there is a unity in everything, and as for unity, it points to one. For example, the whole world is illuminated by one lamp, the sun; in which case, the world’s Owner is One and the same. And, for example, all the animate creatures on the earth are served by air, fire, and water, which are the same. Since this is so, the One who employs them and subjugates them to us is also One.
THE THIRD PHRASE: “He has no partner”
This phrase is proved cogently and brilliantly in the First Station of the Thirty-Second Word, so we refer you to that. It cannot be more clearly elucidated; there is no need for further explanation.
THE FOURTH PHRASE: “His is the dominion”
That is, every creature from the face of the earth to the Divine Throne, from the ground to the Pleiades, from the minutest particles to the heavenly bodies, everything from pre-eternity to post-eternity, the heavens and the earth, this world and the hereafter, belongs to Him. His is the highest degree of ownership in the form of the greatest affirmation of divine unity (tevhid-i âzam). A mighty proof of this was imparted to this powerless one’s mind in Arabic at a pleasant time in pleasant circumstances. For the sake of that pleasant memory we shall note down those same phrases, then write their meanings:
His is the dominion because: the macrocosm is similar to the microcosm; what is fashioned by His power is a missive expressing His deter