to the tablets of that field, so with its annual rotation it defines a circle, and through the produce of that existent circle is a source for the formation of the field of the resurrection. The Lesser Hell at the centre of this dominical ship known as the earth will be emptied into the Greater Hell, so too its inhabitants will be emptied into the field of the resurrection.
Secondly: The occurrence of the resurrection, as well as the existence of the field where it will take place, have been proved decisively chiefly in the Tenth and Twenty-Ninth Words, and in others of the Words.
Thirdly: As for meeting with people, it is proved conclusively in the Sixteenth, Thirty-First, and Thirty-Second Words that through the mystery of luminosity a person may be present in thousands of places at the same instant, and may meet with millions of people.
Fourthly: It is required by the name of All-Wise that at the Great Gathering and resurrection of the dead, having been stripped of artificial clothes, Almighty God will clothe men in natural garments, just as He now clothes beings with spirits, other than man, in natural garments. In this world, the wisdom in artificial clothes is not restricted to protection against heat and cold, adornment, and covering the private parts; another important instance of wisdom is their resembling an index or list indicating man’s power of disposal over the other species of beings, and his relationship with them, and commandership over them. He might otherwise have been clothed in cheap and easy natural dress. For if it had not been for this wisdom, man would have draped himself in various rags, becoming the laughing-stock of conscious animals and a buffoon in their eyes; he would have make them laugh. At the resurrection of the dead this relation will not be present, nor will the instance of wisdom, so neither should the list be present.
Fifthly: When it comes to having someone to show the way, for those like yourself who have entered under the light of the Qur’an, it will be the Qur’an. Look at the start of the Suras which begin Alif. Lam. Mim., and Alif. Lam. Ra., and Ha. Mim.: you will see and understand how acceptable an intercessor is the Qur’an, how true a guide, how sacred a light!
Sixthly: As for the garments of the people of Paradise and the people of Hell, the principle in the Twenty-Eighth Word explaining why the houris wear seventy dresses is applicable here too. It is as follows:
A person of Paradise will of course want to benefit continuously from all the varieties of beings there. The good things of Paradise will vary greatly. He will all the time communicate with all the varieties of its beings. In which case, he will clothe himself and his houris in samples, in small amount, of the good things of Paradise, and they will each become like small Paradises.