less matter – like man and his physical systems from sperm, and birds and their limbs from eggs, and trees and their various members from seeds – show that all things are specified and determined through His will, choice, and volition. Just as things of the same sort corresponding to one another and members of the same species resembling each other in regard to basic members shows that of necessity their Maker is One, Single; so too each member having a wise individuality marked by orderly distinguishing features indicates that that One, Single Maker is an Agent with Will and Choice who acts as He wishes and commands as He wills.
Just as that All-Knowing and Willing Creator has knowledge of all things and is willing of all things, and has all-embracing knowledge and all-encompassing will and total choice; so too He has necessary, essential perfect power, proceeding from His Essence and necessary to it. The intervention of its opposite is impossible, as all are agreed. So there are no degrees in His power. Particles and stars are equal in relation to it, as are many and few, small and great, particulars and universals, parts and the whole, man and the universe, and the seed and the tree.
Through the mystery of luminosity, transparency, reciprocity, balance, order, and conformity;
According to the testimony of absolute order, absolute balance, and absolute differentiation, together with absolute speed, ease, and multiplicity;
Through the mystery of the assistance of unity, the facility of unity, and the manifestation of oneness;
Through the wisdom of necessity, total detachment and disengagedness, and complete otherness of essence;
Through the mystery of unrestrictedness, not being bound by space, and indivisibility;
Through the wisdom of the transformation of obstructions and difficulties into means of facilitation – if there were need, though there is none – like veins in human beings and metal wires for conducting electricity and subtle forces;
Through the wisdom of particles being of no less eloquence than the stars, nor particulars of less eloquence than universals, nor parts less than wholes, nor the few less than the many, nor the small less than the great, nor man less than the world, nor seeds being of less eloquence than the tree;
According to all these, particles are equal to the stars before that power, few are equal to many, small are equal to great, the parts and equal to the whole, particulars are equal to universals, man is equal to the world,