Record. While their outer and inner aspects allude to the Clear Book. Comparisons may therefore be drawn between this particular tree and the tree of the earth and its past and its future, and the tree of the universe and its beginnings and its future, and the tree of man and his forebears and progeny. And so on.
May their Creator’s glory be exalted, there is no god but He!
Oh One Sublime! You guide not the mind to the true essence of Your grandeur nor lead it to the substance of Your tremendousness, for it is powerless to comprehend them!
THE SEVENTH DEGREE
God is Most Great, may His glory be exalted! In respect of power and knowlege He is greater than all things. For He is the Creator,1 the Opener, the Doer, Most Knowing, the Bestower, Most Effulgent, the Pre-Eternal Sun. The universe together with its realms and beings is a shadow thrown by His lights; they are the works of His acts, and the colours of the impresses of the various manifestations of His names, and the lines inscribed by the pen of His determining and decree, and mirrors to the manifestations of His attributes, beauty, glory, and perfection.
According to the consensus of the Pre-Eternal Witness, known through all His Books and Scriptures, and His Qur’anic verses, and creational signs;
And the consensus of the earth with all its worlds, together with their total essential want and need, and the absolute wealth and riches displayed on them;
And the consensus of all the prophets, saints, and purified scholars, the people of witnessing with luminous spirits, light-filled hearts, and illumined minds, through all their researches, uncoverings, effulgences, and invocations;
All from the earth to the lofty and lowly bodies with their endless certain testimony and certain affirmation, agree in accepting the testimony of the creational signs and Qur’anic verses, and the revealed Books and Scriptures, the very testimony of the Necessary Existent One, that all beings are the works of His power, the missives of His determining, the mirrors to His names, and the representations of His Lights.
May His glory be exalted, there is no god but He!
If one looks through the telescopes of these divine names at the divine acts and works beneath their manifestations in beings, the mind is transposed to the Glorious One whom the names signify.