F i r s t M a t t e r
If we wish to see the greatest manifestation of the name Self-Subsistent, we shall set up two telescopes in order to observe the whole universe with our imaginations. One of them will show the most distant objects, the other minute particles. So if we look through the first telescope, we see that through the manifestation of the name of Self-Subsistent and without support, of millions of globes and stars thousands of times larger than the earth, some have been made apparently stationary in the matter known as ether, which is subtler than air, while others have been made to travel apparently as their duty.
Then we look through the second telescope, which is the microscope of the imagination, to observe minute particles. Through the mystery of Self-Subsistence, taking up orderly positions like the stars, the particles of the bodies of animate creatures on the earth are all in motion and performing their duties. We see that especially the miniscule agglomerations forming the particles known as red corpuscles and white corpuscles in the blood of animate beings, like the planets, move with two orderly motions like Mevlevi dervishes.
A summary is appropriate here in order to examine the sacred light the six names of the greatest name form, blending together like the seven colours in light. It is as follows:
Look beyond the greatest manifestation of the name Self-Subsistent which thus upholds and gives permanence and continuity to all the beings in the universe: the greatest manifestation of the name Ever-Living has set aflame all animate beings with its manifestation. It has illuminated the universe. It gilds all animate beings with its manifestation.
Now look again: beyond the name Ever-Living, the greatest manifestation of the name Single confers a unity on the universe with all its elements and parts. It puts a stamp of unity on each being’s forehead. It places a seal of oneness on each being’s face. It causes them to proclaim its manifestation with endless, countless tongues.
Now consider the greatest manifestation of the name Sapient beyond
This is a brief summary of the six sacred names which bear the greatest name and are the basis and subject of the six main sections of the Thirtieth Flash.