127. Animal

What is the difference between man and animal? In one sense there is no difference. Man is similar to the quadruped except that he walks on two feet. If we look prudently we will find that man has a lower status in every respect when compared to an animal. Man does not have even the tenth part of the belief that a bird possesses. Man is deprived of the contentment that an ant possesses. The role that distinguishes mankind from animals is the task of establishing a contact with the Creator while remaining within the limits of consciousness and thoughtfulness. If any person is not in contact with his Creator, then it means that he is actually an animal that walks on two feet.




What is the universe? It is a point, and this point is a divine light, and the divine light is itself a light.

Every point is the imprint of luminescence (Tajalli). When this imprint transforms itself into the divine light then it becomes Aura (Jism-e-Misali). The display of the Aura is the physical body.

The physical body is built up as a structure of bones, flesh, and muscle. The skin is a kind of plaster and color on this building. The life of the human being who is made up of veins, arteries, nerves, bones, and flesh, is nothing except senses.