211. Splendour

One becomes destined for a promotion as a result of individual or collective struggle, and as result of individual or collective laziness the nation declines instead of progressing. These are the two sides of development. One form of faith is that a nation attains worldly honour, worldly dignity, and worldly splendour, and the other form of development indicates that the nation that can approach the unseen world while existing in the apparent world achieves real development and splendour.




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.