238. The Preserved Scripture

Every action of life has its value. This is our belief: that whatever exists in this world and whatever is going to exist in this world is already present somewhere. This means that nothing can exist in this world if it does not also exist somewhere else. Man was born in this world because he was present somewhere else. The ups and downs of life, days and nights, months and years, are first recorded like a cinematographic film. This film is the universal record, or Loh-e-Mehfooz (preserved scripture).




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.