250. Quantity

Predetermined quantities at work in each creation distinguish one species from another and every person from every other person. The particles of sand are identical, but with different quantitative combinations of these particles different species are being created. These particles are creating flowers and trees somewhere, and in another place hills and mountains, and at still other places birds singing sweet notes. And when these apparently dead particles get life they spread colours everywhere in the universe.




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.