The Second Station of the Fourteenth Flash

This, which is included here because of its relevance, consists of six of the thousands of mysteries contained in “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate”

NOTE: A bright light from “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate” concerning divine mercy appeared to my dull mind from afar. I wanted to record it for myself in the form of notes, to hunt it down and capture it, and circumscribe the light with twenty to thirty mysteries. But unfortunately I was not able to do this at the present time and the twenty or thirty mysteries were reduced to five or six.

When I say: “O man!”, I mean myself. While this lesson is directed particularly to my own soul, I refer it as the Second Station of the Fourteenth Flash for the approval of my meticulous brothers in the hope that it may benefit those with whom I am connected spiritually and whose souls are more discerning than mine. This lesson looks to the heart more than the reason, and regards spiritual pleasure and perception rather than rational proofs.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

The Queen said: “Ye chiefs! Here is—delivered to me—a letter worthy of respect. It is from Solomon, and is as follows: In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.”

A number of mysteries will be mentioned in this Station.

FIRST MYSTERY

I saw one manifestation of “In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate” as follows:

On the face of the universe, the face of the earth, and the face of man are three stamps of dominicality one within the other and each showing samples of the others.

The First is the great stamp of Godhead, which is manifested through the mutual assistance, co-operation, and embracing and corresponding to one another of beings in the totality of the universe. This looks to "In the Name of God."

The Second is the great stamp of divine mercifulness, which is manifested through the mutual resemblance and proportion, order, harmony, favour and compassion in the disposal, raising, and administration of plants and animals on the face of the earth. This looks to "In the Name of God, the Merciful."

Then is the exalted stamp of divine compassionateness, which is manifested through the subtleties of divine beneficence, fine points of divine clemency, and rays of divine compassion on the face of man's comprehensive nature. This looks to "the Compassionate" in "In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate."

That is to say, "In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate" is the sacred title of three stamps of divine oneness, which form a luminous line on the page of the world, and a strong cord, and shining filament. That is, by being revealed from above, the tip of "In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate" rests on man, the fruit of the universe and miniature copy of the world; it binds the lower world to the divine throne; it is a way for man to ascend to the human throne.

SECOND MYSTERY

In order not to overwhelm minds by divine unity, which is apparent in the boundless multiplicity of creatures, the Qur'an of Miraculous Exposition constantly points out the manifestation of divine oneness within divine unity. For example, the sun encompasses numberless things with its light. A truly extensive conceptual ability and comprehensive view is necessary to behold the sun itself in the totality of its light. So, lest the sun be forgotten, it is displayed in every shining object by means of its reflection. And in accordance with their capacities, all lustrous objects reflect the sun's attributes, such as its light and heat and the seven colours in its light, together with the manifestation of its essence. So too, the sun's attributes encompass all the things facing it.

In exactly the same way, "And God's is the highest similitude"2 [Qur'an 42:11] but let there be no mistake in the comparison - just as divine oneness and eternal besoughtedness have a manifestation together with all the divine names in everything, in animate creatures in particular, and especially in man's mirrorlike essence; so too through divine unity each of the divine names connected to beings encompasses all things. Thus, lest minds become overwhelmed by divine unity and hearts forget the Most Pure and Holy Essence, the Qur'an constantly draws attention to the stamp of divine oneness within divine unity. And that stamp, with its three salient points, is "In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate."