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Daily Reflection -15 Asmá’ (Names)
September 3 - September 4
Without doubt each being is the center of the shining forth of the glory of God –
– that is to say, the perfections of God appear from it and are resplendent in it.
It is like the sun, which is resplendent in the desert, upon the sea, in the trees, in the fruits and blossoms, and in all earthly things.
The world, indeed each existing being, proclaims to us one of the names of God, but the reality of man is the collective reality, the general reality, and is the center where the glory of all the perfections of God shine forth –
– that is to say, for each name, each attribute, each perfection which we affirm of God there exists a sign in man. I
If it were otherwise, man could not imagine these perfections and could not understand them.
So we say that God is the seer, and the eye is the sign of His vision;
if this sight were not in man, how could we imagine the vision of God?
— ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, pp. 195-196
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