You are the greatest representative of God,
and the Book of Creation

Man is said to be the greatest representative of God, and he is the Book of Creation because all the mysteries of beings exist in him. If he comes under the shadow of the True Educator and is rightly trained, he becomes the essence of essences, the light of lights, the spirit of spirits; he becomes the center of the divine appearances, the source of spiritual qualities, the rising-place of heavenly lights, and the receptacle of divine inspirations. If he is deprived of this education he becomes the manifestation of satanic qualities, the sum of animal vices, and the source of all dark conditions.

`Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'i World Faith - Abdu'l-Baha Section, p. 332

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Anonymous said...

thanks ,again,for the image and just last night i was drifting off to sleep thinking i am too tired to open a book and read some thing Bahai,then i remembered that i read the quotes here earlier which was refreshing and comforting, so this is to say even if there are not aways comments or compliments to you for finding them,its because of the stupendous nature of the blog (Bahai quotes ) so i think this service is a unique one ,with ripple effects beyond even your own imagination....(no pressure;)

Gaijin21 said...

Thanks :-) Don't really need the compliments but I like hearing that people enjoy the quotes, that perhaps the quote came at a right time, made him or her think, gained a new perspective, and so on is always nice. Thank you for your comment.