Should differences arise amongst you over any
matter, refer it to God while the Sun still shineth above
the horizon of this Heaven and, when it hath set, refer
ye to whatsoever hath been sent down by Him. This,
verily, is sufficient unto the peoples of the world. Say:
Let not your hearts be perturbed, O people, when the
glory of My Presence is withdrawn, and the ocean of
My utterance is stilled. In My presence amongst you
there is a wisdom, and in My absence there is yet
another, inscrutable to all but God, the Incomparable,
the All-Knowing. Verily, We behold you from Our
realm of glory, and shall aid whosoever will arise for the
triumph of Our Cause with the hosts of the Concourse
on high and a company of Our favoured angels.
O peoples of the earth! God, the Eternal Truth, is
My witness that streams of fresh and soft-flowing
waters have gushed from the rocks through the
sweetness of the words uttered by your Lord, the
Unconstrained; and still ye slumber. Cast away that
which ye possess, and, on the wings of detachment,
soar beyond all created things. Thus biddeth you the
Lord of creation, the movement of Whose Pen hath
revolutionized the soul of mankind.
Know ye from what heights your Lord, the All-Glorious,
is calling? Think ye that ye have recognized
the Pen wherewith your Lord, the Lord of all names,
commandeth you? Nay, by My life! Did ye but know
it, ye would renounce the world, and would hasten
with your whole hearts to the presence of the Well-Beloved.
Your spirits would be so transported by His
Word as to throw into commotion the Greater
World--how much more this small and petty one!
Thus have the showers of My bounty been poured down
from the heaven of My loving-kindness, as a token of
My grace, that ye may be of the thankful.
The penalties for wounding or striking a person
depend upon the severity of the injury; for each degree
the Lord of Judgement hath prescribed a certain
indemnity. He is, in truth, the Ordainer, the Mighty,
the Most Exalted. We shall, if it be Our Will, set forth
these payments in their just degrees--this is a promise
on Our part, and He, verily, is the Keeper of His
pledge, the Knower of all things.
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