Reality, Soul and
the Worlds of God
II. Three Conditions of Existence in Reality
B. Deity, the Source Condition: Kingdom of the Essence of God
5. The Manifesting and Creating of Worlds
[from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:]
Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute.
(Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection LXXXII, p. 163)
Know thou of a truth that the worlds of God are countless in their number, and infinite in their range. None can reckon or comprehend them except God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
(Bahá’u’lláh: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, “Súriy-i-Vafá” or “Tablet to Vafá”, p. 187)
….those personages who in a single step have passed over the world of the relative and the limited, and dwelt on the fair plane of the Absolute, and pitched their tent in the worlds of authority and command—have burned away these relativities with a single spark, and blotted out these words with a drop of dew. And they swim in the sea of the spirit, and soar in the holy air of light. Then what life have words, on such a plane, that “first” and “last” or other than these be seen or mentioned! In this realm, the first is the last itself, and the last is but the first.
(Bahá’u’lláh: The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys, “Valley of Unity”, pp. 27-28)
How great, O my God, is this Thy most excellent handiwork, and how consummate Thy creation, which hath caused every understanding heart and mind to marvel!
(Bahá’u’lláh: Prayers and Meditations, Selection XXXVIII, pp. 49-50)
[from the talks of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (no authority):]
The worlds of God are in perfect harmony and correspondence one with another. Each world in this limitless universe is, as it were, a mirror reflecting the history and nature of all the rest. The physical universe is, likewise, in perfect correspondence with the spiritual or divine realm. The world of matter is an outer expression or facsimile of the inner kingdom of spirit. The world of minds corresponds with the world of hearts.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace, “17 August 1912, Talk at Green Acre, Eliot, Maine, Notes by Edna McKinney”, p. 270)
Consider the endless phenomena of His creation. They are infinite; the universe is infinite. Who shall declare its height, its depth and length? It is absolutely infinite.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace, “17 August 1912, Talk at Green Acre, Eliot, Maine, Notes by Edna McKinney”, p. 274)