Monday, June 25, 2007

Are God's Messengers The Same As God?

We've been exploring quotes from Reality that stress the unimaginable Power and Grace of God. We've also recently looked at some excerpts that claim there have been a number of Manifestations of God Who Each have brought humanity a Word of God.

Today's quote compares these Most Holy Manifestations and God Himself...

"Ten thousand Prophets, each a Moses, are thunderstruck upon the Sinai of their search at His forbidding voice, "Thou shalt never behold Me!"; whilst a myriad Messengers, each as great as Jesus, stand dismayed upon their heavenly thrones by the interdiction, "Mine Essence thou shalt never apprehend!" From time immemorial He hath been veiled in the ineffable sanctity of His exalted Self, and will everlastingly continue to be wrapt in the impenetrable mystery of His unknowable Essence. Every attempt to attain to an understanding of His inaccessible Reality hath ended in complete bewilderment, and every effort to approach His exalted Self and envisage His Essence hath resulted in hopelessness and failure."

Bahá’u’lláh: Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Selection
XXVI, pp. 62-63

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