Thursday, July 14, 2016

"Haply ye may become a source of comfort to one another"

A summary of the Kitab-i-Asma , 
one of the most important works of the Báb.
by Neysan Zölzer-Mehrabkhani 

The words “Kitáb-i-Asmá” come from Arabic and mean “Book of Names”.  The Book of Names is not fully translated, but parts of it are translated and published in the book “Selections from the Writings of the Báb”. 

It is also the first time that the analogy of the leaves and fruits of one tree is used to describe unity:
 “We have created you from one tree 
and have caused you to be 
as the leaves and fruit of the same tree, 
that haply ye may become 
a source of comfort to one another.” 

The Book is about doing away with hatred and prejudices for they are veils that keep you from seeing the Promised Beloved. The believers should perform good deeds at all times to please “Him Whom God shall make manifest”. The Báb urged His followers to let go of their pride: “Some of you are filled with pride by reason, others because of your learning”. 

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