The Unity of Man and God in Gems of Divine Mysteries, the Kitáb–i–Iqán and the Seven Valleys
By Iscander Tinto
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #89 (English)
Center for Bahá'í Studies: Acuto, Italy
June 28 - July 1, 2009.
Presented Wednesday, 15:00-15:45
There is a connection between the concept of unity [tawhíd] of man with God and the path that the manifestation of God suggests to him in order to develop this process which will ultimately lead to his purification.
A careful study of Gems of Divine Mysteries, the Kitáb–i–Iqán and the Seven Valleys shows that there is an evolution in the concept of unity which in sufi literature is related to the unity of existence, while Bahá’u’lláh is pointing out that the proper way should be to put man’s personal process of purification in his personal life. This can be achieved when we comprehend the concept of progressive revelation as the key to connect the process of purification in man in order to achieve an awareness of the deity.
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