True Unity:
Divinity and Manifestation

By Habib Riazati

First presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #38
Louhelen Baha'i School: Michigan, USA
October, 2001
(see list of papers from #38)

    One of the basic principles of Bahá'í theology, and an essential factor in the Bahá'í belief system, is the principle of true unity as mentioned and interpreted in the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh. One can hardly find a Tablet in which this unique fact is not somehow referred to.

    God, the Creator, God being beyond any name or attribute, inability of humankind to understand the nature of divinity, unity of God and diversity in His creation, and unity vs. limitation are among the topics that will be discussed in this presentation. These are the foundations of Bahá'u'lláh belief system and the principle of Manifestation of God is its cornerstone.

    Other topics that will be presented are stations of the Manifestations of God, true unity, true monotheism, Primal Will, and Indivisible Reality (Basítu'l-Haqíqih). The presentation will also include identifying the sources and references in the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh for each one of the above-mentioned topics.

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