Therefore you must thank God that He has bestowed upon you the blessing of life and existence in the
human kingdom. Strive diligently to acquire virtues befitting your degree and station. Be as lights of the world which cannot
be hid and which have no setting in horizons of darkness. Ascend to the zenith of an existence which is never beclouded by
the fears and forebodings of non-existence. When man is not endowed with inner perception he is not informed of these important
mysteries. The retina of outer vision though sensitive and delicate may nevertheless be a hindrance to the inner eye which
alone can perceive.
The bestowals of God which are manifest in all phenomenal
life are sometimes hidden by intervening veils of mental and mortal vision which render man spiritually
blind and incapable but when those scales are removed and the veils rent asunder, then the great
signs of God will become visible and he will witness the eternal light filling the world. The bestowals of God are all and
always manifest. The promises of heaven are ever present. The favors of God are all-surrounding but should the conscious eye
of the soul of man remain veiled and darkened he will be led to deny these universal signs and
remain deprived of these manifestations of divine bounty. Therefore we must endeavor with heart and soul in order that the
veil covering the eye of inner vision may be removed, that we may behold the manifestations of
the signs of God, discern His mysterious graces, and realize that material blessings as compared with spiritual bounties are
My prayer for you is that your spiritual faculties
and aspirations may daily increase, and that you will never allow the material senses to veil
from your eyes the glories of the Heavenly Illumination.
of the veils is literal interpretation. To penetrate the inner significances a mighty effort
Praise thou God that thou hast found thy way into
the Kingdom of Splendours, and hast rent asunder the veil of vain imaginings, and that the core
of the inner mystery hath been made known unto thee.
Verily I beseech
God, with all humbleness, to remove the covering from thine insight and to show unto thee His great signs, and to make thee
a banner of guidance, severed from all else save Him, enkindled with the fire of His love, engaged in His praise and apprehending
the realities of things; so that thou mayest see with thine eyes, hear with thine ears and not imitate any of the fathers
and ancestors; have perception in the matter of thy Lord, for the people are in dark veils.
For, no veil is greater than egotism and no matter
how thin that covering may be, yet it will finally veil man entirely and prevent him from receiving
a portion from the eternal bounty.
Yet the pursuit of passion and
desire will wrap the eyes in a thousand veils that rise out of the heart to blind the sight and
the insight as well.
Know thou, verily, there are many veils
in which the Truth is enveloped: gloomy veils; then delicate and transparent veils; then the envelopment of Light, the sight of which dazzles the eyes, as doth
the sun which is enveloped only in its own light and, as we look at it, the sight is blinded and eyes are dazzled.
I beg of God to remove all the veilings and familiarize the light with all eyes, so that man may not be veiled from witnessing
the Sun of Truth.