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    A

      Abbagnano, N., 19n, 144n, 147n, 170, 212n
      `Abdu'l-Bahá, xvi, xvii, 1, 2, 4, 5, 20, 37n
            definitions of religion by, 18n
            excellent horseman, 80
            His address at the Friends' Meeting House, 159
            and perfections of man in activity, 2
            a practical mystic, 2
            Secret of Divine Civilization, The, 17
            `Tablet on Purity', so-called, 185n
            Tablets of the Divine Plan, 216n
            travels in North America, xv
            visits Stanford University, 2
      Abraham, 100, 196
      Abu'l-Fadl, Mírzá, 111, 232
      Action (actions), 167-70
            spiritual, 174
            thought and, see Thought
      Adam, 41, 109, 196
      Addiction, see Habits
      Adrons, 55n, 74
      Affinity
            chemical, 150
            selective in the animals, 162, 315
            of the atoms, see Atom
            of the elements, 106
            the cause of life, 106, 154
      Agnosia to pain, 317 n. rr
      Agnosticism, 141
      Alcohol, 361 n. l
      Algae, blue green 156
      `Alí, Commander of the Faithful 334 n. yy
      Alma Ata, Conference of, 358 n. g
      Animals, 128-9, 157-66
            difference between men and,
            feelings of, 128-9, 158, 305-6
            freedom of, 165-7
            king of the world of nature,
            learning, 159-61
            limitations of, 162-6
            man
                  does not come from the, 79, 190
                  perfect animal, 270
            memory in, 128-9, 158-9 and n. e
            origin of, 157-8
            qualities of, 158-62
            sense perception of, see Perception, sensory
            Apes, see Pongides
      Aquinas, St Thomas
      Arandas, 380
      Arc of existence, see Plotinus
      Archetype,see Exemplar
      archetypal virtues, 209
      Aristotle, 34, 35 n. mm, 51 n. c
            Eastern philospher, 10 n. k, 183 n. i
      Armies
            heavenly, 418 and n. v
      Aspiration
      natural, for immortality, 281

      Atheism, 442-3, 463 and n. r

      Atom (atoms)
            affinity of, 106, 110-1, 401
            expression
            of love, 106-7, 154, 402
            of spirit, 106-7
            attraction of, see affinity of
            conception of
                  of `Abdu'l-Bahá, 104-14
                  of scientists, 108-9 and n. ff
            elemental, 105, 108, 116,
            and intrinsic oneness of all phenomena, 107, see also World,
            material
            is indestructible, 105-6, 109
            is totipotent, 107, 111-3
            motion of, 106, 110
            expression of the dynamism of the spirit, 154
      Atomic
      bomb, 111
      Attachment, 333,
            conscious, 313
            of the heart, 327 and n. ss
      Attainment
            of any object, 42
      `Attár, 414 and n. o
      Attraction, 102
            atomic, see Atom, affinity of
            power of, 83, 123, 135, 401
            toward the natal self, 259
            toward the world of creation, 247, 250, 316, 332-3
            toward the world of the Kingdom, 247, 251, 264, 316, 331, 437
            conscious, 313
      Attributes of God, 66-70, 115 n. jj
            active, 68-70 and n. f
            essential, 68-70 and n. f
            identical with the Essence of God, 69
            incomprehensible to man, 69-70
            infinite, 70
            within created things, 67-8
            within man, see Man
      Augustine, saint, 19 n. y, 281 n. m
      Australopithecus, 378, 380, 397
      Avicenna, 51 n. c
      Ayer, A.J., 46, 465

    B

      Báb, The,
            Bayán, 33 n. kk
      Bacon, 399 n. rr
      Backbiting
      Bahá'í Community
            as model for study, 381 n. gg
      Bahá'í Faith
      Bahá'u'lláh
            quotations from
            Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
            Gleanings from the Writings
            Hidden Words
            Kitáb-i-Aqdas
            Kitáb-i-Íqán
            Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh
            Seven Valleys and Four Valleys
            Tablet of Wisdom
            Tablet of the Holy Mariner
            Tablet to one of His sons
            Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh
            texts of other Authors:
            Compilations
            Bahá'í Education
            Huqúqu'lláh
            Shoghi Effendi
            Advent of Divine Justice
            Promised Day Is Come
            World Order of Bahá'u'lláh
            Star of the West
      Battaglia, S.
      Bausani, A.
      Beauty
      Big bang, 145-7 and n. a, 148
      Bird, see Metaphor
      Birth, second, see Progress, spiritual
      Body
      heavenly, of man, 287
      human,
            animal nature of man,
            instrument of the soul, 300
            magnet for the spirit, 299
            mirror of the spirit, 129
            temple of the soul,
            the most perfect existence, 129
            veil,
      Bounty
      of God, see Grace
      Boyle, Charles, Earl of Orrery, 138-40
      Brain, see Mind
      Buddha, 197-8

    C

      Cabanis, P., 265 n. xx
      Capacity (capacities)
            of created things, 88, 120, 268
            of the kingdoms, 127
            of man, see Man
      Carnot
            principle of, 153 and n. c
      Cave
            myth of the, see Plato
      Cell
            primal euchariotic, 157
      Chain
            of events, 325
            of Revelations, see Revelation
      Chance, 152
      Chastity, 245
      Choice,
            and knowledge,
            between the world of creation and the world of the Kingdom, 247
            dynamics of,
            freedom of,
            of the attraction toward the world of creation, 247
            of the attraction toward the world of the Kingdom, 247
      Choppers and chopping tools, 378
      Chorinthians, see Paul, saint
      Christ, see Jesus
      Chylo of Sparta, 418
      Cicero, 284 n. s
      Circle of existence, see Plotinus
      Civilization
            divine
            divine and material
            develop together, 418
            harmony between, 38-41
            incoming efflorescence of,
            material,
            modern, 187, 418-20
            disharmony of, 419-20
            origin of, 199
            spiritual, see Civilization, divine
            twofold aspect of, 418-20, 26-33
      Cleanliness,
      Cohesion, 192 See also Atom, affinity of
      Cole, J.R.,
      Collective Centre, see Soul, Man
      Command of God, see God
      Competition, 397
      Confirmations,
      Consciousness,
            of the Manifestation of God,
            purposes of,
      Consensus gentium, 283-4
      Conservation
            of energy, 113
            of species, 133
            principles or theorems of, 94 and n. z
      Consultation
      Contemplation
      Cooperation and unity,
      Coordinator of the body, see Soul
      Coppens, Y.,
      Cosmological principle, 98 and bb
      Cosmology,
      Courage, 321,
      Creation
            and motion,
            as emanation,
            had no beginning,
            is continuous, 92
            knowledge, will and love, and creation, see Knowledge
            laws of,
            purpose of, 114
      Creationism,
      Creativity, 399
      Cult
            earliest traces of, 379
      Culture
            and man's success on the earth
            international
      Cycles, 122, 214-6
            universal, 390 n. mm

    D

      Danesh, H.B.
      Dante, 43 n. rr
      Day
            of Judgment, 457 n. m
            of God,
      Death
            as a lower degree of existence, 121
            as motionless and inert objects, 110
            as decomposition
            as transference from one degree to another, 277
            of the body,
            of the spirit
      Deeds, see Action
      Delaunay, A., 152
      Delphi
            temple of, 418
      Demand and supply, 171-2
      Democritus, 104
      Desire, 180, 294
      Detachment,
      Devil, see Satan
      Dinosaurs, 134
      Dispensation,
      Dream,
      Drugs
            habit-making, see Health
      Dual nature of man, see Man
      Dualism
            religion-science,
            spirit-matter
      Dynamism
            of the universal energy, 120, 402
            of the world of creation, 23 and n. aa, 120, 402

    E

      Ear, inner
      Earth
            origin of,
            see Metaphor
      Ecological equilibrium, 99
      Education of man,
            intellectual,
            limitations of, 194 n. n
            material,
            prerequisite of progress, 358
            spiritual,
            universal compulsory education, 357
            universal, of things,
            Effort,
            for the realization of self, 327, 331-2,
            to acquire knowledge, 8, 15, 42
      Ego, see Self
      Einstein, A., 12
      Electrons,
      Elephant and the blind men, Apologue of, 64 and n. d
      Elijah,
      Emanation,
            and soul, see Soul
            and creation, see Creation
            and manifestation,
      First Emanation, 75
      Emotions,
            conscious,
            natural,
            and brain,
            of animals,
            of the natal self
      Endeavour, 234-5, see also Effort
            direction of human, 235-6
            for the realization of self, 234
      Enlightenment, see Knowledge, gift of God
      Environment,
            natural
            devastation of, 28
            protection of, 364-5, 419
      Envy,
      Essence,
            see also Substance
      Estrangement, 252
      Evil,
      Evolution,
            as education,
            biological of living systems,
            conscious and willing process in man,
            expression of the spirit,
            general, of the world of creation
            general systemic theory of, 118 n. ll
            gradual, cyclical, relative and infinite growth
            guided by an Intelligent Being,
            in nuce,
            in the mineral kingdom
            is discontinuous, 391
            made possible through spirit,
            mistakes of,
            of individuals,
            of man,
            of society,
            (evolution)
            spiritual
            of individuals,
            of mankind,
            intellectual
            material,
            spiritual,
            of society,
            unconscious and unwilling process in nature,
      Exceeding in words, 256 *
      Exemplar, 266, 288, 416 and n. q
      Exertions, 327
      Existence
            conditions of, 74
            is ever existence, 120
            nonexistence cannot find, 94 **
            spiritual condition of, 169
      Eyford, G. A.

    F

      Facchini, F.
      Faculty (faculties)
            common, 302
            mental, see Soul
      Faith,
            and reason,
            Bahá'í,
            scientific in its method, 19
      Faithfulness, 245
      Falsification
            method of, see Popper, K.
      Fanaticism, 23
      Fate, 194 n. m
      Faust,
      Feed-back, 330 and n. uu
      Feelings, spiritual
      Fermi, E.,
      Fidelity, 246
      Force
            active, 144
      Form,
            ethereal, 287 and n. w
            heavenly, 429
      Free will
      Freedom
            of the animals,
            of choice,
            of men,

    G

      Galileo, 12
      Gamow, G.
      Genesis,
      Ghiselli, A.
      God
            attributes of, see Attributes
            Command of,
            Divine Presence, 453 and n. i
            existence of,
            rational proof of
            cosmological,
            limited value of,
            teleological,
            Grace of, see Grace
            Identity of,
            image of,
            knowledge of,
            love of, see Love
            meeting with,
            motive Power, 53
            Names of, see Attributes of God
            presence of,
            Self of,
            Soul of,
            Supreme Centre
            of Light,
            traces of, 58, 59, 104, 141**
            unknowable, 47-9
            Word of,
      Good and evil
            Bahá'í concept of, 95-7 and n. aa, 175, 292
      Gospel, see Jesus
      Grace
            of God, 13 n. k, 83,
            as spirit, xx, 83
            Manifestations, vehicle for the transmission of, 204
      Gratton, L.
      Growth
            and progress, see Progress
            as evolution, see Evolution
            power of,
            spirit of growth,
            spiritual, see Progress

    H

      Habits, 318, 361 and n. l, 362 n. m
      Haeckel, E.H.
      Happiness, see Joy
      Hatcher, J.S.
      Hatcher, W.S.
      Health
            and emotions, 363
            and natural environmet, 365
            and social environment, 364
            habit-making drugs, 361 n. l
            hygiene,
            inebriating drinks, 361 n. l
            prevention of disease, 358 n. g
            psycho-somatic diseases, 303 n. dd
            smoking, 362 n. m
            spiritual sicknesses, 319
      Hellaby, W. and M.
      Hell,
      History
            tribunal of,
      Hobbes, T.
      Holiness, 245
      Holy Alliance, 395
      Holy Writings
            criterion of knowledge,
            false interpretation of,
            infallibility,
            reading of,
            litteral,
            meditation upon,
            metaphors of, see Metaphors
      Homo
            erectus, 380
            habilis, 380
            homini lupus
            sapiens, 380
      Humanity, see Mankind
      Humility, 246
      Hygiene,

    I

      Identity of God, see God
      Illuminati, 12
      Image of God, see God
      Imagination,
      Incarnation, 205 and n. s
      Individuality,
            of the soul,
            after physical death,
            the greatest bestowal of God to man, 228 n. hh
            of things,
            of the Manifestations,
      Industries
            primitive lithic, 378
      Infallibility
            of the Holy Scriptures
            of the Manifestations, see Manifestations, infallibility of,
      Insight, see Knowledge, intuitive
      Inspiration, see Knowledge, intuitive
      Instinct (instincts)
            guided through reason,
            of animals,
            spiritual
      Intellect, see also Mind, Perception, rational
            criterion of knowledge,
            limitations of,
            the most precious gift bestowed upon man, 228 n. hh
            and spiritual reality,
      Intellection
      Intelligence
            of the animals, 159
            of man
            intermediary between body and spirit, 180
      Intercession, 431

    J

      Jahoda, M.,
      Jesus,
            Gospels
            parable of the wedding feast, xvii n. a
            Sermon of the Moutain, 410
      John the Baptist,
      John of the Cross, **
      Jordan, D.C.
      Joy
            essence of, 451
            human birthright, 141 n. ss
            material (happiness), 338
            of a creative commitment, 449
            of the spiritual growth,
            spiritual, 337-9
            the animal can never attain, 165 and n. k
      Justice,

    K

      Kawai, M.,
      Keniah, 380
      Keplero,
      Kingdom (kingdoms), see also World
            animal,
            differences among,
            divine
            entrance into the, 269
            human,
            mineral,
            vegetable
            world of, see World of the Kingdom
      Kitáb-i-Íqán, see Bahá'u'lláh, quotations from
      Knowing, loving and willing
      Knowledge
            acquired, 16
            and civilization
            criteria of,
            divine and satanic, 29 n. hh
            divine gift,
            efforts to acquire,
            love and will, see Knowledge, volition and action
            - enlightenment
            intuitive,
            and spiritual progress,
            criterion of knowledge,
            practice of,
            value of, 13 and n. q
            of the essence,
            of God, see God
            of the heart, 308 n. ii
            of the Manifestation of God
            of oneself,
            of the qualities,
            power of the soul,
            spiritual,
            volition and action,
            and creation,
      Krishna,

    L

      Language
            international auxiliary,
      Laszlo,, E.,
      Lavoisier,
      Laws
            of nature, see nature, laws of
      Leptons,
      Life
            all beings are endowed with, 121
            in stellar bodies, 93
            on earth,
            preparation for the life beyond, 429
            very ancient, 157
      Logos, see God, Word of
      Lorenz, K.,
      Love,
            cause of the creation of the phenomenal world, 77-8 and n. o
            cause of the existence of all phenomena, 106, 315
            growth of, 322-3
            in the animals, 162, 315
            in the world of creation,
            laws of, 102, 315
            of exaltation, 178, 179
            of God,
            towards the Self of God,
            of reality, 15, 46, 369, 441
            spiritual power of the soul, 315-23
            unconditional, 462
      Lucifer, 409
      Lunar cycle, see Metaphors [404 and n. d]

    M

      Macrocosm,
            man should be regarded as the greater world, 170 n. c
      Mahmudi, J.,
      Maieutic, Socratic see Socrates
      Malice,
      Mankind
            capacity of cooperation of, 395
            evolution of, 371
            intellectual, 378
            not homogeneous in the world, 380
            material, 372
            spiritual, 384
      infancy of, 393
      maturity of, 389
            approaching, 394
      oneness of, 367
      selfish and aggressive, 395
      Man
      after his physical death
      and animals
      and attributes of God
      artist of his own self,
      as letter, 208
      brotherhood of, 395
      capacity of, 234, 292, 296
      character of a true, 241
      characters of,
      collective centre,
            of all human virtues, 266
            of spiritual as well as material forces, 167
      contradiction of, 181
      creator of his own self, see artist of his own self
      definitions of,
      dual endowment of, 183
      evolution of, see origin of
      fruit of evolution, 135
      has existed from all eternity, 149
      highest development on man, 269
      highest point in creation, 167
      image of God, 179
      lofty aspirations of, 178
      lowest point of the arc of descent, 130
      maturity of, 397
      nature of,
            animal,
            divine,
            human,
      greatness and limitations of, 184
            tension between animal and divine, 180
      origin of,
      part of physical and metaphysical world, 170
      Perfect, see Manifestation of God
      perfect animal, see Animal
      perfectibility of, 447
      possesses certain virtues of which nature is deprived, 54
      powers of,
            knowledge, 304-14
            love, 315-23
            will, 323-27
      progress of, see progress
      purpose of, 270
      quickening of, 456-7
      supreme gift conferred by God to man, 228 n. hh
      temple of God
      three realities of, 170
      Manifacture activities, 390
      Manifestation
      different from emanation
      Manifestation of God
      and philosophers,
      and Soul of God,
      and spirit
            intermediary of, 194
            visible expression of,
      and world of the Kingdom,
      deeds of
            proof of
      denial of, 224
      differences among,
      divinity of, 207
      double station of, 203 n. r
      educators of mankind,
            proof of,
      emanation of God,
      founders of civilization,
            of divine civilization,
      iconoclast, 224
      in the history of mankind,
      individuality of,
      infallibility of,
      love of,
      meeting with,
      messengers,
      miracles of,
      mirrors of God,
      names of,
      perfect image of God,
      physicians, divine,
      pre-existence of,
      preliminary, 387
      progressivity of,
      proof of,
      prophecies of,
            proof of,
      prophets,
      purpose of,
      rational soul of,
      recognition of,
      Soul of,
      spiritual power of,
      submitted unto God,
      Sun of Reality,
      teachings of,
      threefold reality of, 200
      twofold nature of, 203 n. 3
      unity of,
      universal,
      Universal Mind, divine see Mind, Universal
      vehicles of the Grace of God, see Grace **
      very ancient,
      Word of God,
            (Manifestation of God)
      words of,
            proof of,
            spiritual meanings of,
      Martyrs,
      Marx, K.,
      Marie of Rumania, 460 n. p
      Materialism,
      causes of,
      criticism of,
      Matter, see also World, material, World, of creation
      and sensible reality,
      original,
      Maturing, see Progress, spiritual
      Mc Lean, J.,
      Medicine,
      Meditation,
      Melchiorri, F.,
      Memory,
      nature is devoid of, ** 159 n. e
      of the animals, see Animals
      Mendelejeff
      table of,
      Merton, T.,
      Mesons,
      Metaphor
      definition of,
      in the Bahá'í texts,
            bird,
            cage,
            dawn,
            dust,
            earth,
            fire,
            journey,
            light,
            lunar cycle, ***
            mire,
            mirror,
            pearl,
            pilgrimage,
            prison,
            rain,
            seasons,
            seed,
            spring,
            stone,
            sun,
      and earth,
            veil,
            water
      Metaphysical
      proof, of the immortality of the soul,
      Method
      scientific
      Microcosm
      Mind,
      and brain,
      and intellect,
      factor of progress,
      First, (Intelletto Primo)
      inner,
      recent use of,
      the thinker, the comprehender, 84
      Universal
      Mirror, see Metaphor
      Moderation,
      Moffet, R.,
      Moral
      proof, of the immortality of the soul, see Soul
      Moses,
      Motion,
      atomic,
      essential, 118
      is life,
      logic of, 92
      proof of the immortality of the soul,
      voluntary
      Motive Power, see God
      Muhammad,
      Qur'an
      Mullá Husayn,
      Murchie, G.,
      Mysticism,

    N

      Nabíl-i-A'z.am,
      Nash, G.
      Nationalism,
      Nations,
      Naturalist, see Philosophers
      Nature
            definition of,
            laws of,
            world, see World, of nature
      Nearness to God,
      Needs
            human
            of being comprehended, 441
            of comprehending, 441
            material, 172-4
            spiritual,
      Neo-platonism, see Plotinus
      Neutrins,
      Neutron
            bomb, see Atomic bomb
      Newton, I., 12
      Nuclear interactions, 111
      Nucleosynthesis

    O

      Hominids, 378
      Objective, attainment of,
      Oneness
            of being see Pantheism
            of mankind
            of phenomena, theme of divine philosophy see also World,
            material
      Orrery, see Boyle

    P

      Pain, 265, 316-20, 325-6, 413
      Paleontology,
      Pantheism,
            true explanation of, 112
      Parable,
            see also Jesus
      Paradise,
      Particles,
      subatomical,
      Passion,
      Paul, saint,
            letters to Chorinthians,
      Peace,
            Greater,
            Universal,
      Pearl, apologue of the,
      Pedagogy
            Bahá'í, 354
      Perception
            inner, see Knowledge, intuitive
            intellectual, see rational
            rational,
            criterion of knowledge, see Intellect
            sense or sensory,
            criterion of knowledge,
            power of,
            spiritual, see also Knowledge, intuitive
      Perfecting, see progress, spiritual
      Persecutions, see Martyrs
      Personality,
      Pessimism,
      Peter, the apostle,
      Philosophy,
            and Bahá'í teachings,
            definition of,
            divine,
            praise of, 36
            Eastern,
            Greek,
            natural,
            of reality,
            philosophical traditions,
            value of, 25
            Western,
      Philosophers
            and the Prophets
            Eastern
            founders of material civilization, 7
            Greek,
            ideal of,
            materialists, see Materialism
            naturalists,
            of Central Europe, 10 n. k
            of the New World,
            Persian,
            Western,
      Piattelli Palmarini, M.,
      Piemontese, M.,
      Pigmies, 380
      Plan of God,
            creative,
            general features of, 116
            individual responsibility in, 292
            power of the execution of, 115
      Planets,
      beginning and end of, 149
      Plato,
      dualism in, 102
      Eastern philosopher,
      myth of the cave,
      philosopher-king of, 1i n. f
      world of Ideas, 101
      Plautus,
      Plotinus
      arc of existence
            of ascent, 130
            of descent, 130
      bringing forth, 130
      circle of existence,
      emanation,
      evolution,
      exemplar, 415 n. p
      Neoplatonism,
            founder of,
      Producing something new, 131
      Universal Intellect, 11 n. f
      unknowability of God, 11 n. f
      Pongides,
      Popper, K, 24 and n. bb
      method of falsification, 24
      principle of refutability, 24
      Positivism,
      Prayer
      and material means, 244
      daily,
      Predestination, 194 n. m
      Pre-existence,
      essential, 69
      of God, 69
      of the world of the Kingdom,
      of time, 69
      Prejudice,
      and imitation, 16
      definition of, 16
      freedom from prejudice, 367
      means of war, 24
      Pride,
      Prigogine, I.,
      Progress,
      expression of spirit in the world of matter, 125
      fruit (outcome) of knowledge,
      fruit (outcome) of efforts,
      future,
      intellectual,
      material,
      spiritual,
            and physical health, 363
            conscious and willing,
            is infinite, 276
            means for, 245
            moved by the Holy Spirit, 192
            obstacles to, 248
      Prophecies, see Manifestations of God
      Prophet, see Manifestation of God
      Protons,
      Protoplasm,
      Proto-universe,
      Punishments and rewards of the other world, 283
      Purification, 262
      Purity,

    Q

      Quark,
      Qur'án,

      R
      Rabbani, R.
      Reading of the Writings, see Writings, Holy
      Reality
            love of,
            collective, see Soul
            definition of,
            essential, unknown, 20
            is one,
            is pure spirit,
            is truth
            material or sensible,
            educational meaning of,
            metaphorical meaning of,
            metaphysical or spiritual,
            school of,
            science of,
            universal,
            Reason
            and brain, see Mind, and brain
            faith and,
            rational faculty*, see Intellect, Perecption, rational
            supreme,
            Universal,
            Recami, E.
            Refutability,
            principle of, see Popper, K.
      Reincarnation,
      Religion (religions)
      and science,
            separation between religion and scientific truth, 62
      cause of civilization, 33
      cause of unity, 418 **
      cycles of, 215
      decline of, 216
      definitions of,
      science of reality, 204
      science of the love of God, 323
      the greatest bestowal of God in the world of humanity, 228 n. hh
      two aspects of, 219
      Repose
      absolute, does not exist in nature, 110
      Retro-action, see Feed-back
      Revelation (revelations)
      a guidance for man, 42
      as elixir,
      chain of,
      of the Soul of God
      progressive
      Rumi,
      Rutherford,

    S

      Sacrifice
      meaning of,
      of life, 245
      of self,
      Sa'dí
      Saní'í
      Satan,
      Satanic self, see Self
      Schaefer, U.,
      Science,
      abuse of, 28
      and insight, 194 n. n
      and religion,
      and virtue, 333
      and natural philosophy,
      divine,
      limitations,
      man of,
      method of,
      of reality,
      spiritual,
      use of, 245
      useful
      useless,
      Scriptures, Holy, see Holy Writings
      Search
      free and independent
      method of,
      Seasons, see Metaphor
      Scholars, Bahá'í
      fundamental principle of,
      Second birth, see Progress, spiritual
      Seed,
      Seeker
      conduct of, 16
      Self
      attraction toward, see Attraction
      cause of sorrows,
      conquering the natal, 260
      dying from the, 265
      elimination of, 252
      love of,
      natal,
      natural emotions of, see Emotions, natural, of natal self
      of God, see God
      realization of,
      sacrifice of,
      satanic, 414
      selfish disorders, 319
      struggle against, 252
      two meanings of, 248 and n. rr
      Self-centredness, 248-52, 333
      Self-sacrifice, 245
      Sense of feeling,
      of the animals, 158
      Sense perception
      criterion of knowledge,
      lowest degree of perception, 9
      Sensibility
      of the animals, 128
      Service,
      Shame
      sense of,
      Shoghi Effendi
      quotations
            from writings of,
      The Faith of Bahá'u'lláh
      The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh
            from letters written on behalf of,
      Shook, G.,
      Sickness, 301
      spiritual, 319
      Silence,
      Simple,
      substance
      Singleness, mathematical, 146
      Sleep,
      Smoking,
      Society
      development of, 392
      likened to the human organism, 371
      modern,
      of the Friends,
      Socrates,
      identification of science and virtue,
      maieutic of,
      Sorrow, 257-60
      Soul (souls)
      after physical death, 427-37
      capacity of feeling joy and pain, 316-20, 322
      collective centre, see Man, collective centre
      comes into being with conception of physical body, 202, 275, 299,
            356
      coordinator and motor of the body, 302-4
      dual nature of, see Man, dual nature of
      emanation of God, 83-4, 275, 287
      enlightened
            qualifications of, 245-8
      existence of the
            denial of the, 271-2
            proof of the, 272-4
      limited value of, 284-5
      faculties of the, see Powers of the
      immortality of the,
            proof of the
      limited value of, 284-5
      metaphysical, 275-82
      moral, 282-4
            (soul)
      imperfect, 393-4
      individuality of the, see Individuality
      journey of the, 344-6
      mental faculties, see Soul, powers of the
      mirror of human choices, 335-44
      not subject to change, 291, see also Substance, innate
      passionate, 294
      pleasing and tranquil, 294
      powers of the, 302-44
            spiritual, or mental faculties, 306
            appearance of, 389-90
      rational, 176-8, 202
      relation between body and, 299-304
      spiritual qualities of the, 302 etc., 415-7
      substance, 276-80,
      unknowable, 285-6
      Soul
            of God, see God
      Soul
            of the Manifestation of God, see Manifestation of God
      Species
      conservation of, 133
      phenomenal, 134 n. qq
      Spin,
      Spirit,
      action of, upon,
      and matter, unity of,
      animal,
      definition of,
      degrees of, 83
            animal, see Spirit, animal
            Greatest, see Spirit, Greatest
            Holy, see Spirit, Holy
            human, see Spirit, human
            of faith, see Spirit, of faith
            vegetable, see Spirit, vegetable
      divine,
      emanates from the world of the Kingdom,
      Greatest,
      Holy,
            light and knowledge,
      human,
            is eternal,
            powers of,
      indwelling, 60
      is the greater power, 107
      is progressive, 90
      of faith,
      quickening, 107
      reality is,
      unity of,
      vegetable,
      Spiritual world, see World, spiritual
      Spirituality,
      and knowledge,
      Spiritualization of mankind,
      Spring, divine, see Metaphor
      Steadfastness, 245, 328 and n. tt
      Struggle
      for existence,
      inner
      Subconscious
      Submission
      unto the Will of God,
      Substance,
      innate, transformation of, is impossible, 122
      inorganic,
      organic
      Sun
      metaphor,
      of Reality,
      of Truth,
      Superstition,
      Sympathetic nerve, see Faculty, common
      Systems,
      living, 150
            biological evolution of,
      prebiotic, 155

    T

      Taherzadeh, A.,
      Taletes, 418
      Teaching
      the Faith,
            prerequisites for,
      Teleology,
      Teresa from Avila
      Terminology
      Bahá'í
            destiny, (predestination)
            devil, see Satan
            dispensation,
            emotions, natural,
            faith,
            fate,
            good and evil
            hell,
            Identity
      of God
            individuality,
            Logos,
            love
            man
            Manifestations of God,
            mind,
      (Terminology, Bahá'í)
            First
            Universal
            Universal, Divine
            natural laws,
            nature
            divine, of man
            paradise,
            personality,
            philosophy,
            predestination,
            reality
            religion,
            Satan,
            science,
            scientific method,
            second birth,
            self,
            natal,
            Self of God,
            soul
            Soul of God,
            spirit
            Holy
            Greatest
            of faith
            spiritual progress,
            spirituality
            theology
            will
            of God
            Word of God,
            world of the Kingdom,
      Tertullianus,
      Texts, Bahá'í
      philosophical language of,
      Theology,
      science of Divinity
      Theorems of conservation,
      Thomas, saint
      Thought
      and action,
      Townshend, G.,
      Traces of God, see God
      Tradition
            criterion of knowledge, see Holy Writings
            philosophical and religious, see Philosophy
      Transformation, 190
      of substance, depend upon divine bounty, 123
      of man,
      spiritual, see Progress, spiritual
      Tribunal of life and history,
      Tripartition of being, 74 n. k
      Truth see also Reality
      absolute
      free and independent search after, see Search
      Truthfulness, 245, 246

    U

      Ulysses, 33 and n. rr
      Unconscious, 189 n. j
      Understanding
      essence of, 442 and n. c
      power of
            and spiritual vision, 350
            limitations of,
            the most praiseworthy power of man, 179
      Uniqueness of phenomena, 103, 403
      Unity
      and cooperation,
      as moral criterion
      collective expressions of, 393
      of religions
      of spirit and matter
      of worlds of nature and spirit
      Universal House of Justice,
            The Promise of World Peace
      Universality,
      Universe
      free from imperfection
      infinite
      is not fortuitous, 152
      laboratory, 113
      oneness of the laws of, 98 n. bb
      origin of,
      workshop, 113
      Upright position, 390
      V
      Value, 141, 164, 185, 189 n. j, 243
      Van Lawick Goodall, J., 160
      Vegni, G., 108
      Via eminentiae, 68
      Via negationis, 68, 71
      Virtue
      archetypal, 209
      divine, 168, 267, 331
            potential in man, 169
      human, see of man
      of humanity, see of man
      of man, 166, 352, 415
      of the world of the Kingdom, 415
      Vision, inner (spiritual), 267, 307-12, 350. See also Knowledge, inner

    W

      Wai-wais, 380
      War
      religious,
      prejudices, means of, 24
      Water, see Metaphors
      Weil, H., 310 n. ll
      West, see World, modern Western
      Will, 193-4
      free, see Free will
      First, 75, 76, 77, 131
      of God, 91, 232, 325
      power of the soul, 323-7
      Primal, see First
      Winterburn, G., 129 n. pp
      Wisdom
      Tablet of, see Bahá'u'lláh
      Word (words)
      exceeding in,
      meaning of,
      of God see God, word of
      power of, 341
      Work
      World (worlds)
      beyond 421-38
      material or of creation,
            balance of phenomena, 99
            change, essential attribute of, 103
            deathless in its duration, 92
            educational meaning of, 409
            evidences that proclaim the perfection of God, 72
            evolution of,
            fac-simile of the inner kingdom of the spirit, 101
            illusion, 122
            imperfect, 103
            inequality in degree, 125
            infinite in its range, 92
            inter-dependence of phenomena, 99
            intrinsic oneness of phenomena, 118
            is always growing and evolving, 116
            metaphor of spiritual world, 99
            mirror of the image of God, 114
            molteplicity of, 90
            order and perfection of,
            perpetual motion of, 110
            reality of,
            shadow stretching out of the world of the Kingdom, 423
            show, vain and empty, 91
      metaphysical,
      nodern Western,
            (World)
      of creation, see World, material
      of existence,
            degrees of, 73-5
      of God,
            countless, 93
      of nature,
            and, of reason
            is imperfect,
      of reason, see World of nature and world of reason
      of the Kingdom
            acquiring the qualities of,
            creative forces of, 196
            entrance into, 245
            laws and truths of, 226
      qualities of, ***
      spiritual,
      Writings see Holy Writings

    Z

      Zoroaster, 197, 198
      Zohoori, E., 365 n. q
      Zygote, 144, 379, 380


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