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My raining Cause made deities divine (comments?)

Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:15 pm
by Darrick Evenson
Anyone wish to comment on what they think this Verse means?:

"My raining Cause made deities divine; all Lords have by My ample order thrived." (<a href=http://bahai-library.com/?file=bahaullah_ode_dove_cole.html>Ode to the Dove</a> v. 110)

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:14 am
by Guest
Namaste,

UNITY.

Love and Light,

Tone

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:35 am
by brettz9
John 10:34 and Psalms 82:6 mention "ye are gods". I would say it is a figurative emphasis (assuming the translation is valid) relating to the potential of the people influenced by His Cause.

Always

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:46 pm
by Dakota790
Once is not enough, we need a lot more from this great thing.

My raining Cause made deities divine (comments?)

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:10 pm
by janine
One idea I got by reading this is the following: deities are things people worship. They can be people, they can be things. I have an association here with the religions which worshipped the different names and attributes of God by making these names into gods and goddesses. In Hinduism for example there is the image of the goddess Kali, the goddess of death and destruction, yet there is also a god or goddess of life and creating. In the Long Healing prayer there is mention of God as the lover of humanity and of the One Who slayest the Lovers and is the God of Grace to the wicked. In another place in that prayer He is called the all Bounteous One.

This verse makes clear to me again (among other things) that all is created by God and that it is His decree what is allowed and what not.
Making something divine in my interpretation means making it acceptable in the eyes of God, so wearing the approval of God.

raining Cause is to me the cause of God, in particular this dispensation, the dispensation of Baha'u'llah, raining down all the time, surrounding us as it were, like rain coming down from the heavens, and in the cultural background of the people Baha'u'llah lived among rain is a good thing, unlike here in Ireland ;o) where it rains so much you get sick of it. Rain in the parts Baha'u'llah lived in meant blossoming, fruits, food, in short, bounties. So to me using the words raining Cause paint a picture of constant stream of bounties coming down, we are standing right under the horn of plenty.

'All Lords have by my ample order thrived' refers in my view back to the deities mentioned, maybe making it clear that the deities first thought of are people in power, like kings, but any other person who is in a position of leadership/authority. Lords have thrived when they made themselves submissive to the commandments of God.