leaves, and yield your fruit. The fruits of the tree
of man have ever been and are goodly deeds and a
praiseworthy character. Withhold not these fruits
from the heedless. If they be accepted, your end is
attained, and the purpose of life achieved. If not,
leave them in their pastime of vain disputes. Strive,
O people of God, that haply the hearts of the divers
kindreds of the earth may, through the waters of your
forbearance and loving-kindness, be cleansed and
sanctified from animosity and hatred, and be made
worthy and befitting recipients of the splendors of
the Sun of Truth."
In the fourth Ishráq (splendor) of the Ishráqát
(Tablet of Splendors) We have mentioned: "Every
cause needeth a helper. In this Revelation the hosts
which can render it victorious are the hosts of praiseworthy
deeds and upright character. The leader and
commander of these hosts hath ever been the fear of
God, a fear that encompasseth all things, and reigneth
over all things."
In the third Tajallí (effulgence) of the Book of
Tajallíyát (Book of Effulgences) We have mentioned:
"Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of
being, and are conducive to its exaltation. Knowledge
is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent.
Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone. The
knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired
as can profit the peoples of the earth, and not
those which begin with words and end with words.