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Includes two compilations on references to the Lesser prophets, and mini-compilations on 44 topics: "angels," "apostles," "balance," "call of a prophet," "clouds," "Face of God," "trumpet," etc.
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Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds):
Study Compilations

by Aziz Mboya

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"Study the Tablet of the Holy Mariner that ye may know the truth, and consider that the Blessed Beauty hath fully foretold future events. Let them who perceive, take warning!" - `Abdu'l-Bahá

Abstract: The Tablet of the Holy Mariner was revealed in 1863 on the fifth day of Naw-Ruz a few weeks before Bahá'u'lláh declared his prophethood and mission on the first day of Ridvan. The first part of the tablet speaks of the forthcoming declaration of Bahá'u'lláh. A number of symbolic terms used relating to the revelation of Bahá'u'lláh include: "the Holy Mariner", "the ark of eternity", "the Maid of Heaven", "the deathless tree", "the Hand of God" and "the snow-white spot". The latter part of the tablet is about one maiden of the Maid of Heaven's handmaidens.

The text of the tablet is in bold italic, references are in regular font, and comments are in purple. The amount of commentary is limited, in many cases relying on references from which the reader can infer the meaning of particular portions of the tablet, some related portions of the text of the tablet and the references being highlighted in red. The references are taken primarily from the writings of Bahá'u'lláh, also including some references from the writings of Abdu'l-Bahá, the Bible, the Quran and the writings of the Holy Imams.

Table of contents
  1. Study compilation on the Tablet of the Holy Mariner
  2. References to dependent/lesser prophets in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh
  3. References to dependent/lesser prophets in the writings of Abdu'l-Bahá
  4. Tablet of the Holy Mariner from the Persian (a provisional translation)
Other related references listed alphabetically
  1. Angels — meaning prophets.
  2. announcement — the call of a prophet.
  3. apostles — messengers of God.
  4. Arabian Youth — the Bab.
  5. assayer — the prophet.
  6. balance — the teachings of the prophet.
  7. chosen ones — the prophets of God.
  8. clouds — veils to recognising the prophet.
  9. Cord of God — the prophet or messenger.
  10. countenance — the face of prophethood.
  11. deathless tree — the Burning Bush.
  12. descent" of the prophets from heaven to earth.
  13. divine unity" of the prophets.
  14. eternity" as relates to prophets.
  15. exalted paradise — the abode of the prophets.
  16. face of — Face of the prophet, Face of God.
  17. firm handle — the prophets.
  18. Imams 1 — the prophethood (lesser) of the Imams.
  19. Imams 2 — Imams in the Quran.
  20. inner meaning — understanding mystical/symbolic language.
  21. joining partners with God — rejecting the prophet as the Face of God.
  22. Maid of heaven — the prophet(s).
  23. mortal eyes — believers, as separate from prophets.
  24. Most Great Infallibility — the station of the Independent prophet.
  25. mystical writings — a divine test.
  26. names — the revelations/religions of God
  27. pre-existence — of the prophets.
  28. prophecies — of the Imams
  29. revelation — of the prophets.
  30. sealed prophecies.
  31. servant — meaning a prophet of God
  32. Seventh Valley.
  33. signs — of the prophets.
  34. stars — meaning prophets.
  35. step — appearance of a prophet on earth.
  36. "Sun" and "Moon" — the Independent and Dependent/lesser prophets.
  37. Tablet of God — the revealed word of God.
  38. testimony — of the prophets.
  39. throne — the throne of prophethood.
  40. true seeker.
  41. trumpet — the call of the prophet.
  42. understanding the holy writings.
  43. Universal Manifestation.
  44. "veil of concealment — realm of pre-existence of the prophets.
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