Bahá'í Library Online
. . . .
.
>>   Personal compilations Study Guides
TAGS: Lawh-i-Mallahul-Quds (Tablet of the Holy Mariner); Lesser prophets; Maid of Heaven; Words and phrases
> add tags
Abstract:
Includes two compilations on references to the Lesser prophets, and mini-compilations on 82 topics: "angels," "apostles," "balance," "call of a prophet," "clouds," "Face of God," "Maid of Heaven," "trumpet," etc.
Notes:
Custom formatting and colors by the author.

See also the Tablet of the Holy Mariner. Add or read quotations or links pertaining to this work here.


Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds):
Study Compilations

by Aziz Mboya

2000/2021
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:

Introduction: The Tablet of the Holy Mariner, a mystical tablet, 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; in fulfilment of prophecies in the era of Moses, prophecies in the era of Christ, prophecies in the era of Muhammad, and prophecies in the era of the Bab. The first part of the tablet speaks of the forthcoming declaration of Bahá'u'lláh. A number of symbolic terms used related to the Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh include: "the Holy Mariner", "The ark of eternity", "the deathless tree" and "the Maid of Heaven". At the following link is a brief compilation on qualities needed to understand the Holy Writings and their inner meanings. Brief compilations on various symbolic and other terms used in the tablet and related references (e.g. Maid of Heaven, Arabian Youth, Youth, descent, mansions, eternity, Countenance, Chosen Ones, the two classes of Prophets, Manifestations, Temples, Signs, pre-existence of Prophets, Face of God, Cord of God, Firm Handle, Revelation, Testimony, and so on) can be found by clicking on the associated links.

The latter part of the tablet is about one Maiden of the Maid of Heaven's handmaidens, who is commanded to descend from the mansions of eternity (to earth). As reflected in Prayers and Meditations CLXXXIV, "handmaidens" is a symbolic term used to refer to God's Chosen Ones, who are pre-existent and are one of the two classes of Prophets that appear in major dispensations (for example, the Holy Imams in the era of Muhammad, referred to in many places in the Quran). They are also referred to as "divine assayers" and "immortal temples" in the Tablet of the Holy Mariner revealed in Persian, a parallel narrative to the Tablet of the Holy Mariner revealed in Arabic. A compilation of references on these Messengers from Bahá'u'lláh's major works can be found in Chapter 3, which the reader can go to directly before reading Chapters 1 and 2.

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

Custom formatting and colors by the author.

Table of Contents

1. Study compilation on the Tablet of the Holy Mariner.
2. Tablet of the Holy Mariner from the Persian (a provisional translation).
3. References to Dependent/Lesser Prophets of Bahá'u'lláh in the writings of Bahá'u'lláh.
4. References to Dependent/Lesser Prophets of Bahá'u'lláh in the writings of Abdu'l-Bahá.

Other related terms and themes (provided as brief compilations) listed alphabetically:


5. Angels, the Prophets.
6. Announcement, the call of an Independent or Dependent Prophet.
7. Apostles (I), the Twelve Messengers in the era of Christ.
8. Apostles (II), Prophecies of the Twelve Apostles on the coming of Muhammad, the Holy Imams, the Bab, and Bahá'u'lláh.
9. Arabian Youth, the Bab, an Independent Prophet.
10. Assayer, the Independent and Dependent Prophet.
11. Balance, the teachings of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
12. Bayan, the Holy Book revealed by the Bab, an Independent Prophet.
13. Branch, symbolic term for a Dependent Prophet.
14. Chosen Ones, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
15. Clouds, the veils to recognising Independent and Dependent Prophets.
16. Cord of God, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
17. Countenance, the Face of the Independent and Dependent Prophets (
the Face of God).
18. Covenant, as relates to the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
19. Creation of the Independent and Dependent Prophets by God.
20. Deathless Tree, the Burning Bush.
21. Descent of the Independent and Dependent Prophets from heaven to earth.
22. Dispensation, the era of an Independent Prophet.
23. Divine Unity, as relates to Independent and Dependent Prophets.
24. Dust, meanings of in the writings.
25. Eternity as relates to Independent and Dependent Prophets.
26. Exalted Paradise, the abode of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
27. Face of God, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
28. Favour of God, divine revelation from the Messengers of God.
29. Firm Handle, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
30. Imams (I), the Prophethood (Dependent) of the Holy Imams.
31. Imams (II), references to the Holy Imams in the Quran.
32. Imams (III),
the successorship of the Holy Imams to Muhammad.
33. Imams (IV), Prophecies of the Holy Imams on the coming of the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh.
34. Imams (V), doctrines and practices introduced by the Holy Imams in the era of Muhammad.
35. Immortal Being, the Independent and Dependent Prophet.
36. Inner meaning, understanding mystical/symbolic language.
37. Joining partners with God, rejecting the Independent and Dependent Prophets as the Face of God.
38. Letter, symbolic term for a Dependent Prophet/Messenger.
39. Light from which the Prophets (Independent and Dependent) are created from.
40. Maid of Heaven, the Independent and Dependent Prophet.
41. Manifestations of God, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
42. Moons, symbolic term used to refer to Dependent Prophets.
43. Mortal eyes; believers, as separate from the Prophets.
44. Most Great Infallibility, the station of the Independent Prophet, who receives Revelation direct from God.
45. Mystical writings, a divine test.
46. Names, the Religions/Revelations of God.
47. Oneness of God as relates to Independent and Dependent Prophets.
48. Pearls, its association with Independent and Dependent Prophets.
49. Pre-existence of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
50. Proofs of Prophethood.
51. Prophecies in the era of Moses on the coming of Jesus, the Bab, and Bahá'u'lláh.
52. Prophecies in the era of Jesus on the coming of Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and Bahá'u'lláh.
53. Prophecies in the era of Muhammad on the coming of the Bab and Bahá'u'lláh.
54. Prophecies in the era of the Bab on the coming of Bahá'u'lláh.
55. Resurrection, its association with the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
56. Return of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
57. Revelation of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
58. Root, the Independent Prophet.
59. Ruby, its association with the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
60. Seal of the Prophets, Muhammad, the last
Independent Prophet in the Prophetic Cycle.
61. Sealed (hidden meanings explained by Prophets).
62. Servant, as relates to the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
63. Seventh Valley, the highest stage of spiritual growth.
64. Signs of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
65. Stars, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
66. Step, the appearance of the Independent and Dependent Prophets on earth.
67. Straight Path, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
68. Sun and Moon, the Independent and Dependent Prophet.
69. Tablet of God, the revealed word of God.
70. Temples, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
71. Testimony of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
72. Throne, the throne of Prophethood (Independent and Dependent
Prophethood).
73. Touchstone, its association with Independent and Dependent Prophets.
74. True seeker, the qualities of.
75. Trumpet, the call of an Independent or Dependent Prophet.
76. Two classes of Prophets, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
77. Understanding the Holy Writings (qualities needed).
78. Universal Manifestation, Bahá'u'lláh,
the Independent Prophet.
79. Valley of Unity, the Fourth Valley in spiritual growth, past the last plane of limitation.
80. Veil of Concealment, realm of pre-existence of the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
81. Witnesses, the Independent and Dependent Prophets.
82. Youth, Bahá'u'lláh, the Independent Prophet.

Compiled by Aziz Mboya
E-mail: am1844@protonmail.com
Back to:   Personal compilations Study Guides
Home Site Map Forum Links Copyright About Contact
.
. .