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Discussion of the two terms fa`ilayn (the active force / "the generating influence") and munfa`ilayn (its recipient / "such as receive its impact") in Islamic philosophy, and their later use in Shaykhi and Bahá'í texts.
Translated by Brown in 2002; actual date of Andalib issue 5:19 not given. See also Brown's translation of A Tablet of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Explaining Three Verses in the Lawh-i-Hikmat.

The Two Agents and the Two Patients

by Vahid Rafati

translated by Keven Brown
published in Andalib, 5:19, pages 29-38
original written in Persian.
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