Part 35 - The story of another Jewish king who endeavoured to destroy the religion of Jesus

    739   After this irremediable bloodshed which befell through the affliction (brought upon the Christians) by the vizier, 740   Another king, of the progeny of that Jew, addressed himself...


Part 35 - The story of another Jewish king who endeavoured to destroy the religion of Jesus

 

 

739

 

After this irremediable bloodshed which befell through the affliction (brought upon the Christians) by the vizier,

740

 

Another king, of the progeny of that Jew, addressed himself to the destruction of the people of Jesus.

741

 

If you desire information about this second outbreak, read the chapter of the Qur’án (beginning): By Heaven which hath the (zodiacal) signs.

742

 

This second king set foot in the evil way that was originated by the former king.

743

 

Whosoever establishes an evil way (practice), towards him goes malediction every hour.

744

 

The righteous departed and their ways remained, and from the vile there remained (nothing but) injustice and execrations.

745

 

Until the Resurrection, the face of every congener of those wicked men who comes into existence is turned towards that one (who belongs to his own kind).

746

 

Vein by vein is this sweet water and bitter water, flowing in (God's) creatures until the blast of the trumpet (at the Resurrection).

747

 

To the righteous is the inheritance of the sweet water. What is that inheritance? We have caused (those of Our servants whom We have chosen) to inherit the Book.

748

 

If you will consider, the supplications of the seekers (of God) are rays (proceeding) from the substance of prophethood.

749

 

The rays are circling with the substances (whence they spring): the ray goes (ultimately) in the direction where that (substance) is.

750

 

The window-gleam runs round the house, because the sun goes from sign to sign of the zodiac.

751

 

Any one who has affinity with a star (planet) has a concurrence (of qualities) with his star.

752

 

If his ascendant star be Venus, his whole inclination and love and desire is for joy;

753

 

And if he be one born under Mars, one whose nature is to shed blood, he seeks war and malignity and enmity.

754

 

Beyond the (material) stars are stars in which is no conflagration or sinister aspect,

755

 

(Stars) moving in other heavens, not these seven heavens (which are) held in high regard,

756

 

(Stars) immanent in the radiance of the light of God, neither joined to each other nor separate from each other.

757

 

When any one's ascendant (fortune) is from those stars, his soul burns the infidels in driving (them) off.

758

 

His anger is not (like) the anger of the man born under Mars —perverse, and of such nature that it is (now) dominant and (now) dominated.

759

 

The dominant light (of the saints) is secure from defect and dimness between the two fingers of the Light of God.

760

 

God hath scattered that light over (all) spirits, (but only) the fortunate have held up their skirts (to receive it);

761

 

And he (that is fortunate), having gained that strown largesse of light, has turned his face away from all except God.

762

 

Whosoever has lacked (such) a skirt of love is left without share in that strown largesse of light.

763

 

The faces of particulars are set towards the universal: nightingales are in love with the face of the rose.

764

 

The ox has his colour outside, but in the case of a man seek the red and yellow hues within.

765

 

The good colours are from the vat of purity; the colour of the wicked is from the black water of iniquity.

766

 

The baptism of God is the name of that subtle colour; the curse of God is the smell of this gross colour.

767

 

That which is of the sea is going to the sea: it is going to the same place whence it came—

768

 

From the mountain-top the swift-rushing torrents, and from our body the soul whose motion is mingled with love.

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