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Aspects of the Íqán (technical)

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Writings encouraging its study

  • [1] (see especially no. 2, 3, 4, 6); condensed version at [2]

"Thou hast written that ….…. is giving lessons of [the Book of] Ighan [1 See page 107]; this news brought me real joy."

('Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu'l-Bahá, Vol. I, p. 212)

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Part I: (par. 1-101)

Part II: (par. 102-290)

  • 107 - In Gleanings, sec. 90
  • 109 - In Gleanings, sec. 90
  • 161 - In Gleanings, sec. 22
    • Lights of Guidance, no. 1673 in referring to the phrase "regarded as One and the same person" might perhaps be speaking of the line from par. 161 of the Íqán, "they therefore are regarded as one soul and the same person" (or in Gleanings, "they, therefore, are regarded as one soul and the same person").
Regarding "He must so cleanse his heart that no remnant of either love or hate may linger therein":
"We must never take one sentence in the Teachings and isolate it from the rest: it does not mean we must not love, but we must reach a spiritual plane where God comes first and great human passions are unable to turn us away from Him. All the time we see people who either through the force of hate or the passionate attachment they have to another person, sacrifice principle or bar themselves from the Path of God.
(From a letter written on behalf of the Guardian to an individual believer, October 4, 1950: Spiritualism, Psychic Phenomena and Related Subjects, A Compilation from the Universal House of Justice, February 14, 1973 to National Spiritual Assemblies, in Lights of Guidance, no. 1734)
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