The divine worlds, part 1

In the limited realm of Násút, we see the Manifestations by Their humanity, and observe and weigh them using standards we might apply to other human beings. At best in this realm They are seen as wonderful souls and peerless hearts, Who sacrifice Themselves for the benefit of humanity. Their Divine origin is taken as an article of faith, whose evidence remains indirect. They are also seen as quite different from each Other, in terms of language, teachings, social customs, etc.

In the realm of Malakút, the place of eternal appearances, we see Them by Their divine qualities, and realize that just as two perfect roses may be understood as the same rose in terms of the everlasting Ideal they realize, so too the Manifestations represent the same Purpose, the same Mission and the same fundamental Reality. They are one Soul and one Being, Who is continually resurrected to proclaim the same Message. This is the realm where Their unity dissolves all distinctions, and it becomes impossible to tell One apart from the Other, unless one make reference to the humanity among whom They appeared.

In the realm of Jabarút, the place of the Unseen: if we are beings of light and shadow, They are the Sun, eclipsing every other seeming reality. Here the Primal Will is recognized to be the cynosure of all hopes, and the ultimate goal of existence. Heaven is defined by faith in Their Cause, and hell by the least separation. It does not matter even if we lose our very selves in this path, because in finding Him, we have found all.

It is my thinking lately that these three worlds (excepting Láhút, which we cannot comprehend or experience) may map to the three stations of the believer who experiences these worlds, given in the Seven Valleys: limitation (tahdíd), unity (tawhíd) and annihilation of self leading to eternal life in Him (faná va baqá).