The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
167Beware lest any name debar you from Him Who is the Possessor of all names, or any word shut you out from this Remembrance of God, this Source of Wisdom amongst you. Turn unto God and seek His protection, O concourse of divines, and make not of yourselves a veil between Me and My creatures. Thus doth your Lord admonish you, and command you to be just, lest your works should come to naught and ye yourselves be oblivious of your plight. Shall he who denieth this Cause be able to vindicate the truth of any cause throughout creation? Nay, by Him Who is the Fashioner of the universe! Yet the people are wrapped in a palpable veil. Say: Through this Cause the day-star of testimony hath dawned, and the luminary of proof hath shed its radiance upon all that dwell on earth. Fear God, O men of insight, and be not of those who disbelieve in Me. Take heed lest the word “Prophet” withhold you from this Most Great Announcement, or any reference to “Vicegerency” debar you from the sovereignty of Him Who is the Vicegerent of God, which overshadoweth all the worlds. Every name hath been created by His Word, and every cause is dependent on His irresistible, His mighty and wondrous Cause. Say: This is the Day of God, the Day on which naught shall be mentioned save His own Self, the omnipotent Protector of all worlds. This is the Cause that hath made all your superstitions and idols to tremble.
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Cross-References
Acceptability of works dependent of God,   K36
Appearance of Manifestation of God,   K15, K54, K55, K78, K80, K81, K96, K103, K138, K143, K157, K158, K172, K178, K181-K182-K183, K185-K186, Q106, n23, n24, n62, n75, n107, n128, n143, n160
Clergy (Divines), addressed,   K41, K99-K100-K101-K102-K103-K104, K165-K166-…-K168-K169-K170-K171-K172, 161
Exhortations to observe justice,   K60, K134, K187
Fear of God,   K64, K73, K88, K120, K151
Understanding and interpretation of Sacred Text,   K105, K168, n130, n180
Knowledge barrier to recognition of Manifestation of God,   K41, K102, K166-…-K168, K170, n64, n171, n178, n182
Most Great Announcement,   n180
Name(s) as barriers to recognition of Manifestation of God,   n180
Progressive revelation and recognition,   n155, n180
Proof(s) of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation,   K136, K165, K183
Sovereignty,   K82, K134, n181
Testimony,   17, K136, K140, K165, K170
Veils/barriers
created by Divines   K165
of names,   n180
words,   K117, n180
Vicegerent of God,   n181
Word of God,   K54, K55, K169, n180
Words of power and influence,   K3, K54, K136, K169
Study Guide
What are the divines admonished and commanded to do?
(See Note 180)
Bahá’u’lláh cautions people “of insight”. What does this mean?
(See Note 181)
What does “Vicegerency” mean?