Attributes

(Attributes of God)! All of this creation reveals a direct evidence of the attributes of God.

 

(The attributes of God). All of this creation, throughout this whole, entire universe reveals to us, a direct evidence of the attributes of God: All of this existence is begotten by God, and as such, all things in creation have signs and attributes of God found in them, because He, of course, created everything in existence using His all-encompassing knowledge to create all that is. Since this is the case, we can look at this world, and the nature of this universe we live in, and can deduce from it, and use it to learn more about the nature of our Creator, and more about what He might expect from us, and want us to learn and know about Him, and just what He may be wanting us to learn and know about our real, true spiritual existence. the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Romans: 1:20 “For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made (in creation).” 1:19 “Because, that which may be known of God is manifest in them (those things He created); for God hath shewed it unto them (us).” Colossians: 1:16 “All things were created by Him, and for Him:” “And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.” 2 Corinthians 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph….. and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge….. in every place,” in all things. Ephesians: 4:4 “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” There is no place, in this world or the next world, where He is not found. Acts: 17:27 “That they should seek The Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though He be not far from every one of us:” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” 29:14 “And I will be found of you, saith The LORD:” 23:23 “Am I a God at hand, saith The LORD, and not a God afar off.” 23:24 “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith The LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” Psalms: 139:8 “If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.” Psalms: 139:9 “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;” Psalms: 139:10 “Even there shall Thy hand lead me.” Daniel: 4:2 “I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the High God hath wrought… 4:3 How great are His signs!Nehemiah: 9:6 “Thou, even Thou, art (The) LORD alone (and) Thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and Thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth Thee.” “Now therefore, our God, The Great, The Mighty, and The Terrible God, Who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before Thee, that hath come upon us, — and on all Thy people, since the time — unto this day. Howbeit Thou art just in all that is.” Job: 12:7 “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee;” 12:8 “Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee, and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.” 12:9 “Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of The LORD hath wrought this?” 12:10 “In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” 12:11 “Doth not the ear try words?” 12:13 “With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.” Enoch: 1. “Observe ye everything that takes place in the heaven, how they do not change their orb its, and the luminaries which are in the heaven, how they all rise and set in order each in its season, and transgress not against their appointed order. Behold ye the earth, and give heed to the things which take place upon it from first to last, how steadfast they are, how none of the things upon earth change, but all the works of God appear to you.” 1. “Observe ye how the trees cover themselves with green leaves and bear fruit: wherefore give ye heed and know with regard to all His works, and recognize how He that liveth forever hath made them so. And all His works go on thus from year to year for ever, and all the tasks which they accomplish for Him and their tasks change not, but according as God hath ordained so is it done. And change not their tasks from His commandments.” (Other Apocrypha, The Book of Enoch chapters 2 and 5)

Through nature, through Gods creation we can learn more about our Creator, just because He, did, in fact, create it, and it is therefore part of His knowledge just waiting for us to look into and investigate and to discover what secret, knowledge and hidden mysteries God has hidden within: the greatest name 8 pixBAHA’I FAITH: “How wondrous is the unity of the Living, the Ever-Abiding God — a unity which is exalted above all limitations, that transcendeth the comprehension of all created things! He hath, from everlasting, dwelt in His inaccessible habitation of holiness and glory, and will unto everlasting continue to be enthroned upon the heights of His independent sovereignty and grandeur. From the exalted source and out of the essence of His favor and bounty, He hath entrusted, every created thing, with a sign of His knowledge, so that none of His creatures may be deprived of its share in expressing, each according to its capacity and rank this knowledge. This sign is the mirror of His beauty in the world of creation.”

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 261)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION:Whatever evidence of bounty is witnessed in the world is but an image of His bounty; and every-thing owes its existence to His Being.” “Verily thy God assigneth the measure of all created things as He willeth, by virtue of His behest;”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 100 and 161)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 99. “It is He who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it We produce vegetation of all kinds: from some We produce green (crops), out of which We produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date-palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and (the) olives, and (the) pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, and the ripeness thereof. Behold! in these things there are signs (of The Creator) for people who believe.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   6)

Islamic symbol-5pix 115. “To Allah belong the East and the West; whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah (God). For Allah is All-Pervading, All-Knowing.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   2)

Islamic symbol-5pix 53. “Soon will We show them Our Signs in the (furthest) regions (of the earth), and in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth. Is it not enough that thy Lord (Allah) doth witness all things?

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 41)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: Denkard. Zoroastrianism, “Be it known that, The Lord of Existence is manifest through each and every existent and created thing.” “That We may recognize the existence of The Creator of the Universe from His formations (i.e. the nature) of the worldly existences.” “He alone has created the universe and this fact enables us to infer many of His attributes.”

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “The Gatha definitely asks us to see the presence of Ahura Mazda (God) everywhere.” “Ahura Mazda manifests Himself in the universe. Thus Mazda is present in everything that there is in the universe and the highest object of our life is to make latent Mazda patent to find Him everywhere.”

(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 100, 350 and 351)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix 7. “I strive to recognize by these things Thee, O Mazda, creator of all things through the Holy Spirit.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 44)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Know! I am that womb: I make and I unmake this Universe: Than Me there is no other Master! No other Maker! All of these things hang on Me, as hangs a row of pearls upon its string. I am The Fresh Taste of the Water; I am The Silver of the Moon, The Gold of The Sun, The Word of Worship in The Vedas, The Thrill That passeth in The Ether. I am the Good Sweet Smell of The Moistened Earth, I am The Fire’s Red Light, The Vital Air moving in All That Which Moves, The holiness of hallowed souls, The Root Undying, Whence Hath Sprung Whatever That Is; The Wisdom of The Wise, The Intellect (Intelligence) of The Informed, The Greatness of The Great, The Splendor of The Splendid! These am I, yet free from passion and desire; yet am I the right desire in all who yearn. Which Nature frames, deduce from Me; but all are merged in Me- not I in them! The world- Deceived by those three qualities of being- Wotteth not Me Who am outside them all, above them all, Eternal! Hard it is to pierce that veil divine of various shows, which hideth Me; yet they who worship Me Pierce it and pass beyond.” “Yea! Knowing Me, The Source of All; by Me all creatures (all creation was) wrought, (created). The wise in spirit cleave (holdeth) onto Me, into My Being brought; Hearts fixed on Me; breaths breathed unto Me; (God, Brahma), praising Me, each to each. So have they happiness and peace, with pious thought and speech; and unto these, thus serving well, thus loving ceaselessly. I give a mind of perfect mood, whereby they draw to Me; and, all of this for love of them and within their darkened souls I dwell and with bright rays of wisdom’s lamp, their ignorance I dispel.” “Arjuna yes thou art Parabrahm! The High Abode! The Great Purification! Thou art Brahma (God), The Eternal, All-Creating, Holy First, Without beginning! Lord of Lords and (God of) Gods! Declared by all the Saints- by Narada, Vyasa Asita, and Devalas; and here Thyself, declaring all unto Me! What Thou hast said now know I to be truth, O Kesava! That neither gods nor men Nor demons comprehend, Thy mystery, made manifest, Divinest! Thou Thyself, Thyself alone dost know, Maker (Creator), Supreme! Master of all that is living! Lord of Gods! King of the Universe! To Thee and thee alone belongs all that is, or will be, to tell the heavenly excellence of all of Thy perfections, wherewith Thou dost fill these worlds of Thine; Pervading all, Immanent! Then how shall I learn (to know of thee), of Thy Supremest Mystery? To know Thee, (I know not how), though I muse continually? Under what form of Thine many Unnumbered Forms Mayest Thou be grasped? Ah! yet again recount clear and complete, of Thy great appearances, the secrets of Thy Majesty and Might, Thou Highest Delight of Men! Never enough can mine ears drink the Amrit of such words! Krishna, Hanta! So be it! Kuru Prince! I will to thee unfold some portions of My Majesty, whose powers are manifold! I am The Spirit seated deep in every creature’s heart; from Me they come; by Me they live and at My word they depart! Vishnu of the Adityas I am, those Lords of Light; Maritchi of the Maruts, the Kings of Storm and Bright by day I gleam, the golden Sun of burning cloudless Noon; By Night, amid the asterisms I glide, the dappled Moon! Of Vedas I am Sama-Ved, of gods in Indra’s Heaven, Vasava; of the faculties to living beings given The All-Knowing Mind which apprehends all and thinks of all; of Rudras Sankara; of Yakshas and of Rakshasas, Vittesh; and Pavaka of Vasus, and of mountain-peaks Meru Vrihaspati Know Me, mid all the planetary Powers that be; mid warriors heavenly Skanda; of all the water-floods, the Sea which drinketh each, and Bhrigu of the holy Saints, and OM of the sacred speech of the prayers, the prayer which ye whisper; of hills Himila’s snow, and Aswattha, the fig-tree, of all the trees that grow; of the Devarshis, Narada; and Chitrarath of them that sing in Heaven, and Kapila of Munis, and the gem of flying steeds, Uchchaisravas, and from Amritwave, which burst; of elephants Airavata; of males the Best and First; of weapons Heaven’s hot thunderbolt; of cows white Kamadhuk, from whose great milky udder-teats all hearts desires are struck; of Vasuki of the serpent-tribes, round Mandara entwined; and thousand-fanged Ananta, on whose broad coils reclined Leans Vishnu; and of water-things Varuna; Aryam of Pitris, and, of those that judge, Yama the Judge I am; of Daityas dread Prahlada; of what metes days and years, Time’s self I am; of woodland-beasts- buffaloes, deers, and bears- The lordly-painted tiger; of birds the vast Garud, The whirlwind mid the winds; mid chiefs Rama with blood imbrued, Maker mid fishes of the sea, and Ganges mid the streams; “Yea!  I am The First, and The Last and The Centre of all which is, or all that seems. I am The Wisdom Supreme, of what is wise (All the knowledge that is); the words on the uttering lips I am, and eyesight of the eyes, and The Endless Life, and Boundless Love; He Whose power sustaineth all, each and every one.” “Who wottest all and art Wisdom (knowledge) unto Thyself!”

(Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 7, 10 and 11)

Hindu symbol 5-pix “He so vowed, So blended, sees the Life-Soul (Brahma/God) resident In all things living, and all living things In that Life-Soul contained. And whoso thus Discerneth Me in all, and all in Me, which Nature frames, deduce from Me; but all Are merged in Me- not I in them!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 6 and 7)

Hindu symbol 5-pix “He sees indeed who sees in all alike The living, lordly Soul; the Soul Supreme, Imperishable amid the Perishing:”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 13)

Hindu symbol 5-pix “Brahma, who is One, The Only, All-pervading;” “Of Thy perfections! Space Star-sprinkled, and void place From pole to pole of the Blue, from bound to bound, Hath Thee in every spot, Thee, Thee!- Where Thou art not, O Holy, Marvelous Form! is nowhere found!

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapters 3 and 11)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 1. “He (Brahma/Vishnu/God) is inconceivable, without form, deep, covered, Blameless, Unfathomable, without (physical) qualities (or form); The Pure One, The Brilliant (All Intelligent) One, He Who is not caused, A Master-Magician, The Omniscient: (The All Knowing and The All Wise One), The Mighty One, The Immeasurable One, One Who is without beginning or end; The Blissful, Unborn (Uncreated One), The All Wise, Indescribable, Creator of all things (The Creator of the universe), The Self found within All things, The Enjoyer of All Things, The Ruler of All Things, The Center of the Center of All Things.”

(Hinduism, Upanishads vol. 2, Maitrayana-Brahmaya-Upanishad)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM:The word sankhara (formations) comprises all things which have a beginning and an end, the so-called created or ‘formed’ things, i.e., all possible physical and mental constituents of existence (earth, heaven, mankind, etc…)” “Since there is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed, (One),” the word (sankhara) formations has an all forming, all creating, all-encompassing meaning. “From all that is (or has been) created, you know the Uncreated, Holy One.” For He (The Uncreated One) exists everywhere in creation and created all out of His word of command; “with thoughts of love far reaching and beyond measure, all embracing even for all things that have form or life with deep felt pity, sympathy, love and equanimity; not one is (has He) set aside. Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love, for this is the way to a state of union with Brahma (God).” (Buddha, the Word, The Eightfold Path and The Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 and The Tevigga Sutra of Buddha)

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “Of all that is created, you know the Uncreated, Holy One.” For He exists everywhere in creation.

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “All worlds adore and praise The Mighty (First Life, Haiyi Qadmaiyi, God) When worlds came into being and creations were called forth,” “Thou didst hold in Thy grasp the worlds and generations.” “To you do I call and you do I teach, Men who have received the Sign,” “and light of Manda-d-Hiia!

(Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 3, 17, 53 and 89)

Mandaean symbol1 “Thou art enduring, First Life (Haiyi/God) before Whom no being had existence, Unearthly One from worlds of light, Supreme Being that art above all works, above the Ancient Radiance and above the First Light; above the life which emanated from Life.” Found everywhere and yet invisible to the naked eye. “Good is the Good for the good, and His nature is set upon those who love His name. We will seek and find, speak and be heard. We have sought and found, have spoken and been heard in Thy presence, my lord, Manda-d-Hiia!” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba – chapters 48 and 72)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “He (God) hath moreover deposited within the realities of all created things the emblem of His recognition, that everyone may know of a certainty that He is the Beginning and the End, the Manifest and the Hidden, the Maker and the Sustainer, the Omnipotent and the All-Knowing.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 111)

The shrine10 pix “Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth is a direct evidence of the revelation within it of the attributes and names of God,” “If thou art sailing upon the sea of Gods Names, which are reflected in all things, know thou that He is exalted and sanctified from being known through His creatures, or being described by His servants.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 123)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Every created thing in the whole universe is but a door leading into His knowledge, a sign of His sovereignty, a revelation of His names, a symbol of His majesty, a token of His power, a means of admittance into His straight Path….” “It is clear and evident that when the veils that conceal the realities of the manifestations of the Names and Attributes of God, nay of all created things visible or invisible, have been rent asunder, nothing except the Sign of God will remain, a sign which He, Himself, hath placed within these realities.” “…From that which hath been said it becometh evident that all things, within their inmost reality, testify to the revelation of the names and attributes of God within them. Each according to it’s capacity, indicateth, and is expressive of, the knowledge of God. So potent and universal is this revelation, that it hath encompassed all things visible and invisible. Thus hath He revealed: ‘Hath aught else save Thee a power of revelation which is not possessed by Thee, that it could have manifested Thee? Blind is the eye which doth not perceive Thee.’ Likewise hath the eternal King spoken: ‘No thing have I perceived, except that I perceived God within it, God before it or God after it.’”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah pp. 140, 160 and 177)

the greatest name 8 pix“Inasmuch as within every atom are enshrined the signs that bear eloquent testimony to the revelation of that Most Great Light.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 176)