Extract from a Tablet of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá

The vegetable spirit, the animal spirit, and the human spirit—the rational soul, that is—do not return after death to this world of the “first creation”.1 As for that spirit of faith by which is meant the light of guidance, and that Holy Spirit, the reality of divine revelation, these both return, in every dispensation and cycle, to this the realm of the “first creation”.


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    Cf. Qur’án, 56:62; also 29:20 and 53:47.

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