Quotations from the Worlds of God Compilation on God

Compiled by Marian Crist Lippitt


(a) "Know that it is one of the most abstruse spiritual truths that the world of existence, that is to say this endless universe, has no beginning.'  BWF p.297

(b) " There are two kinds of priorities one is essential...not preceded by a cause. As, for example, the sun has light in itself...; therefore the sun, with regard to light, is the cause...the precedent, the antecedent...'' (Thus in the beginning" was the sun it 'created the light; 'The second sort of pre-existence is the pre-existence of time, and that has no beginning.... The past, the present, the future, all in relation to God, are equal. Yesterday, today, tomorrow do not exist in the sun." SAQ p.132

(c) " For God the end is the same thing as the beginning," SAQ p.174


(d) "On the throne of eternity, from the inaccessible heights of His station, His tongue proclaimeth that there is none other God but Him." P&M p86-7

(e) "Absolute existence is strictly confined to God." GL p.l37

(f) "Immeasurably exalted is He above the strivings of human mind to grasp His Essence, or of human tongue to describe His Mystery.... He is and hath ever been veiled in the ancient eternity of His own exalted and indivisible Essence, and will everlastingly continue to remain concealed in His inaccessible majesty and glory.' GL p.318

(g) "To every discerning and illumined heart it is evident that God, the unknowable Essence, the Divine Being, is immensely exalted beyond every human attribute, such as corporeal existence, ascent and descent, egress and regress. Far be it from His glory that human tongue should adequately recount His praise, or that human heart comprehend His fathomless mystery. He is, and hath ever been veiled in the ancient stern eternity of His Essence, and will remain in His Reality everlastingly hidden from the sight of man. No vision taketh in Him, but He taketh in all vision; He is the Subtile, the All-perceiving." BWF P.19

(h) Know thou of a certainty that the Unseen Deity can in no wise incarnate His Essence and reveal it unto men. He is, and hath ever been immensely exalted beyond all that can either be recounted or perceived."  BWF P. 20

(i) " The attempt of the evanescent to conceive the signs of the Uncreated is as the stirring of the drop before the tumult of Thy billowing oceans..^O my God." P&M p.194

(j) "That ideal King hath, throughout eternity, been in His Essence independent of the comprehension of all beings, and will continue, for ever, in His own Being to be exalted above the adoration of every soul" IQAN p.52-3

(k) "Having recognized thy powerlessness to attain to an adequate understanding of that Reality which abideth within thee, thou wilt readily admit the futility of such efforts as may be attempted by thee, or by any of the created things, to fathom the mystery of the Living God, the Day Star of unfading glory, the Ancient of everlasting days. This confession of helplessness which mature contemplation must eventually impel every mind to make is in itself the acme of human understanding, and marketh the culmination of man's development."GL p.165-6

(1) "Thou hast ordained that the utmost limit to which they who lift their hearts to Thee can rise is the confession of their powerlessness to enter the realms of Thy holy and transcendent unity, and that the highest station which they who aspire to know Thee can reach is the acknowledgement of their impotence to attain the retreats of Thy sublime knowledge,...This very powerlessness...is beloved of Thee, and...Thou hast decreed (it) as the goal of them that have reached and attaineThy court." P&M p.89

(m) "All that man is able to understand are the attributes of Divinity, the radiance of which appears and is visible in worlds and souls."BWF p.322


(n) that Essence of the Divine Entity and the Unseen of the unseen is holy above imagination and is beyond thought. Consciousness doth not reach It. BWF p.382

(o) "The mystery of Divinity is sanctified and purified from the comprehension of the beings, for all that comes to the imagination is that which man understands, and the power of the understanding of man does not embrace the Reality of the Divine Essence." BWF P.322

(p) "That which we imagine, is not the Reality of God;  He, the Unknowable the Unthinkable', is far beyond the highest conception of man." PT p.25

(q) "Some worship the product of their own imaginations they make for themselves an imaginary God and adore this." PT p.145

(r) "They that are the worshippers of the idol which their imaginations have carved, and who call it Inner Reality, such men are in truth accounted among the heathen." GL p.338


(s) "Thus hath He (Muhammed) revealed:...Blind is the eye which doth not perceive Thee.  No thing have I perceived, except that I perceived God within it, God before it or God after it." BWF p.142

(t) " The source of error is to disbelieve in the one true God, rely upon aught else but Him, and flee from His decree." BWF p.142

(u) " Know thou for a certainty that whoso disbelieveth in God is neither trustworthy nor truthful....Nothing whatever can deter such a man from evil..., nothing can induce him to walk uprightly." BWF p.43

(v) " If you should ask a thousand persons, 'What are the proofs of the reality of Divinity?' perhaps not one would be able to answer. If you should ask further, 'What proofs have you regarding the essence of God?' 'How do you explain inspiration and Revelation?'...you would receive very little real knowledge and enlightenment upon these questions. This is in reality the science of Divinity.  Divinity is not what is set forth In dogmas and sermons of the church.  Ordinarily when the word divinity is mentioned it is associated in the minds of the hearers with certain formulae and doctrines, whereas it essentially means the wisdom and knowledge of God, the revelation of reality." PUP p.320

(w) "The creator of man must be more perfect and powerful than man. If the creative cause of man be simply on the same level with man, then man himself should be able to create....Therefore the creator of man must be endowed with superlative intelligence and power....In other words...all virtues have a center and source. That source is God." PUP p.79

(x) "Cleave ye to your own devices, and cast behind your backs the precepts of God? Ye, indeed have wronged your own selves and others." GL p.124

(y) With fixed and steady gaze, born of the unerring eye of God, scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge, and contemplate those words of perfection which the Eternal hath revealed that haply the mysteries of divine wisdom, hidden ere now beneath the veil of glory and treasured within the tabernacle of His grace, may be made manifest unto vou." "IQAN p.16-7