If thou be of the inmates of this city within the ocean of divine unity, thou wilt view all the Prophets and Messengers of God as one soul and one body, as one light and one spirit, in such wise that the first among them would be last and the last would be first. For they have all arisen to proclaim His Cause and have established the laws of divine wisdom. They are, one and all, the Manifestations of His Self, the Repositories of His might, the Treasuries of His Revelation, the Dawning-Places of His splendour, and the Daysprings of His light.
Through them are manifested the signs of sanctity in the realities of all things and the tokens of oneness in the essences of all beings. Through them are revealed the elements of glorification in the heavenly realities and the exponents of praise in the eternal essences. From them hath all creation proceeded and unto them shall return all that hath been mentioned.
And since in their inmost Beings they are the same Luminaries and the self-same Mysteries, thou shouldst view their outward conditions in the same light, that thou mayest recognize them all as one Being, nay, find them united in their words, speech, and utterance.
"Gems of Divine Mysteries" ("Javahiru'l-Asrar"), p. 31. 2002 edition. © The Universal House of Justice. ISBN 0-85398-975-3. Photo credits: Photo credits: Combined photo of St. Basil's and Kol Sharif mosque: Kol Sharif mosque, Kazan, Russia, by Maxim Malkov. (CC BY-NC 2.0) and Erik Charlton, St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow. (CC BY 2.0); Kol Sharif mosque, Kazan, Russia, by Maxim Malkov. (CC BY-NC 2.0); DIMMIS (Wikipedia), Shwezigon Paya, Bagan, Myanmar (CC BY-SA 3.0); Dennis Jarvis, St. Petersburg Synagogue (CC BY-SA 2.0).