This command initiated time and gave rise to the physical reality3
This “first message” is an initial singularity — a perfect unity — from which all matter and energy in the known universe emerges and expands into an endless expression of forms and relationships that honor their common heritage.
No matter how far-flung, differentiated, diverse, or distant waves and particles may be from one another throughout the universe, their singular origin generates an inexhaustible attractive force — a divine love — that keeps everything in the physical world interconnected.
- Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. (Bahá’í Reference Library, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/kitab-i-aqdas/8#562098992, accessed 01May2020) ↩
- Bahá’u’lláh. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. (Bahá’í Reference Library, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/kitab-i-aqdas/16#409299255 , accessed 01May2020) ↩
- Urban, Tim. “Putting Time in Perspective-Updated”. (Wait But Why, August 22, 2013, https://waitbutwhy.com/2013/08/putting-time-in-perspective.html, accessed 01May2020). ↩