244 him that every thing enters into the area of form and evidence. " Without thee is nothing in the \vorld; " Ask from thyself, if thou desirest to know what thou art;" (ARABIC SENTENCE.) " Every thing has an advantage, which, at the junction of its parts, " has been placed in it." The second degree is in the perfection of the existence of forth-bringing and exhibiting; so that every thing which exists, as it exists, is made to appear complete. The seal, or t6 the last prophet," in the termino- logy of this sect, is a person,, to whom this office can be appropriated, and from whom the great business may proceed; but, in forthcoming it is not allowed to him to be, in form/ all-sufficient in dignity, and in showing this form in the world ; this is not con- fined to a single person; but if this excellence is manifested around, it is acknowledged as the seal of dignity in this age. When this condition is esta- blished, then, by the before-said interpretation, the moon is said to be the symbol realised in this form, because, in the style of eloquence, it is generally usual to interpret the form of perfection by that of the moon, and " to divide the moon," means in figurative language to elicit thoroughly the sense 1 Suret signifies the sensible form of a thing; the figure with which it is invested.