March 8, 2013

In creation: “Everything is interlinked.”

June 19, New York

Another friend asked about tribulations and unexpected accidents.

‘Abdu'l-Bahá replied:

The chain of creation is interwoven in a natural law and divine order. Everything is interlinked. A link cannot be broken without affecting that natural order. Everything that happens is in conformity with this order and is based on consummate wisdom. Because it is decreed by God that every plant that grows must wither, all flourishing vegetation must fade away, every combination must disperse and all compositions must disintegrate. These are the necessary consequences of that universal law and of all relationships and is interpreted as divine decree. 
(Abdu’l-Baha, from a talk, June 19, New York; ‘Mahmud’s Diary’)