"The Word of God
is the king of words
and its pervasive influence is incalculable.
It hath ever dominated
and will continue to dominate
the realm of being...
...The Word is the master key for the whole world
inasmuch through its potency
the doors of the hearts of men,
which in reality are the doors of heaven,
Year 178 B. E. – Abad/Eternity - Month 1 - Bahá/Splendour
Although the divine worlds be never ending,
yet some refer to them as four:
The world of time (zaman),
which is the one that hath both a beginning and an end;
the world of duration (dahr),
which hath a beginning,
but whose end is not revealed;
the world of perpetuity (sarmad),
whose beginning is not to be seen
but which is known to have an end;
and the world of eternity (azal),
neither a beginning nor an end of which is visible.
Although there are many differing statements as to these points,
to recount them in detail would result in weariness.
Thus, some have said that the world of perpetuity
hath neither beginning nor end,
and have named the world of eternity
as the invisible, impregnable Empyrean.
Others have called these
the worlds of the Heavenly Court (Lahut),
of the Empyrean Heaven (Jabarut),
of the Kingdom of the Angels (Malakut),
and of the mortal world (Nasut).
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 25)
Day 15 - Masá'il/Questions