The Kitáb-i-Aqdas - The Most Holy Book
Index term: Succession
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any reference to Viceregency debar you from the sovereignty of Him Who is the Viceregent of God
The word here translated "Vicegerency" is, in the original Arabic, "vilayát", which has a range of meanings including "vicegerency", "guardianship", "protectorship" and "successorship". It is used in relation to God Himself, to His Manifestation, or to those who are the appointed Successors of a Manifestation.
In this verse of the Aqdas, Bahá'u'lláh warns against allowing such concepts to blind one to the "sovereignty" of the new Divine Manifestation, the true "Vicegerent of God".
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