Man—the true man—is soul, not body; though physically man
belongs to the animal kingdom, yet his soul lifts him above the rest of
creation. Behold how the light of the sun illuminates the world of matter: even
so doth the Divine Light shed its rays in the kingdom of the soul. The soul it
is which makes the human creature a celestial entity!
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha (From a
talk, Nov. 9, 1911, ‘Paris Talks’)