<1>This seal is the fifth seal in The Greatest Sign (), the nine-armed star, which is the symbol of the Baha'i Faith. It symbolizes universality. <2>As described before, many Saints of this religion were slain for the word of God (their belief which came by their Prophet), "and for the testimony which they held."
<4>They have reached the state where they can see God (Matthew 5:8). So they were crying for justice. <5>However, they should wait, "for a little season." Baha'i came in the 1800's. So the judgment should come sometime after this revelation which is in this century.
<6>The sixth seal is the sixth symbol in The Greatest Sign (). As it was mentioned in Rev. 3:10, with the revelation of this sign, the tribulation based on temptation started in the world. This sign was revealed to humanity in the year 1945 at which time tribulation (the attraction to Maya and the external world) also became stronger (after World War II).
<7>"Sun" refers to the "morning star" (Rev. 2:28), which is the only star that rises in the morning. The fourth church in chapter 2 in The Revelation is the symbol of the completion of spiritual knowledge (being surrendered). Therefore, the morning star (sun) is the symbol of the highest spiritual knowledge.
<8>After the opening up of this sixth seal the spiritual knowledge for the majority of humanity will be darkened. <9>Moon refers to the government or those who have managing abilities and knowledge (humans who supposedly have received their knowledge from the sun or the source of spiritual knowledge or God). But this knowledge will also be lost in this tribulation and replaced by a show of knowing rather than reality. <10>Also, sun and moon have other meanings as explained below.
<11>Sun refers to the father of the family who is supposed to be the priest of the house and also the great leaders in society (who have received the true spiritual knowledge). <12> So those who were considered great leaders in the past will lose their positions and will be replaced by unworthy personalities in society.
<13>Moon is related to the mothers in the family or women in society. So mothers will lose their pride of being mothers, and women will lose their spiritual values and become "red as blood," which is the color of attraction to Maya. Great women will be replaced by the shallow show of show girls.
<14>Therefore, the verse, "There was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood," means that a great social change ("earthquake") will happen. The old order will fall, and all the rules and regulations that were respected by humans will lose their validity, "and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
<15>"Star" is related to the children. So the children will also become rebellious and will not stay in the previous orders that were set up by society. <16>Also star can be related to the great people in the society in different levels. They will lose their positions to unworthy ones.
<17>"The heaven," which means a peaceful environment on earth, will be taken away. <18>"And every mountain and island were moved out of their places." "Mountain" refers to the strong personalities who were able to withstand all the problems. But the tribulation and environment will be in such a way that even these people will fall. <19> Mountain also refers to the governmental hierarchy. <20>"Island" refers to those people who used to strive for comforting others. These people will also fall because of such a crude environment.
<21>Even the mighty people who in appearance seemed strong will lose their strength and become lost. They will search in order to find a refuge.
<22>Those who are guilty drown themselves deeper into Maya and create more problems for themselves and others who are similar. So they create more karma and go further away from God and His Presence. <23>These problems cause their egos to feel alive and bring an illusory relief by hiding them from the torture of seeing the truth and also the filth within. They hide themselves under the burden of their heavy karmas. <24>But as they continue this process, their burdens become heavier, so they have to create even heavier burdens so that they would not face the truth and that they are deceiving themselves, "And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us...." When they hit the bottom, they might return to God.
<25>Then is when the great day of His wrath is near.