Ormuzd is the first creative agent produced by the self-existent.
There is in the spiritual organism a principle of life; but that is not self-existent.
Always in the self-existent, the absolute and infinite, spiritual Person, the subject and object are identical.
It lacks too much: it is not self-existent, and self-sustaining.
Either a part of the Universe is cause for the existence of the whole of the Universe; or the Universe is self-existent.
But will you say that this something, this self-existent, eternal everything, is God?
Besides, how could matter of itself produce order, even if it were self-existent and eternal?
A self-existent cause, however, may be known as well as any other cause by its effects.
The Sfs were strongly opposed to the idea of free-will or distinct and self-existent personality apart from the Beloved.
What is it that is the self-existent, independent, self-sustaining and eternal?