"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,
are unlocked..."

Bahá'u'lláh

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Year 175 B. E. – D/Dál - Month 11 - Mashíyyat/Will

If, however,
thou art sailing upon the sea of creation,
know thou that the First Remembrance,
which is the Primal Will of God,
may be likened unto the sun...
It is this Primal Will
which appeareth resplendent in every Prophet
and speaketh forth in every revealed Book.
God hath created Him
through the potency of His might,
and He hath,
from the beginning that hath no beginning,
caused Him to be manifested in every Dispensation
through the compelling power of His behest,
and God will,
to the end that knoweth no end,
continue to manifest Him
according to the good-pleasure of His invincible Purpose.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 125-126)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Jalál/Glory

By the Ancient Beauty!  
--  may my life be a sacrifice for His loved ones --
 Were the friends to realize
what a glorious sovereignty
the Lord hath destined for them
in His Kingdom,
surely they would be filled with ecstasy,
would behold themselves crowned with immortal glory
and carried away with transports of delight.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 309)

If thou dost arise to comply
with that which is deemed worthy of this favor
and is a duty,
thou shalt observe
that this Guidance is the crown of eternal sovereignty
and this attainment is everlasting glory,
happiness
and the means of the forgiveness of sins
and the lamp of eternal life
in the Kingdom of Heaven.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v3, p. 529)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Jamál/Beauty

Although men may arise against the Kingdom,
the dominion and sovereignty of God
will be set up.
It is an eternal Kingdom,
a divine sovereignty.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 212)

In the estimation of God
there is no distinction of color;
all are one
in the color and beauty of servitude to Him.
Color is not important;
the heart is all-important.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 34) 

 

 

Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Kamál/Perfection

Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you
until all who look upon you
shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars,
brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.
Do you appreciate the Day in which you live?
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 8)

This is the century of the Blessed Perfection!
This is the cycle of the light of His beauty!
This is the consummate day of all the Prophets!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 8) 

 

 

Year 175 B. E. – D/Dál - Month 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge

Sow the seeds of My divine wisdom
in the pure soil of the heart,
and water them with the waters of certitude,
that the hyacinths of knowledge and wisdom
may spring up fresh and green
from the holy city of the heart.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)

 

 

 Day 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Fidál/Grace

THROUGH Thy revelation, O my God,
Thou hast enabled me to know Thee,
and through the radiance of Thine effulgent splendour
Thou hast inspired me with Thy remembrance.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 211)

Thou art verily the Lord of grace abounding.
Thou dost indeed suffice every created thing
and causest it to be independent of all things,
while nothing in the heavens
or on the earth
or that which lieth between them
can ever suffice Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 7)

 

 

Day 2 - Jalál/Glory & `Idál/Justice

Verily Thou art the Source of all knowledge,
the Omniscient.
From everlasting I have besought
and unto everlasting will beseech
forgiveness for my limited understanding of Thee,
aware as I am
that there is no God but Thee,
the All-Glorious,
the Almighty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 4)

Strengthen my heart, O my God,
in Thine obedience
and in Thy love
and grant that I may be clear
of the entire company of Thine adversaries.
Verily I swear by Thy glory
that I yearn for naught besides Thyself,
nor do I desire anything except Thy mercy,
nor am I apprehensive of aught save Thy justice.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 215)

 

 

Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Istjilál/Majesty

Number me, O my God,
with those who are privileged to fix their gaze
 upon Thy Beauty
and who take such delight therein
that they would not exchange a single moment thereof
with the sovereignty of the kingdom of heavens and earth
or with the entire realm of creation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

I have extolled Thine overpowering majesty
through Thine Own Self
before the dwellers of the heavens and the earth,
bearing witness that,
verily, Thou and Thou alone
art the Lord of might,
the Eternal One,
the Ancient of Days.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 5)

 

  

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Istiqlál/Independence

Graciously inspire me, O my God,
through Thy grace and bounty,
Thy glory and majesty,
and Thy dominion and grandeur,
for no one mighty and all-knowing
can I find beside Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 194)

No Lord but Thee do we invoke, O God our Lord,
nor do we implore blessings or grace from anyone but Thee,
O Thou Who art the God of mercy unto this world
and the next.
We are but the embodiments of poverty,
of nothingness, of helplessness and of perdition,
while Thy whole Being betokeneth wealth,
independence, glory, majesty and boundless grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 179)

 

 

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  "The understanding of His words and the comprehension of the utterances  of the Birds of Heaven  are in no wise dependent upon human learning. They depend solely upon purity of heart, chastity of soul,    freedom of spirit."

Bahá'u'lláh

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