"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 176 B. E. – Gate/Báb - Month 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur

Say: Verily I am the 'Gate of God'
and I give you to drink,
by the leave of God,
the sovereign Truth,
of the crystal-pure waters of His Revelation
which are gushing out
from the incorruptible Fountain
situate upon the Holy Mount.
And those who earnestly strive after
the One True God,
let them then strive
to attain this Gate.
Verily God is potent over all things...
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 50)

 

 

Day 16 - Sharaf/Honour & Jalál/Glory

Now, under the banner of the oneness of humanity
all
people of all creeds should turn away from prejudice
and become friends and believers in all the Prophets.
 As Christians believe in Moses,
so the Jews should believe in Jesus.
As the Muhammadans believe in Christ and Moses,
so likewise the Jews and the Christians should believe in Muhammad.
Then all disputes would disappear,
all then would be united.
Bahá'u'lláh came for this purpose.
He has made the three religions one.
He has uplifted the standard of the oneness of faith
and the honour of humanity
in the centre of the world.
Today we must gather round it,
and try with heart and soul
to bring about the union of mankind.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 43)

There is one God;
mankind is one;
the foundations of religion are one.
 Let us worship Him,
and give praise for all His great Prophets and Messengers
who have manifested His brightness and glory.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 20)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Jamál/Beauty

The name Aseyeh is acceptable in the Threshold of Oneness,
for the daughter of Pharaoh had this name,
who, when (Moses) the Light of Guidance dawned,
became confirmed by the Merciful One,
left the court of Pharaoh with its grandeur and sovereignty
and became perfumed with the fragrances of holiness.
Then she assisted in the service of His Holiness (Moses) --
upon him be peace!
Also, Aseyeh was the name of my mother.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of``Abdu'l-Bahá v1, p. 218)

In reality all are members of one human family --
children of one Heavenly Father.
Humanity may be likened unto the vari-colored flowers of one garden.
There is unity in diversity.
Each sets off and enhances the other's beauty.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 25)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Kamál/Perfection

O LORD, O LORD,
MAKE US FIRM IN THY CAUSE,
HUMBLE BEFORE THY MAJESTY,
ACKNOWLEDGING THY DOMINION,
ARISING IN THY SERVICE
AND BEING ENGAGED IN THY ADORATION.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 46)

To know that it is possible to reach a state of perfection, is good;
to march forward on the path is better.
We know that to help the poor
and to be merciful is good and pleases God,
but knowledge alone does not feed the starving man,
nor can the poor be warmed by knowledge or words in the bitter winter;
we must give the practical help of Loving-kindness.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 60)

 

 

 Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Fidál/Grace

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)

Can we limit God and his power?
In the same manner
we cannot limit his creations and attributes.
Just as the reality of divinity is limitless,
likewise his grace and bounties are limitless.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 169)

 

 

Year 176 B. E. – Gate/Báb - Month 5 - Núr/Light

  Say: Verily I am the 'Gate of God'
and I give you to drink,
by the leave of God,
the sovereign Truth,
of the crystal-pure waters of His Revelation
which are gushing out
from the incorruptible Fountain
situate upon the Holy Mount.
And those who earnestly strive after
the One True God,
let them then strive
to attain this Gate.
Verily God is potent over all things...
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 50)

 

 

Day 1 - Bahá/Splendour & `Idál/Justice

ALL majesty and glory, O my God,
and all dominion and light and grandeur and splendour
be unto Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 202)

I beg Thee by Thyself, O my God,
my Lord and my Master,
to intercede in my behalf.
I have fled from Thy justice unto Thy mercy.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 204
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Day 2 - Jalál/Glory & Istijlál/Majesty

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)

Magnified art Thou!
No God is there but Thee.
Thou art in truth the Supreme Ruler,
the Help in Peril,
the Most High,
the Incomparable,
the Omnipotent,
the All-Powerful.
Verily Thou art mighty in Thy prowess,
the Lord of transcendent glory and majesty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 209)

 

 

Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Istiqlál/Independence

How can I extol the effulgent beauty of Thy Lordship,
conscious as I am of my nothingness
before the habitation of Thy glory?
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 217)

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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