"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 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness

The first Taraz
and the first effulgence
which hath dawned from the horizon of the Mother Book
is that man should know his own self
and recognize that which leadeth unto loftiness or lowliness,
glory or abasement,
wealth or poverty.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 34))

 

 

Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Jalál/Glory

Even as it hath been recorded in the "Kafi,"
in the tradition of Jabir,
in the "Tablet of Fatimih,"
concerning the character of the Qá'im:
"He shall manifest the perfection of Moses,
the splendour of Jesus,
and the patience of Job.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 245)

The truly wise are,
in the first place,
the Chosen Ones of God,
magnified be His glory --
they Whom He hath singled out
to be the Treasuries of His knowledge,
the Repositories of His Revelation,
the Daysprings of His authority
and the Dawning-places of His wisdom,
they Whom He hath made His representatives on earth
and through Whom He revealeth that which He hath purposed.
Whoso turneth unto them hath turned unto God,
and whoso turneth away
shall not be remembered in the presence of God,
the All-Knowing,
the All-Wise.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

 

 

Day 9 - `Asmá'/Names & Jamál/Beauty

Wisdom is God's Emissary
and the Revealer of His Name the Omniscient.
Through it the loftiness of man's station
is made manifest and evident.
It is all-knowing and the foremost Teacher
in the school of existence.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 66)

I beseech Thee, O my God,
by Thy Name
which Thou hast made the King of Names,
by which all who are in heaven
and all who are on earth
have been enraptured,
to enable me to gaze
on the Day-Star of Thy Beauty,
and to supply me
with the wine of Thine utterance.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 289)

 

 

Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Kamál/Perfection

Verily, God hath made it incumbent upon every soul
to deliver His Cause according to his ability.
Thus hath the command been recorded
by the finger of might and power
upon the Tablet of majesty and greatness.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablet of the Branch)

Even as it hath been recorded in the "Kafi,"
in the tradition of Jabir,
in the "Tablet of Fatimih,"
concerning the character of the Qá'im:
"He shall manifest the perfection of Moses,
the splendour of Jesus,
and the patience of Job."
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 245)

 

 

 Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Fidál/Grace

This is the Day
which the Pen of the Most High
hath glorified in all the holy Scriptures.
There is no verse in them
that doth not declare the glory of His holy Name,
and no Book that doth not testify
unto the loftiness of this most exalted theme.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 13))

Meditate upon that which hath streamed forth
from the heaven of the Will of thy Lord,
He Who is the Source of all grace,
that thou mayest grasp the intended meaning
which is enshrined in the sacred depths of the Holy Writings.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 143)

 

 

Day 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge & `Idál/Justice

It should, however, be borne in mind
that God and His Manifestation can,
under no circumstances,
be dissociated from the loftiness and sublimity
which They inherently possess.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 73)

Such things have appeared in this Revelation
that there is no recourse
for either the exponents of science and knowledge
or the manifestations of justice and equity
other than to recognize them.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 111)

 

 

Day 13 - Qudrat/Power & Istijlál/Majesty

Take heed,
ye who are endued with discernment!'
All the signs appeared
when We drew forth the Hand of Power
from the bosom of majesty and might.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 132)

The sovereigns of the earth
have been and are the manifestations
of the power, the grandeur and the majesty of God.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 89)

 

  

Day 14 - Qawl/Speech & Istiqlál/Independence

Unstop, then, the ear of thine heart
that thou mayest hearken
unto the speech of the Divine Lote-Tree
that hath been raised up in truth
by God, the Almighty, the Beneficent.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 208)

Then wouldst thou find thyself raised up
to the summit of exaltation and glory,
and elevated to the pinnacle of majesty and independence.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 102)

 

 

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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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