"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 15 - Masá'il/Questions

Whoso hath quaffed of the wine of divine knowledge
will indeed be able to answer such questions
with clear and perspicuous proofs
from the world without
and with manifest and luminous evidences
from the world within.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Jalál/Glory

IT is not permissible to ask questions
from Him Whom God will make manifest,
except that which well beseemeth Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 100)

I bear witness that there is no God but Thee,
inasmuch as Thou art invested with sovereignty,
grandeur, glory and power
which no one among Thy servants
can visualize or comprehend.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 217)

 

 

Day 5 - Nur/Light & Jamál/Beauty

I am the Primal Point
from which have been generated all created things.
I am the Countenance of God
Whose splendour can never be obscured,
the Light of God
Whose radiance can never fade.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 12)

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)

 

 

 

Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Kamál/Perfection

Have mercy on me, O Lord,
in these days
when the peoples of Thine earth
have erred grievously;
supply me then,
O my God,
with that which is good and seemly
in Thine estimation.
Thou art verily the All-Powerful,
the Gracious,
the Bountiful,
the Ever-Forgiving.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

NO created thing shall ever attain its paradise
unless it appeareth in its highest prescribed degree of perfection.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 88) 

 

 

 Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Fidál/Grace

Know thou that every ear
which hearkeneth unto His Words
with true faith
shall be immune from the fire.
Thus the believer,
through his recognition of Him
will appreciate the transcendent character
of His heavenly Words,
will whole-heartedly choose Him over others,
and will refuse to incline his affections
towards those who disbelieve in Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 98)

It behooveth you to proclaim the Cause of God
unto all created things
as a token of grace from His presence;
no God is there but Him,
the Most Generous,
the All-Compelling.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 9)

 

 

Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & `Idál/Justice

The spirit that animateth the human heart
is the knowledge of God,
and its truest adorning
is the recognition of the truth
that "He doeth whatsoever He willeth,
and ordaineth that which He pleaseth."
Its raiment is the fear of God,
and its perfection steadfastness in His Faith.
Thus God instructeth whosoever seeketh Him.
He, verily, loveth the one that turneth towards Him.
There is none other God but Him,
the Forgiving,
the Most Bountiful.
All praise be to God,
the Lord of all worlds.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 291)

The tenderness of Thy mercy, O my Lord,
surpasseth the fury of Thy wrath,
and Thy loving-kindness
exceedeth Thy hot displeasure,
and Thy grace
excelleth Thy justice.
Hold Thou,
through Thy wondrous favors and mercies,
the hands of Thy creatures,
and suffer them not to be separated from the grace
which Thou hast ordained
as the means whereby they can recognize Thee.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 136)

 

 

Day 9 - `Asmá'/Names & Istijlál/Majesty

Whoso hath quaffed of the wine of divine knowledge
will indeed be able to answer such questions
with clear and perspicuous proofs
from the world without
and with manifest and luminous evidences
from the world within.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

Every created thing in the whole universe
is but a door leading into His knowledge,
a sign of His sovereignty,
a revelation of His names,
a symbol of His majesty,
a token of His power,
a means of admittance into His straight Path....
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 160)

 

  

Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Istiqlál/Independence

Transgress not thy limits,
nor claim that which beseemeth thee not.
Prostrate thyself before the countenance of thy God,
the Lord of might and power.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)

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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