"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 11 - Mashíyyat/Will

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

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.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 43)

That is why Bahá'u'lláh says:
"Let not a man glory in that he loves his country,
but that he loves his kind."
All are of one family,
one race;
all are human beings.
Differences as to the partition of lands
should not be the cause of separation among the people.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 55)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Jamál/Beauty

The divine sovereignty is ancient, eternal.
God from everlasting was love,
justice,
power,
creator,
provider,
the omniscient,
the bountiful.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 102)

True religion is the basis of divine civilization.
Material civilization is like unto the body;
divine civilization is like unto the spirit.
A body without the spirit is dead,
although it may be clothed in the utmost beauty and comeliness.
In short,
by religion we mean those necessary bonds which have power to unify.
This has ever been the essence of the religion of God.
This is the eternal bestowal of God!
This is the object of divine teachings and laws!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 161)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Kamál/Perfection

In this age of spiritual awakening,
the world has entered upon the path of progress
into the arena of development,
where the power of the spirit
surpasses that of the body.
Soon the spirit will have dominion
over the world of humanity.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 81)

Those qualities which the philosophers attained
when they had reached the very heights of their wisdom,
those noble human attributes which characterized them
at the peak of their perfection,
would be exemplified by the believers
as soon as they accepted the Faith.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 83)
 

 

 

 Day 19 - `Alá/Loftiness & Fidál/Grace

Man is base, treacherous and mean;
the Manifestations of God
uplift him into dignity, nobility and loftiness.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 111)

With hearts overflowing with the love of God,
with tongues commemorating the mention of God,
with eyes turned to the Kingdom of God,
they must deliver the glad tidings
of the manifestation of the Lord of Hosts to all the people.
Know ye of a certainty that whatever gathering ye enter,
the waves of the Holy Spirit are surging over it,
and the heavenly grace of the Blessed Beauty
encompasseth that gathering.
(Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 41)

 

 

Year 176 B. E. – Gate/Báb - Month 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge

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

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)

AS a token of pure justice,
We have indeed sent tidings unto every Prophet
concerning the Cause of Our Remembrance,
and verily God is supreme
over all the peoples of the world.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 74)

 

 

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. 216)

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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