"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,
Year 175 B. E. – D/Dál - Month 2 - Jalál/Glory
GLORY be unto Thee, O Lord my God!
I beg Thee to forgive me
and those who support Thy Faith.
Verily Thou art the sovereign Lord,
the Most Generous.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 199)
Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Jalál/Glory
Far be it from the sublimity of Thy Being, O my God,
that anyone seek Thy loving-kindness or favour.
Far be it from Thy transcendent glory
that anyone entreat Thee
for the evidences of Thy bestowals and tender mercy.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 187)
Immensely exalted art Thou,
O Lord of the heavens and earth,
above the praise of all men,
and may peace be upon Thy faithful servants
and glory be unto God,
the Lord of all the worlds.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 215)
Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Jamál/Beauty
O my God!
The paths of Thine inaccessible glory
have prompted me to voice these words
and the ways of Thine unattainable heights
have guided me to make these allusions.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 201)
And when He intoneth the anthems of the greatness of God
all Paradise waileth in its longing to gaze on His Beauty,
and when He chanteth words of praise and glorification of God
all Paradise becomes motionless
like unto ice locked in the heart of a frost-bound mountain.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 54)
Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Kamál/Perfection
and pure and goodly deeds
ascend unto the heaven
of celestial glory.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)
Thus the Lord of the First and the Last
in setting forth the grades of contemplation,
and expressing wonderment hath said:
"O Lord, increase my astonishment at Thee!"
reflect upon the perfection of man's creation,
and that all these planes and states
are folded up and hidden away within him.
Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form
When within thee the universe is folded?
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 33)
Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & Fidál/Grace
PRAISE and glory beseem the Lord of Names
and the Creator of the heavens,
He, the waves of Whose ocean of Revelation
surge before the eyes of the peoples of the world.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 31)
All praise be to the sanctified Lord
Who hath illumined the world
through the splendours of the Daystar of His grace.
From the letter "B"
He hath made the Most Great Ocean to appear,
and from the letter "H"
He hath caused His inmost Essence to be made manifest.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)
PRAISE be unto God,
incomparable in majesty, power and beauty,
peerless in glory, might and grandeur;
too high is He for human imaginations to comprehend Him
or for any peer or equal to be ascribed unto Him.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 101)
The Great Being saith:
The structure of world stability and order
hath been reared upon,
and will continue to be sustained by,
the twin pillars of reward and punishment....
In another passage He hath written:
O concourse of the rulers of the world!
There is no force on earth
that can equal in its conquering power
the force of justice and wisdom....
Blessed is the king
who marcheth with the ensign of wisdom
unfurled before him,
and the battalions of justice
massed in his rear.
He verily is the ornament
that adorneth the brow of peace
and the countenance of security.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 219)
Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Istijlál/Majesty
No God is there but Him.
Powerful is He
to manifest His Cause,
and to exalt His testimony,
and to establish whatsoever is His Will,
and to elevate it
to so eminent a position
that neither thine own hands,
nor the hands of them
that have turned away from Him,
can ever touch or harm it.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 218)
Behold, how immeasurably exalted is the Lord your God above all created things!
Witness the majesty of His sovereignty, His ascendancy, and supreme power.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 184)
Day 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge & Istiqlál/Independence
The source of all learning is the knowledge of God,
exalted be His Glory,
and this cannot be attained
save through the knowledge of His Divine Manifestation.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 156)
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)