"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..."





Year 174 B. E. – Ab/The Father - Month 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge

Quaff from the tongue of the merciful
 the stream of divine mystery,
 and behold from the dayspring of divine utterance
the unveiled splendor of the daystar of wisdom.
Sow the seeds of My divine wisdom
in the pure soil of the heart,
and water them with the waters of certitude,
that the hyacinths of knowledge and wisdom
may spring up fresh and green
from the holy city of the heart.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)



Commemorate the holy day of the Birth of the #Báb - #Bicentenary.bahai.org



Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Jalál/Glory

I affirm that no Paradise
 is more sublime for My creatures
than to stand before My face
and to believe in My holy Words,
while no fire hath been or will be fiercer for them
than to be veiled from the Manifestation of My exalted Self
 and to disbelieve in My Words.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 87)

IN the Name of God,
 the Most Exalted,
the Most Holy.
All praise and glory
befitteth the sacred and glorious court of the sovereign Lord,
 Who from everlasting hath dwelt,
and unto everlasting will continue to dwell
 within the mystery of His Own divine Essence,
 Who from time immemorial hath abided
and will forever continue to abide within His transcendent eternity,
 exalted above the reach and ken of all created beings.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 111)



Commemorate the holy day of the #Bicentenary Birthday of #Bahá'u'lláh - #Bicentenary.bahai.org



 Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Jamál/Beauty

With fixed and steady gaze,
born of the unerring eye of God,
scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge,
contemplate those words of perfection
which the Eternal hath revealed,
haply the mysteries of divine wisdom, -
hidden ere now beneath the veil of glory
and treasured within the tabernacle of His grace,
 may be made manifest unto you.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 16)

Pass beyond the baser stages of doubt
and rise to the exalted heights of certainty.
 Open the eye of truth,
thou mayest behold the veilless Beauty
 and exclaim:
Hallowed be the Lord,
the most excellent of all creators!
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)



Day 9 - Asmá/Names & Kamál/Perfection

Thou, in truth,
art one of the suns of the heaven of His names.
 Guard thyself,
lest darkness spread its veils over thee,
and fold thee away from His light...
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 83)

All these states are to be witnessed in the Valley of Wonderment,
 and the traveler at every moment seeketh for more,
 and is not wearied.
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!"
Likewise, reflect upon the perfection of man's creation,
 and that all these planes and states are folded up
 and hidden away within him.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 33)



Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Fidál/Grace

Ye are My treasury
for in you I have treasured the pearls of My mysteries
 and the gems of My knowledge.
Guard them from the strangers amidst My servants
 and from the ungodly amongst My people.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)

As to thee, O servant,
hearken unto the admonition
given unto thee in the Tablet;
then seek the grace of thy Lord at all times.
 Then spread the Tablet
among those who believe in God
 and in His verses;
so that they may follow that
which is contained therein,
and be of those who are praiseworthy.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Tablet of the Branch)



Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Idál/Justice

O friends!
Prefer not your will to Mine,
never desire that which I have not desired for you,
 and approach Me not with lifeless hearts,
 defiled with worldly desires and cravings.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)

Wert Thou to look upon them
 with the eye of justice,
all would deserve Thy wrath
and the rod of Thine anger.
Hold Thou Thy creatures, O my God,
 with the hands of Thy grace,
and make Thou known unto them
what is best for them
of all the things that have been created
 in the kingdom of Thine invention.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 31)



Day 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge & Istijlál/Majesty

How crystal this cool water that the Cup-Bearer bringeth!
 How bright this pure wine in the hands of the Beloved!
 How delicate this draught from the Heavenly Cup!
 May it do them good,
whoso drink thereof,
and taste of its sweetness
and attain to its knowledge.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Four Valleys, p. 62)

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..
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 160)



 Day 13 - Qudrat/Power & Istiqlál/Independence

Consider how all created things eloquently testify
to the revelation of that inner Light within them.
Behold how within all things
the portals of the Rídván of God are opened,
that seekers may attain the cities of understanding and wisdom,
 and enter the gardens of knowledge and power.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 140)

From this most august and exalted station,
and from this most sublime and glorious plane,
the seeker entereth the City of Immortality,
 therein to abide forever.
In this station
he beholdeth himself
established upon the throne of independence
 and the seat of exaltation.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 71)



"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."





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