"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 8 - Kamál/Perfection

Every other perfection
is as naught in face of His consummate perfection,
and every other display of might
is as nothing before His absolute might.
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 157)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Jalál/Glory

Men should hold in their souls
the vision of celestial perfection,
and there prepare a dwelling-place
for the inexhaustible bounty of the Divine Spirit.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 101)

O my Lord!
Verily, Thy power hath enveloped all things,
Thy dominion, Thy glory and Thy sovereignty
have become manifest
as the manifestation of the sun in mid-day;
Thy Word hath penetrated the reality of the contingent beings;
Thy voice hath been raised on the apex of the world;
Thy beaming lights have radiated
from the dawning-places of all the horizons
and Thy wonderful refulgent signs
have become known in all directions;
consequently the sights and insights
have become dazzled
by beholding these manifestations of truth!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v3, p. 570)

 

 

  Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Jamál/Beauty

Man is base, treacherous and mean;
the Manifestations of God uplift him
into dignity, nobility and loftiness.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 466)

These holy Manifestations
liberate the world of humanity
from the imperfections which beset it
and cause men to appear
in the beauty of heavenly perfections.
Were it not for the coming
of these holy Manifestations of God
all mankind
would be found on the plane of the animal.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 111)

 

 

Year 175 B. E. – D/Dál - Month 9 - `Asmá/Names

Know thou, O handmaid,
that in the sight of Bahá,
women are accounted the same as men,
and God hath created all humankind
in His own image,
and after His own likeness.
That is, men and women alike
are the revealers of His names and attributes,
and from the spiritual viewpoint
there is no difference between them.
Whosoever draweth nearer to God,
that one is the most favoured,
whether man or woman.
How many a handmaid,
ardent and devoted,
hath, within the sheltering shade of Bahá,
proved superior to the men,
and surpassed the famous of the earth.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 79)

 

 

 Day 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Kamál/Perfection

He is God;
glorified is the splendour of His light.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 163)

Every other perfection
is as naught in face of His consummate perfection,
and every other display of might
is as nothing before His absolute might.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 157)

 

 

Day 2 - Jalál/Glory & Fidál/Grace

Praise be unto Thee, O My Beloved,
and magnified be Thy Name.
Ever since the hour I set foot upon this fortress
till the moment I shall have departed therefrom,
I behold Thee
established upon Thy seat of glory and majesty,
sending down upon Me
the manifold tokens of Thy bountiful favour and grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 183)

Too high art Thou
for any soul to beseech
the revelation of Thy gracious providence and loving care,
and too sanctified is Thy glory
for anyone to beg of Thee
the outpourings of Thy blessings
and of Thy heavenly bounty and grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 187)

 

 

Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Idál/Justice

His beauty excelleth every other embodiment of beauty...
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 156)

Paradise is attainment of His good-pleasure
and everlasting hell-fire His judgement through justice.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p.  158)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Istijlál/Majesty

...His grandeur immensely exceedeth every other manifestation of grandeur.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 156)
 

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 5 - Núr/Light & Istiqlál/Independence

ALL praise be to God Who hath,
through the power of Truth,
sent down this Book unto His servant,
that it may serve as a shining light for all mankind...
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 39)


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 Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, 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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