"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 11 - Mashiyyat/Will

If, however,
thou art sailing upon the sea of creation,
know thou that the First Remembrance,
which is the Primal Will of God,
may be likened unto the sun...
It is this Primal Will
which appeareth resplendent in every Prophet
and speaketh forth in every revealed Book.
God hath created Him
through the potency of His might,
and He hath,
from the beginning that hath no beginning,
caused Him to be manifested in every Dispensation
through the compelling power of His behest,
and God will,
to the end that knoweth no end,
continue to manifest Him
according to the good-pleasure of His invincible Purpose.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 125-126)

 

 

Day 3 - Jamal/Beauty & Jalál/Glory

True resurrection from the sepulchres
means to be quickened in conformity with His Will,
through the power of His utterance.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 157)

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. 217)

 

 

  Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Jamál/Beauty

ALL majesty and glory, O my God,
and all dominion and light and grandeur and splendour
be unto Thee.
(The Báb, Selections  from the Writings of the Báb, p. 202)

Number me, O my God,
with those who are privileged to fix their gaze
upon Thy Beauty.
(The Báb, Selections  from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

 

 

 Day 5 - Núr/Light & Kamál/Perfection

Through the radiance of His light God imparteth illumination
to your hearts
and maketh firm your steps,
that perchance ye may yield praise unto Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 154)

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 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Fidál/Grace

Deliver me, O Lord,
from the fire of ignorance
and of selfish desire,
suffer me to be admitted
into the precincts of Thy transcendent mercy
and send down upon me
that which Thou hast ordained
for Thy chosen ones.
Potent art Thou to do what Thou willest.
Verily Thou art the Help in Peril,
the Self-Subsisting.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

Thou art verily the Lord of grace abounding.
Thou dost indeed suffice every created thing
and causest it to be independent of all things,
while nothing in the heavens or on the earth
or that which lieth between them
can ever suffice Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 7)

 

 

Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Idál/Justice

Know thou that every ear
which hearkeneth unto His Words with true faith
shall be immune from the fire.
If ye fail to discover truth in a person's words,
make them not the object of contention,
inasmuch as ye have been forbidden in the Bayan
to enter into idle disputation and controversy,
that perchance on the Day of Resurrection
ye may not engage in argumentation,
and dispute with Him Whom God shall make manifest.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 98)

These are the appointed days
which ye have been yearningly awaiting in the past --
the days of the advent of divine justice.
Render ye thanks unto God,
O ye concourse of believers.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 161)

 

 

Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Istijlál/Majesty

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. 34)
 

Magnified art Thou!
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 9 - `Asmá'/Names & Istiqlál/Independence

The light that is shed
from the heaven of bounty,
and the benediction that shineth
from the dawning-place of the will of God,
the Lord of the Kingdom of Names,
rest upon Him Who is the Supreme Mediator,
the Most Exalted Pen,
Him Whom God hath made
the Dawning-Place of His most excellent names
and the Dayspring of His most exalted attributes.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 1)


By 'riches' therefore is meant independence of all else but God,
and by 'poverty' the lack of things that are of God.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 132)

 

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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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