"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 10 - `Izzat/Might

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 14 - Qawl/Speech & Jalál/Glory

Wert thou to incline thine ear unto My speech
and observe My counsel,
God would exalt thee to so eminent a position
that the designs of no man on the whole earth
can ever touch or hurt thee.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 211)

Holy words
and pure and goodly deeds
ascend unto the heaven of celestial glory.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Persian Hidden Words)

  

 

  Day 15 - Masá'il/Questions & Jamal/Beauty

It is the work of the clergy to educate the people,
to instruct them,
to give them good advice and teaching
so that they may progress spiritually.
With political questions
they have nothing to do.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 133)

When perfect justice reigns in every country
of the Eastern and Western World,
then will the earth become a place of beauty.
The dignity and equality of every servant of God
will be acknowledged;
the ideal of the solidarity of the human race,
the true brotherhood of man,
will be realized;
and the glorious light of the Sun of Truth
will illumine the souls of all men.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 155)

 

 

 Day 16 - Sharaf/Honour & Kamál/Perfection

Rejoice and be glad that this day has dawned,
try to realize its power,
for it is indeed wonderful!
God has crowned you with honour
and in your hearts has He set a radiant star;
verily the light thereof shall brighten the whole world!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 69)

The East and the West must unite
to give to each other what is lacking.
This union will bring about a true civilization,
where the spiritual is expressed
and carried out in the material.
Receiving thus the one from the other
the greatest harmony will prevail,
all people will be united,
a state of great perfection will be attained,
there will be a firm cementing,
and this world will become a shining mirror
for the reflection of the attributes of God.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 21)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Fidál/Grace

Service to the sons and the daughters of the Kingdom
is the diadem of everlasting glory
with which ye have crowned your heads,
the garment of eternal sovereignty
with which ye have adorned your bodies,
and the throne of majesty and grandeur of heaven
upon which ye sat.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v3, p. 533)

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-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 41)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Idál/Justice

O people,
make firm the girdle of endeavor,
that perchance religious prejudice may be annulled.
For love of God
and his servants engage in this great and mighty matter.
Religious hatred and rancor is a world-consuming fire,
and the quenching thereof most arduous,
unless the hand of divine might
give men deliverance from this unfruitful calamity.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 25)

In the estimation of God all men are equal;
there is no distinction or preferment for any soul
in the dominion of His justice and equity.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 181)

 

 

Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Istijlál/Majesty

Abandon the concerns of mankind
and be naturalized with the attributes of the angels of the Supreme Concourse,
because these angels humble themselves to the lowest thing of the things
despite their honor, glory,
the loftiness of station
and the greatness of their might.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v1, p. 77)

 O Lord! Have pity on my weakness,
and strengthen me with Thy power.
O Lord! Have pity on my impotence,
and assist me with Thy might and majesty.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 107)

 

 

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 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Istiqlál/Independence

I am the Primal Point
from which have been generated all created things.
I am the Countenance of God
Whose splendour can never be obscured,
the Light of God
Whose radiance can never fade.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 12)

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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