"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 14 - Qawl/Speech

The sixth Ishraq is union and concord
amongst the children of men.
From the beginning of time
the light of unity
hath shed its divine radiance
upon the world,
and the greatest means
for the promotion of that unity
is for the peoples of the world to understand
one another's writing and speech.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 127)

 

 

Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & Jalál/Glory

Thou knowest, O my Lord,
that I am but one of Thy servants.
I have tasted of the sweetness of Thy speech,
and acknowledged Thy unity and Thy singleness,
and set my face towards the Source of Thy most excellent names
and the Day-Spring of Thy transcendent attributes,
and wished to be enabled by Thee
to immerse myself beneath the ocean of Thy oneness
and to be submerged by the mighty waters of Thy unity.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 114)

This servant beseecheth the one True God
-- exalted be His glory --
to graciously adorn the world of humanity
with justice and fair-mindedness,
although in truth
the latter is but one of the expressions of the former.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

 

 

  Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Jamál/Beauty

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
could ever touch or hurt thee.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 48)

By Thy glory and majesty,
by Thy might and power,
I desire not my sight
save to behold Thy beauty,
nor my hearing
save to hearken to Thy call and Thy verses.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 111)

 

 

 Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Kamál/Perfection

This servant further imploreth God
to graciously aid all men to do His will and pleasure.
He, in truth, is the Lord of this world
and of the world to come.
No God is there but Him,
the Almighty,
the Most-Powerful.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

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)

 

 

Day 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge & Fidál/Grace

Fair speech and truthfulness,
by reason of their lofty rank and position,
are regarded as a sun
shining above the horizon of knowledge.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 40)

Perchance thine eyes may be opened
upon attaining the presence of thy Lord
and thy heart partake of the blessings
concealed within these hidden treasuries.
Render thanks then unto God,
Who hath singled thee out for this grace
and Who hath numbered thee
with them that are assured of meeting their Lord.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 7)

 

 

Day 13 - Qudrat/Power & Idál/Justice

Know thou that whoso seeketh to scale the summits of the divine mysteries
must needs strive to the utmost of his power and capacity for his Faith,
that the pathway of guidance may be made clear unto him.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 15)

Verily, justice is a lamp that guideth man aright
amidst the darkness of the world
and shieldeth him from every danger.
It is indeed a shining lamp.
God grant that the rulers of the earth
may be illumined by its light.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

 

 

Day 14 - Qawl/Speech & Istijlál/Majesty

Unstop, then, the ear of thine heart
that thou mayest hearken
unto the speech of the Divine Lote-Tree
that hath been raised up in truth by God,
the Almighty,
the Beneficent.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 84)
 

My majesty is My gift to thee,
and My grandeur the token of My mercy unto thee.
That which beseemeth Me none shall understand,
nor can anyone recount.
Verily, I have preserved it in My hidden storehouses
and in the treasuries of My command,
as a sign of My loving-kindness unto My servants
and My mercy unto My people.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)

 

 

Day 15 - Masá'il/Questions & Istiqlál/Independence

Whenever thou art desiring to talk and answer questions,
turn thy face toward the Kingdom of ABHA
and beseech for assistance;
then loosen thy tongue.
Thou wilt behold at that time
how thou art able to answer all the questions!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v3, p. 592)


All creatures are dependent upon God,
however great may seem their knowledge,
power and independence.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 22)

 

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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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