"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 5 - Nur/Light

Thou art My light
and My light shall never be extinguished;
why dost thou dread extinction?
Thou art My glory
and My glory fadeth not;
thou art My robe and
My robe shall never be outworn.
Abide then in thy love for Me,
that thou mayest find Me
in the realm of glory.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)

 

 

Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Jalál/Glory

Be as stars,
brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.
Do you appreciate the Day
in which you live?
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 8)

Saint Paul,
the great Apostle,
said:
"We all, with open face
beholding as in a mirror
the glory of God,
are changed into the same image
from glory to glory,
as by the Spirit of the Lord."
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 24)

 

 

Year 175 B. E. – D/Dál - Month 6 - Rahmat/Mercy

IT is better to guide one soul
than to possess all that is on earth,
for as long as that guided soul
is under the shadow of the Tree of Divine Unity,
he and the one who hath guided him
will both be recipients of God's tender mercy,
whereas possession of earthly things
will cease at the time of death.
The path to guidance
is one of love and compassion,
not of force and coercion.
This hath been God's method in the past,
and shall continue to be in the future!
He causeth him whom He pleaseth
to enter the shadow of His Mercy.
Verily, He is the Supreme Protector,
the All-Generous.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 75)

 

 

  Day 1 - Baha/Splendour & Jamál/Beauty

Indeed those whose souls have been created
through the splendour of the light of thy Lord
recognize the Truth
and are numbered with such
as faithfully obey the One True God
and are well assured...
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 24)

Number me, O my God,
with those who are privileged to fix their gaze
upon Thy Beauty
and who take such delight therein
that they would not exchange a single moment thereof
with the sovereignty of the kingdom of heavens and earth
or with the entire realm of creation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

 

 

 Day 2 - Jalál/Glory & Kamál/Perfection

Do Thou graciously forgive me
for the things that I have wrought in Thy holy presence,
and look not upon me with the glance of justice,
but rather deliver me through Thy grace,
treat me with Thy mercy
and deal with me
according to Thy bountiful favours,
as is worthy of Thy glory.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 208)

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 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Fidál/Grace

And when He intoneth the anthems of the greatness of God
all Paradise waileth in its longing to gaze on His Beauty,
and when He chanteth words of praise and glorification of God
all Paradise becomes motionless like unto ice
locked in the heart of a frost-bound mountain.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 54)

It behooveth you to proclaim the Cause of God
unto all created things as a token of grace from His presence;
no God is there but Him, the Most Generous, the All-Compelling.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 10)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Idál/Justice

I bear witness that there is no God but Thee,
inasmuch as Thou art invested with sovereignty, grandeur, glory and power
which no one among Thy servants can visualize or comprehend.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

Verily I swear by Thy glory
that I yearn for naught besides Thyself,
nor do I desire anything except Thy mercy,
nor am I apprehensive of aught save Thy justice.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 215)

 

 

Day 5 - Nur/Light & Istijlál/Majesty

IT is seemly that the servant should,
after each prayer,
supplicate God
to bestow mercy and forgiveness upon his parents.
Thereupon God's call will be raised:
'Thousand upon thousand
of what thou hast asked for thy parents
shall be thy recompense!'
Blessed is he
who remembereth his parents
when communing with God.
There is, verily,
no God but Him,
the Mighty,
the Well-Beloved.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 94)

 

I entreat Thee by this great, this wondrous splendour
and by the glory of Thine exalted sovereignty,
O Thou Who art the Lord of indomitable power,
to transform us through Thy bounty
into that which Thou Thyself dost possess
and enable us to become fountains of Thy light,
and graciously vouchsafe unto us
that which beseemeth the majesty of Thy transcendent dominion.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 180)

 

 

Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Istiqlál/Independence

LAUDED be Thy Name, O God.
Thou art in truth our Lord;
Thou art aware of whatsoever is in the heavens
and on the earth.
Send down then upon us a token of Thy mercy.
Verily Thou art unsurpassed among them that show mercy.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 176)


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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