"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 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty

Know thou that every created thing
is a sign of the revelation of God.
Each, according to its capacity,
is, and will ever remain,
a token of the Almighty.
Inasmuch as He,
the sovereign Lord of all,
hath willed to reveal His sovereignty
in the kingdom of names and attributes,
each and every created thing hath,
through the act of the Divine Will,
been made a sign of His glory.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 184)

 

 

Day 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Jalál/Glory 

GLORIFIED art Thou, O Lord my God!
Thou art in truth the King of kings.
Thou dost confer sovereignty
upon whomsoever Thou willest
and dost seize it
from whomsoever Thou willest.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 213)

Naught do I now witness but the manifold evidences
of Thy grace and loving-kindness,
Thy bounty and gracious favours,
Thy generosity and loftiness,
Thy sovereignty and might,
Thy splendour and Thy glory,
and that which befitteth the holy court
of Thy transcendent dominion and majesty
and beseemeth the glorious precincts
of Thine eternity and exaltation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 181)

 

 

Day 2 - Jalál/Glory & Jamál/Beauty

 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. 217)
 

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 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Kamál/Perfection

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


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. 156)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Fidál/Grace

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

O Thou Who art the Lord of grace abounding!
Let Thy celestial aid surround those who love Thee
and bestow upon us
the gifts and the bounties
Thou dost possess.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 213)

 

 

Day 5 - Núr/Light & `Idál/Justice

If in the Day of His manifestation
a king were to make mention of his own sovereignty,
this would be like unto a mirror challenging the sun,
saying: 'The light is in me'.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 100)
 

AS a token of pure justice,
We have indeed sent tidings unto every Prophet
concerning the Cause of Our Remembrance,
and verily God is supreme
over all the peoples of the world.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 74)

 

 

Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Istijlál/Majesty

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)

O my Lord!
I beg Thee to forgive me
for shutting myself out from Thee.
By Thy glory and majesty,
I have failed to befittingly recognize Thee
and to worship Thee,
while Thou dost make Thyself known unto me
and callest me to remembrance as beseemeth Thy station.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 204)

 

 

Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Istiqlál/Independence

 SAY, ye will be unable to recognize the One True God
or to discern clearly the words of divine guidance,
inasmuch as ye seek and tread a path other than His.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 143)

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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