"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 8 - Kamál/Perfection

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. 157)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Jalál/Glory 

The stage of perfection of everything
is reached when its resurrection occurreth.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 107)

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)

 

 

Day 5 - Nur/Light & Jamál/Beauty

 THE One true God may be compared unto the sun
and the believer unto a mirror.
No sooner is the mirror placed before the sun
than it reflects its light.
The unbeliever may be likened unto a stone.
No matter how long it is exposed to the sunshine,
it cannot reflect the sun.
Thus the former layeth down his life as a sacrifice,
while the latter doeth against God what he committeth.
Indeed, if God willeth,
He is potent to turn the stone into a mirror,
but the person himself remaineth reconciled to his state.
Had he wished to become a crystal,
God would have made him to assume crystal form.
For on that Day
whatever cause prompteth the believer to believe in Him,
the same will also be available to the unbeliever.
But when the latter suffereth himself to be wrapt in veils,
the same cause shutteth him out as by a veil.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 103)
 

Verily I have desired naught else but Thy love
and the love of those who love Thee.
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 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Kamál/Perfection

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. 77)

NO created thing shall ever attain its paradise
unless it appeareth in its highest prescribed degree of perfection.
For instance, this crystal representeth the paradise of the stone
whereof its substance is composed.
Likewise there are various stages in the paradise
for the crystal itself...
So long as it was stone it was worthless,
but if it attaineth the excellence of ruby
 -- a potentiality which is latent in it --
how much a carat will it be worth?
Consider likewise every created thing.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 88)

 

 

Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Fidál/Grace

Know thou that every ear
which hearkeneth unto His Words
with true faith
shall be immune from the fire.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 98)

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 8 - Kamál/Perfection & `Idál/Justice

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)
 

Everything Thou doest is pure justice,
nay, the very essence of grace.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 252)

 

 

Day 9 - `Asmá/Names & Istijlál/Majesty

Every created thing in the whole universe
is but a door leading into His knowledge,
a sign of His sovereignty,
a revelation of His names,
a symbol of His majesty,
a token of His power,
a means of admittance into His straight Path....
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 160)

I entreat Thee,
O Thou Who art the Ruler of the kingdoms of creation
and the Author of all names,
to write down my name
with the names of them who,
from eternity,
have circled round the Tabernacle of Thy majesty,
and clung to the hem of Thy loving-kindness,
and held fast the cord of Thy tender mercy.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 21)

 

 

Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Istiqlál/Independence

Transgress not thy limits,
nor claim that which beseemeth thee not.
Prostrate thyself before the countenance of thy God,
the Lord of might and power.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)

Then wouldst thou find thyself
raised up to the summit of exaltation and glory,
and elevated to the pinnacle of majesty and independence.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 102)

 

 

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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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