"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,
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 2 - Jalál/Glory & Jalál/Glory
If, however, thou art sailing upon the sea of creation,
know thou that the First Remembrance,
which is the Primal Will of God,
may be likened unto the sun.
God hath created Him through the potency of His might,
and He hath,
from the beginning that hath no beginning,
caused Him to be manifested in every Dispensation
through the compelling power of His behest,
and God will,
to the end that knoweth no end,
continue to manifest Him
according to the good-pleasure of His invincible Purpose.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 125)
THE glory of Him Whom God shall make manifest
is immeasurably above every other glory,
and His majesty is far above every other majesty.
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)
Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Jamál/Beauty
Indeed ye have been called into being
through the power of the Point of the Bayan
while the Point Himself
is resigned to the Will of Him Whom God shall make manifest,
is exalted through His transcendent sublimity,
is sustained by the evidences of His might,
is glorified by the majesty of His oneness,
is adorned by the beauty of His singleness,
is empowered by His eternal dominion
and is invested with authority through His everlasting sovereignty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 168)
Thou art the Ancient of Days
Whom none can ever describe through the evidences of Thy glory and majesty,
and Thou art the mighty One
Whom none can ever comprehend through the revelations of Thy greatness and beauty,
inasmuch as the expressions of majesty and grandeur
and the attributes of dominion and beauty
are but the tokens of Thy divine Will
and the effulgent reflections of Thy sovereignty which,
by reason of their very essence and nature,
proclaim that the way is barred
and bear witness that the pathway is inaccessibly beyond the reach of men.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 212)
Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Kamál/Perfection
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)
The perfection of the religion of Islam
was consummated at the beginning of this Revelation;
and from the rise of this Revelation until its setting,
the fruits of the Tree of Islam,
whatever they are, will become apparent.
The Resurrection of the Bayan
will occur at the time of the appearance
of Him Whom God shall make manifest.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 107)
Day 5 - Núr/Light & Fidál/Grace
PRAISED and glorified art Thou, O God!
Grant that the day of attaining Thy holy presence
may be fast approaching.
Cheer our hearts through the potency of Thy love and good-pleasure
and bestow upon us steadfastness
that we may willingly submit to Thy Will and Thy Decree.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 214)
I IMPLORE Thee
by the splendour of the light of Thy glorious face,
the majesty of Thine ancient grandeur and
the power of Thy transcendent sovereignty
to ordain for us at this moment
every measure of that which is good and seemly
and to destine for us every portion of the outpourings of Thy grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 186)
Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & `Idál/Justice
I ADJURE Thee by Thy might, O my God!
no harm beset me in times of tests,
and in moments of heedlessness
guide my steps aright through Thine inspiration.
Thou art God,
potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest.
No one can withstand Thy Will
or thwart Thy Purpose.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 210)
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 7 - Kalimát/Words & Istijlál/Majesty
Glorified art Thou, O my God!
I invoke Thee by Thy Most Great Name
through which the hidden secrets of God, the Most Exalted,
and the kindreds of all nations converged
toward the focal centre of faith and certitude,
through which Thy luminous Words streamed forth
for the quickening of mankind
and the essence of all knowledge was revealed
from that Embodiment of bounty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 199)
Magnified art Thou!
No God is there but Thee.
Thou art in truth the Supreme Ruler,
the Help in Peril,
the Most High,
Thou art mighty in Thy prowess,
the Lord of transcendent glory and majesty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 209)
Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Istiqlál/Independence
Likewise, reflect upon the perfection of man's creation,
and that all these planes and states
are folded up and hidden away within him.
Dost thou reckon thyself only a puny form
When within thee the universe is folded?
Then we must labor to destroy the animal condition,
till the meaning of humanity shall come to light.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 34)
therefore is meant independence of all else but God,
and by 'poverty'
the lack of things that are of God.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 132)
"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."
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