"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 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur

ALL majesty and glory, O my God,
and all dominion and light and grandeur and splendour
 be unto Thee.
Thou bestowest sovereignty on whom Thou willest
and dost withhold it from whom Thou desirest.
No God is there but Thee,
the All-Possessing,
the Most Exalted.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 202)

 

 

Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Jalál/Glory 

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)

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. 216)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Jamál/Beauty

 ALL majesty and glory, O my God,
and all dominion and light and grandeur and splendour
 be unto Thee.
Thou bestowest sovereignty on whom Thou willest
and dost withhold it from whom Thou desirest.
No God is there but Thee,
the All-Possessing,
the Most Exalted.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 202)
 

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 5 - Nur/Light & Kamál/Perfection

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)

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 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Fidál/Grace

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)

Open to my face
the portals of Thy grace
and graciously confer upon me
Thy tender mercy and bestowals.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 213)

 

 

Day 7 - Kalimat/Words & `Idál/Justice

Know thou that every ear
which hearkeneth unto His Words with true faith
shall be immune from the fire.
Thus the believer,
through his recognition of Him
will appreciate the transcendent character of His heavenly Words,
will whole-heartedly choose Him over others,
and will refuse to incline his affections towards those
who disbelieve in Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 98)
 

Paradise is attainment of His good-pleasure
and everlasting hell-fire His judgement through justice.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 158)

 

 

Commemorate the holy day of the Declaration of the Báb

 

 

Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Istijlál/Majesty

Even as it hath been recorded in the "Kafi,"
in the tradition of Jabir,
in the "Tablet of Fatimih,"
concerning the character of the Qá'im:
"He shall manifest the perfection of Moses,
the splendour of Jesus,
and the patience of Job..."
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 245)

"God is my witness!
He, the Ancient of everlasting days is come,
girded with majesty and power.
There is none other God but Him,
the All-Glorious,
the Almighty,
the All-Highest,
the All-Wise,
the All-Pervading,
the All-Seeing,
the All-Informed,
the Sovereign Protector,
the Source of eternal light!"
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 36)

 

 

Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & Istiqlál/Independence

When thou hearest the call of God
voiced by Him
Who is the Dayspring of grandeur,
cry out:
'Here am I, O Lord of all names!'
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tabernacle of Unity)

From this most august and exalted station,
and from this most sublime and glorious plane,
the seeker entereth the City of Immortality,
therein to abide forever.
In this station
he beholdeth himself
established upon the throne of independence
and the seat of exaltation.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 70)

 

 

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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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