"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 175 B. E. – D/Dál - Month 18 - Mulk/Dominion
HALLOWED be the Lord
in Whose hand is the source of dominion.
He createth whatsoever He willeth
by His Word of command 'Be',
and it is.
His hath been the power of authority heretofore
and it shall remain His hereafter.
He maketh victorious whomsoever He pleaseth,
through the potency of His behest.
He is in truth the Powerful, the Almighty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 171)
Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Jalál/Glory
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)
GLORY be unto Him
Who knoweth all that is in the heavens
and in the earth.
Verily there is no God but Him,
the sovereign Ruler,
the Almighty, the Great.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 18)
Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Jamál/Beauty
Graciously inspire me, O my God,
through Thy grace and bounty,
Thy glory and majesty,
and Thy dominion and grandeur,
for no one mighty and all-knowing
can I find beside Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 194)
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 - Núr/Light & Kamál/Perfection
ALL majesty and glory, O my God,
and all dominion and light and grandeur and splendour
be unto Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 202)
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 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Fidál/Grace
GLORIFIED is He
to Whom pertaineth the dominion of the heavens
and of the earth,
in Whose hand
lieth the kingdom of all created things
and unto Whom shall all return.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 160)
I beg of Thee, by Thy bounty, O my God,
and by the outpourings of Thy mercy and bestowals, O my Lord,
and by the evidences of Thy heavenly favours and grace, O my Best Beloved,
to watch over Him Whom God shall make manifest
that no trace of despondency may ever touch Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 172)
Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & `Idál/Justice
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)
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)
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)
is My gift to thee,
and My grandeur
the token of My mercy unto thee.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)
Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & Istiqlál/Independence
Bring then into being, by Our leave,
resplendent mirrors and exalted letters
that shall testify to Thy sovereignty and dominion,
bear witness to Thy might and glory,
and be the manifestations of Thy Names amidst mankind.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 44)
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. 73)
"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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