"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 176 B. E. – Gate/Báb - Month 6 - Rahmat/Mercy

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 13 - Qudrat/Power & Jalál/Glory 

Thou seest me, O my God,
writhing in anguish upon the dust,
like unto a fish.
Deliver me,
have mercy upon me,
O Thou Whose aid is invoked by all men,
O Thou within Whose grasp
lie the reins of power
over all men and women.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 112)

I entreat Thee
to enable me at all times
and under all conditions
to remember Thee,
to magnify Thy Name
and to serve Thy Cause,
though I am well aware
that whatever proceedeth from a servant
cannot transcend the limitations of his soul,
nor beseem Thy Lordship,
nor be worthy of the court of Thy glory and Thy majesty.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 113
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Day 14 - Qawl/Speech & Jamál/Beauty

 "The God of Mercy hath taught the Qur'án,
hath created man,
and taught him articulate speech."
No God is there but Him,
the One,
the Peerless,
the Powerful,
the Mighty,
the Beneficent.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 1)

 

Consider these days
in which He Who is the Ancient Beauty
hath come in the Most Great Name,
that He may quicken the world
and unite its peoples.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 63)

 

 

Day 15 - Masá'il/Questions & Kamál/Perfection

In such a cycle
the Manifestations appear with splendor
in the realm of the visible,
until a great and universal Manifestation
makes the world the center of his radiance.
His appearance
causes the world to attain to maturity,
and the extension of his cycle is very great.
Afterwards other Manifestations
will arise under his shadow,
who according to the needs of the time
will renew certain commandments
relating to material questions and affairs,
while remaining under his shadow.
We are in the cycle which began with Adam,
and its universal Manifestation is Bahá'u'lláh.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 54)


Therefore, know ye of a certainty
that whosoever arises in this day
to diffuse the divine fragrances,
the cohorts of the Kingdom of God
shall confirm him
and the bestowals and the favors
of the Blessed Perfection
shall encircle him.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 41)

 

 

Day 16 - Sharaf/Honour & Fidál/Grace

O my God! O my God!
Verily, these servants are turning to Thee,
supplicating Thy kingdom of mercy.
Verily, they are attracted by Thy holiness
and set aglow with the fire of Thy love,
seeking confirmation from Thy wondrous kingdom,
and hoping for attainment in Thy heavenly realm.
Verily, they long for the descent of Thy bestowal,
desiring illumination from the Sun of Reality.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 146)

The greatest attainment in the world of humanity is nearness to God.
Every lasting glory, honor, grace and beauty
which comes to man
comes through nearness to God.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 146)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & `Idál/Justice

O thou maidservant of God!
Every woman who becometh the maidservant of God
outshineth in glory the empresses of the world,
for she is related to God,
and her sovereignty is everlasting,
whereas a handful of dust will obliterate
the name and fame of those empresses.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 122)

 

Equality and Brotherhood
must be established
among all members of mankind.
This is according to Justice.
The general rights of mankind
must be guarded and preserved.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, `Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 29)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Istijlál/Majesty

Were the dominions of the whole, entire earth to be thine,
it would not equal this great dominion
which is no other than spreading the guidance of God.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v2, p. 254)

So, the friends of God must night and day pray
for the permanence of the glorious empire,
and raise themselves to return thanks to His Majesty
for his justice, equity and kindness,
because this is one of the indisputable commandments of God,
as revealed in all celestial books.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v2, p. 375)

 

 

Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Istiqlál/Independence

Service to humanity is service to God.
Let the love and light of the Kingdom
radiate through you
until all who look upon you
shall be illumined by its reflection.
Be as stars,
brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 8)

Let God's beloved,
each and every one,
be the essence of purity,
the very life of holiness,
so that in every country
they may become famed for their sanctity,
independence of spirit,
and meekness.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 203)

 

 

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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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