"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 9 - `Asmá'/Names

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 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Jalál/Glory 

Therefore, order your lives
in accordance with the first principle of the divine teaching,
which is love.
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.
Do you appreciate the Day in which you live?
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 8)

When the racial elements of the American nation
unite in actual fellowship and accord,
the lights of the oneness of humanity will shine,
the day of eternal glory and bliss will dawn,
the spirit of God encompass,
and the divine favors descend.
Under the leadership and training of God,
the real Shepherd,
all will be protected and preserved.
He will lead them in green pastures of happiness and sustenance,
and they will attain to the real goal of existence.
This is the blessing and benefit of unity;
this is the outcome of love.
This is the sign of the Most Great Peace;
this is the star of the oneness of the human world.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 57)

 

 

Year 176 B. E. – Gate/Báb - Month 10 - `Izzat/Might

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 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Jamál/Beauty

 Naught do I now witness
but the manifold evidences of Thy grace and loving-kindness,
Thy bounty and gracious favours,
Thy generosity and loftiness,
Thy sovereignty and might,
Thy splendour and Thy glory,
and that which befitteth the holy court
of Thy transcendent dominion and majesty
and beseemeth the glorious precincts
of Thine eternity and exaltation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 181)

 

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 2 - Jalál/Glory & Kamál/Perfection

O my God, my Lord and my Master!
I swear by Thy might and glory
that Thou alone
and no one else besides Thee
art the ultimate Desire of all men,
and that Thou alone
and none other save Thee
art the Object of adoration.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 201)


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 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Fidál/Grace

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)

Say, the testimony of God
hath been fulfilled in the Bayan,
and through its revelation the grace of God
hath attained its highest consummation for all mankind.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 137)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & `Idál/Justice

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.
Indeed Thou shalt,
by virtue of that which is inherent in Thine Essence,
ever remain inscrutable unto all except Thyself.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)


I beg Thee by Thyself, O my God, my Lord and my Master,
to intercede in my behalf.
I have fled from Thy justice unto Thy mercy.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 204)

 

 

Day 5 - Núr/Light & Istijlál/Majesty

I entreat Thee
by this great, this wondrous splendour
and by the glory of Thine exalted sovereignty,
O Thou Who art the Lord of indomitable power,
to transform us through Thy bounty
into that which Thou Thyself dost possess
and enable us to become fountains of Thy light,
and graciously vouchsafe unto us
that which beseemeth the majesty of Thy transcendent dominion.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 180)

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 & Istiqlál/Independence

I earnestly beg Thee, O Lord my God,
by Thy most glorious Name
whereby Thy sovereignty hath been established
and the tokens of Thy might have been manifested,
and whereby the oceans of life and of holy ecstasy
have surged for the reviving of the mouldering bones of all Thy creatures
and for the stirring of the limbs of such as have embraced Thy Cause --
I earnestly beg Thee
to graciously ordain for us
the good of this world
and of the next,
to enable us to gain admission
into the court of Thy mercy and loving-kindness
and to kindle in our hearts
the fire of joy and ecstasy in such wise
that the hearts of all men may thereby be attracted.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 199)

No Lord but Thee do we invoke, O God our Lord,
nor do we implore blessings or grace from anyone but Thee,
O Thou Who art the God of mercy
unto this world and the next.
We are but the embodiments of poverty,
of nothingness, of helplessness and of perdition,
while Thy whole Being betokeneth wealth,
independence, glory, majesty and boundless grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 179)

 

 

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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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