"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 10 - `Izzat/Might
At Thy behest Thou dost render victorious
whomsoever Thou willest,
through the hosts of heaven and earth
and whatsoever existeth between them.
Thou art the Sovereign,
the Eternal Truth,
the Lord of invincible might.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 177)
Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Jalál/Glory
Transgress not thy limits,
nor claim that which beseemeth thee not.
Prostrate thyself before the countenance of thy God,
the Lord of might and power.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)
With fixed and steady gaze,
born of the unerring eye of God,
scan for a while the horizon of divine knowledge,
and contemplate those words of perfection
which the Eternal hath revealed,
that haply the mysteries of divine wisdom,
hidden ere now beneath the veil of glory
and treasured within the tabernacle of His grace,
may be made manifest unto you.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 16)
Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & Jamál/Beauty
We exalt whomsoever We please
unto the Realm of supernal might and glory,
and, should We so desire,
cause the same to sink
into the lowest abyss of degradation.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 31)
We, verily, have made Thee
a mirror unto the kingdom of names,
that Thou mayest be,
amidst all mankind,
a sign of My sovereignty,
a herald unto My presence,
a summoner unto My beauty,
and a guide unto My straight and perspicuous Path.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 37)
Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Kamál/Perfection
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)
Likewise, reflect upon the perfection of man's creation,
and that all these planes and states are folded up
and hidden away within him.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 34)
Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Fidál/Grace
Thou art He Who from everlasting was,
through the potency of His might,
supreme over all things,
and, through the operation of His will,
was able to ordain all things.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 4)
Perchance thine eyes may be opened
upon attaining the presence of thy Lord
and thy heart partake of the blessings
concealed within these hidden treasuries.
Render thanks then unto God,
Who hath singled thee out for this grace
and Who hath numbered thee
with them that are assured of meeting their Lord.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 7)
Day 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge & `Idál/Justice
O My servants!
Through the might of God and His power,
and out of the treasury of His knowledge and wisdom,
I have brought forth and revealed unto you
the pearls that lay concealed
in the depths of His everlasting ocean.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 327)
Whoso cleaveth to justice,
can, under no circumstances,
transgress the limits of moderation.
He discerneth the truth in all things,
through the guidance of Him Who is the All-Seeing.
so often vaunted by the learned exponents of arts and sciences,
will, if allowed to overleap the bounds of moderation,
bring great evil upon men.
Thus warneth you He Who is the All-Knowing.
If carried to excess,
civilization will prove as prolific a source of evil
as it had been of goodness
when kept within the restraints of moderation.
Meditate on this, O people,
and be not of them that wander distraught
in the wilderness of error.
The day is approaching
when its flame will devour the cities,
when the Tongue of Grandeur will proclaim:
"The Kingdom is God's, the Almighty, the All-Praised!"
All other things are subject to this same principle of moderation.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 342)
Day 13 - Qudrat/Power & Istijlál/Majesty
I bear witness,
this very moment,
to what Thou hast testified for Thine own Self,
ere Thou hadst created the heavens and the earth,
that Thou art God,
and that there is none other God besides Thee.
Thou hast from everlasting been potent,
through the Manifestations of Thy might,
to reveal the signs of Thy power,
and Thou hast ever made known,
through the Day-Springs of Thy knowledge,
the words of Thy wisdom.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 329)
is My gift to thee,
and My grandeur
the token of My mercy unto thee.
That which beseemeth Me none shall understand,
nor can anyone recount.
Verily, I have preserved it in My hidden storehouses
and in the treasuries of My command,
as a sign of My loving-kindness
unto My servants
and My mercy
unto My people.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)
Day 12 - Qawl/Speech & Istiqlál/Independence
"Be generous in prosperity,
and thankful in adversity.
Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor,
and look upon him with a bright and friendly face.
Be a treasure to the poor,
an admonisher to the rich,
an answerer to the cry of the needy,
a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.
Be fair in thy judgment,
and guarded in thy speech."
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 93)
Then wouldst thou find thyself raised up
to the summit of exaltation and glory,
and elevated to the pinnacle of majesty and independence.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 102)
"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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