"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 178 B. E. – Abad/Eternity - Month 5 - Núr /Light

From all eternity I have indeed recognized Thee
and unto all eternity will ever do so through Thine Own Self
and not through any one else besides Thee.
Verily Thou art the Source of all knowledge,
the Omniscient.
From everlasting I have besought
and unto everlasting will beseech forgiveness
for my limited understanding of Thee,
aware as I am that there is no God but Thee,
the All-Glorious,
the Almighty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 3)

 

 

Day 2 - Jalál/Glory & Jalál/Glory  

He of a truth is the Light
in the kingdom of heaven and earth
and whatever is between them.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 154)

THE glory of Him Whom God shall make manifest
is immeasurably above every other glory,
and His majesty is far above every other majesty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 156)



Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Jamál/Beauty

Through the radiance of His light God imparteth illumination to your hearts
and maketh firm your steps,
that perchance ye may yield praise unto Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 154)

His beauty excelleth every other embodiment of beauty,
and His grandeur immensely exceedeth every other manifestation of grandeur.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 156)



Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Kamál/Perfection

 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)

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 5 - Núr/Light & Fidál/Grace

Every light paleth before the radiance of His light,
and every other exponent of mercy falleth short
before the tokens of His mercy.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 156)

God testifieth that there is no God but Him,
and He Who speaketh at the bidding of His Lord
is but the First to worship Him.
He is the peerless Creator
Who hath created the heavens and the earth
and whatsoever lieth between them,
and all do His bidding.
He is the One
Whose grace hath encompassed all that are in the heavens,
on earth or elsewhere,
and everyone abideth by His behest.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 167)



Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & `Idál/Justice

Every evidence falleth short of Thine unknowable Essence
and every light retreateth and sinketh below the horizon
when confronted with but a glimmer of the dazzling splendour of Thy might.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 208)

Verily I swear by Thy glory
that I yearn for naught besides Thyself,
nor do I desire anything except Thy mercy,
nor am I apprehensive of aught save Thy justice.
I beg Thee to forgive me
as well as those whom Thou lovest,
howsoever Thou pleasest.
Verily Thou art the Almighty, the Bountiful.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 215)



Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & Istijlál/Majesty

Know thou that every ear which hearkeneth unto His Words
with true faith shall be immune from the fire.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 98)

Every revelation of His divine Essence
betokens the sublimity of His glory,
the loftiness of His sanctity,
the inaccessible height of His oneness
and the exaltation of His majesty and power.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 112)




Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Istiqlál/Independence

Consider, moreover, how the fruit,
ere it is formed,
lieth potentially within the tree.
Were the tree to be cut into pieces,
no sign nor any part of the fruit,
however small, could be detected.
When it appeareth, however,
it manifesteth itself,
as thou hast observed,
in its wondrous beauty
and glorious perfection.
Certain fruits, indeed,
attain their fullest development
only after being severed from the tree.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 155)

Even as He hath said:
"O men!
Ye are but paupers in need of God;
but God is the Rich,
the Self-Sufficing."
 By 'riches' therefore is meant independence of all else but God,
and by 'poverty' the lack of things that are of God.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 132)



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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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