"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 179 B. E. – Jád/Generosity - Month 3 - 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)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Jalál/Glory  

Verily, my God chooses whomsoever He willeth,
by His mercy and generosity,
for entrance into the Kingdom of Glory
and shineth the lights of (His) Beauty upon them.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v2, p. 269)

If thou dost arise to comply with that which is deemed worthy of this favor
and is a duty,
thou shalt observe that this Guidance is the crown of eternal sovereignty
and this attainment is everlasting glory, happiness
and the means of the forgiveness of sins
and the lamp of eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v3, p. 529)



Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Jamál/Beauty

Glad-tidings unto you for that ye believed in God, 
were attracted to the Beauty of God, 
were directed unto the Kingdom of God 
and were kindled by the fire of the love of God!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v2, p. 272)

I ask God to make thee follow my example
in establishing the Kingdom of Unity and Peace
and building up the Dominion of Love and Faith
which was founded by the Beauty of El-ABHA.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá, v2, p. 300)


Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Kamál/Perfection

 Abandon the concerns of mankind
and be naturalized with the attributes of the angels of the Supreme Concourse,
because these angels humble themselves
to the lowest thing of the things
despite their honor, glory, the loftiness of station
and the greatness of their might.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v1, p. 77)

The aim of the appearance of the Blessed Perfection --
may my life be a sacrifice for His beloved ones! --
was the unity and agreement of all the people of the world.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v1, p. 119)

 


Year 179 B. E. – Jád/Generosity - Month 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur

 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)

 


Day 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Fidál/Grace

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.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

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 2 - Jalál/Glory & `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)

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 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Istijlál/Majesty

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)

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)


Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur & Istiqlál/Independence

THE glory of Him Whom God shall make manifest
is immeasurably above every other glory,
and His majesty is far above every other majesty.
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)

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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