"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 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,
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 Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 3)
'Haste thee, O Carmel,
for lo, the light of the countenance of God,
the Ruler of the Kingdom of Names
and Fashioner of the heavens,
hath been lifted upon thee.'
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 3)
Well is it with him that circleth around thee,
that proclaimeth the revelation of thy glory,
and recounteth that which the bounty of the Lord thy God
hath showered upon thee.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 4)
Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Jamál/Beauty
Since the dawn of this Revelation
the embodiments of selfishness have,
by resorting to cruelty and oppression,
striven to extinguish the Light of divine manifestation.
But God, having stayed their hands,
revealed this Light through His sovereign authority
and protected it through the power of His might
until earth and heaven were illumined by its radiance and brightness.
Praise be unto Him under all conditions.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 33)
'O inmates of earth and heaven!
Behold ye My beauty,
and My radiance,
and My revelation,
and My effulgence.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 122)
Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Kamál/Perfection
O God, my God!
Debar not Thy servants
from turning their faces towards the light of certitude,
that hath dawned above the horizon of Thy will,
and suffer them not to be deprived,
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 151)
Arise, O people,
and, by the power of God's might,
resolve to gain the victory over your own selves,
that haply the whole earth may be freed
and sanctified from its servitude to the gods of its idle fancies --
gods that have inflicted such loss upon,
and are responsible for the misery of their wretched worshipers.
idols form the obstacle that impedeth man
in his efforts to advance in the path of perfection.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 93)
Day 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge & Fidál/Grace
In the Book of God,
the Mighty, the Great,
ye have been forbidden
to engage in contention and conflict.
Lay fast hold on whatever will profit you,
and profit the peoples of the world.
Thus commandeth you the King of Eternity,
Who is manifest in His Most Great Name.
He, verily, is the Ordainer, the All-Wise."
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 24)
the light of unity hath shone forth
above the horizon of the world,
and the law of oneness
hath been revealed amidst the nations,
who, with radiant faces,
have turned towards the Supreme Horizon,
and acknowledged that which the Tongue of Utterance
hath spoken in the kingdom of His knowledge:
"Earth and heaven, glory and dominion, are God's,
the Lord of grace abounding!"
(Bahá'u'lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 1)
Day 13 - Qudrat/Power & `Idál/Justice
I entreat Thee,
O Thou Who art the Ruler of the kingdoms of creation
and the Author of all names,
to write down my name
with the names of them
who, from eternity,
have circled round the Tabernacle of Thy majesty,
and clung to the hem of Thy loving-kindness,
and held fast the cord of Thy tender mercy.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 21)
The Great Being saith:
O well-beloved ones!
The tabernacle of unity hath been raised;
regard ye not one another as strangers.
Ye are the fruits of one tree,
and the leaves of one branch.
We cherish the hope
that the light of justice
may shine upon the world
and sanctify it from tyranny.
If the rulers and kings of the earth,
the symbols of the power of God,
exalted be His glory,
arise and resolve to dedicate themselves
to whatever will promote the highest interests
of the whole of humanity,
the reign of justice
will assuredly be established
amongst the children of men,
and the effulgence of its light
will envelop the whole earth.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 218)
Day 14 - Qawl/Speech & Istijlál/Majesty
I render Thee thanks,
O Thou Who hast lighted Thy fire
within my soul,
and cast the beams of Thy light
into my heart,
that Thou hast taught Thy servants
how to make mention of Thee,
and revealed unto them
the ways whereby they can supplicate Thee,
through Thy most holy and exalted tongue,
and Thy most august and precious speech.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 282)
I beseech Thee, O my God,
by the Tabernacle of Thy majesty
upon the loftiest summits,
and the Canopy of Thy Revelation
on the highest hills,
to graciously aid me
to do what Thy will hath desired
and Thy purpose hath manifested.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 290)
Day 15 - Masá'il/Questions & Istiqlál/Independence
Parliamentary procedure should have for its object
the attainment of the light of truth upon questions presented
and not furnish a battleground for opposition and self-opinion.
Antagonism and contradiction are unfortunate
and always destructive to truth.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 72)
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,
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 203)
"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'i Calendar - Daily Focal Points for Divine Guidance: Home Page