"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 5 - Núr/Light

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 14 - Qawl/Speech & Jalál/Glory

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)

Since Thou hast purposed, O my God,
to cause all created things
to enter into the tabernacle of Thy transcendent grace and favor,
and to waft over the entire creation
the fragrances of the raiment of Thy glorious unity,
and of the revelations of Thine eternal holiness,
and the flame that gloweth within the hearts of such of Thy creatures
as yearn towards Thee, to create, this very moment,
for those of Thy people who are wholly devoted to Thee,
and for such of  Thy loved ones as love Thee,
out of the essence of Thy bounty and Thy generosity,
and from the inmost spirit of Thy grace and Thy glory,
Thy Paradise of transcendent holiness,
and to exalt it above everything except Thee,
and to sanctify it from aught else save Thyself.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 326)



Day 15 - Masá'il/Questions & Jamál/Beauty 

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

Consider how the Báb endured difficulties and tribulations;
how He gave His life in the Cause of God;
 how He was attracted to the love of the Blessed Beauty, Bahá'u'lláh;
and how He announced the glad tidings of His manifestation.
We must follow His heavenly example;
we must be self-sacrificing
and aglow with the fire of the love of God.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 139)



Day 16 - Sharaf/Honour & Kamál/Perfection

Bahá'u'lláh
appeared among them
like a luminary in the heavens.
He flooded the East with light.
He proclaimed new principles and teachings.
He laid a basis for new institutions
which are the very spirit of modernism,
the light of the world,
the development of the body politic
and eternal honor.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 402)

The Blessed Perfection has made a Covenant with us,
and we are holding to this Covenant and Testament.
We do not listen to anything else,
for people may arise who speak words of their own,
and we are commanded not to pay attention to them.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 386)



Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Fidál/Grace

God is the Ancient, the Almighty;
His attributes are infinite.
He is God because His light,
His sovereignty, is infinite.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 274)

I hope that you may be favored therewith.
But the lack of capacity and merit in the Day of Judgement
does not prevent one from bounty and generosity,
for it is the day of grace
and not justice,
and to give every one his due is justice.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v2, p. 243)



Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & `Idál/Justice

God has created man
in order that he may be resuscitated through the breaths of the Holy Spirit
and become the light of the world.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá , The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 185)

Bahá'u'lláh taught that an equal standard of human rights
must be recognized and adopted.
In the estimation of God
all men are equal;
there is no distinction or preferment for any soul
in the dominion of His justice and equity.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 182)



Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & `Istijlál/Majesty

Man is base, treacherous and mean;
the Manifestations of God
uplift him into dignity, nobility and loftiness.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 466)

O Lord!
Make them signs of guidance,
standards of Thine immortal kingdom,
waves of the sea of Thy mercy,
mirrors of the light of Thy majesty.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 146)



Year 179 B. E. – Jád/Generosity - Month 6 - Rahmat/Mercy 

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 & `Istiqlál/Independence

THROUGH Thy revelation, O my God,
Thou hast enabled me to know Thee,
and through the radiance of Thine effulgent splendour
Thou hast inspired me with Thy remembrance.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 211)

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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