"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 13 - Qudrat/Power

I beseech Thee,
O Thou Who art the Creator of earth and heaven
and the Source of all things,
to attract Thy servants
through the fragrances of the Robe of Thine Inspiration
and Thy Revelation,
and to help them attain the Tabernacle of Thy behest and power.
From eternity Thou wert by Thy transcendent might
supreme over all things,
and Thou wilt be exalted unto eternity in Thy Godhead
and surpassing sovereignty.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 74)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk /Dominion & Jalál/Glory 

Know thou that all the powers combined
have not the power to establish universal peace,
nor to withstand the overmastering dominion,
at every time and season, of these endless wars.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 174)

Then let you engage in the praise of Bahá'u'lláh,
for it is through His grace and succour
that ye have become sons and daughters of the Kingdom;
it is thanks to Him
that ye are now songsters in the meadows of truth,
and have soared upward
to the heights of the glory that abideth forever.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 176)

 

 

Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Jamál/Beauty

And among the teachings of His Holiness Bahá'u'lláh
is man's freedom,
that through the ideal power
he should be free and emancipated
from the captivity of the world of nature;
for as long as man is captive to nature
he is a ferocious animal,
as the struggle for existence
is one of the exigencies of the world of nature.
This matter of the struggle for existence
is the fountain-head of all calamities
and is the supreme affliction.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablet to the Hague, p. 7)

Be as stars,
brilliant and sparkling
in the loftiness of their heavenly station.
Do you appreciate the Day in which you live?
This is the century of the Blessed Perfection!
This is the cycle of the light of His beauty!
This is the consummate day of all the Prophets!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 8)

 


Year 178 B. E. – Abad/Eternity - Month 14 - Qawl/Speech

I beseech Thee,
O Thou Who art the Creator of earth and heaven
and the Source of all things,
to attract Thy servants
through the fragrances of the Robe of Thine Inspiration
and Thy Revelation,
and to help them attain the Tabernacle of Thy behest and power.
From eternity Thou wert by Thy transcendent might
supreme over all things,
and Thou wilt be exalted unto eternity in Thy Godhead
and surpassing sovereignty.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 74)



Day 1 - Bahá/Splendour & Kamál/Perfection

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 Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 211)

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 2 - Jalál/Glory & Fidál/Grace 

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)

Too high art Thou
for any soul to beseech
the revelation of Thy gracious providence
and loving care,
and too sanctified is Thy glory
for anyone to beg of Thee
the outpourings of Thy blessings
and of Thy heavenly bounty and grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 187)




Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & `Idál/Justice

Number me, O my God,
with those who are privileged to fix their gaze upon Thy Beauty
and who take such delight therein
that they would not exchange a single moment thereof
with the sovereignty of the kingdom of heavens and earth
or with the entire realm of creation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

I beg Thee by Thyself, O my God,
my Lord and my Master,
to intercede in my behalf.
I have fled from Thy justice unto Thy mercy.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 204)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat/Grandeur  & Istijlál/Majesty

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)

Magnified art Thou! No God is there but Thee.
Thou art in truth the Supreme Ruler,
the Help in Peril,
the Most High,
the Incomparable,
the Omnipotent,
the All-Powerful.
Verily Thou art mighty in Thy prowess,
the Lord of transcendent glory and majesty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 209)



Day 5 - Núr/Light & Istiqlál/Independence

He is God;
glorified is the splendour of His light.
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 163)

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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