"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 177 B. E. – V/Váv/"The Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign" - Month 12 - `Ilm/Knowledge

Behold,
the "mystery of the Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign"
hath now been made manifest.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 75
)

The name for the letter "Váv" consists of three letters:
Váv, Alif, Váv.
According to the abjad reckoning,
the numerical value of each of these letters is 6, 1 and 6 respectively.
Shoghi Effendi in a letter written on his behalf
to one of the believers in the East
provides an interpretation of this verse of the Aqdas.
He states that the "Upright Alif" refers to the advent of the Báb.
The first letter with its value of six,
which comes before the Alif,
is a symbol of earlier Dispensations and Manifestations
which predate the Báb,
while the third letter,
which also has a numerical value of six,
stands for Bahá'u'lláh's supreme Revelation
which was made manifest after the Alif.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 240)

 

 

Day 16 - Sharaf/Honour & Jalál/Glory 

Verily, thy Lord hath chosen thee for His love,
elected thee for His knowledge
and selected thee for entering the Paradise of El-ABHÁ,
so that thou mayest attain to the mightiest bliss and greatest honor:
It is no other than the Light which is shining upon hearts and sights
and the Spirit which is thrilling and glowing within veins and nerves!
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu'l-Bahá v1, p. 227)

It is known that the knowledge of God
is beyond all knowledge,
and it is the greatest glory of the human world.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 300)

 

 

Day 17 - Sultán/Sovereignty & Jamál/Beauty

The divine sovereignty is ancient, eternal.
God
from everlasting
was love, justice, power, creator, provider,
the omniscient,
the bountiful.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p. 102)
 

Know ye of a certainty that whatever gathering ye enter,
the waves of the Holy Spirit
are surging over it,
and the heavenly grace of the Blessed Beauty
encompasseth that gathering.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 41)

 

 

Day 18 - Mulk/Dominion & Kamál/Perfection

O Lord,
brighten Thou my face with the lights of Thy bestowals,
light Thou mine eyes with beholding the signs of Thine all-subduing might;
delight my heart with the glory of Thy knowledge that encompasseth all things,
gladden Thou my soul with Thy soul-reviving  tidings of great joy,
O Thou King of this world and the Kingdom above,
O Thou Lord of dominion and might,
that I may spread abroad Thy signs and tokens,
and proclaim Thy Cause,
and promote Thy Teachings,
and serve Thy Law,
and exalt Thy Word.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 174)

For love of God and spiritual attraction
do cleanse and purify the human heart
and dress and adorn it with the spotless garment of holiness;
and once the heart is entirely attached to the Lord,
and bound over to the Blessed Perfection,
then will the grace of God be revealed.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of `Abdu'l-Bahá, p. 202)

 

 

Day 19 - `Alá'/Loftiness & Fidál/Grace

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 one all-loving God
bestows His divine Grace and Favour
on all mankind;
one and all are servants of the Most High,
and His Goodness, Mercy and loving Kindness
are showered upon all His creatures.
(`Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 130)

 

 

Year 177 B. E. – V/Váv/"The Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign" - Month 13 - Qudrat/Power

Behold,
the "mystery of the Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign"
hath now been made manifest.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 75
)

The name for the letter "Váv" consists of three letters:
Váv, Alif, Váv.
According to the abjad reckoning,
the numerical value of each of these letters is 6, 1 and 6 respectively.
Shoghi Effendi in a letter written on his behalf
to one of the believers in the East
provides an interpretation of this verse of the Aqdas.
He states that the "Upright Alif" refers to the advent of the Báb.
The first letter with its value of six,
which comes before the Alif,
is a symbol of earlier Dispensations and Manifestations
which predate the Báb,
while the third letter,
which also has a numerical value of six,
stands for Bahá'u'lláh's supreme Revelation
which was made manifest after the Alif.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 240)

 

 

Day 1 - Baha/Splendour & `Idál/Justice

All that is known
owes its renown
to the splendour of Thy Name,
the Most Manifest,
and every object is deeply stirred
by the vibrating influence
emanating from Thine invincible Will.
Thou art nearer unto all things than all things.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 195)

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 2 - Jalál/Glory & Istijlál/Majesty

Say, verily He is equal to His purpose;
whomsoever He willeth,
He maketh victorious through the power of His hosts;
there is none other God but Him, the Mighty, the Wise.
His is the kingdom of earth and heaven
and He is the Lord of power and glory.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 166)

Unto Him pertaineth all glory and majesty
in the kingdoms of Revelation and Creation
and whatever lieth between them.
Verily He is the Potent, the All-Glorious.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 169)

 

 

 

Day 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Istiqlál/Independence

Indeed ye have been called into being through the power of the Point of the Bayan
while the Point Himself is resigned to the Will of Him Whom God shall make manifest,
is exalted through His transcendent sublimity,
is sustained by the evidences of His might,
is glorified by the majesty of His oneness,
is adorned by the beauty of His singleness,
is empowered by His eternal dominion
and is invested with authority through His everlasting sovereignty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 168)

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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