"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 16 - Sharaf/Honour

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 3 - Jamál/Beauty & Jalál/Glory 

All praise be unto Thee,
O Thou besides Whom there is none other God.
Graciously enable me to ascend unto Thee,
to be granted the honour of dwelling in Thy nearness
and to have communion with Thee alone.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 192)

How can I extol the effulgent beauty of Thy Lordship,
conscious as I am of my nothingness
before the habitation of Thy glory?
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

 

 

Day 4 - `Azamat /Grandeur & Jamál/Beauty

Graciously inspire me, O my God,
through Thy grace and bounty,
Thy glory and majesty,
and Thy dominion and grandeur,
for no one mighty and all-knowing
can I find beside Thee.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 194)

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)

 


Day 5 - Núr /Light & Kamál/Perfection

Thus if haply thou dost live in the Day of Resurrection,
the mirror of thy heart will be set towards Him
Who is the Day-Star of Truth;
and no sooner will His light shine forth
than the splendour thereof
shall forthwith be reflected in thy heart.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 94)

The stage of perfection of everything
is reached when its resurrection occurreth.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 107)

 

 

Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Fidál/Grace 

All that I beg of Thee, O my God,
is to enable me, ere my soul departeth from my body,
to attain Thy good-pleasure,
even were it granted to me
for a moment tinier than the infinitesimal fraction of a mustard seed.
For if it departeth while Thou art pleased with me,
then I shall be free from every concern or anxiety;
but if it abandoneth me while Thou art displeased with me,
then, even had I wrought every good deed,
none would be of any avail,
and had I earned every honour and glory,
none would serve to exalt me.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 187)

I beg of Thee, by Thy bounty,
O my God,
and by the outpourings of Thy mercy and bestowals,
O my Lord,
and by the evidences of Thy heavenly favours and grace,
O my Best Beloved,
to watch over Him Whom God shall make manifest
that no trace of despondency may ever touch Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 172)




Day 7 - Kalimát/Words & `Idál/Justice

Hadst thou uttered 'yea' on hearing the Words of God,
thou wouldst have been seen to have been worshipping God
from the beginning that hath no beginning until the present day,
never to have disobeyed Him,
not even for the twinkling of an eye.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 31)

Paradise is attainment of His good-pleasure
and everlasting hell-fire His judgement through justice.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 158)

 

 

Day 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Istijlál/Majesty

Even as it hath been recorded in the "Kafi,"
in the tradition of Jabir,
in the "Tablet of Fatimih",
concerning the character of the Qá'im:
"He shall manifest the perfection of Moses,
the splendour of Jesus,
and the patience of Job."
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 245)

Believe in the Messengers of God and His sovereign might,
and in the Self of God and His majesty.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 27)



Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & Istiqlál/Independence

Every soul that walketh humbly with its God,
in this Day,
and cleaveth unto Him,
shall find itself invested with the honor and glory
of all goodly names and stations.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 159)

Then wouldst thou find thyself
raised up to the summit of exaltation and glory,
and elevated to the pinnacle of majesty and independence.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 102)

 

 

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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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