"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..."





Year 178 B. E. – Abad/Eternity - Month 10 - `Izzat/Might

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 5 - Núr/Light & Jalál/Glory 

Through the radiance of His light God imparteth illumination to your hearts
and maketh firm your steps,
that perchance ye may yield praise unto Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 154)

GLORY be unto Him
Who is the Lord
of all that are in the heavens and on the earth;
He is the All-Wise, the All-Informed.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 166)



Day 6 - Rahmat/Mercy & Jamál/Beauty

IT is better to guide one soul than to possess all that is on earth,
for as long as that guided soul is under the shadow of the Tree of Divine Unity,
he and the one who hath guided him will both be recipients of God's tender mercy,
whereas possession of earthly things will cease at the time of death.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 75)

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 7 - Kalimát/Words & Kamál/Perfection

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)

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 8 - Kamál/Perfection & Fidál/Grace 

Likewise, reflect upon the perfection of man's creation,
and that all these planes and states are folded up
and hidden away within him.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 34)

My claim on thee is great,
it cannot be forgotten.
My grace to thee is plenteous,
it cannot be veiled.
My love has made in thee its home,
it cannot be concealed.
My light is manifest to thee,
it cannot be obscured.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)


Day 9 - Asmá'/Names & `Idál/Justice

Thou seest, O my Lord,
how Thy servants are held captive
by their own selves and desires.
Redeem them from their bondage, O my God,
by the power of Thy sovereignty and might,
that they may turn towards Thee
when He Who is the Revealer of Thy names and attributes
is manifested unto men.
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 52)

Ponder this in thy heart;
how it behooveth thee to be.
Verily justice is My gift to thee
and the sign of My loving-kindness.
Set it then before thine eyes.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)



Day 10 - `Izzat/Might & Istijlál/Majesty

Transgress not thy limits,
nor claim that which beseemeth thee not.
Prostrate thyself before the countenance of thy God,
the Lord of might and power.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words)

Verily, God hath made it incumbent upon every soul
to deliver His Cause according to his ability.
Thus hath the command been recorded
by the finger of might and power
upon the Tablet of majesty and greatness.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Tablet of the Branch - from BWF)

Day 11 - Mashíyyat/Will & Istiqlál/Independence

Glorified, immeasurably glorified be Thy name, O my God!
How can I ever befittingly mention Thee
or sufficiently praise Thee,
that Thou hast manifested Him by the power of Thy might,
and caused Him to shine above the horizon of Thy will,
and made Him the Day-Spring of Thy signs,
and the Dawning-Place
of the revelation of Thy names and Thine attributes?
(Bahá'u'lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá'u'lláh, p. 51)

Even as He hath said:
"O men!
Ye are but paupers in need of God;
but God is the Rich, the Self-Sufficing."
By 'riches' therefore is meant independence of all else but God,
and by 'poverty' the lack of things that are of God.
(Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitáb-i-`Iqán, p. 132)




"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."





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