13 October ― 17 Mashíyyat   Leave a comment

“Once a person met his friend in the street and after the exchange of courtesies gave him a hard blow in the face. ‘Why dost thou do this?’ ‘Hast thou not read in the Gospel wherein Christ says: “Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek turn to him the other also?” Now according to this admonition let me smite thee on thy left cheek also.’ The man submitted to the second blow quite willingly and they parted. Next day they met each other again and the man received two more blows on his cheeks without any evident murmur. They met the third day and he was going to inflict upon him the same blows. ‘Wait a minute, my friend. I am not the only person in the world to live according to the teachings of Christ. Thou also art one. I have obeyed him two days and the next two days will be my turn.’ With these words he smote the man on his cheek and asked him to turn the other side also.

“Now the question of disarmament must be put into practice by all the nations and not only by one or two. Consequently the advocates of peace must strive day and night so that the individuals of every country may become peace loving, public opinion may gain a strong and permanent footing, and day by day the army of international peace be increased, complete disarmament be realized and the flag of universal conciliation be waving on the summit of the mountains of the earth.”

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Star of the West – 4, p.43

MORNING:

IMG_2461Walk thou high above the world of being through the power of the Most Great Name, that thou mayest become aware of the immemorial mysteries and be acquainted with that wherewith no one is acquainted. Verily, thy Lord is the Helper, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. Be thou as a throbbing artery, pulsating in the body of the entire creation, that through the heat generated by this motion there may appear that which will quicken the hearts of those who hesitate

— His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, pp: 142-143

EVENING:

IMG_2459Grieve thou not at men’s failure to apprehend the Truth.  Ere long thou shalt find them turning towards God, the Lord of all mankind. We have indeed, through the potency of the Most Sublime Word, encompassed the whole world, and the time is approaching when God will have subdued the hearts of all that dwell on earth. He is in truth the Omnipotent, the All-Powerful.

— His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, pp: 263-264

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