28 NOVEMBER – THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASCENSION OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ 1921   Leave a comment

28 NOVEMBER – THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASCENSION OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ 1921

MORNING:

Praise be to Him Who hath honoured the Land of Ba* through the presence of Him round Whom all names revolve. All the atoms of the earth have announced unto all created things that from behind the gate of the Prison-city there hath appeared and above its horizon there hath shone forth the Orb of the beauty of the great, the Most Mighty Branch of God — His ancient and immutable Mystery — proceeding on its way to another land. Sorrow, thereby, hath enveloped this Prison-city, whilst another land rejoiceth. Exalted, immeasurably exalted is our Lord, the Fashioner of the heavens and the Creator of all things, He through Whose sovereignty the doors of the prison were opened, thereby causing what was promised aforetime in the Tablets to be fulfilled. He is verily potent over what He willeth, and in His grasp is the dominion of the entire creation. He is the All-Powerful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

* Beirut. This Tablet is ‘a letter dictated by Bahá’u’lláh and addressed by Mirzá Aqa Jan, His amanuensis, to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá while the latter was on a visit to Beirut.’ The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 136

—His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 225

EVENING:

Blessed, doubly blessed, is the ground which His footsteps have trodden, the eye that hath been cheered by the beauty of His countenance, the ear that hath been honoured by hearkening to His call, the heart that hath tasted the sweetness of His love, the breast that hath dilated through His remembrance, the pen that hath voiced His praise, the scroll that hath borne the testimony of His writings. We beseech God — blessed and exalted be He — that He may honour us with meeting Him soon. He is, in truth, the All-Hearing, the All-Powerful, He Who is ready to answer.

—His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Tablets of Baha’u’llah, pp: 227-228

FROM THE MYSTERY OF GOD ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ:

 

My name is ‘Abdul-Bahá, my identity is ‘Abdul-Bahá, my qualification is ‘Abdul-Bahá, my reality is ‘Abdul-Bahá, my praise is ‘Abdul-Bahá, Thraldom to the Blessed Perfection is my glorious refulgent diadem; and servitude to all the human race is my perpetual religion. Through the bounty and favor of the Blessed Perfection, ‘Abdul-Bahá is the Ensign of the Most-Great-Peace, which is waving from the Supreme Apex; and through the gift of the Greatest Name, he is the Lamp of Universal Salvation, which is shining with the light of the love of God. The Herald of the Kingdom is he, so that he may awaken the people of the East and of the West. The Voice of Friendship, Uprightness, Truth and Reconciliation is he, so as to cause acceleration throughout all regions. No name, no title, no mention, no commendation hath he nor will ever have except ‘Abdul-Bahá. This is my longing. This is my supreme apex. This is my greatest yearning. This is my eternal life. This is my everlasting glory! Express ye the same thing which is issued from my pen. This is the duty of all. Consequently the friends of God must assist and help ‘Abdul-Bahá in the adoration of the True One; in the servitude to the human race; in the well-being of the human world and in divine love and kindness.

Tablets of ‘Abdul-Bahá v2, p. 429

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