3 January ― 4 Sharaf   Leave a comment

Blessed is he who, at the hour of dawn, centring

his thoughts on God, occupied with His remembrance,

and supplicating His forgiveness, directeth his steps to

the Mashriqu’l-Adhkár and, entering therein, seateth

himself in silence to listen to the verses of God, the

Sovereign, the Mighty, the All-Praised. Say: The

Mashriqu’l-Adhkár is each and every building which

hath been erected in cities and villages for the

celebration of My praise. Such is the name by which it

hath been designated before the throne of glory, were

ye of those who understand.

His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

The Kitáb-i-Aqdas,¶115 p. 60

IMG_0466MORNING:

They who recite the verses of the All-Merciful in

the most melodious of tones will perceive in them that

with which the sovereignty of earth and heaven can

never be compared. From them they will inhale the

divine fragrance of My worlds — worlds which today

none can discern save those who have been endowed

with vision through this sublime, this beauteous

Revelation. Say: These verses draw hearts that are pure

unto those spiritual worlds that can neither be

expressed in words nor intimated by allusion. Blessed

be those who hearken.

          His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

The Kitáb-i-Aqdas,¶116 p. 60

EVENING:

IMG_0466Assist ye, O My people, My chosen servants who

have arisen to make mention of Me among My creatures

and to exalt My Word throughout My realm. These,

truly, are the stars of the heaven of My loving

providence and the lamps of My guidance unto all

mankind. But he whose words conflict with that which

hath been sent down in My Holy Tablets is not of Me.

Beware lest ye follow any impious pretender. These

Tablets are embellished with the seal of Him Who

causeth the dawn to appear, Who lifteth up His voice

between the heavens and the earth. Lay hold on this

Sure Handle and on the Cord of My mighty and

unassailable Cause.

His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

The Kitáb-i-Aqdas,¶117 pp: 61-62

FROM THE CENTRE OF THE COVENANT

‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ:

IMG_5100O ye beloved of God! O ye children of His Kingdom! Verily, verily, the new heaven and the new earth are come. The holy City, new Jerusalem, hath come down from on high in the form of a maid of heaven, veiled, beauteous, and unique, and prepared for reunion with her lovers on earth. The angelic company of the Celestial Concourse hath joined in a call that hath run throughout the universe, all loudly and mightily acclaiming: ‘This is the City of God and His abode, wherein shall dwell the pure and holy among His servants. He shall live with them, for they are His people and He is their Lord.’

He hath wiped away their tears, kindled their light, rejoiced their hearts and enraptured their souls. Death shall no more overtake them neither shall sorrow, weeping or tribulation afflict them. The Lord God Omnipotent hath been enthroned in His Kingdom and hath made all things new. This is the truth and what truth can be greater than that announced by the Revelation of St. John the Divine? 

IMG_3228He is Alpha and Omega. He is the One that will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life and bestow upon the sick the remedy of true salvation. He whom such grace aideth is verily he that receiveth the most glorious heritage from the Prophets of God and His holy ones. The Lord will be his God, and he His dearly-beloved son.

Rejoice, then, O ye beloved of the Lord and His chosen ones, and ye the children of God and His people, raise your voices to laud and magnify the Lord, the Most High; for His light hath beamed forth, His signs have appeared and the billows of His rising ocean have scattered on every shore many a precious pearl.

Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, pp:12-13

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