Discourse At Mrs Thornburgh-cropper's
September 13th, 1911.
'Abdu'l-Baha said:--Thanks be to God, this is a good meeting. It is very
enlightened, it is spiritual.
As a Persian Poet has written:--The Celestial Universe is so formed that
the under world reflects the upper world. That is to say whatever exists
in heaven is reflected in this phenomenal world. Now, praise be to God,
this meeting of ours is a reflection of the heavenly concourse; it is as
though we had taken a mirror and had gazed into it. This reflection from
the heavenly concourse we know as love.
As heavenly love exists in the supreme concourse even so it is reflected
here. The supreme concourse is filled with the desire for God--thank God,
this desire is also here.
Therefore if we say that this meeting is heavenly, it is true. Why?
Because we have no other desire except for that which comes from God. We
have no other object save the commemoration of God.
Some of the people of the earth desire conquest over others: some of them
are longing for rest and ease; others desire a high position; some desire
to become famous:--thank God our desire is for spirituality and for union
Now that we are gathered here our wish is to raise the banner of the Unity
of God, to spread the Light of God, to make the hearts of the people turn
to the Kingdom. Therefore I thank God that He is causing us to do this
I pray for all of you, that you may become celestial warriors, that you
may everywhere spread the Unity of God and enlighten the East and West,
and that you may give to all hearts the love of God. This is my utmost
desire, and I pray to God that your desire may be the same.
I am very happy to be with you all. I am pleased with the English King and
Government, and with the people.
You may thank God that in this land you are so free. You do not know what
lack of freedom there is in the East. When anyone comes to this country he
I wish God's protection for you all. Goodbye to you all.
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