Here is a little tangle that is perpetually cropping up in various guises. A cyclist bought a bicycle for L15 and gave in payment a cheque for L25. The seller went to a neighbouring shopkeeper and got him to change the cheque for him, and the cyclist... Read more of THE BICYCLE THIEF. at Math Puzzle.caInformational Site Network Informational


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If It Be Your Wish O People To Know

If it be your wish, O people, to know God and to discover the greatness of
His might, look, then, upon Me with Mine own eyes, and not with the eyes
of any one besides Me. Ye will, otherwise, be never capable of recognizing
Me, though ye ponder My Cause as long as My Kingdom endureth, and meditate
upon all created things throughout the eternity of God, the Sovereign Lord
of all, the Omnipotent, the Ever-Abiding, the All-Wise. Thus have We
manifested the truth of Our Revelation, that haply the people may be
roused from their heedlessness, and be of them that understand.

Behold the low estate of these men who know full well how I have offered
up Mine own Self and My kindred in the path of God and for the
preservation of their faith in Him, who are well aware how Mine enemies
have compassed Me about, in the days when the hearts of men feared and
trembled, the days when they hid themselves from the eyes of the loved
ones of God and of His enemies, and were busied in ensuring their own
security and peace.

We eventually succeeded in manifesting the Cause of God, and exalted it to
so eminent a position that all the people, except those who cherished
ill-will in their hearts against this Youth and joined partners with the
Almighty, acknowledged the sovereignty of God and His mighty dominion. And
yet, notwithstanding this Revelation whose influence hath pervaded all
created things, and despite the brightness of this Light, the like of
which none of them hath ever beheld, witness how the people of the Bayan
have denied and contended with Me. Some have turned away from the Path of
God, rejected the authority of Him in Whom they had believed, and acted
insolently towards God, the Most Powerful, the Supreme Protector, the Most
Exalted, the Most Great. Others hesitated and halted in His Path, and
regarded the Cause of the Creator, in its inmost truth, as invalid unless
substantiated by the approval of him who was created through the operation
of My Will. Thus have their works come to naught, and yet they failed to
perceive it. Among them is he who sought to measure God with the measure
of his own self, and was so misled by the names of God as to rise up
against Me, who condemned Me as one that deserved to be put to death, and
who imputed to Me the very offenses of which he himself was guilty.

Wherefore, do I plead My grief and My sorrow to Him Who created Me and
entrusted Me with His Message. Unto Him do I render thanks and praise for
the things He hath ordained, for My loneliness, and the anguish I suffer
at the hands of these men who have strayed so far from Him. I have
patiently sustained, and will continue to sustain, the tribulation that
touched Me, and will put My whole trust and confidence in God. Him will I
supplicate saying: Guide Thy servants, O My Lord, unto the court of Thy
favor and bounty, and suffer them not to be deprived of the wonders of Thy
grace and of Thy manifold blessings. For they know not what Thou hast
ordained for them by virtue of Thy mercy that encompasseth the whole of
creation. Outwardly, O Lord, they are weak and helpless; inwardly they are
but orphans. Thou art the All-Bountiful, the Munificent, the Most Exalted,
the Most Great. Cast not, O My God, the fury of Thy wrath upon them, and
cause them to tarry until such time when the wonders of Thy mercy will
have been made manifest, that haply they may return unto Thee, and ask
forgiveness of Thee for the things they have committed against Thee.
Verily, Thou art the Forgiving, the All-Merciful.

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