O Kings Of The Earth! We See You Increasing Every Year


: SUMMONS TO THE KINGS AND RULERS OF THE WORLD COLLECTIVELY

O KINGS of the earth! We see you increasing every year your expenditures,

and laying the burden thereof on your subjects. This, verily, is wholly

and grossly unjust. Fear the sighs and tears of this Wronged One, and lay

not excessive burdens on your peoples. Do not rob them to rear palaces for

yourselves; nay rather choose for them that which ye choose for

yourselves. Thus We unfold to your eyes that which profiteth you, if ye

but perceive. Your people are your treasures. Beware lest your rule

violate the commandments of God, and ye deliver your wards to the hands of

the robber. By them ye rule, by their means ye subsist, by their aid ye

conquer. Yet, how disdainfully ye look upon them! How strange, how very

strange!



Now that ye have refused the Most Great Peace, hold ye fast unto this, the

Lesser Peace, that haply ye may in some degree better your own condition

and that of your dependents.



O Rulers of the earth! Be reconciled among yourselves, that ye may need no

more armaments save in a measure to safeguard your territories and

dominions. Beware lest ye disregard the counsel of the All-Knowing, the

Faithful.



Be united, O Kings of the earth, for thereby will the tempest of discord

be stilled amongst you, and your people find rest, if ye be of them that

comprehend. Should any one among you take up arms against another, rise ye

all against him, for this is naught but manifest justice.





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