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O Letter Of The Living! The Ear Of God






O Letter of the Living! The ear of God hath heard thy cry, and His eyes
have beheld thy written supplication. He is calling thee from His seat of
glory, and is revealing unto thee the verses that have been sent down by
Him Who is the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

Blessed art thou for having utterly abolished the idol of self and of vain
imagination, and for having rent asunder the veil of idle fancy, through
the power of the might of thy Lord, the Supreme Protector, the Almighty,
the one Beloved. Thou art indeed to be numbered with those Letters that
have excelled every other Letter. Wherefore thou hast been singled out by
God through the tongue of thy Lord, the Bab, the brightness of Whose
countenance hath enveloped, and will continue to envelop, the whole of
creation. Render thanks unto the Almighty, and magnify His name, inasmuch
as He hath aided thee to recognize a Cause that hath made the hearts of
the inhabitants of the heavens and of the earth to tremble, that hath
caused the denizens of the Kingdoms of creation and of Revelation to cry
out, and through which the hidden secrets of men's breasts have been
searched out and tested.

Thy Lord, the Most High (the Bab), addresseth thee, from His Realm of
glory, these words: Great is the blessedness that awaiteth thee, O Letter
of the Living, for thou hast truly believed in Me, hast refused to shame
Me before the Concourse on high, hast fulfilled thy pledge, hast cast away
the veil of vain imaginings, and hast fixed thy gaze upon the Lord, thy
God, the Lord of the unseen and the seen, the Lord of the Frequented Fane.
I am well pleased with thee, inasmuch as I have found thy face beaming
with light on the Day when faces have been made dismal and turned black.

Say: O people of the Bayan! Did We not admonish you, in all Our Tablets
and in all Our hidden Scriptures, not to follow your evil passions and
corrupt inclinations, but to keep your eyes directed towards the Scene of
transcendent glory, on the Day when the Most Mighty Balance shall be set,
the Day when the sweet melodies of the Spirit of God shall be poured out
from the right hand of the throne of your Lord, the omnipotent Protector,
the All-Powerful, the Holy of Holies? Did We not forbid you to cleave to
the things that would shut you out from the Manifestation of our Beauty,
in its subsequent Revelation, be they the embodiments of the names of God
and all their glory, or the revealers of His attributes and their
dominion? Behold, how, as soon as I revealed Myself, ye have rejected My
truth and turned away from Me, and been of them that have regarded the
signs of God as a play and pastime!

By My Beauty! Nothing whatsoever shall, in this Day, be accepted from you,
though ye continue to worship and prostrate yourselves before God
throughout the eternity of His dominion. For all things are dependent upon
His Will, and the worth of all acts is conditioned upon His acceptance and
pleasure. The whole universe is but a handful of clay in His grasp. Unless
one recognize God and love Him, his cry shall not be heard by God in this
Day. This is of the essence of His Faith, did ye but know it.

Will ye be content with that which is like the vapor in a plain, and be
willing to forgo the Ocean Whose waters refresh, by virtue of the Will of
God, the souls of men? Woe unto you, for having repaid the bounty of God
with so vain and contemptible a thing! Ye are, indeed, of them that have
rejected Me in My previous Revelation. Would that your hearts could
comprehend!

Arise, and, under the eyes of God, atone for your failures in duty towards
Him. This is My commandment unto you, were ye to incline your ears unto My
commandment. By Mine own Self! Neither the people of the Qur'an, nor the
followers of either the Torah or the Evangel, nor those of any other Book,
have committed that which your hands have wrought. I, Myself, have
dedicated My whole life to the vindication of the truth of this Faith. I,
Myself, have announced, in all My Tablets, the advent of His Revelation.
And yet, no sooner did He manifest Himself, in His subsequent Revelation,
clothed in the glory of Baha and arrayed in the robe of His grandeur, than
ye rebelled against Him Who is the supreme Protector, the Self-Subsisting.
Beware, O people! Be ye ashamed of that which hath befallen Me at your
hands in the path of God. Take heed that ye be not of them that have
rejected that which hath been sent down unto them from the Heaven of God's
transcendent glory.

Such, O Letter of the Living, are the words which thy Lord hath spoken,
and addressed unto thee from the realms above. Proclaim the words of thy
Lord unto His servants, that perchance they may shake off their slumber,
and ask pardon of God, Who hath formed and fashioned them, and sent down
unto them this most effulgent, this most holy, and manifest Revelation of
His Beauty.





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