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O My Servants! It Behoveth You To Refresh






O My servants! It behoveth you to refresh and revive your souls through
the gracious favors which, in this Divine, this soul-stirring Springtime,
are being showered upon you. The Day Star of His great glory hath shed its
radiance upon you, and the clouds of His limitless grace have overshadowed
you. How high the reward of him that hath not deprived himself of so great
a bounty, nor failed to recognize the beauty of his Best-Beloved in this,
His new attire.

Say: O people! The Lamp of God is burning; take heed, lest the fierce
winds of your disobedience extinguish its light. Now is the time to arise
and magnify the Lord, your God. Strive not after bodily comforts, and keep
your heart pure and stainless. The Evil One is lying in wait, ready to
entrap you. Gird yourselves against his wicked devices, and, led by the
light of the name of the one true God, deliver yourselves from the
darkness that surroundeth you. Center your thoughts in the Well-Beloved,
rather than in your own selves.

Say: O ye that have strayed and lost your way! The Divine Messenger, Who
speaketh naught but the truth, hath announced unto you the coming of the
Best-Beloved. Behold, He is now come. Wherefore are ye downcast and
dejected? Why remain despondent when the Pure and Hidden One hath appeared
unveiled amongst you? He Who is both the Beginning and the End, He Who is
both Stillness and Motion, is now manifest before your eyes. Behold how,
in this Day, the Beginning is reflected in the End, how out of Stillness
Motion hath been engendered. This motion hath been generated by the potent
energies which the words of the Almighty have released throughout the
entire creation. Whoso hath been quickened by its vitalizing power, will
find himself impelled to attain the court of the Beloved; and whoso hath
deprived himself therefrom, will sink into irretrievable despondency. He
is truly wise whom the world and all that is therein have not deterred
from recognizing the light of this Day, who will not allow men's idle talk
to cause him to swerve from the way of righteousness. He is indeed as one
dead who, at the wondrous dawn of this Revelation, hath failed to be
quickened by its soul-stirring breeze. He is indeed a captive who hath not
recognized the Supreme Redeemer, but hath suffered his soul to be bound,
distressed and helpless, in the fetters of his desires.

O My servants! Whoso hath tasted of this Fountain hath attained unto
everlasting Life, and whoso hath refused to drink therefrom is even as the
dead. Say: O ye workers of iniquity! Covetousness hath hindered you from
giving a hearing ear unto the sweet voice of Him Who is the All-Sufficing.
Wash it away from your hearts, that His Divine secret may be made known
unto you. Behold Him manifest and resplendent as the sun in all its glory.

Say: O ye that are bereft of understanding! A severe trial pursueth you,
and will suddenly overtake you. Bestir yourselves, that haply it may pass
and inflict no harm upon you. Acknowledge the exalted character of the
name of the Lord, your God, Who hath come unto you in the greatness of His
glory. He, verily, is the All-Knowing, the All-Possessing, the Supreme
Protector.





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