O Wayfarer In The Path Of God! Take
O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His
grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its
depths. Be thou of them that have partaken of its treasures. A dewdrop out
of this ocean would, if shed upon all that are in the heavens and on the
earth, suffice to enrich them with the bounty of God, the Almighty, the
All-Knowing, the All-Wise. With the hands of renunciation draw forth from
its life-giving waters, and sprinkle therewith all created things, that
they may be cleansed from all man-made limitations and may approach the
mighty seat of God, this hallowed and resplendent Spot.
Be not grieved if thou performest it thyself alone. Let God be
all-sufficient for thee. Commune intimately with His Spirit, and be thou
of the thankful. Proclaim the Cause of thy Lord unto all who are in the
heavens and on the earth. Should any man respond to thy call, lay bare
before him the pearls of the wisdom of the Lord, thy God, which His Spirit
hath sent down unto thee, and be thou of them that truly believe. And
should any one reject thine offer, turn thou away from him, and put thy
trust and confidence in the Lord, thy God, the Lord of all worlds.
By the righteousness of God! Whoso openeth his lips in this Day and maketh
mention of the name of his Lord, the hosts of Divine inspiration shall
descend upon him from the heaven of My name, the All-Knowing, the
All-Wise. On him shall also descend the Concourse on high, each bearing
aloft a chalice of pure light. Thus hath it been foreordained in the realm
of God's Revelation, by the behest of Him Who is the All-Glorious, the
There lay concealed within the Holy Veil, and prepared for the service of
God, a company of His chosen ones who shall be manifested unto men, who
shall aid His Cause, who shall be afraid of no one, though the entire
human race rise up and war against them. These are the ones who, before
the gaze of the dwellers on earth and the denizens of heaven, shall arise
and, shouting aloud, acclaim the name of the Almighty, and summon the
children of men to the path of God, the All-Glorious, the All-Praised.
Walk thou in their way, and let no one dismay thee. Be of them whom the
tumult of the world, however much it may agitate them in the path of their
Creator, can never sadden, whose purpose the blame of the blamer will
Go forth with the Tablet of God and His signs, and rejoin them that have
believed in Me, and announce unto them tidings of Our most holy Paradise.
Warn, then, those that have joined partners with Him. Say: I am come to
you, O people, from the Throne of glory, and bear you an announcement from
God, the Most Powerful, the Most Exalted, the Most Great. In mine hand I
carry the testimony of God, your Lord and the Lord of your sires of old.
Weigh it with the just Balance that ye possess, the Balance of the
testimony of the Prophets and Messengers of God. If ye find it to be
established in truth, if ye believe it to be of God, beware, then, lest ye
cavil at it, and render your works vain, and be numbered with the
infidels. It is indeed the sign of God that hath been sent down through
the power of truth, through which the validity of His Cause hath been
demonstrated unto His creatures, and the ensigns of purity lifted up
betwixt earth and heaven.
Say: This is the sealed and mystic Scroll, the repository of God's
irrevocable Decree, bearing the words which the Finger of Holiness hath
traced, that lay wrapt within the veil of impenetrable mystery, and hath
now been sent down as a token of the grace of Him Who is the Almighty, the
Ancient of Days. In it have We decreed the destinies of all the dwellers
of the earth and the denizens of heaven, and written down the knowledge of
all things from first to last. Nothing whatsoever can escape or frustrate
Him, whether created in the past or to be created in the future, could ye
but perceive it.
Say: The Revelation sent down by God hath most surely been repeated, and
the outstretched Hand of Our power hath overshadowed all that are in the
heavens and all that are on the earth. We have, through the power of
truth, the very truth, manifested an infinitesimal glimmer of Our
impenetrable Mystery, and lo, they that have recognized the radiance of
the Sinaic splendor expired, as they caught a lightening glimpse of this
Crimson Light enveloping the Sinai of Our Revelation. Thus hath He Who is
the Beauty of the All-Merciful come down in the clouds of His testimony,
and the decree accomplished by virtue of the Will of God, the
All-Glorious, the All-Wise.
Say: Step out of Thy holy chamber, O Maid of Heaven, inmate of the Exalted
Paradise! Drape thyself in whatever manner pleaseth Thee in the silken
Vesture of Immortality, and put on, in the name of the All-Glorious, the
broidered Robe of Light. Hear, then, the sweet, the wondrous accent of the
Voice that cometh from the Throne of Thy Lord, the Inaccessible, the Most
High. Unveil Thy face, and manifest the beauty of the black-eyed Damsel,
and suffer not the servants of God to be deprived of the light of Thy
shining countenance. Grieve not if Thou hearest the sighs of the dwellers
of the earth, or the voice of the lamentation of the denizens of heaven.
Leave them to perish on the dust of extinction. Let them be reduced to
nothingness, inasmuch as the flame of hatred hath been kindled within
their breasts. Intone, then, before the face of the peoples of earth and
heaven, and in a most melodious voice, the anthem of praise, for a
remembrance of Him Who is the King of the names and attributes of God.
Thus have We decreed Thy destiny. Well able are We to achieve Our purpose.
Beware that Thou divest not Thyself, Thou Who art the Essence of Purity,
of Thy robe of effulgent glory. Nay, enrich Thyself increasingly, in the
kingdom of creation, with the incorruptible vestures of Thy God, that the
beauteous image of the Almighty may be reflected through Thee in all
created things and the grace of Thy Lord be infused in the plenitude of
its power into the entire creation.
If Thou smellest from any one the smell of the love of Thy Lord, offer up
Thyself for him, for We have created Thee to this end, and have covenanted
with Thee, from time immemorial, and in the presence of the congregation
of Our well-favored ones, for this very purpose. Be not impatient if the
blind in heart hurl down the shafts of their idle fancies upon Thee. Leave
them to themselves, for they follow the promptings of the evil ones.
Cry out before the gaze of the dwellers of heaven and of earth: I am the
Maid of Heaven, the Offspring begotten by the Spirit of Baha. My
habitation is the Mansion of His Name, the All-Glorious. Before the
Concourse on high I was adorned with the ornament of His names. I was
wrapt within the veil of an inviolable security, and lay hidden from the
eyes of men. Methinks that I heard a Voice of divine and incomparable
sweetness, proceeding from the right hand of the God of Mercy, and lo, the
whole Paradise stirred and trembled before Me, in its longing to hear its
accents, and gaze on the beauty of Him that uttered them. Thus have We
revealed in this luminous Tablet, and in the sweetest of languages, the
verses which the Tongue of Eternity was moved to utter in the
Say: He ordaineth as He pleaseth, by virtue of His sovereignty, and doeth
whatsoever He willeth at His own behest. He shall not be asked of the
things it pleaseth Him to ordain. He, in truth, is the Unrestrained, the
All-Powerful, the All-Wise.
They that have disbelieved in God and rebelled against His sovereignty are
the helpless victims of their corrupt inclinations and desires. These
shall return to their abode in the fire of hell: wretched is the abode of
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