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Thou Seest, O My God, How Thy Servants Have






Thou seest, O my God, how Thy servants have been cleaving fast to Thy
names, and have been calling on them in the daytime and in the night
season. No sooner, however, had He been made manifest through Whose word
the kingdom of names and the heaven of eternity were created, than they
broke away from Him and disbelieved in the greatest of Thy signs. They
finally banished Him from the land of His birth, and caused Him to dwell
within the most desolate of Thy cities, though all the world had been
built up by Thee for His sake. Within this, the Most Great Prison, He hath
established His seat. Though sore tried by trials, the like of which the
eye of creation hath not seen, He summoneth the people unto Thee, O Thou
Who art the Fashioner of the universe!

I beseech Thee, O Thou the Shaper of all the nations and the Quickener of
every moldering bone, to graciously enable Thy servants to recognize Him
Who is the Manifestation of Thy Self and the Revealer of Thy transcendent
might, that they may cut down, by Thy power, all the idols of their
corrupt inclinations, and enter beneath the shadow of Thine
all-encompassing mercy, which, by virtue of Thy name, the Most Exalted,
the All-Glorious, hath surpassed the entire creation.

I know not, O my God, how long will Thy creatures continue to slumber on
the bed of forgetfulness and evil desires, and remain far removed from
Thee and shut out from Thy presence. Draw them nearer, O my God, unto the
scene of Thine effulgent glory, and enrapture their hearts with the sweet
savors of Thine inspiration, through which they who adore Thy unity have
soared on the wings of desire towards Thee, and they who are devoted to
Thee have reached unto Him Who is the Dawning-Place of the Day-Star of Thy
creation.

Cleave asunder, O my Lord, the veils that shut them out from Thee, that
they may behold Thee shining above the horizon of Thy oneness and shedding
Thy radiance from the dawning-place of Thy sovereignty. By Thy glory! Were
they to discover the sweetness of Thy remembrance and apprehend the
excellence of the things that are sent down upon them from the right hand
of the throne of Thy majesty, they would cast away all that they possess,
and would rush forth into the wilderness of their longing after Thee, that
the glance of Thy loving-kindness may be directed towards them and the
radiance of the Day-Star of Thy beauty may be shed upon them.

Let their hearts, O my Lord, be carried away by Thy remembrance, and their
souls enriched by Thy riches, and their wills strengthened to proclaim Thy
Cause amidst Thy creatures. Thou art, verily, the Great Giver, the
Ever-Forgiving, the Most Compassionate.





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