FROM THE ARABIC
1: O Son Of Spirit! My First Counsel Is This: Possess A Pure Kindly And
O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and
radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and
2: O Son Of Spirit! The Best Beloved Of All Things In My Sight Is Justice;
O SON OF SPIRIT! The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice;
turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may
confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and...
3: O Son Of Man! Veiled In My Immemorial Being And In The Ancient
O SON OF MAN! Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of
My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have
engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.
4: O Son Of Man! I Loved Thy Creation Hence I Created Theewherefore
O SON OF MAN! I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore, do
thou love Me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit
5: O Son Of Being! Love Me That I May Love Thee If Thou Lovest Me
O SON OF BEING! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My
love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.
6: O Son Of Being! Thy Paradise Is My Love; Thy Heavenly Homereunion
O SON OF BEING! Thy Paradise is My love; thy heavenly home, reunion with
Me. Enter therein and tarry not. This is that which hath been destined for
thee in Our kingdom above and Our exalted dominion.
7: O Son Of Man! If Thou Lovest Me Turn Away From Thyself; And If
O SON OF MAN! If thou lovest Me, turn away from thyself; and if thou
seekest My pleasure, regard not thine own; that thou mayest die in Me and
I may eternally live in thee.
8: O Son Of Spirit! There Is No Peace For Thee Save By Renouncing
O SON OF SPIRIT! There is no peace for thee save by renouncing thyself and
turning unto Me; for it behooveth thee to glory in My name, not in thine
own; to put thy trust in Me and not in thyself, since I desire to...
9: O Son Of Being! My Love Is My Stronghold; He That Entereth Therein
O SON OF BEING! My love is My stronghold; he that entereth therein is safe
and secure, and he that turneth away shall surely stray and perish.
10: O Son Of Utterance! Thou Art My Stronghold; Enter Therein That
O SON OF UTTERANCE! Thou art My stronghold; enter therein that thou mayest
abide in safety. My love is in thee, know it, that thou mayest find Me
near unto thee.
11: O Son Of Being! Thou Art My Lamp And My Light Is In Thee
O SON OF BEING! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Get thou from it
thy radiance and seek none other than Me. For I have created thee rich and
have bountifully shed My favor upon thee.
12: O Son Of Being! With The Hands Of Power I Made Thee And With
O SON OF BEING! With the hands of power I made thee and with the fingers
of strength I created thee; and within thee have I placed the essence of
My light. Be thou content with it and seek naught else, for My work...
13: O Son Of Spirit! I Created Thee Rich Why Dost Thou Bring Thyself
O SON OF SPIRIT! I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to
poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the
essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlighte...
14: O Son Of Man! Thou Art My Dominion And My Dominion Perisheth
O SON OF MAN! Thou art My dominion and My dominion perisheth not;
wherefore fearest thou thy perishing? Thou art My light and My light shall
never be extinguished; why dost thou dread extinction? Thou art My glory...
15: O Son Of Utterance! Turn Thy Face Unto Mine And Renounce All Save
O SON OF UTTERANCE! Turn thy face unto Mine and renounce all save Me; for
My sovereignty endureth and My dominion perisheth not. If thou seekest
another than Me, yea, if thou searchest the universe for evermore,...
16: O Son Of Light! Forget All Save Me And Commune With My Spirit
O SON OF LIGHT! Forget all save Me and commune with My spirit. This is of
the essence of My command, therefore turn unto it.
17: O Son Of Man! Be Thou Content With Me And Seek No Other
O SON OF MAN! Be thou content with Me and seek no other helper. For none
but Me can ever suffice thee.
18: O Son Of Spirit! Ask Not Of Me That Which We Desire Not For Thee
O SON OF SPIRIT! Ask not of Me that which We desire not for thee, then be
content with what We have ordained for thy sake, for this is that which
profiteth thee, if therewith thou dost content thyself.
19: O Son Of The Wondrous Vision! I Have Breathed Within Thee A Breath Of My Own
O SON OF THE WONDROUS VISION! I have breathed within thee a breath of My
own Spirit, that thou mayest be My lover. Why hast thou forsaken Me and
sought a beloved other than Me?
20: O Son Of Spirit! My Claim On Thee Is Great It Cannot Be Forgotten
O SON OF SPIRIT! My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten. My
grace to thee is plenteous, it cannot be veiled. My love has made in thee
its home, it cannot be concealed. My light is manifest to thee, it c...
21: O Son Of Man! Upon The Tree Of Effulgent Glory I Have Hung For
O SON OF MAN! Upon the tree of effulgent glory I have hung for thee the
choicest fruits, wherefore hast thou turned away and contented thyself
with that which is less good? Return then unto that which is better fo...
22: O Son Of Spirit! Noble Have I Created Thee Yet Thou Hast Abased
O SON OF SPIRIT! Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself.
Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.
23: O Son Of The Supreme! To The Eternal I Call Thee Yet Thou Dost Seek That
O SON OF THE SUPREME! To the eternal I call thee, yet thou dost seek that
which perisheth. What hath made thee turn away from Our desire and seek
24: O Son Of Man! Transgress Not Thy Limits Nor Claim That Which
O SON OF MAN! Transgress not thy limits, nor claim that which beseemeth
thee not. Prostrate thyself before the countenance of thy God, the Lord of
might and power.
25: O Son Of Spirit! Vaunt Not Thyself Over The Poor For I Lead Him On
O SON OF SPIRIT! Vaunt not thyself over the poor, for I lead him on his
way and behold thee in thy evil plight and confound thee for evermore.
26: O Son Of Being! How Couldst Thou Forget Thine Own Faults And
O SON OF BEING! How couldst thou forget thine own faults and busy thyself
with the faults of others? Whoso doeth this is accursed of Me.
27: O Son Of Man! Breathe Not The Sins Of Others So Long As Thou Art
O SON OF MAN! Breathe not the sins of others so long as thou art thyself a
sinner. Shouldst thou transgress this command, accursed wouldst thou be,
and to this I bear witness.
28: O Son Of Spirit! Know Thou Of A Truth: He That Biddeth Men Be Just
O SON OF SPIRIT! Know thou of a truth: He that biddeth men be just and
himself committeth iniquity is not of Me, even though he bear My name.
29: O Son Of Being! Ascribe Not To Any Soul That Which Thou Wouldst
O SON OF BEING! Ascribe not to any soul that which thou wouldst not have
ascribed to thee, and say not that which thou doest not. This is My
command unto thee, do thou observe it.
30: O Son Of Man! Deny Not My Servant Should He Ask Anything From
O SON OF MAN! Deny not My servant should he ask anything from thee, for
his face is My face; be then abashed before Me.
31: O Son Of Being! Bring Thyself To Account Each Day Ere Thou Art
O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to
a reckoning; for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be
called to give account for thy deeds.
32: O Son Of The Supreme! I Have Made Death A Messenger Of Joy To Thee
O SON OF THE SUPREME! I have made death a messenger of joy to thee.
Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor.
Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?
33: O Son Of Spirit! With The Joyful Tidings Of Light I Hail Thee: Rejoice!
O SON OF SPIRIT! With the joyful tidings of light I hail thee: rejoice! To
the court of holiness I summon thee; abide therein that thou mayest live
in peace for evermore.
34: O Son Of Spirit! The Spirit Of Holiness Beareth Unto Thee The Joyful
O SON OF SPIRIT! The spirit of holiness beareth unto thee the joyful
tidings of reunion; wherefore dost thou grieve? The spirit of power
confirmeth thee in His cause; why dost thou veil thyself? The light of His
35: O Son Of Man! Sorrow Not Save That Thou Art Far From Us Rejoice
O SON OF MAN! Sorrow not save that thou art far from Us. Rejoice not save
that thou art drawing near and returning unto Us.
36: O Son Of Man! Rejoice In The Gladness Of Thine Heart That Thou
O SON OF MAN! Rejoice in the gladness of thine heart, that thou mayest be
worthy to meet Me and to mirror forth My beauty.
37: O Son Of Man! Divest Not Thyself Of My Beauteous Robe And Forfeit
O SON OF MAN! Divest not thyself of My beauteous robe, and forfeit not thy
portion from My wondrous fountain, lest thou shouldst thirst for evermore.
38: O Son Of Being! Walk In My Statutes For Love Of Me And Deny Thyself
O SON OF BEING! Walk in My statutes for love of Me and deny thyself that
which thou desirest if thou seekest My pleasure.
39: O Son Of Man! Neglect Not My Commandments If Thou Lovest My
O SON OF MAN! Neglect not My commandments if thou lovest My beauty, and
forget not My counsels if thou wouldst attain My good pleasure.
40: O Son Of Man! Wert Thou To Speed Through The Immensity Of
O SON OF MAN! Wert thou to speed through the immensity of space and
traverse the expanse of heaven, yet thou wouldst find no rest save in
submission to Our command and humbleness before Our Face.
41: O Son Of Man! Magnify My Cause That I May Reveal Unto Thee The
O SON OF MAN! Magnify My cause that I may reveal unto thee the mysteries
of My greatness and shine upon thee with the light of eternity.
42: O Son Of Man! Humble Thyself Before Me That I May Graciously
O SON OF MAN! Humble thyself before Me, that I may graciously visit thee.
Arise for the triumph of My cause, that while yet on earth thou mayest
obtain the victory.
43: O Son Of Being! Make Mention Of Me On My Earth That In My
O SON OF BEING! Make mention of Me on My earth, that in My heaven I may
remember thee, thus shall Mine eyes and thine be solaced.
44: O Son Of The Throne! Thy Hearing Is My Hearing Hear Thou Therewith
O SON OF THE THRONE! Thy hearing is My hearing, hear thou therewith. Thy
sight is My sight, do thou see therewith, that in thine inmost soul thou
mayest testify unto My exalted sanctity, and I within Myself may be...
45: O Son Of Being! Seek A Martyr's Death In My Path Content With
O SON OF BEING! Seek a martyr's death in My path, content with My pleasure
and thankful for that which I ordain, that thou mayest repose with Me
beneath the canopy of majesty behind the tabernacle of glory.
46: O Son Of Man! Ponder And Reflect Is It Thy Wish To Die Upon Thy
O SON OF MAN! Ponder and reflect. Is it thy wish to die upon thy bed, or
to shed thy life-blood on the dust, a martyr in My path, and so become the
manifestation of My command and the revealer of My light in the h...
47: O Son Of Man! By My Beauty! To Tinge Thy Hair With Thy Blood
O SON OF MAN! By My beauty! To tinge thy hair with thy blood is greater in
My sight than the creation of the universe and the light of both worlds.
Strive then to attain this, O servant!
48: O Son Of Man! For Everything There Is A Sign The Sign Of Love
O SON OF MAN! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is
fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials.
49: O Son Of Man! The True Lover Yearneth For Tribulation Even As
O SON OF MAN! The true lover yearneth for tribulation even as doth the
rebel for forgiveness and the sinful for mercy.
50: O Son Of Man! If Adversity Befall Thee Not In My Path How
O SON OF MAN! If adversity befall thee not in My path, how canst thou walk
in the ways of them that are content with My pleasure? If trials afflict
thee not in thy longing to meet Me, how wilt thou attain the ligh...
51: O Son Of Man! My Calamity Is My Providence Outwardly It Is
O SON OF MAN! My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and
vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. Hasten thereunto that thou
mayest become an eternal light and an immortal spirit. This is My comm...
52: O Son Of Man! Should Prosperity Befall Thee Rejoice Not And
O SON OF MAN! Should prosperity befall thee, rejoice not, and should
abasement come upon thee, grieve not, for both shall pass away and be no
53: O Son Of Being! If Poverty Overtake Thee Be Not Sad; For In
O SON OF BEING! If poverty overtake thee, be not sad; for in time the Lord
of wealth shall visit thee. Fear not abasement, for glory shall one day
rest on thee.
54: O Son Of Being! If Thine Heart Be Set Upon This Eternal
O SON OF BEING! If thine heart be set upon this eternal, imperishable
dominion, and this ancient, everlasting life, forsake this mortal and
55: O Son Of Being! Busy Not Thyself With This World For With Fire We
O SON OF BEING! Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire We test
the gold, and with gold We test Our servants.
56: O Son Of Man! Thou Dost Wish For Gold And I Desire Thy Freedom
O SON OF MAN! Thou dost wish for gold and I desire thy freedom from it.
Thou thinkest thyself rich in its possession, and I recognize thy wealth
in thy sanctity therefrom. By My life! This is My knowledge, and tha...
57: O Son Of Man! Bestow My Wealth Upon My Poor That In Heaven
O SON OF MAN! Bestow My wealth upon My poor, that in heaven thou mayest
draw from stores of unfading splendor and treasures of imperishable glory.
But by My life! To offer up thy soul is a more glorious thing coul...
58: O Son Of Man! The Temple Of Being Is My Throne; Cleanse It Of
O SON OF MAN! The temple of being is My throne; cleanse it of all things,
that there I may be established and there I may abide.
59: O Son Of Being! Thy Heart Is My Home; Sanctify It For My Descent
O SON OF BEING! Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent. Thy
spirit is My place of revelation; cleanse it for My manifestation.
60: O Son Of Man! Put Thy Hand Into My Bosom That I May Rise Above
O SON OF MAN! Put thy hand into My bosom, that I may rise above thee,
radiant and resplendent.
61: O Son Of Man! Ascend Unto My Heaven That Thou Mayest Obtain
O SON OF MAN! Ascend unto My heaven, that thou mayest obtain the joy of
reunion, and from the chalice of imperishable glory quaff the peerless
62: O Son Of Man! Many A Day Hath Passed Over Thee Whilst Thou
O SON OF MAN! Many a day hath passed over thee whilst thou hast busied
thyself with thy fancies and idle imaginings. How long art thou to slumber
on thy bed? Lift up thy head from slumber, for the Sun hath risen t...
63: O Son Of Man! The Light Hath Shone On Thee From The Horizon Of
O SON OF MAN! The light hath shone on thee from the horizon of the sacred
Mount and the spirit of enlightenment hath breathed in the Sinai of thy
heart. Wherefore, free thyself from the veils of idle fancies and e...
64: O Son Of Man! My Eternity Is My Creation I Have Created It For
O SON OF MAN! My eternity is My creation, I have created it for thee. Make
it the garment of thy temple. My unity is My handiwork; I have wrought it
for thee; clothe thyself therewith, that thou mayest be to all e...
65: O Son Of Man! My Majesty Is My Gift To Thee And My Grandeur
O SON OF MAN! My majesty is My gift to thee, and My grandeur the token of
My mercy unto thee. That which beseemeth Me none shall understand, nor can
anyone recount. Verily, I have preserved it in My hidden storeho...
66: O Children Of The Divine And Invisible Essence!
O CHILDREN OF THE DIVINE AND INVISIBLE ESSENCE! Ye shall be hindered from
loving Me and souls shall be perturbed as they make mention of Me. For
minds cannot grasp Me nor hearts contain Me.
67: O Son Of Beauty! By My Spirit And By My Favor! By My Mercy And
O SON OF BEAUTY! By My spirit and by My favor! By My mercy and by My
beauty! All that I have revealed unto thee with the tongue of power, and
have written for thee with the pen of might, hath been in accordance wi...
68: O Children Of Men! Know Ye Not Why We Created You All From The
O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?
That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in
your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from...
69: O Ye Sons Of Spirit! Ye Are My Treasury For In You I Have Treasured The
O YE SONS OF SPIRIT! Ye are My treasury, for in you I have treasured the
pearls of My mysteries and the gems of My knowledge. Guard them from the
strangers amidst My servants and from the ungodly amongst My people...
70: O Son Of Him That Stood By His Own Entity In The Kingdom Of His Self!
O SON OF HIM THAT STOOD BY HIS OWN ENTITY IN THE KINGDOM OF HIS SELF! Know
thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have
fully revealed to thee My word, have perfected through thee My bou...