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Notes Of A Conversation With 'abdu'l-baha
A Coloured Man From South Africa Who Was Visiting 'abdu'l-b...

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And When This Stage Of The Journey Is Completed And The Wayfar...

40: O My Servant! Free Thyself From The Fetters Of This World And
O My Servant! Free Thyself From The Fetters Of This World, ...

Praise Be To Thee, To Whom The Tongues Of All
Praise Be To Thee, To Whom The Tongues Of All Created Thing...

O Concourse Of Persian Divines! In My Name Ye Have
O Concourse Of Persian Divines! In My Name Ye Have Seized T...

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The Magnet Of Your Love Brought Me To This Country. My Hope...

70 Exile And Imprisonment Are Decreed For The Thief #45
Baha'u'llah States That The Determination Of The Degree Of ...

47: O Children Of Desire! Put Away The Garment Of Vainglory And Divest
O Children Of Desire! Put Away The Garment Of Vainglory, An...

THE FOUR VALLEYS




The First Valley
If the travelers seek after the goal of the Intended One (maqsud), this station appertaineth to the self--but that self which is The Self of God standing within Him with laws.(90) On this plane, the self is not...

The Second Valley
If the wayfarer's goal be the dwelling of the Praiseworthy One (Mahmud),(99) this is the station of primal reason which is known as the Prophet and the Most Great Pillar.(100) Here reason signifieth the divine, u...

The Third Valley
If the loving seekers wish to live within the precincts of the Attracting One (Majdhub),(107) no soul may dwell on this Kingly Throne save the beauty of love. This realm is not to be pictured in words. Love s...

The Fourth Valley
If the mystic knowers be of those who have reached to the beauty of the Beloved One (Mahbub), this station is the apex of consciousness and the secret of divine guidance. This is the center of the mystery: He doth...

The Four Valleys
_He is the Strong, the Well-Beloved!_ O light of truth, Hisam-i-Din, the bounteous, No prince hath the world begot like unto Thee!(81) I am wondering why the tie of love was so abruptly severed, and the f...

The Valley Of True Poverty And Absolute Nothingness
This station is the dying from self and the living in God, the being poor in self and rich in the Desired One. Poverty as here referred to signifieth being poor in the things of the created world, rich in the thi...