2 We Have Unsealed The Choice Wine With The Fingers Of Might And Power #5

The consumption of wine and other intoxicants is prohibited in the

Kitab-i-Aqdas (see notes 144 and 170).

Reference to the use of wine in an allegorical sense--such as being the

cause of spiritual ecstasy--is found, not only in the Revelation of

Baha'u'llah, but in the Bible, in the Qur'an, and in ancient Hindu


For example, in the Qur'an the righteous are promised that they will be

given to drink of the choice sealed wine. In His Tablets, Baha'u'llah

identifies the choice Wine with His Revelation whose musk-laden

fragrance has been wafted upon all created things. He states that He

has unsealed this Wine, thereby disclosing spiritual truths that were

hitherto unknown, and enabling those who quaff thereof to discern the

splendours of the light of divine unity and to grasp the essential

purpose underlying the Scriptures of God.

In one of His meditations, Baha'u'llah entreats God to supply the

believers with the choice Wine of Thy mercy, that it may cause them to be

forgetful of any one except Thee, and to arise to serve Thy Cause, and to

be steadfast in their love for Thee.

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