Emperor Francis Joseph

O EMPEROR of Austria! He who is the Dayspring of God's Light dwelt in the

prison of Akka, at the time when thou didst set forth to visit the Aqsa

Mosque (Jerusalem). Thou passed Him by, and inquired not about Him, by

Whom every house is exalted, and every lofty gate unlocked. We, verily,

made it (Jerusalem) a place whereunto the world should turn, that they

might remember Me, and yet thou hast rejected Him Who is the Object of

this remembrance, when He appeared with the Kingdom of God, thy Lord and

the Lord of the worlds. We have been with thee at all times, and found

thee clinging unto the Branch and heedless of the Root. Thy Lord, verily,

is a witness unto what I say. We grieved to see thee circle round Our

Name, whilst unaware of Us, though We were before thy face. Open thine

eyes, that thou mayest behold this glorious Vision, and recognize Him Whom

thou invokest in the daytime and in the night-season, and gaze on the

Light that shineth above this luminous Horizon.

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