Know Assuredly That Just As Thou Firmly

Know assuredly that just as thou firmly believest that the Word of God,

exalted be His glory, endureth for ever, thou must, likewise, believe with

undoubting faith that its meaning can never be exhausted. They who are its

appointed interpreters, they whose hearts are the repositories of its

secrets, are, however, the only ones who can comprehend its manifold

wisdom. Whoso, while reading the Sacred Scriptures, is tempted to choose

therefrom whatever may suit him with which to challenge the authority of

the Representative of God among men, is, indeed, as one dead, though to

outward seeming he may walk and converse with his neighbors, and share

with them their food and their drink.

Oh, would that the world could believe Me! Were all the things that lie

enshrined within the heart of Baha, and which the Lord, His God, the Lord

of all names, hath taught Him, to be unveiled to mankind, every man on

earth would be dumbfounded.

How great the multitude of truths which the garment of words can never

contain! How vast the number of such verities as no expression can

adequately describe, whose significance can never be unfolded, and to

which not even the remotest allusions can be made! How manifold are the

truths which must remain unuttered until the appointed time is come! Even

as it hath been said: "Not everything that a man knoweth can be disclosed,

nor can everything that he can disclose be regarded as timely, nor can

every timely utterance be considered as suited to the capacity of those

who hear it."

Of these truths some can be disclosed only to the extent of the capacity

of the repositories of the light of Our knowledge, and the recipients of

Our hidden grace. We beseech God to strengthen thee with His power, and

enable thee to recognize Him Who is the Source of all knowledge, that thou

mayest detach thyself from all human learning, for, "what would it profit

any man to strive after learning when he hath already found and recognized

Him Who is the Object of all knowledge?" Cleave to the Root of Knowledge,

and to Him Who is the Fountain thereof, that thou mayest find thyself

independent of all who claim to be well versed in human learning, and

whose claim no clear proof, nor the testimony of any enlightening book,

can support.

Kaiser Wilhelm I Know Of A Certainty That In Every Dispensation facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail