My Captivity Can Bring On Me No Shame

My captivity can bring on Me no shame. Nay, by My life, it conferreth on

Me glory. That which can make Me ashamed is the conduct of such of My

followers as profess to love Me, yet in fact follow the Evil One. They,

indeed, are of the lost.

When the time set for this Revelation was fulfilled, and He Who is the Day

Star of the world appeared in 'Iraq, He bade His followers observe that

which would sanctify them from all earthly defilements. Some preferred to

follow the desires of a corrupt inclination, while others walked in the

way of righteousness and truth, and were rightly guided.

Say: He is not to be numbered with the people of Baha who followeth his

mundane desires, or fixeth his heart on things of the earth. He is My true

follower who, if he come to a valley of pure gold, will pass straight

through it aloof as a cloud, and will neither turn back, nor pause. Such a

man is, assuredly, of Me. From his garment the Concourse on high can

inhale the fragrance of sanctity.... And if he met the fairest and most

comely of women, he would not feel his heart seduced by the least shadow

of desire for her beauty. Such an one, indeed, is the creation of spotless

chastity. Thus instructeth you the Pen of the Ancient of Days, as bidden

by your Lord, the Almighty, the All-Bountiful.

Mine Eyes Are Cheered, O My God, When I Contemplate My God, My Adored One, My King, My Desire! facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail