O Wayfarer In The Path Of God! Take





O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His

grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its

depths. Be thou of them that have partaken of its treasures. A dewdrop out

of this ocean would, if shed upon all that are in the heavens and on the

earth, suffice to enrich them with the bounty of God, the Almighty, the

All-Knowing, the All-Wise. With the hands of renunciation draw forth from

its life-giving waters, and sprinkle therewith all created things, that

they may be cleansed from all man-made limitations and may approach the

mighty seat of God, this hallowed and resplendent Spot.



Be not grieved if thou performest it thyself alone. Let God be

all-sufficient for thee. Commune intimately with His Spirit, and be thou

of the thankful. Proclaim the Cause of thy Lord unto all who are in the

heavens and on the earth. Should any man respond to thy call, lay bare

before him the pearls of the wisdom of the Lord, thy God, which His Spirit

hath sent down unto thee, and be thou of them that truly believe. And

should any one reject thine offer, turn thou away from him, and put thy

trust and confidence in the Lord, thy God, the Lord of all worlds.



By the righteousness of God! Whoso openeth his lips in this Day and maketh

mention of the name of his Lord, the hosts of Divine inspiration shall

descend upon him from the heaven of My name, the All-Knowing, the

All-Wise. On him shall also descend the Concourse on high, each bearing

aloft a chalice of pure light. Thus hath it been foreordained in the realm

of God's Revelation, by the behest of Him Who is the All-Glorious, the

Most Powerful.



There lay concealed within the Holy Veil, and prepared for the service of

God, a company of His chosen ones who shall be manifested unto men, who

shall aid His Cause, who shall be afraid of no one, though the entire

human race rise up and war against them. These are the ones who, before

the gaze of the dwellers on earth and the denizens of heaven, shall arise

and, shouting aloud, acclaim the name of the Almighty, and summon the

children of men to the path of God, the All-Glorious, the All-Praised.

Walk thou in their way, and let no one dismay thee. Be of them whom the

tumult of the world, however much it may agitate them in the path of their

Creator, can never sadden, whose purpose the blame of the blamer will

never defeat.



Go forth with the Tablet of God and His signs, and rejoin them that have

believed in Me, and announce unto them tidings of Our most holy Paradise.

Warn, then, those that have joined partners with Him. Say: I am come to

you, O people, from the Throne of glory, and bear you an announcement from

God, the Most Powerful, the Most Exalted, the Most Great. In mine hand I

carry the testimony of God, your Lord and the Lord of your sires of old.

Weigh it with the just Balance that ye possess, the Balance of the

testimony of the Prophets and Messengers of God. If ye find it to be

established in truth, if ye believe it to be of God, beware, then, lest ye

cavil at it, and render your works vain, and be numbered with the

infidels. It is indeed the sign of God that hath been sent down through

the power of truth, through which the validity of His Cause hath been

demonstrated unto His creatures, and the ensigns of purity lifted up

betwixt earth and heaven.



Say: This is the sealed and mystic Scroll, the repository of God's

irrevocable Decree, bearing the words which the Finger of Holiness hath

traced, that lay wrapt within the veil of impenetrable mystery, and hath

now been sent down as a token of the grace of Him Who is the Almighty, the

Ancient of Days. In it have We decreed the destinies of all the dwellers

of the earth and the denizens of heaven, and written down the knowledge of

all things from first to last. Nothing whatsoever can escape or frustrate

Him, whether created in the past or to be created in the future, could ye

but perceive it.



Say: The Revelation sent down by God hath most surely been repeated, and

the outstretched Hand of Our power hath overshadowed all that are in the

heavens and all that are on the earth. We have, through the power of

truth, the very truth, manifested an infinitesimal glimmer of Our

impenetrable Mystery, and lo, they that have recognized the radiance of

the Sinaic splendor expired, as they caught a lightening glimpse of this

Crimson Light enveloping the Sinai of Our Revelation. Thus hath He Who is

the Beauty of the All-Merciful come down in the clouds of His testimony,

and the decree accomplished by virtue of the Will of God, the

All-Glorious, the All-Wise.



Say: Step out of Thy holy chamber, O Maid of Heaven, inmate of the Exalted

Paradise! Drape thyself in whatever manner pleaseth Thee in the silken

Vesture of Immortality, and put on, in the name of the All-Glorious, the

broidered Robe of Light. Hear, then, the sweet, the wondrous accent of the

Voice that cometh from the Throne of Thy Lord, the Inaccessible, the Most

High. Unveil Thy face, and manifest the beauty of the black-eyed Damsel,

and suffer not the servants of God to be deprived of the light of Thy

shining countenance. Grieve not if Thou hearest the sighs of the dwellers

of the earth, or the voice of the lamentation of the denizens of heaven.

Leave them to perish on the dust of extinction. Let them be reduced to

nothingness, inasmuch as the flame of hatred hath been kindled within

their breasts. Intone, then, before the face of the peoples of earth and

heaven, and in a most melodious voice, the anthem of praise, for a

remembrance of Him Who is the King of the names and attributes of God.

Thus have We decreed Thy destiny. Well able are We to achieve Our purpose.



Beware that Thou divest not Thyself, Thou Who art the Essence of Purity,

of Thy robe of effulgent glory. Nay, enrich Thyself increasingly, in the

kingdom of creation, with the incorruptible vestures of Thy God, that the

beauteous image of the Almighty may be reflected through Thee in all

created things and the grace of Thy Lord be infused in the plenitude of

its power into the entire creation.



If Thou smellest from any one the smell of the love of Thy Lord, offer up

Thyself for him, for We have created Thee to this end, and have covenanted

with Thee, from time immemorial, and in the presence of the congregation

of Our well-favored ones, for this very purpose. Be not impatient if the

blind in heart hurl down the shafts of their idle fancies upon Thee. Leave

them to themselves, for they follow the promptings of the evil ones.



Cry out before the gaze of the dwellers of heaven and of earth: I am the

Maid of Heaven, the Offspring begotten by the Spirit of Baha. My

habitation is the Mansion of His Name, the All-Glorious. Before the

Concourse on high I was adorned with the ornament of His names. I was

wrapt within the veil of an inviolable security, and lay hidden from the

eyes of men. Methinks that I heard a Voice of divine and incomparable

sweetness, proceeding from the right hand of the God of Mercy, and lo, the

whole Paradise stirred and trembled before Me, in its longing to hear its

accents, and gaze on the beauty of Him that uttered them. Thus have We

revealed in this luminous Tablet, and in the sweetest of languages, the

verses which the Tongue of Eternity was moved to utter in the

Qayyumu'l-Asma.



Say: He ordaineth as He pleaseth, by virtue of His sovereignty, and doeth

whatsoever He willeth at His own behest. He shall not be asked of the

things it pleaseth Him to ordain. He, in truth, is the Unrestrained, the

All-Powerful, the All-Wise.



They that have disbelieved in God and rebelled against His sovereignty are

the helpless victims of their corrupt inclinations and desires. These

shall return to their abode in the fire of hell: wretched is the abode of

the deniers!





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