A previously-unpublished authorized translation of a Tablet of Abdu'l-Baha.
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A Tablet of the Greatest Name
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February 2000 seeking to identify the source of a passage attributed to
'Abdu'l-Bahá, which appeared in the "Healing Through Unity" newsletter,
for possible use in your thesis, and referred it to our Department for
The passage is taken from an unpublished authorized translation of a
Tablet of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. We reproduce below the entire text of the
translation, and hope that it will be of assistance to you in your
Department of the Secretariat
O ye beloved friends of God and handmaids of the Merciful!
Call ye to mind the blessed Name of our peerless Beloved, the Abha
Beauty, in an uplifting spirit of unbounded ecstasy and delight, then
unloose your tongues in His praise in such wise that the realm of the
heart may be purged from the woes and sorrows of the world of water and
clay, that the great heights of spiritual perception may be unveiled
before your eyes, that the glorious signs of His Divine Unity may shine
resplendent, a fresh outpouring of His grace may stream forth, and a
liberal effusion of celestial confirmations may be vouchsafed unto you.
His Name is indeed the healing medicine for every illness, and imparteth
warmth unto those starving with cold. It is the sovereign remedy and the
supreme talisman. It is the source of life in both worlds, and of
salvation unto such as have gone astray. Today this hallowed Name
serveth as a shield for all mankind, and as a veritable refuge for the
children of men. It is the wondrous accent of the Lord of Mercy, and His
Wherefore, O faithful friends, raise ye the triumphal cry of Ya
Baha'u'l-Abha! O ye who yearn after the Beauty of the Almighty! Lift up
your faces toward the Supreme Horizon. Rest not, even for a moment.
Breathe not a single breath save in remembrance of His love and in
recognition of His grace, in the promulgation of His Utterances and the
vindication of His Testimonies.
Verily, this is the Magnet of divine confirmations. This is the mighty
Force which will surely attract heavenly assistance.