Selections from the Writings of His Holiness ‘Abdu'l-Bahá'
translated by Khazah Fananapazir
On Spiritual Happiness
 O thou dear handmaiden of God, thy letter was received and thou did
state with distress your grievous sorrows like unto a grave prison. Praise be to
God that thou didst attain freedom and made your way from prison to the palace.
Rest thou assured that confirmations of the Holy Spirit will reach thee and the
fragrances of the Abhá Kingdom will waft over thee. A true
Bahá’í is always free, and is always soaring in the zenith
of the kingdom of God. Do not let sorrow and sadness afflict thee rather pass
thy days in happiness and joy that thou mayest attain a new birth in the world
of the love of God and that thou mayest be completely freed from all fear and
all danger. Eternal life is ordained for thee; wherefore art thou frightened?
The portals of the kingdom are flung quite open before thy face; wherefore dost
thou grieve? The true spiritual life of man is attained after ascension from
this material world just as man’s bodily life is attained after he is born
from the world of the matrix. Even thou one did have a life in the
mother’s womb but that life was without radiant joy, but when one is born
from the mother one's human material life becomes affected. Similarly in this
world even thou one should attain some spiritual life its resemblance is that of
the embryo. But when one leaves this world and hastens to the world of God, the
world of the kingdom then one will attain a complete spiritual life. I beseech
God that thou mayest remain steadfast in this heavenly matter and thereby attain
all your wishes and aspirations.
- Original recipient of this Tablet and the date are unknown. (MW’s note)