on earth, and withhold not from the poor
the things given unto you by God through His
grace. He, verily, will bestow upon you the double
of what ye possess. He, in truth, is the All-Bounteous,
the Most Generous. O people of Bahá! Subdue the
citadels of men's hearts with the swords of wisdom
and of utterance. They that dispute, as prompted
by their desires, are indeed wrapped in a palpable
veil. Say: The sword of wisdom is hotter than summer
heat, and sharper than blades of steel, if ye do
but understand. Draw it forth in My name and
through the power of My might, and conquer, then,
with it the cities of the hearts of them that have
secluded themselves in the stronghold of their corrupt
desires. Thus biddeth you the Pen of the All-Glorious,
whilst seated beneath the swords of the
wayward. If ye become aware of a sin committed
by another, conceal it, that God may conceal your
own sin. He, verily, is the Concealer, the Lord of
grace abounding. O ye rich ones on earth! If ye
encounter one who is poor, treat him not disdainfully.
Reflect upon that whereof ye were created.
Every one of you was created of a sorry germ."
And further We have said: "Regard ye the world
as a man's body, which is afflicted with divers ailments,
and the recovery of which dependeth upon
the harmonizing of all of its component elements.
Gather ye around that which We have prescribed
unto you, and walk not in the ways of such as create