About Baha'u'llah's Glorious Revelation

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About Baha'u'llah's Glorious Revelation

Postby Baha'i Warrior » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:51 am

I read these Words of Baha'u'llah last night (Gleanings, XVI), and it struck me as a rather appropriate quote to share, given our recent discussions on the forum:

    Say: O men! This is a matchless Day. Matchless must, likewise, be the tongue that celebrateth the praise of the Desire of all nations, and matchless the deed that aspireth to be acceptable in His sight. The whole human race hath longed for this Day, that perchance it may fulfil that which well beseemeth its station, and is worthy of its destiny. Blessed is the man whom the affairs of the world have failed to deter from recognizing Him Who is the Lord of all things.

    So blind hath become the human heart that neither the disruption of the city, nor the reduction of the mountain in dust, nor even the cleaving of the earth, can shake off its torpor. The allusions made in the Scriptures have been unfolded, and the signs recorded therein have been revealed, and the prophetic cry is continually being raised. And yet all, except such as God was pleased to guide, are bewildered in the drunkenness of their heedlessness!

    Witness how the world is being afflicted with a fresh calamity every day. Its tribulation is continually deepening. From the moment the Súriy-i-Ra'ís (Tablet to Ra'ís) was revealed until the present day, neither hath the world been tranquillized, nor have the hearts of its peoples been at rest. At one time it hath been agitated by contentions and disputes, at another it hath been convulsed by wars, and fallen a victim to inveterate diseases. Its sickness is approaching the stage of utter hopelessness, inasmuch as the true Physician is debarred from administering the remedy, whilst unskilled practitioners are regarded with favor, and are accorded full freedom to act. ...The dust of sedition hath clouded the hearts of men, and blinded their eyes. Erelong, they will perceive the consequences of what their hands have wrought in the Day of God. Thus warneth you He Who is the All-Informed, as bidden by One Who is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.


Though we are not worthy of such an honor, thank God that out of millions He has Revealed Himself to us, and His proofs, His signs, and His Words. We are very fortunate indeed to know about this hidden secret, His hidden Revelation, which eventually will become victorious (as God Himself is), as the next Writing in Gleanings states: "The day is approaching when the victory of thy Lord, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Bountiful, will be proclaimed." Let us all try to advance that Day. There is nothing more important in life, and indeed there is no other purpose of life, other than promoting the Will of God, and walking in His ways.

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Re: About Baha'u'llah's Glorious Revelation

Postby British_Bahai » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:45 am

Baha'i Warrior wrote:Though we are not worthy of such an honor, thank God that out of millions He has Revealed Himself to us, and His proofs, His signs, and His Words. We are very fortunate indeed to know about this hidden secret, His hidden Revelation, which eventually will become victorious (as God Himself is), as the next Writing in Gleanings states: "The day is approaching when the victory of thy Lord, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Bountiful, will be proclaimed." Let us all try to advance that Day. There is nothing more important in life, and indeed there is no other purpose of life, other than promoting the Will of God, and walking in His ways.

Exactly. Which also relates to:

O SON OF DESIRE!
The learned and the wise have for long years striven and failed to attain the presence of the All-Glorious; they have spent their lives in search of Him, yet did not behold the beauty of His countenance. Thou without the least effort didst attain thy goal, and without search hast obtained the object of thy quest. Yet, notwithstanding, thou didst remain so wrapt in the veil of self, that thine eyes beheld not the beauty of the Beloved, nor did thy hand touch the hem of His robe. Ye that have eyes, behold and wonder.

(Persian Hidden Words #22)

and also:

" Appreciate the value of these days, and cleave to whatsoever beseemeth this Revelation"
(the Gleanings, page 110)

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Postby Baha'i Warrior » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:28 pm

Nice job with the colors. :smile: That's a good idea, actually.

Yes, becoming a follower of Baha'u'llah is only the first step. One doesn't get "saved" if one merely professes a belief in Baha'u'llah. We have to grow spiritually, and teach! Promote the Word of God, and enjoin steadfastness on our spiritual comrades. As Baha'u'llah says: "Say, O brethren! Let deeds, not words, be your adorning."


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