Persian Hidden words, #11.
O SON OF DUST!
Blind thine eyes, that thou mayest behold My beauty; stop thine ears, that thou mayest hearken unto the sweet melody of My voice; empty thyself of all learning, that thou mayest partake of My knowledge; and sanctify thyself from riches, that thou mayest obtain a lasting share from the ocean of My eternal wealth. Blind thine eyes, that is, to all save My beauty; stop thine ears to all save My word; empty thyself of all learning save the knowledge of Me; that with a clear vision, a pure heart and an attentive ear thou mayest enter the court of My holiness.
My personal application of this verse, is that I literally close my mind to all things but the Sacred Texts. I pray to be guided to the right Book. I then focus on it, and *only* on it. I close out other books, newspapers, people -- I am blind and deaf to all things but Baha'u'llah, His Words, His thoughts.
This sinks the roots of the Word of God deep into my soul and mind, so that I learn to trust them more than anything else. This establishes an equilibrium that is never seriously disturbed.
When I became a Baha'i, I read only Baha'i literature for 18 months -- not a single word of anything else. Not a page of a book, not a single newspaper. I sought to plant the Word in my being, and I didn't want any weeds in there.
Just my view.