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Tablet of the Holy Mariner (Lawh-i-Malláhu'l-Quds):
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by Aziz Mboya

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Chapter 10

References on "Balance".

XVII. By Him Who is the Great Announcement! The All-Merciful is come
invested with undoubted sovereignty. The Balance hath been appointed,
and all them that dwell on earth have been gathered together. The
Trumpet hath been blown, and lo, all eyes have stared up with terror,
and the hearts of all who are in the heavens and on the earth have
trembled, except them whom the breath of the verses of God hath
quickened, and who have detached themselves from all things.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 40

Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its
secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths.
Take heed that ye do not vacillate in your determination to embrace the
truth of this Cause--a Cause through which the potentialities of the might
of God have been revealed, and His sovereignty established. With faces
beaming with joy, hasten ye unto Him. This is the changeless Faith of God,
eternal in the past, eternal in the future. Let him that seeketh, attain it;
and as to him that hath refused to seek it--verily, God is Self-Sufficient,
above any need of His creatures.

Say: This is the infallible Balance which the Hand of God is holding, in which
all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth are weighed, and
their fate determined, if ye be of them that believe and recognize this truth.
Say: Through it the poor have been enriched, the learned enlightened, and
the seekers enabled to ascend unto the presence of God. Beware, lest ye make
it a cause of dissension amongst you. Be ye as firmly settled as the immovable
mountain in the Cause of your Lord, the Mighty, the Loving.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 136

XCVIII. Say: O leaders of religion! Weigh not the Book of God with such
standards and sciences as are current amongst you, for the Book itself is the
unerring balance established amongst men. In this most perfect balance
whatsoever the peoples and kindreds of the earth possess must be weighed,
while the measure of its weight should be tested according to its own standard,
did ye but know it.

The eye of My loving-kindness weepeth sore over you, inasmuch as ye have
failed to recognize the One upon Whom ye have been calling in the daytime
and in the night season, at even and at morn. Advance, O people, with
snow-white faces and radiant hearts, unto the blest and crimson Spot, wherein
the Sadratu'l-Muntahá is calling: "Verily, there is none other God beside Me,
the Omnipotent Protector, the Self-Subsisting!"
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 198

Set before thine eyes God's unerring Balance and, as one standing in His
Presence, weigh in that Balance thine actions every day, every moment of thy
life. Bring thyself to account ere thou art summoned to a reckoning, on the Day
when no man shall have strength to stand for fear of God, the Day when the
hearts of the heedless ones shall be made to tremble.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 236

They say: `We see not the Balance.' Say: `Surely, by my Lord, the God of
Mercy! None can see it except such as are endued with insight.' They say:
`Have the stars fallen?' Say: `Yea, when He Who is the Self-Subsisting dwelt
in the Land of Mystery. Take heed, ye who are endued with discernment!'
All the signs appeared when We drew forth the Hand of Power from the
bosom of majesty and might. Verily, the Crier hath cried out, when the
promised time came, and they that have recognized the splendours of Sinai
have swooned away in the wilderness of hesitation, before the awful majesty
of thy Lord, the Lord of creation. The trumpet asketh: `Hath the Bugle been
sounded?' Say: `Yea, by the King of Revelation! when He mounted the throne
of His Name, the All-Merciful.' Darkness hath been chased away by the dawning
light of the mercy of thy Lord, the Source of all light. The breeze of the
All-Merciful hath wafted, and the souls have been quickened in the tombs of
their bodies. Thus hath the decree been fulfilled by God, the Mighty, the Beneficent.
-- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 118

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