Daily Selection

“The Word of God
 is the king of words
and its pervasive influence is incalculable.
It hath ever dominated
and will continue to dominate
 the realm of being…
…The Word is the master key for the whole world
inasmuch through its potency
the doors of the hearts of men,
which in reality are the doors of heaven,
are unlocked…”

Bahá’u’lláh


Year 181 B. E. – Ḥubb/Love– Month 5 – Núr/Light

I am the Primal Point from which
have been generated all created things.
I am the Countenance of God Whose splendour
can never be obscured,
the Light of God Whose radiance can never fade.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.12)


Day 5 Núr/Light & Jalál/Glory
Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Fain would he extinguish the light
which thy Lord hath kindled,
so that the old impiety
which is concealed in his inner being may not be revealed.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.25)

Unto this Thou Thyself bearest witness,
as well becometh Thy glory.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.206)


Day 6 Raḥmat/Mercy & Jamál/Beauty
Sunday, June 9th, 2024

Far be it from Thy transcendent glory
that anyone entreat Thee for the evidences
of Thy bestowals and tender mercy.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.187)

And when He intoneth the anthems
of the greatness of God all Paradise waileth
in its longing to gaze on His Beauty,
and when He chanteth words of praise
and glorification of God all Paradise
becomes motionless like unto ice
locked in the heart of a frost-bound mountain.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.54)


Day 7 ʻKalimát/Words & Kamál/Perfection
Monday, June 10th, 2024

If the Muslim divines have cause for pride
in understanding the meaning of the Holy Writings,
His glory is in revealing the Writings,
that none of them may hesitate to believe in His Words.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.118-119)

Every light paleth before the radiance of His light,
and every other exponent of mercy
falleth short before the tokens of His mercy.
Every other perfection is as naught
in face of His consummate perfection,
and every other display of might
is as nothing before His absolute might.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.158)


Day 8 Kamál/Perfection & Fidál/Grace
Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Were the tree to be cut into pieces,
no sign nor any part of the fruit,
however small, could be detected.
When it appeareth, however,
it manifesteth itself, as thou hast observed,
in its wondrous beauty and glorious perfection.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.155)

Through the upraising of Thy hand
to the heaven of My grace,
the hands of all created things
shall be lifted up to their Lord,
the Mighty, the Powerful, the Gracious.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p.18)


Day 9 Asmáʼ/Names & Idál/Justice
Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

God hath, in truth,
inscribed your names upon a Tablet
wherein are enshrined the hidden secrets of all that hath been.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p.151)

We entreat God to graciously aid His servants.
What this Wronged One doth expect
from everyone is justice and fairness.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p.130)


Day 10 ʻIzzat/Might & Istijlál/Majesty
Thursday, June 13th, 2024

He is truly cognizant thereof
and it will be manifested
through the potency of His might.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p.200)

I implore Thee, O my Lord,
by Thy surpassing majesty
and Thine Ancient Name,
to enable Thy loved ones to assist Thee.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.77-78)


Day 11 Mas͟híyyat/Will & Istiqlál/Independence
Friday, June 14th, 2024

Such a soul liveth and moveth
in accordance with the Will of its Creator,
and entereth the all-highest Paradise.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.156)

In this station he beholdeth himself
established upon the throne of independence
and the seat of exaltation.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries (Javáhiru’l-Asrár), p.72)


“The understanding of His words
and the comprehension of the utterances of the Birds of Heaven
are in no wise dependent upon human learning.
They depend solely upon purity of heart,
chastity of soul,
freedom of spirit.”

Bahá’u’lláh