“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,
Year 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 9 – Asmáʼ/Names
These diverse names and revealed attributes
have been generated through the agency of this sign of God.
Immeasurably exalted is this sign,
in its essence and reality,
above all such names and attributes.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.121)
Day 14 – Qawl/Speech & Jalál/Glory
We ask thee to reflect
upon that which hath been revealed,
and to be fair and just in thy speech,
that perchance the splendors of the daystar of truthfulness
and sincerity may shine forth,
and may deliver thee from the darkness of ignorance,
and illumine the world with the light of knowledge.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p.11)
THE one true God,
exalted be His glory,
hath ever regarded, and will continue to regard,
the hearts of men as His own, His exclusive possession.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Proclamation of Bahá’u’lláh, p.13)
Day 15 – Masáʼil/Questions & Jamál/Beauty
The text of the divine Book is this:
If two souls quarrel and contend
about a question of the divine questions,
differing and disputing,
both are wrong.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p.56)
These holy Manifestations liberate
the world of humanity
from the imperfections which beset it
and cause men to appear
in the beauty of heavenly perfections.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Foundations of World Unity, p.111)
Day 16 – S͟haraf/Honor & Kamál/Perfection
The injury of one shall be considered the injury of all;
the comfort of each, the comfort of all;
the honor of one, the honor of all.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveler’s Narrative, p.168)
The second attribute of perfection is justice and impartiality.
This means to have no regard for one’s own personal benefits
and selfish advantages,
and to carry out the laws of God
without the slightest concern for anything else.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p.39)
Day 17 – Sulṭán/Sovereignty & Fidál/Grace
Therefore, divine sovereignty necessitates a creation
over which its dominion is exercised.
There must be evidences of sovereignty.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.272)
It is evident that the souls receive grace
from the bounty of the Holy Spirit which appears
in the Manifestations of God,
and not from the personality of the Manifestation.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p.127)
Day 18 – Mulk/Dominion & Idál/Justice
Grieve not because of my imprisonment and calamity;
for this prison is my beautiful garden,
my mansioned paradise
and my throne of dominion among mankind.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.253)
If there be justice,
this will be acknowledged;
but there are some people who,
even if all the proofs in the world be adduced before them,
still will not judge justly!
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p.36)
Day 19 – ʻAláʼ/Loftiness & Istijlál/Majesty
Be as stars, brilliant and sparkling in the loftiness
of their heavenly station.
Do you appreciate the Day in which you live?
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.8)
Kingdom of God is eternal and the heavenly sovereignty
and majesty will stand firm, everlasting.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p.80)
Year 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 10 – ʻIzzat/Might
Praised be Thou, O Lord my God!
Thou art He Who hath created all things
through a word uttered by Thy behest,
and fashioned the entire creation
through the power of Thy sovereignty and might.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.138)
Day 1 – Bahá/Splendour & Istiqlál/Independence
All that is known owes its renown to the splendour of Thy Name,
the Most Manifest,
and every object is deeply stirred
by the vibrating influence emanating from Thine invincible Will.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.195)
We are but the embodiments of poverty,
of nothingness, of helplessness and of perdition,
while Thy whole Being betokeneth wealth,
independence, glory, majesty and boundless grace.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.217)
“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.”