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 179 B. E. – Jád/Generosity – Month 7 – Kalimát/Words

Naught do I now witness
but the manifold evidences of Thy grace and loving-kindness,
Thy bounty and gracious favours,
Thy generosity and loftiness,
Thy sovereignty and might,
Thy splendour and Thy glory,
and that which befitteth the holy court of Thy transcendent dominion and majesty
and beseemeth the glorious precincts of Thine eternity and exaltation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 181)


Day 18 – Mulk/Dominion & Jalál/Glory

O my Lord,
I have not words enough to praise Thee,
nor can the birds of meditation
ever ascend to the Kingdom of Thy sanctity.
(`Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 366)

Hasten to avail yourselves of the opportunity
to enter the protection of] the inaccessible Cause and lofty Shelter!
“Truly I say unto you,
this is a gift which neither the dominion of the world,
nor the riches of treasuries,
nor the glory of the distinguished men of the world,
can equal in this glorious century and new age;
inasmuch as crowns are transient,
while this is eternal and never ending.”
(`Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of `Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 411)


Day 19 – `Alá’/Loftiness & Jamál/Beauty 

Man is base, treacherous and mean;
the Manifestations of God uplift him
into dignity, nobility and loftiness.
(`Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 466)

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, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 466)


Year 179 B. E. – Jád/Generosity – Month 8 – Kamál/Perfection

Naught do I now witness
but the manifold evidences of Thy grace and loving-kindness,
Thy bounty and gracious favours,
Thy generosity and loftiness,
Thy sovereignty and might,
Thy splendour and Thy glory,
and that which befitteth the holy court of Thy transcendent dominion and majesty
and beseemeth the glorious precincts of Thine eternity and exaltation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 181)


Day 1 – Bahá/Splendour & Kamál/Perfection

Indeed those whose souls have been created
through the splendour of the light of thy Lord
recognize the Truth
 and are numbered with such as faithfully obey the One True God
and are well assured.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 24)

Every other perfection
is as naught in face of His consummate perfection,
and ever y other display of might
is as nothing before His absolute might.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 157)


Day 2 – Jalál/Glory & Fidál/Grace

The Resurrection of the Bayán
will occur at the time of the appearance
of Him Whom God shall make manifest.
For today the Bayán is in the stage of seed;
at the beginning of the manifestation of Him Whom God shall make manifest
its ultimate perfection will become apparent.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 107)

Too high art Thou
for any soul to beseech the revelation
of Thy gracious providence and loving care,
and too sanctified is Thy glory
for anyone to beg of Thee
the outpourings of Thy blessings
and of Thy heavenly bounty and grace.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 187)


Day 3 -Jamál/Beauty & `Idál/Justice

Number me, O my God,
with those who are privileged to fix their gaze upon Thy Beauty
and who take such delight therein
that they would not exchange a single moment thereof
with the sovereignty of the kingdom of heavens and earth
or with the entire realm of creation.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 216)

Do Thou graciously forgive me
for the things that I have wrought in Thy holy presence,
and look not upon me with the glance of justice,
but rather deliver me through Thy grace,
treat me with Thy mercy
and deal with me
according to Thy bountiful favours,
as is worthy of Thy glory.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 208)


Day 4 – `Azamat/Grandeur & `Istijlál/Majesty

I bear witness that there is no God but Thee,
inasmuch as Thou art invested
with sovereignty, grandeur, glory and power
which no one among Thy servants
can visualize or comprehend.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 217)

No God is there but Thee.
Thou art in truth the Supreme Ruler,
the Help in Peril,
 the Most High,
the Incomparable,
the Omnipotent,
the All-Powerful.
Verily Thou art mighty in Thy prowess,
the Lord of transcendent glory and majesty.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 209)


Day 5 – Núr/Light & `Istiqlál/Independence

Through the radiance of His light God imparteth illumination to your hearts
and maketh firm your steps,
that perchance ye may yield praise unto Him.
(The Báb, Selections from the Writings of the Báb, p. 154)

No Lord but Thee do we invoke, O God our Lord,
nor do we implore blessings or grace from anyone but Thee,
O Thou Who art the God of mercy unto this world and the next.
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. 179)


“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