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 4 – ʻAẓamat/Grandeur

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)


Day 3 Jamál/Beauty & Jalál/Glory
Saturday, May 18th, 2024

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)

GLORY be unto Thee, O Lord my God!
I beg Thee to forgive me and those who support Thy Faith.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.200)


Day 4 ʻAẓamat/Grandeur & Jamál/Beauty
Sunday, May 19th, 2024

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)

His beauty excelleth every other embodiment of beauty,
and His grandeur immensely exceedeth
every other manifestation of grandeur.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.156-157)

Day 5 Núr/Light & Kamál/Perfection
Monday, May 20th, 2024

Every light paleth before the radiance of His light,
and every other exponent of mercy
falleth short before the tokens of His mercy.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.157)

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.157)


Day 6 Raḥmat/Mercy & Fidál/Grace
Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Forgive us our sins,
have mercy upon us
and enable us to return unto Thee.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.177)

Thou art verily the Lord of grace abounding.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.7)


Day 7 Kalimát/Words & Idál/Justice
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

The essence of these words is this:
Were We to bring thee to a reckoning,
thou wouldst prove thyself empty-handed;
We in truth know all things.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.31)

I have fled from Thy justice unto Thy mercy.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.204)


Day 8 Kamál/Perfection & Istijlál/Majesty
Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Its raiment is the fear of God,
and its perfection steadfastness in His Faith.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.291)

Keep me near to the throne of Thy majesty,
face to face with the revelation of the signs of Thy glory,
for wretchedness hath grievously touched me.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p.234)


Day 9 Asmáʼ/Names & Istiqlál/Independence
Friday, May 24th, 2024

Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful in the heaven of Thine eternity,
and the Lord of infinite grace
unto all who inhabit the kingdom of names.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p.22)

In this station he beholdeth himself established
upon the throne of independence
and the seat of exaltation.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p.290)


“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