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 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 17 – Sulṭán/Sovereignty

Reflect then carefully that the sovereignty of God
is not accidental but everlasting and eternal,
and that it necessitates the existence of phenomenal being.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.727)


Day 16 S͟haraf/Honour & Jalál/Glory
Saturday February 3rd, 2024

Each man has been placed in a post of honour,
which he must not desert.
A humble workman who commits an injustice
is as much to blame as a renowned tyrant.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p.160)

Souls are like unto mirrors,
and the bounty of God is like unto the sun.
When the mirrors pass beyond all coloring
and attain purity and polish,
and are confronted with the sun,
they will reflect in full perfection its light and glory.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.19)


Day 17 Sulṭán/Sovereignty & Jamál/Beauty
Sunday February 4th, 2024

Reflect then carefully that the sovereignty of God
is not accidental but everlasting and eternal,
and that it necessitates the existence of phenomenal being.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.273)

Anyone who goes into a rose garden will see various roses,
white, pink, yellow, red, all growing together
and replete with adornment.
Each one accentuates the beauty of the other.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.427)


Day 18 Mulk/Dominion & Kamál/Perfection
Monday, February 5th, 2024

The stars and suns swinging through infinite space,
all earthly forms of life and existence—
whether mineral, vegetable or animal—
come under the dominion and control of natural law.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.50)

Man reacheth perfection through good deeds,
voluntarily performed,
not through good deeds the doing of which was forced upon him.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.115)


Day 19 ʻAláʼ/Loftiness & Fidál/Grace
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Man is poor; They endow him with wealth.
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)

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.128)


Year 180 B. E. – Bahá/Splendour – Month 18 – Mulk/Dominion

The earth and its myriad organisms,
all minerals, plants and animals are thralls of its dominion.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.30)

Day 1 Bahá/ Splendour & Idál/Justice
Wednesday February 7th, 2024

ALL majesty and glory,
O my God, and all dominion and light
and grandeur and splendour be unto Thee.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of The Báb, p.202)

AS a token of pure justice,
We have indeed sent tidings unto every Prophet
concerning the Cause of Our Remembrance,
and verily God is supreme over all the peoples of the world.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.74)


Day 2 Jalál/Glory & Istijlál/Majesty
Thursday February 8th, 2024

O MY God! I have failed to know Thee as is worthy of Thy glory,
and I have failed to fear Thee as befitteth my station.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.206)

Yield ye praise then unto Him
and glorify Him and bear ye witness to the sanctity
and oneness of His Being
and magnify His might
and majesty with wondrous glorification.
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.154)


Day 3 Jamál/Beauty & Istiqlál/Independence
Friday February 9th, 2024

How can I extol the effulgent beauty of Thy Lordship,
conscious as I am of my nothingness before the habitation of Thy glory?
(The Báb, Selections From the Writings of the Báb, p.217)

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.”

Bahá’u’lláh