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Hidden Words no.66

November 6, 2014

O CHILDREN OF THE DIVINE AND INVISIBLE ESSENCE!

Ye shall be hindered from loving Me and souls shall be perturbed as they make mention of Me.

For minds cannot grasp Me nor hearts contain Me. — Baha’u’llah

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Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah (cont.)

September 28, 2014

to continue this thread until we get through them all, here are nos. 63, 64 and 65. This is a book Baha’u’llah (Whose name means “Glory of God”) composed while strolling on the banks of the Tigris river. It is said to contain the “spiritual essense” of all religions. His life was full of pain, imprisonment and banishment from place to place, because His teachings, which include the equality of men & women, the agreement of science and religion (we need both), the unity of humankind, unity in diversity, and independent search for truth (we can all read, we all have a brain), were never accepted in his home country of Iran. The Baha’i Faith is now established ’round the globe, all over the planet, so in spite of their ignorance and cruel treatment of Him, the teachings bring peace to people’s hearts and to the world, and so they cannot be stopped. These are verses 63, 64 and 65 from those in Arabic. Some are in Arabic, some in Persian. I read them in English. ūüôā

O SON OF MAN! The light hath shone on thee from the horizon of the sacred Mount and the spirit of enlightenment hath breathed in the Sinai of thy heart. Wherefore, free thyself from the veils of idle fancies and enter into My court, that thou mayest be fit for everlasting life and worthy to meet Me. Thus may death not come upon thee, neither weariness nor trouble.

 

O SON OF MAN! My eternity is My creation, I have created it for thee. Make it the garment of thy temple. My unity 19 is My handiwork; I have wrought it for thee; clothe thyself therewith, that thou mayest be to all eternity the revelation of My everlasting being.

 

O SON OF MAN! My majesty is My gift to thee, and My grandeur the token of My mercy unto thee. That which beseemeth Me none shall understand, nor can anyone recount. Verily, I have preserved it in My hidden storehouses and in the treasuries of My command, as a sign of My loving-kindness unto My servants and My mercy unto My people.

 

Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah nos.60-62

April 30, 2014

no.60 O SON OF MAN! Put thy hand into My bosom, that I may rise above thee, radiant and resplendent.

no.61 O SON OF MAN! Ascend unto My heaven, that thou mayest obtain the joy of reunion, and from the chalice of imperishable glory quaff the peerless wine.

no.62 O SON OF MAN! Many a day hath passed over thee whilst thou hast busied thyself with thy fancies and idle imaginings. How long art thou to slumber on thy bed? Lift up thy head from slumber, for the Sun hath risen to the zenith, haply it may shine upon thee with the light of beauty.

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Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah, nos. 58-59

April 11, 2014

O SON OF MAN!

The temple of being is My throne; cleanse it of all things, that there I may be established and there I may abide.

O SON OF BEING!

Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent. Thy spirit is My place of revelation; cleanse it for My manifestation.

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Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah

April 2, 2014

continued…

no.56  O SON OF MAN! Thou dost wish for gold and I desire thy freedom from it. Thou thinkest thyself rich in its possession, and I recognize thy wealth in thy sanctity therefrom. By My life! This is My knowledge, and that is thy fancy; how can My way accord with thine?

no.57  O SON OF MAN! Bestow My wealth upon My poor, that in heaven thou mayest draw from stores of unfading splendor and treasures of imperishable glory. But by My life! To offer up thy soul is a more glorious thing couldst thou but see with Mine eye.

 

What does it mean to be rich? to be wealthy?

with gold we test our servants

March 25, 2014

no.53

O SON OF BEING! If poverty overtake thee, be not sad; for in time the Lord of wealth shall visit thee. Fear not abasement, for glory shall one day rest on thee.

no.54

O SON OF BEING! If thine heart be set upon this eternal, imperishable dominion, and this ancient, everlasting life, forsake this mortal and fleeting sovereignty.

no.55

O SON OF BEING! Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire We test the gold, and with gold We test Our servants. 

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continuing the Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah

March 10, 2014

Imageno.49

O SON OF MAN!   The true lover yearneth for tribulation even as doth the rebel for forgiveness and the sinful  for mercy.

 

no.50

O SON OF MAN!   If adversity befall thee not in My path, how canst thou walk in the ways of them that are  content with My pleasure?  If trials afflict thee not  in thy longing to meet Me, how wilt thou attain  the light in thy love for My beauty?

 

no.51

O SON OF MAN!   My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and  mercy.  Hasten thereunto that thou mayest  become an eternal light and an immortal spirit.  This is My command unto thee, do thou observe  it.

 

no.52

O SON OF MAN!   Should prosperity befall thee, rejoice not, and should abasement come upon thee, grieve not,  for both shall pass away and be no more.

 

Close One Eye

December 16, 2013

Oh Man of Two Visions!

Close one eye, and open the other.

Close one to the world and all that is therein,

and open the other to the hallowed beauty of the Beloved.

–Hidden Words,¬†Baha’u’llah

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Thou art My stronghold

December 5, 2013

O Son of Being!

My love is My stronghold.

He that entereth therein is safe and secure, and he that turneth away

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O Son of Being!

Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee.

Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me.

For I have created thee rich

and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee.

— Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words, Baha’i writings.

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Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah no.45-48

June 7, 2013

A long time ago on this blog, I was posting one of these every once in awhile. They are little meditations from a small book written by the Founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah, which He wrote while walking along the Tigris river after being banished from Iran. (See previous post.) It seems timely to publish this next one in honor of the suffering of the Bahai’s of Iran, their largest religious minority:

“O SON OF BEING! Seek a martyr‚Äôs death in My path, content with My pleasure and thankful for that which I ordain, that thou mayest repose with Me beneath the canopy of majesty behind the tabernacle of glory.”

and let’s post the next one along with it, to progress further through this book until it is done. Perhaps I will post one every Friday from now on:

no.46: “O SON OF MAN! Ponder and reflect. Is it thy wish to die upon thy bed, or to shed thy life-blood on the dust, a martyr in My path, and so become the manifestation of My command and the revealer of My light in the highest paradise? Judge thou aright, O servant!”

no.47: “O SON OF MAN! By My beauty! To tinge thy hair with thy blood is greater in My sight than the creation of the¬†¬†universe and the light of both worlds. Strive then to attain this, O servant!”

All of those are speaking in the tradition of martyrdom. This sounds foreign to those of us in the West, and it has nothing to do with the misguided terrorism going on today. It’s more like the early Christians: Persecution. And it’s more like Peter: You always have a choice. In the end, with all of Peter’s devotion, he denied Christ 3X. Or of course the prime example is Judas. For 3 pieces of gold or silver, he handed Christ over to the murderers. The Bahai’s in Iran always have a choice: Just deny your faith. But that’s like denying God. People should have the freedom to believe and worship how they believe, as long as it does not harm anyone else.

At any rate, let’s end with this last Hidden Word no.48:

“O SON OF MAN! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials.”

Can I hear, Amen?