Discourse at Mrs. Thornburgh-Cropper’s
September 13th, 1911.
‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ said:—Thanks be to
God, this is a good meeting. It is very
enlightened, it is spiritual.
As a Persian Poet has written:—“The Celestial Universe is so formed that
the under world reflects the upper world.” That is
to say whatever exists in heaven is reflected in this
phenomenal world. Now, praise be to God, this
meeting of ours is a reflection of the heavenly
concourse; it is as though we had taken a mirror
and had gazed into it. This reflection from the
heavenly concourse we know as love.
As heavenly love exists in the supreme
concourse even so it is reflected here. The
supreme concourse is filled with the desire for
God—thank God, this desire is also here.
Therefore if we say that this meeting is
heavenly, it is true. Why? Because we have no
other desire except for that which comes from
God. We have no other object save the
commemoration of God.
Some of the people of the earth desire conquest
over others: some of them are longing for rest and
ease; others desire a high position; some desire to
become famous:—thank God our desire is for
spirituality and for union with God.
Now that we are gathered here our wish is to
raise the banner of the Unity of God, to spread
the Light of God, to make the hearts of the people
turn to the Kingdom. Therefore I thank God that
He is causing us to do this great work.
I pray for all of you, that you may become
celestial warriors, that you may everywhere
spread the Unity of God and enlighten the East
and West, and that you may give to all hearts the
love of God. This is my utmost desire, and I pray
to God that your desire may be the same.
I am very happy to be with you all. I am
pleased with the English King and Government,
and with the people.
You may thank God that in this land you are so
free. You do not know what lack of freedom there
is in the East. When anyone comes to this country
he is content.
I wish God’s protection for you all. Goodbye to