“O thou who art turning to the divine Kingdom!…”
O thou who art turning to the divine Kingdom!
The lengthy epistle was considered. Notwithstanding
lack of time and opportunity, on account of exceeding
love an answer will be written.
Thank God thou didst become a soldier of life;
subdued the domain of hearts with the arms of the love
of God and the sword of concord and peace; didst go
after the army of the Kingdom of ABHA; followed the
Supreme Concourse and by the aid of the Spirit made
The merciful assembly of Kenosha hath in reality
taken food and provisions from the Kingdom of ABHA
and become confirmed by the aid of the Sun of Reality.
Therefore, I am hopeful that, day by day, it may advance
The members of the Spiritual Meeting (the Board
of Consultation) must endeavor, by the power of the
Holy Spirit, to make the souls real Bahais. If they attain
this glorious purpose, that country will be illumined
and that land will become a veritable paradise, all
nations will look to that assembly and from the explanation
and exposition thereof receive realities and
O thou servant of Baha’! Always remind the friends
of the greatness of the great message.
Convey longing greeting of great love from me to
the members of the Meeting of Consultation: * * *
Whenever I think of them I find soulful repose and
The feast (supper) [every nineteen days] is very
acceptable and will finally produce good results. The
beloved and the maid-servants of the Merciful must
inaugurate the feast in such wise as to resurrect the
feast of the ancients—namely, the “lord’s supper.”
The attracted maid-servant of God, Mrs. ….….,
I hope will be inspired so she may become the means
of unity among the friends in every city. That meeting
for feast for which thou wert preparing and providing,
should recur every so often, so that it may
prove a means of attracting the confirmation of the
Kingdom of ABHA.
Inform the maid-servant of God, who prepared her
home as a [temporary] Mashrak-el-Azcar, that this
service was accepted in the Kingdom of ABHA.
Inform the near (dear) maid-servant of God [thy
wife], who hath organized a school of industry in
order that children may learn an industry and chant
communes, that this is very agreeable.
O thou servant of God! To look after the sick is
one of the greatest duties. Every soul who becomes
sick, the other friends should certainly offer the life
(of service) in the utmost kindness.
Thou hast asked regarding the naming of children:
When thou wishest to name a babe, prepare a meeting
therefor; chant the verses and communes, and supplicate
and implore the Threshold of Oneness and beg
the attainment of guidance for the babe and wish confirmated
firmness and constancy; then give the name
and enjoy beverage and sweetmeat. This is spiritual
His honor, Mr. ……, Mrs. …… and ……
arrived. They were attracted by the fragrances of
God and ignited by the fire of the love of God. With
a new spirit and fresh life they returned.
O son of the Kingdom! Thy services in the Kingdom
of ABHA are evident, well known and accepted.
Indeed thou art a truthful servant of the Holy
Threshold and a firm caller to the divine Kingdom.
Strive so that the odor of violation cease and all
come under the protection of the Covenant.
Remain in and about that town and know that trial
is the cause of promotion. But thou must deal with
all in the utmost love and do kindness. Although they
lift up the head of pride, show thou greater humility
and meekness and treat them with the utmost submission
Show the utmost kindness in my behalf to the near
maid-servant of God (thy wife).***