“O thou attracted maid-servant of God!…”
O thou attracted maid-servant of God!
Thy letter was received. Thou hast manifested
cheerfulness and gladness on account of the news of
my happiness. Abdul-Baha hath the glad-tidings of the
Kingdom of ABHA. His happiness hath no sorrow in
its trail and His life is not followed by any death. To
him, prison is a court; to him, a tomb is a spacious palace;
to him, a well is the apex of heaven; and to him,
manacles and chains are the throne of ether.
If at times he becometh sad, it is not on account of
affliction and adversities, but that grief is produced from
a word or an act which is against the exhortations and
behests of the Blessed Perfection.
For instance: I hope that the believers of God may
become the cause of the unity and agreement of the human
realm, and suffer other nations and communities
of the world to enter under the shade of the Canopy of
Oneness. Now, when the news reacheth me that the
slightest differences have crept in among the believers
of God, I become sad and heartbroken.
The point is this: Afflictions and hardships, ordeals
or trials, do not make me weak or faint, nor do they in
the slightest degree make me sad or unhappy.
Thou hast written regarding the feast *** I became
very happy therefrom. Convey greeting on
my behalf to the favored maid-servant of God,
….….. and say: “On that night thy house was
the nest and the shelter of the birds of God. The divine
melodies and the celestial lyres made that place a
feast of heaven and an assembly of the Kingdom.
Abdul-Baha was present there in heart and soul and
was joyful and happy. Thank thou God.”
Announce salutation to Mrs. ….….. and say:
“A thousand times, Well done! —that thou art working
in the vineyard of the Kingdom and hast arisen to faithfulness
and art engaged in the service of His Highness,
the Almighty! Thou art helping the helpless ones and
art comforting those who are instance.”
Convey respectful greeting to Mrs. ….….. and
say: “May thy joy be unending and thy comfort and
happiness everlasting! May thy life be eternal and the
light of thy thought the heavenly glad-tidings.”
Convey greeting and kindness to the maid-servant of
God, ….…., and say: “If thou art desiring an
illumined house, enkindle thou therein the lamp of the
love of God; and if thou art seeking after a heavenly
palace, make thy house the gathering place of the believers
of the Merciful One; so that the splendors of
the Sun of Truth may cast therein rays spiritual and the
harmony of holiness ascend to the Kingdom of ABHA.”
Say to the maid-servant of God! The feast given by
Mrs. ….….. became highly acceptable and the respected
personages who served in that feast, as did
….….., Mr. ….….., Mrs. ….….. and
Mrs. ….….., are in reality worthy of all praise.
They were engaged in the duty and the work of Abdul-Baha
and have arisen to serve the believers of God.
Convey my greeting to his honor ….….. and
say: “Thou didst deliver a wonderful talk on that
night. Well done! Well done! That talk was given
in the West yet Abdul-Baha became happy from it in
I congratulate and compliment the maid-servant of
God, ….…., in her firmness and steadfastness in
the Cause of God. Truly, I say, she is illumined, spiritual,
heavenly and celestial. She taketh care of the
strangers among the friends and serveth and praiseth
the servants of God.
O thou maid-servant of God! Do not be slow in the
study of the Persian language and be thou engaged in