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Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

  • Author:
  • ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Committee, 1909 edition
  • Pages:
  • 730
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Pages 259-261

“O thou who hast spread the Fragrance of God!—may…”

O thou who hast spread the Fragrance of God!—may God confirm thee!
Since thou hast reached America, we have not received any message announcing to us thy safe and sound arrival there, but Mr. ….…., in a letter to us, hath endeavored to explain in detail that thy return was like showers of rain to that country and like the attack of a lion upon those valleys and mountains. He also informed us that thou hadst been received there with honors by the best men; by those whose breasts were dilated 260 by the gentle breeze coming from the gardens of the Kingdom of God.
O thou who warmest thyself by the fire of the love of God, spreading from the Tree of the Covenant! Let thy soul be at ease and thy heart in peace concerning the perfect success and progress which the pen is not able to express, for in a short time thou shalt see the flag of the Kingdom waving in those far and wide regions, and the lights of the Truth shining brilliantly in its dawn above those horizons, and thou shalt know that thou art the center of the circle of the love of God, the axis around which souls revolve in their way and supplication to God. Therefore, thou must widen thy heart, dilate thy breast, have patience in plenty, calmness of soul and cut thyself from everything but God! By God, the truth is, if thou goest according to the teachings of El-Abd 1 and followest the steps of Him who is annihilated in God, thou shalt see that the cohorts of the Kingdom of God will come to thy help, one after another, and that the hosts of the Might of God will be in thy presence in steady succession, the gates of the great victory opened and the rays of the brilliant morning diffused! By thy life, O my beloved! if thou didst know what God hath ordained for thee, thou wouldst fly with delight and thy happiness, gladness and joy would increase every hour! El-Baha be upon thee!
Present to the beloved people of God there my longings for them. Preach to them the glad-tidings of God.***
Present my best greetings to the honorable and spiritual 261 women, to those who are very much attracted toward God, and particularly to that one who have proved that it is possible for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye. May God keep them in joy and happiness and burning with His love.
1. El Abd—the Servant, meaning Abdul-Baha.   [ Back To Reference]