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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 461-462

“O thou seeker of the Kingdom!…”

O thou seeker of the Kingdom!
Thy letter***was received. Its contents became evident. Thou hast written concerning Baltimore—this caused me great joy.
The revered maid-servant of God, Miss ….…., hath undergone great roubles. Praise be to God! that she hath arisen (and is confirmed) to serve (the Kingdom of God).
I hope that Mr. and Mrs. ….…. will become the cause of spreading (the teachings) and organizing gathering-places.
The news of Camp Mineola brought me utmost joy and fragrance. I pray to God that the power of the Word of God may become more evident and manifest day by day in those regions.
Convey my respectful greeting to the maid-servant of God, Mrs. ….…., and say: “Thy service is to the everlasting Kingdom of Glory and is conducive to eternal life.”
Convey also my greeting to the maid-servant of God, Mrs. ….…., likewise to Miss ….….. I supplicate 462 in their behalf that God may bestow upon them heavenly illumination.
In another letter***thou hast expressed sorrow and grief concerning the events in the Holy Land. On the contrary, (these events) must cause joy, happiness and exultation, for this is the day of trial and the occasion for the manifestation of the secrets of the soul and heart. Have the utmost joy about the incidents in the Holy Land and do not consider from any other viewpoint; for the deluge of affliction is surrounding always the Holy Land and the sincere servant of the True One is like unto the enkindled lamp around about which the adverse winds blow. Therefore, you must engage in your own occupation, be familiar in spreading the fragrances of God and characterized in promulgating the Word of God. For instance, if you receive news that the Holy Land is entirely changed, you must not become relaxed at all; nay, rather you must become firmer, more steadfast and more attracted and more engaged in the service of the Kingdom.