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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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Page 671

“O thou attracted one!…”

O thou attracted one!
Thy letter was an evidence of the happiness and rejoicing of thy heart and soul and a proof of knowing the True One and severing thyself from all else save Him. When thou beholdest with the eye of Truth, then thou wilt realize that in this world neither known or unknown, neither kind father or beloved son, mother or sister, help us. No persons assist except the Benevolent Almighty.
When thou knowest Him, thou art independent from all else. When thou art attached to His love, then thou art detached from every kith and kin.
O thou attracted one of the Kingdom! Complete thou the study of the art of music and sacrifice thyself more or less to the Lord of the Kingdom.
The spiritual lily reached [me] in the world of the Merciful and its sweet fragrance perfumed the nostril. 1 I ask God that thou mayest find a soul overflowing with glad-tidings, seek a heart of joy and attain to the beautiful ideal! That thou mayest sever thyself from this world and soar up to the Universe of the Creator!
1. The recipient of this Tablet, when writing to Abdul-Baha, extended to him, in spirit, a lily.   [ Back To Reference]