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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 698-699

“O thou who hast turned thy face toward the Kingdom!…”

O thou who hast turned thy face toward the Kingdom!
What thou hast written was read. Convey my loving greeting to ….….. and say: “Every soul who was deprived of the Kingdom of God in the day of Christ was disappointed in the other world. Now be thou a seeker of Truth with all thy soul and heart and receive thou the reflection of guidance, so that thou mayest not become sad and disappointed in the other realm.”
O my Juliet! In this glorious age the divine confirmations are like unto the rays of the sun. The hearts and souls are like unto the surface of crystal. The clearer the crystal the greater the refulgence of the sunlight.
Praise be to God! that the door of servitude is already opened before thy face. Therefore, be thou the cause of happiness to the souls of the friends of God; impart thou attraction and exhilaration to others and 699 suffer them to quaff the wine of bounty from the cup of the most great guidance, in order that they may open wings like unto birds and soar upward, upward to the realm of the Kingdom.
Thou hast written: “So that the friends may discover the Truth, become like unto a flaming torch and change the darkness of that country into illumination.” This statement was of the utmost sweetness. My heart was rejoiced by reading it. The second statement of thy letter was this: “In order that we may demonstrate this manifest light to others through deeds and actions.” This also was of the utmost eloquence and beauty.
O thou maid-servant of God! The penetration of the word of man dependeth upon the heat of the fire of the love of God. The more the splendors of the love of God become manifest in the heart, the greater will be the penetration of the Word.
I hope that thou, O my Juliet, with ….….., will become confirmed in the service and arise to the good pleasure of the True One.