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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 725

“O thou beloved maid-servant of God!…”

O thou beloved maid-servant of God!
Thy letter was received and it produced joy and fragrance. Its contents were of the utmost sweetness. Whatsoever thou mayest write I will read with great attention.
Praise be to God! thou hast consumed the veils and become enkindled with the fire of the love of God. Thank thou God for this.
Mr. ….….. hath been delighted with your city, for he hath inhaled the fragrance fo the love of God from it.
Although thy visit to Acca in the year 1899 was short, yet it was the breath of life. Later on its traces will become manifest.
I hope that the divine mysteries may become revealed to thee at all time. Become thou engaged in teaching the truth, for the teaching of the Cause containeth the power of a magnet; it attracteth the mysteries of God.
Regarding my freedom: To me prison is freedom; to me incarceration is an open court; to me humility is identical with glory; to me adversity is a gift and death is life. I hope that thou wilt also take a portion from this sea and seek a reflection from these lights, becoming and ignited lamp so that the winds of contradiction will not blow it out, and day by day more revelation and vision may descend, and thou be enkindled more than before with the fire of the love of God.
Convey respectful greeting to the maid-servants of the Merciful One. I supplicate God that they may add to their faith and assurance every moment.