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1.2 Characteristics of the “truly learned”
From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh
7: “Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are…”
Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are the billows of the Most Mighty Ocean, the stars of the firmament of Glory, the standards of triumph waving betwixt earth and heaven. Ye are the manifestations of steadfastness amidst men and the daysprings of Divine Utterance to all that dwell on earth.
(The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, paragraph 173)