“O ye spiritual friends of Abdul-Baha!…”
O ye spiritual friends of Abdul-Baha!
Your letter was considered; its contents were a source
of satisfaction to the heart and its meaning indicative
of firmness and steadfastness in the Cause of God.
That gathering is under the shelter and protection
of the mighty Lord. I hope that, as it should be, ye
may be confirmed by the fragrance of the Holy Spirit
and day by day may grow in love for God and attraction
to the eternal beauty of the Sun of the horizons.
The spiritual love of God maketh man pure and holy
and clotheth him with the garment of virtue and purity.
And when man attacheth his heart wholly to God
and becometh related to the Blessed Perfection, the divine
bounty will dawn. This love is not physical, nay,
rather, it is absolutely spiritual.
The souls whose consciences are enlightened through
the light of the love of God, they are like unto shining
lights and resemble stars of holiness in the heaven of
The real and great love is the love of God. That
is holy above the imaginations and thoughts of men.
The beloved of God must each be the essence of
purity and holiness; so may they be known by their
purity, freedom and meekness in every land; they may
drink from the eternal chalice of the love of God, enjoy
its ecstasy, and through meeting the Beauty of
Abha, they should be joyful, active, aglow with zeal
and wonderful. This is the station of the sincere. This
is the quality of those who are firm. This is the illumination
of the faces of those who are near.
Therefore, O ye friends of God, ye must in perfect
purity attain spiritual unity and agreement to a degree
that ye may express one spirit and one life.
In this condition physical bodies play no part: the
command and authority are in the hand of the spirit.
When the spirit becometh all inclusive, the Spiritual
union shall be attained. Night and day endeavor to
attain perfect harmony; be thoughtful concerning your
own spiritual developments and close your eyes to the
shortcomings of one another.
By good deeds, pure lives, humility and meekness be
a lesson for others.
Abdul-Baha wisheth no one’s heart to feel hurt, nor
will he be a source of grief to any one; for there is no
greater satisfaction than being a source of joy to the
I ask God that ye may become like angels of heaven,
sources of happiness to souls.