The Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh eBook

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We have also heard that thou hast entrusted the reins of counsel into the hands of the representatives of the people.  Thou, indeed, hast done well, for thereby the foundations of the edifice of thine affairs will be strengthened, and the hearts of all that are beneath thy shadow, whether high or low, will be tranquillized.  It behoveth them, however, to be trustworthy among His servants, and to regard themselves as the representatives of all that dwell on earth.  This is what counselleth them, in this Tablet, He Who is the Ruler, the All-Wise...  Blessed is he that entereth the assembly for the sake of God, and judgeth between men with pure justice.  He, indeed, is of the blissful....

Turn thou unto God and say:  O my Sovereign Lord!  I am but a vassal of Thine, and Thou art, in truth, the King of Kings.  I have lifted my suppliant hands unto the heaven of Thy grace and Thy bounties.  Send down, then, upon me from the clouds of Thy generosity that which will rid me of all save Thee, and draw me nigh unto Thyself.  I beseech Thee, O my Lord, by Thy name, which Thou hast made the king of names, and the manifestation of Thyself to all who are in heaven and on earth, to rend asunder the veils that have intervened between me and my recognition of the Dawning-Place of Thy signs and the Day Spring of Thy Revelation.  Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the All-Powerful, the All-Bounteous.  Deprive me not, O my Lord, of the fragrances of the Robe of Thy mercy in Thy days, and write down for me that which Thou hast written down for thy handmaidens who have believed in Thee and in Thy signs, and have recognized Thee, and set their hearts towards the horizon of Thy Cause.  Thou art truly the Lord of the worlds and of those who show mercy the Most Merciful.  Assist me, then, O my God, to remember Thee amongst Thy handmaidens, and to aid Thy Cause in Thy lands.  Accept, then, that which hath escaped me when the light of Thy countenance shone forth.  Thou, indeed, hast power over all things.  Glory be to Thee, O Thou in Whose hand is the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth.


O king of Berlin!  Give ear unto the Voice calling from this manifest Temple:  Verily, there is none other God but Me, the Everlasting, the Peerless, the Ancient of Days.  Take heed lest pride debar thee from recognizing the Dayspring of Divine Revelation, lest earthly desires shut thee out, as by a veil, from the Lord of the Throne above and of the earth below.  Thus counselleth thee the Pen of the Most High.  He, verily, is the Most Gracious, the All-Bountiful.  Do thou remember the one whose power transcended thy power (Napoleon III), and whose station excelled thy station.  Where is he?  Whither are gone the things he possessed?  Take warning, and be not of them that are fast asleep.  He it was who cast the Tablet of God behind him, when We made known unto him what the hosts of tyranny had caused Us to suffer. 

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