The Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh eBook

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O concourse of divines!  Ye shall not henceforth behold yourselves possessed of any power, inasmuch as We have seized it from you, and destined it for such as have believed in God, the One, the All-Powerful, the Almighty, the Unconstrained.


O Pope!  Rend the veils asunder.  He Who is the Lord of Lords is come overshadowed with clouds, and the decree hath been fulfilled by God, the Almighty, the Unrestrained...  He, verily, hath again come down from Heaven even as He came down from it the first time.  Beware that thou dispute not with Him even as the Pharisees disputed with Him (Jesus) without a clear token or proof.  On His right hand flow the living waters of grace, and on His left the choice Wine of justice, whilst before Him march the angels of Paradise, bearing the banners of His signs.  Beware lest any name debar thee from God, the Creator of earth and heaven.  Leave thou the world behind thee, and turn towards thy Lord, through Whom the whole earth hath been illumined...  Dwellest thou in palaces whilst He Who is the King of Revelation liveth in the most desolate of abodes?  Leave them unto such as desire them, and set thy face with joy and delight towards the Kingdom...  Arise in the name of thy Lord, the God of Mercy, amidst the peoples of the earth, and seize thou the Cup of Life with the hands of confidence, and first drink thou therefrom, and proffer it then to such as turn towards it amongst the peoples of all faiths...

Call thou to remembrance Him Who was the Spirit (Jesus), Who when He came, the most learned of His age pronounced judgment against Him in His own country, whilst he who was only a fisherman believed in Him.  Take heed, then, ye men of understanding heart!  Thou, in truth, art one of the suns of the heaven of His names.  Guard thyself, lest darkness spread its veils over thee, and fold thee away from His light...  Consider those who opposed the Son (Jesus), when He came unto them with sovereignty and power.  How many the Pharisees who were waiting to behold Him, and were lamenting over their separation from Him!  And yet, when the fragrance of His coming was wafted over them, and His beauty was unveiled, they turned aside from Him and disputed with Him...  None save a very few, who were destitute of any power amongst men, turned towards His face.  And yet, today, every man endowed with power and invested with sovereignty prideth himself on His Name!  In like manner, consider how numerous, in these days, are the monks who, in My Name, have secluded themselves in their churches, and who, when the appointed time was fulfilled, and We unveiled Our beauty, knew Us not, though they call upon Me at eventide and at dawn....

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