Abdu’l-Baha speaks of the cycle of the Ancient Beauty
Posted by Sen on April 23, 2010
O True servant of God!
The cycle in which thou hast been called to life is truly the cycle of the Ancient Beauty, and the age, the age of the Most Great Name. Hallowed and sanctified be the Lord that hath graciously favoured these poor servants of His to gaze upon such wondrous Light! Ours then to render Him thanks, in the day time and in the night season, for His manifold blessings; to be self sacrificing in the path of Baha’u’llah (may my life be offered up as a sacrifice at His threshold!); to strive for the spread of His Word; to endeavor to manifest His Signs, raise His Edifice, set forth His Proof, recount His Praise, and be lowly and humble, suppliant and submissive before Him; haply His Grace may aid us to prove our gratitude for His bestowals.
Wherefore, unloose thy tongue to deliver the Divine Message and diffuse His fragrance.
(Signed) Abdu’l Baha Abbas.
The ‘Ancient Beauty’ is an honorific name of Baha’u’llah. For an explanation of the ‘Greatest name,’ see Stephen Lambden’s paper on the topic.
I have used the Reference library to search for the Persian original, without success. If you know where it is published, or more about this tablet, please use the comments section.
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