Abdu’l-Baha: ‘The Celestial Fire’
Posted by Sen on April 25, 2010
This is a tablet of Abdu’l-Baha, one of several selected and translated by Shoghi Effendi and published in Star of the West volume 14, no 1, April 1923. This translation does not appear to be available elsewhere, although another translation can be found in Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha page 405.
… A celestial fire hath been kindled in the very heart of mankind, and burns brightly in the Sacred Tree. Ere long its glowing flame shall set ablaze the souls of men and its light illumine the regions of the world.
The signs of God have appeared, the mysteries of the Kingdom are revealed, and the secret of all that hath been recorded in the Holy Writ been made manifest. Wherefore doubt and hesitate? …
Now that that Ravisher of hearts has spurred on His charger into the arena of Truth, and all that hath been hidden is revealed, why be still and silent, heedless and forgetful? The Divine Candle hath thrown its beams upon the world, whilst the heedless, veiled and afflicted, languish, moth-like, in their darkness of error. Now is the hour to be stirred even as the surging billows of the sea, and seek to attain the heights of the stars … for time is fleeting, and the Divine Messenger will tarry no longer. Let us make haste, and let our lamps be burning.
(Signed) Abdu’l Baha Abbas.
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