shocking

“Towards that end, recent world developments have, paradoxically, been both shocking and reassuring. On one hand, the disarray of human affairs produces a daily diet of horrors that benumb the senses; on the other, world leaders are often… Read More

flowering

“The sight of the flowering plants in a springtime garden is delightful. The new-grown herbs shed abroad their pungent fragrances, each blossom charms the eye with its particular beauty, while the leaves and fruit are speedily burgeoning. And… Read More

unfold

“O Son of Spirit!The time cometh, when the nightingale of holiness will no longer unfold the inner mysteries and ye will all be bereft of the celestial melody and of the voice from on high.“ – Bahá’u’lláh, The… Read More

budding

O Lord! Guard Thou the children that are born in Thy day, are nurtured at the breast of Thy love, and fostered in the bosom of Thy grace. O Lord, they are verily young branches growing in the… Read More

wake

“The peoples of the world are fast asleep. Were they to wake from their slumber, they would hasten with eagerness unto God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. They would cast away everything they possess, be it all the treasures… Read More

blooms

“Let them be fruitful trees in the celestial bowers, sweet-scented blooms in the divine gardens; let them be verses of perfection on the page of the universe, words of oneness in the Book of Life.“ – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Excellence… Read More

Ayyám-i-Há

“Let the days in excess of the months be placed before the month of fasting.We have ordained that these, amid all nights and days, shall be the manifestations of the letter Há, and thus they have not been… Read More

colored

“The world of humanity, too, is like a garden, and humankind are like the many-colored flowers.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 23 April 1912 at Howard University, Washington, D.C., from The Promulgation of Universal Peace

nature

“Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh

bloom

“…fields and plains shall teem with such a galaxy of sweet-smelling plants and blooms, that this lowly earth will become the Abhá Kingdom, and this nether world the world above.” – ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá