rays

“O Songster of Paradise! Trill out upon the twigs in these wondrous days, for God hath cast His effulgent rays upon all created things. Praise be to Thee, O Thou Who art “He”, O Thou besides Whom there… Read More

springtime

“O My servants! It behooveth you to refresh and revive your souls through the gracious favors which, in this Divine, this soul-stirring Springtime, are being showered upon you. The Daystar of His great glory hath shed its radiance… Read More

imaginings

“The individual should, prior to engaging in the study of any subject, ask himself what its uses are and what fruit and result will derive from it. If it is a useful branch of knowledge, that is, if… Read More

lead

“Ye should consider the question of goodly character as of the first importance. It is incumbent upon every father and mother to counsel their children over a long period, and guide them unto those things which lead to… Read More

nestle

‘Neath the shade of Thy protecting wings let me nestle, and cast upon me the glance of Thine all-protecting eye. – ‘Abdul-Bahá

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

fantasy

But those with unseeing eyes were astonished at this tumult, and they cried, “Where is the light?” and again, “We see no light! We see no rising sun! Here is no truth. This is but fantasy and nothing… Read More

light

“These servants are turning to Thy kingdom and seeking Thy grace and bounty. O God! Make their hearts good and pure in order that they may become worthy of Thy love. Purify and sanctify the spirits that the… Read More

golden

“From beneath her veil she drew forth her hand, golden tinged as a sunbeam falling upon the face of a stainless mirror. Rejoice! This is the immortal Beauty, come with a resplendent adorning.“ – Bahá’u’lláh, Days of Remembrance

sun

“Far be it from us to despair at any time of the incalculable favors of God, for if it were His wish He could cause a mere atom to be transformed into a sun and a single drop… Read More

morning

“We are gathered here this morning for His mention.” – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

shadow

“The lights of unfading splendor have so enveloped Him that all else but Thee is in His eyes but a shadow.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh

wall

“The Friend, unveiled, doth shed the splendour of His light Through every door and wall, O ye endued with sight!” – Hátif-i-Iṣfahání, as quoted by Bahá’u’lláh in The Seven Valleys, The Call of the Divine Beloved

path

“Wert thou to consider this world, and realize how fleeting are the things that pertain unto it, thou wouldst choose to tread no path except the path of service to the Cause of thy Lord.”– Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from… Read More

angle

“The American nation, of which the community of the Most Great Name forms as yet a negligible and infinitesimal part, stands, indeed, from whichever angle one observes its immediate fortunes, in grave peril.” – Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of… Read More

reflection

“Yea, the sunbeam falls alike upon the dust and the mirror, yet differ they in reflection even as doth the star from the earth: nay, immeasurable is the difference!” – Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

powerful

“Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.“ —‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers

canopy

“Now that Thou hast made them to abide under the shade of the canopy of Thy mercy, do Thou assist them to attain what must befit so august a station.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh

road

“O Hádí, seek a path unto the Truth, and a road leading unto God.” – Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

obscure

“The Clouds That Obscure the Sun of Truth” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks

illumine

“Illumine my inner being, O my Lord, with the splendors of the Dayspring of Thy Revelation, even as Thou didst illumine my outer being with the morning light of Thy favor.” —Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í Prayers