burn

“I beseech Thee … to make of my prayer a fire that will burn away the veils which have shut me out from Thy beauty, and a light that will lead me unto the ocean of Thy Presence.”… Read More

farewell

“In your hearts I have beheld the reflection of a great and wonderful love. The Americans have shown me uniform kindness, and I entertain a deep spiritual love for them. I am pleased with the susceptibilities of your… Read More

brilliance

“The spiritually learned must be characterized by both inward and outward perfections; they must possess a good character, an enlightened nature, a pure intent, as well as intellectual power, brilliance and discernment, intuition, discretion and foresight, temperance, reverence,… Read More

noon

“Once the sun hath mounted to high noon, its fires will burn so hot as to stir even the creeping things beneath the earth; and although it is not for them to behold the light, yet will they… Read More

early

“‘Abdu’l‑Bahá has stated that the morning Obligatory Prayer may be said as early as dawn.” – The Kitáb-i-Aqdas

sunset

“The physical sun has its rising and its setting. The earthly world has its day and its night. After each sunset there is a sunrise and the coming of a new dawn. The Sun of Reality, likewise, has… Read More

luminous

“He it is Who is established upon this luminous Throne.” – In commemoration of the Birth of 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

bridge

“The sciences of today are bridges to reality; if then they lead not to reality, naught remains but fruitless illusion. By the one true God! If learning be not a means of access to Him, the Most Manifest,… Read More

morning

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

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