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Selections of “The Hidden Words” by Bahá’u’lláh (vegetarian) – Part 1: From the Arabic, Passages 57-71

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Born in 1817 in Tehran, Persia, or present-day Iran, Bahá’u’lláh was the enlightened Prophet and founder of the Bahá’i Faith. Today, we present to you a selection from Bahá’u’lláh’s “The Hidden Words” translated by Shoghi Effendi.

Passage 55 “O SON OF BEING! Busy not thyself with this world, for with fire We test the gold, and with gold We test Our servants.”

Passage 56 “O SON OF MAN! Thou do wish for gold and I desire thy freedom from it. Thou think thyself rich in its possession, and I recognize thy wealth in thy sanctity therefrom. By My life! This is My knowledge, and that is thy fancy; how can My way accord with thine?”

Passage 58 “O SON OF MAN! The temple of being is My throne; cleanse it of all things, that there I may be established and there I may abide.”

Passage 59 “O SON OF BEING! Thy heart is My home; sanctify it for My descent. Thy spirit is My place of revelation; cleanse it for My manifestation.”

Passage 61 “O SON OF MAN! Ascend unto My heaven, that thou may obtain the joy of reunion, and from the chalice of imperishable glory quaff the peerless wine.”

Passage 64 “O SON OF MAN! My eternity is My creation, I have created it for thee. Make it the garment of thy temple. My unity is My handiwork; I have wrought it for thee; clothe thyself therewith, that thou may be to all eternity the revelation of My everlasting being.”

Passage 69 “O YE SONS OF SPIRIT! Ye are My treasury, for in you I have treasured the pearls of My mysteries and the gems of My knowledge. Guard them from the strangers amidst My servants and from the ungodly amongst My people.”

Passage 70 “O SON OF HIM THAT STOOD BY HIS OWN ENTITY IN THE KINGDOM OF HIS SELF! Know thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have fully revealed to thee My word, have perfected through thee My bounty and have desired for thee that which I have desired for My Self. Be then content with My pleasure and thankful unto Me.”
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