Monday, December 26, 2016

The Valley of Love

NSA members of Baha'i's of Iran.
Executed Dec 27 1981.
 "Love accepteth no existence and wisheth no life: He seeth life in death, and in shame seeketh glory.
To merit the madness of love, man must abound in sanity; to merit the bonds of the Friend, he must be full of spirit. Blessed the neck that is caught in His noose, happy the head that falleth on the dust in the pathway of His love. Wherefore, O friend, give up thy self that thou mayest find the Peerless One, pass by this mortal earth that thou mayest seek a home in the nest of heaven. Be as naught, if thou wouldst kindle the fire of being and be fit for the pathway of love.
Love seizeth not upon a living soul,
The falcon preyeth not on a dead mouse. 3
Love setteth a world aflame at every turn, and he wasteth every land where he carrieth his banner...
Wherefore must the veils of the satanic self be burned away at the fire of love, that the spirit may be purified and cleansed and thus may know the station of the Lord of the Worlds.
Kindle the fire of love and burn away all things,
Then set thy foot into the land of the lovers. "

Bahá'u'lláh: The Seven Valleys