Monday, December 26, 2016

وادی عشق

اعضای محفل ملی ایران ۲۷ دسامبر ۱۹۸۱ تیر باران شدند.
...عشق هستی قبول نکند و زندگی نخواهد حیوة در ممات بیند و عزّت از ذلّت جوید بسیار هوش باید تا لایق جوش عشق شود و بسیار سر باید تا قابل کمند دوست گردد.
 مبارک گردنی که در کمندش افتد و فرخنده سری که در راه محبّتش بخاک افتد
 پس ای دوست از نفس بیگانه شو تا به یگانه پی‌بری و از خاکدان فانی بگذر تا در آشیان الهی جای گیری نیستی باید تا نار هستی برافروزی و مقبول راه عشق شوی...
صدهزار مظلومان در کمندش بسته و صدهزار عارفان به تیرش خسته هر سرخی که در عالم بینی اثر قهرش دان و هر زردی که در رخسار بینی از زهرش شمر جز فنا دوائی نبخشد و جز در وادی عدم قدم نگذارد ولکن زهرش در کام عاشق از شهد خوشتر و فنایش در نظر طالب از صدهزار بقا محبوب‌تر است
پس باید بنار عشق حجابهای نفس شیطانی سوخته شود تا روح برای ادراک مراتب سیّد لولاک لطیف و پاکیزه گردد
نار عشقی برفروز و جمله هستیها بسوز
پس قدم بردار و اندر کوی عشّاقان گذار

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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

وادی عشق

اعضای محفل ملی ایران ۲۷ دسامبر ۱۹۸۱ تیر باران شدند.
واگر در این سفر باعانت باری از یار بی‌نشان نشان یافت و بوی یوسف گم‌گشته از بشیر احدیّه شنید فوراً بوادی عشق قدم گذارد و از نار عشق بگدازد در این شهر آسمان جذب بلند شود و آفتاب جهانتاب شوق طالع گردد و نار عشق برافروزد و چون نار عشق برافروخت خرمن عقل بکلّی بسوخت
معشوق خیالی ندارد و جز محبوب پناهی نجوید و در هر آن صد جان رایگان در ره جانان دهد و در هر قدمی هزار سر در پای دوست اندازد
ای برادر من تا بمصر عشق درنیائی بیوسف جمال دوست واصل نشوی و تا چون یعقوب از چشم ظاهری نگذری چشم باطن نگشائی و تا بنار عشق نیفروزی بیار شوق نیامیزی
و عاشق را از هیچ چیز پروا نیست و از هیچ ضرّی ضرر نه از نار سردش بینی و از دریا خشکش یابی
نشان عاشق آن باشد که سردش بینی از دوزخ
نشان عارف آن باشد که خشکش بینی از دریا
عشق هستی قبول نکند و زندگی نخواهد حیوة در ممات بیند و عزّت از ذلّت جوید بسیار هوش باید تا لایق جوش عشق شود

     آثار حضرت بهاءالله, هفت وادى

The Valley of Love

NSA members of Baha'i's of Iran.
Executed Dec 27 1981.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
 In this station the lover hath no thought save the Beloved, and seeketh no refuge save the Friend.At every moment he offereth a hundred lives in the path of the Loved One, at every step he throweth a thousand heads at the feet of the Beloved.
O My Brother! Until thou enter the Egypt of love, thou shalt never come to the Joseph of the Beauty of the Friend; and until, like Jacob, thou forsake thine outward eyes, thou shalt never open the eye of thine inward being; and until thou burn with the fire of love, thou shalt never commune with the Lover of Longing.
A lover feareth nothing and no harm can come nigh him:
Thou seest him chill in the fire and dry in the sea.
 A lover is he who is chill in hell fire; A knower is he who is dry in the sea.
 Love accepteth no existence and wisheth no life: He seeth life in death, and in shame seeketh glory...

Bahá'u'lláh, The Seven Valleys

Sunday, December 11, 2016

As difference in degree of capacity exists ..

 "As difference in degree of capacity exists among human souls, as difference in capability is found, therefore, individualities will differ one from another. But in reality this is a reason for unity and not for discord and enmity.
If the flowers of a garden were all of one color, the effect would be monotonous to the eye; but if the colors are variegated, it is most pleasing and wonderful. The difference in adornment of color and capacity of reflection among the flowers gives the garden its beauty and charm. Therefore, although we are of different individualities, different in ideas and of various fragrances, let us strive like flowers of the same divine garden to live together in harmony.
Even though each soul has its own individual perfume and color, all are reflecting the same light, all contributing fragrance to the same breeze which blows through the garden, all continuing to grow in complete harmony and accord. Become as waves of one sea, trees of one forest, growing in the utmost love, agreement and unity."

`Abdu'l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace. P.25

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Divine physician (2)

In like manner, every time the Prophets of God have illumined the world with the resplendent radiance of the Day Star of Divine knowledge, they have invariably summoned its peoples to embrace the light of God through such means as best befitted the exigencies of the age in which they appeared.
They were thus able to scatter the darkness of ignorance, and to shed upon the world the glory of their own knowledge.
 It is towards the inmost essence of these Prophets, therefore, that the  eye of every man of discernment must be directed, inasmuch as their one and only purpose hath always been to guide the erring, and give peace to the afflicted….  
These are not days of prosperity and triumph. The whole of mankind is in the grip of manifold ills. Strive, therefore, to save its life through the wholesome medicine which the almighty hand of the unerring Physician hath prepared.

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh,  P.81


Divine Physicians

"The Prophets of God should be regarded as physicians whose task is to foster the well-being of the world and its peoples, that, through the spirit of oneness, they may heal the sickness of a divided humanity. To none is given the right to question their words or disparage their conduct, for they are the only ones who can claim to have understood the patient and to have correctly diagnosed its ailments.
  No man, however acute his perception, can ever hope to reach the heights which the wisdom and understanding of the Divine Physician have attained. Little wonder, then, if the treatment prescribed by the physician in this day should not be found to be identical with that which he prescribed before. How could it be otherwise when the ills affecting the sufferer necessitate at every stage of his sickness a special remedy?

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh P.81

Morning Prayer



I
have wakened in Thy shelter, O my God, and it becometh him that seeketh that shelter to abide within the Sanctuary of Thy protection and the Stronghold of Thy defense. 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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The unification of mankind ?

"a power is needed to carry out and execute what is known and admitted to be the remedy for human conditions—namely, the unification of  mankind. Furthermore, it is evident that this cannot be realized through material process and means.
The accomplishment of this unification cannot be through racial power, for races are different and diverse in tendencies.
It cannot be through patriotic power, for nationalities are unlike.
Nor can it be effected through political power since the policies of governments and nations are various.
That is to say, any effort toward unification through these material means would benefit one and injure another because of unequal and individual interests. Some may believe this great remedy can be found in dogmatic insistence upon imitations and interpretations. This would likewise be without foundation and result.
Therefore, it is evident that no means but an ideal means, a spiritual power, divine bestowals and the breaths of the Holy Spirit will heal this world sickness of war, dissension and discord. Nothing else is possible; nothing can be conceived of. But through spiritual means and the divine power it is possible and practicable."


`Abdu'l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace P.158

Hold thou fast to the Covenant of thy Lord,

Hold thou fast to the Covenant of thy Lord, and as the days go by, increase thy store of love for His beloved ones. Bend thou with tenderness over the servitors of the All-Merciful, that thou mayest hoist the sail of love upon the ark of peace that moveth across the seas of life.

Let nothing grieve thee, and be thou angered at none. It behoveth thee to be content with the Will of God, and a true and loving and trusted friend to all the peoples of the earth, without any exceptions whatever.
This is the quality of the sincere, the way of the saints, the emblem of those who believe in the unity of God, and the raiment of the people of Bahá.

Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Morning prayer

I have risen this morning by Thy grace, O my God, and left my home trusting wholly in Thee, and committing myself to Thy care.  Send down, then, upon me, out of the heaven of Thy mercy, a blessing from Thy side, and enable me to return home in safety even as Thou didst enable me to set out under Thy protection with my thoughts fixed steadfastly upon Thee.
 There is none other God but Thee, the One, the Incomparable, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

 Bahá’u’lláh

The highest essence and most perfect ...

The highest essence and most perfect expression of whatsoever the peoples of old have either said or written hath, through this most potent Revelation, been sent down from the heaven of the Will of the All-Possessing, the Ever-Abiding God. Of old it hath been revealed: “Love of one’s country is an element of the Faith of God.” The Tongue of Grandeur hath, however, in the day of His manifestation proclaimed: “It is not his to boast who loveth his country, but it is his who loveth the world.” Through the power released by these exalted words He hath lent a fresh impulse, and set a new direction, to the birds of men’s hearts, and hath  obliterated every trace of restriction and limitation from God’s holy Book."

Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh P.96