January 31, 2011

The Master delineates the pathway to becoming “clothed in the attributes of the angels of heaven” while we are still on this plane of existence

As for you, O ye lovers of God, make firm your steps in His Cause, with such resolve that ye shall not be shaken though the direst of calamities assail the world.
• By nothing, under no conditions, be ye perturbed.
• Be ye anchored fast as the high mountains,
• be stars that dawn over the horizon of life,
• be bright lamps in the gatherings of unity,
• be souls humble and lowly in the presence of the friends,
• be innocent in heart.
• Be ye symbols of guidance and lights of godliness,
• severed from the world,
• clinging to the handhold that is sure and strong,
• spreading abroad the spirit of life,
• riding the Ark of salvation.
• Be ye daysprings of generosity,
• dawning-points of the mysteries of existence,
• sites where inspiration alighteth,
• rising-places of splendours,
• souls that are sustained by the Holy Spirit,
• enamoured of the Lord,
• detached from all save Him,
• holy above the characteristics of humankind,
• clothed in the attributes of the angels of heaven, that ye may win for yourselves the highest bestowal of all, in this new time, this wondrous age. ('Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 242)