October 1, 2012

Portion of a Tablet from ‘Abdu’l-Baha to the Baha’is of Seattle, USA

Through the boundless Favor, I hope that in Seattle by the endeavor of the beloved of God, certain souls may arise who may prove a radiant lamp to the world of humanity and merciful spirit to the phenomenal body; that they may be the cause of the purification of souls and the means of sanctification of hearts; that they may know this mortal world as fleeting shadow and call the rest and repose, the pleasure and blessing, the wealth and sovereignty of the earth, the waves of the sea of imagination; that they may arise in such wise to live by the Divine Teachings and Exhortations of the Blessed Beauty as to sparkle even like the morning star from the horizon of holiness. (‘Abdu’l-Baha, excerpt from a Tablet, Star of the West, vol. 2, no. 4, May 17, 1911)