To thank Him...

...Make ye a mighty effort, and choose for yourselves a noble goal. Through the power of faith, obey ye the teachings of God, and let all your actions conform to His laws. Read ye The Hidden Words, ponder the inner meanings thereof, act in accord therewith. Read, with close attention, the Tablets of Tarazat (Ornaments), Kalimat (Words of Paradise), Tajalliyat (Effulgences), Ishraqat (Splendours), and Bisharat (Glad Tidings), and rise up as ye are bidden in the heavenly teachings. Thus may each one of you be even as a candle casting its light, the centre of attraction wherever people come together; and from you, as from a bed of flowers, may sweet scents be shed.

'Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of 'Abdu'l-Baha, p. 35

4 comments:

sanisha said...

some anecdotal info i heard , by word of mouth, but still very interesting is that the stars in Bahai gardens need not be 9 pointed,as as the Guardian said that an 8 pointed one (as above) is more practical/easier to form, and which shows us that we needen't be attached to symbols or to be in this way 'fundamentalist'.

Gaijin21 said...

Yes, you are right! But I have always wondered why it would be easier to make an 8 pointed star than 9...

Anonymous said...

i think it is because 8 pointed stars are symmetric so if you cut it in half you get two pieces which are mirror images of each other.Sanisha

Sanisha said...

I think it is because 8 pointed stars are symmetric so if you cut it in half you get two pieces which are mirror images of each other.Sanisha