Would you like the hosts of Divine inspiration and the Concourse on high to descend on you? Here is how.

By the righteousness of God! Whoso openeth his lips in this Day and maketh mention of the name of his Lord, the hosts of Divine inspiration shall descend upon him from the heaven of My name, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. On him shall also descend the Concourse on high, each bearing aloft a chalice of pure light. Thus hath it been foreordained in the realm of God's Revelation, by the behest of Him Who is the All-Glorious, the Most Powerful.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog,yours is the true gem ,i think of this one wrt yours.

Pride not yourselves on much reading of the verses or on a multitude of pious acts by night and day; for were a man to read a single verse with joy and radiance it would be better for him than to read with lassitude all the Holy Books of God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Read ye the sacred verses in such measure that ye be not overcome by languor and despondency. Lay not upon your souls that which will weary them and weigh them down, but rather what will lighten and uplift them, so that they may soar on the wings of the Divine verses towards the Dawning-place of His manifest signs; this will draw you nearer to God, did ye but comprehend.

(The Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Haifa: Bahá'í World Centre (verse number given1992, 149)

Anonymous said...

We sometimes don't remember how easy Baha'u'llah has made some things for us...
Thanks for the reminder!!

~ Alex

Gaijin21 said...

Thanks for your comments. There are many verses in the Writings that makes it clear and easy. I like seeking out the types of quotes that go like "If thou... then....shall..."

Sanisha's quote also has this kind of quality. If we were to read even a single verse with joy and radience, then a) that would be better for us than to read with lassitude all the Holy Books of God and b) will draw us nearer to God.

I don't think Baha'u'llah make anything that difficult for us, but we sure do make things difficult for ourselves, don't we?