O SON OF DESIRE!
The learned and the wise have for long years striven and failed to attain the presence of the All-Glorious; they have spent their lives in search of Him, yet did not behold the beauty of His countenance. Thou without the least effort didst attain thy goal, and without search hast obtained the object of thy quest. Yet, notwithstanding, thou didst remain so wrapt in the veil of self, that thine eyes beheld not the beauty of the Beloved, nor did thy hand touch the hem of His robe. Ye that have eyes, behold and wonder.
(Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words)
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Were any man to ponder in his heart that which the Pen of the Most High hath revealed and to taste of its sweetness, he would, of a certainty, find himself emptied and delivered from his own desires, and utterly subservient to the Will of the Almighty. Happy is the man that hath attained so high a station, and hath not deprived himself of so bountiful a grace.
(“Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah” p. 343)
The soil that nourishes the tree of life, He waters with that crimson ink that manifests the lover’s attraction to His word.
Each star in heaven represents an unanswered question in my life, and yet before His face even these stars fall upon the earth.
The smile on His face is the solace of every grieving heart.