Abdu’l- Bahá: A Station Beyond Comprehension

Abdu’l-Bahá on the balcony off of His private quarters.

This story is told by Bahiyyih Randall Winckler about her first glimpse of the Master. Notice the Master standing on the balcony.


“Suddenly it was as if a hand turned my face to the left. I saw a window at the top of a small building behind a wall. In the upper half of the window was the face of Abdu’l-Baha. He was looking at us and yet into some distant place. Without any action on my part, I became close to him. His eyes were radiant, and they spoke of love and wisdom, but there was also a look of patient sadness. He did not speak or move. I looked beyond Him and saw a large circle of soft pink with a white center. The edges of the circle were gray with sparkles of gold. It was very beautiful, and I became aware that it was telling me something about the Master – how wonderful He was – but I did not understand. I did know that His Father, Baha’u’llah, had given Him the title “Master” because He must be respected.


Then I was wrapped in a feeling of love towards the Master that flooded my heart. As suddenly as this happened, it was over. Later, after I thought about this unusual incident, I decided it was a gift from the Master. It was a gift that was beyond measure, one that would remain with me forever. It was a gift in two ways: first, it made me realized that the Master’s great station was beyond comprehension; and second, it taught me that I could be close to Him if I loved Him.” -(My Pilgrimage To Haifa, November 1919 by Bahiyyih Randall Winckler)


I apologize for using a picture of the Master but felt it historically appropriate for this story. 

Lynette Wilson, Publisher
Author: Lynette Wilson, Publisher

Lynette grew up in the small Wisconsin town of Boscobel, home of the Gideon Bible. After attending college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Platteville achieving an A.A. degree she decided a break was needed n order to figure out which academic discipline she wanted to pursue. While contemplating intensely on her choices she met and married Fernando. Lynette returned to college and studied Small Business Management and Bookkeeping. After several years of working in management she found herself once again meditating on her future. The powers that be answered and she returned to the academic life in pursuit of a double major in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She found time to assist in the Special Resource Center helping quadriplegics and the legally blind in the classroom setting as well as reading for the blind. In the midst of her professional goals she had a difficult pregnancy which temporarily (...so she thought) would interrupt her coursework. She attempted to return to her studies, but the stork visited a second time. After the birth of their daughter, an unwelcomed visitor arrived a year and a half later, Brain Cancer. After 7 years of fighting, Fernando passed away. (2003) This experience...

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