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Daily Reflection – 11 ‘Ilm (Knowledge)
October 25 - October 26
Say: The Sun of vicegerency hath dawned, the Point of knowledge and wisdom hath been made plain, and the Testimony of God, the Almighty, the All-Wise, hath been made manifest.
Say: The Moon of eternity hath risen in the midmost heaven, and its light hath illumined the dwellers of the realms above.
My face hath come forth from the veils, and shed its radiance upon all that is in heaven and on earth; and yet, ye turned not towards Him, notwithstanding that ye were created for Him, O concourse of kings!
Follow, therefore, that which I speak unto you, and hearken unto it with your hearts, and be not of such as have turned aside.
For your glory consisteth not in your sovereignty, but rather in your nearness unto God and your observance of His command as sent down in His holy and preserved Tablets.
Should any one of you rule over the whole earth, and over all that lieth within it and upon it, its seas, its lands, its mountains, and its plains, and yet be not remembered by God, all these would profit him not, could ye but know it.
(Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, #5.4, p. 186-187)
“A deeper understanding of the verities of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh and a sharper insight into its mysterious unfoldment do not depend necessarily on the degree of one’s intellectual capacity or academic knowledge. Indeed, such knowledge has often become a barrier between man and God.”
(Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh v 1, p. 44)