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Daily Reflection – 12 ‘Ilm (Knowledge)
October 26 - October 27
O wayfarer in the path of God!
Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its depths.
Be thou of them that have partaken of its treasures.
A dewdrop out of this ocean would, if shed upon all that are in the heavens and on the earth, suffice to enrich them with the bounty of God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
With the hands of renunciation draw forth from its life-giving waters, and sprinkle therewith all created things, that they may be cleansed from all man-made limitations and may approach the mighty seat of God, this hallowed and resplendent Spot.
Be not grieved if thou performest it thyself alone.
Let God be all-sufficient for thee.
Commune intimately with His Spirit, and be thou of the thankful.
Proclaim the Cause of thy Lord unto all who are in the heavens and on the earth.
Should any man respond to thy call, lay bare before him the pearls of the wisdom of the Lord, thy God, which His Spirit hath sent down unto thee, and be thou of them that truly believe.
And should any one reject thine offer, turn thou away from him, and put thy trust and confidence in the Lord, thy God, the Lord of all worlds.
(Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, Author: Bahá’u’lláh p.280)
“A divine Mine only can yield the gems of divine knowledge, and the fragrance of the mystic Flower can be inhaled only in the ideal Garden, and the lilies of ancient wisdom can blossom nowhere except in the city of a stainless heart. “In a rich soil, its plants spring forth abundantly by permission of its Lord, and in that soil which is bad, they spring forth but scantily.”
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Iqan, p. 190)