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Daily Reflection – 19 Bahá (Splendor)
April 7 - April 8
“In man, however, there is a discovering power that transcendeth the world of nature and controlleth and interfereth with the laws thereof…..even as the bird he flieth in the air, saileth speedily upon the seas and as the fish soundeth the deep and discovereth the things therein….So is the power of electrical energy: this unruly violent force that cleaveth mountains is yet imprisoned by man within a globe! This is manifestly interfering with the laws of nature….according to the law of nature all shadows are fleeting, whereas man fixeth them upon the plate, and this, too, is interference with a law of nature….In fine, that inner faculty in man, unseen of the eye, wresteth the sword from the hands of nature, and giveth it a grievous blow. All other beings, however great, are bereft of such perfections. Man hath the powers of will and understanding, but nature hath them not. Nature is constrained, man is free.” – (‘Abdu’l‑Bahá / Tablet to Dr. Auguste Forel)