04 January 2022
Fidál, 06 Sharaf (Honor), 178 B.E.
American white birch (Betula papyrifera)
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This, the second volume of The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh, follows the same pattern as the first one. The aim has been to describe the contents of some of the writings of Bahá’u’lláh revealed by Him in Constantinople and Adrianople. However, in order to present the background to the revelation of these writings, it has been found necessary to touch briefly upon the history of His life and that of His companions during His five-year sojourn in these two cities. … 1
While for the most part the author has merely outlined the main points of a Tablet, he has in some cases dwelt at length on certain topics which constitute the basic spiritual verities of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh and, at times, has deliberately taken excursions into other subjects which throw further light on the original theme, and which are thought to be of interest to the reader. A reading of the first volume is recommended prior to this one, to help provide continuity and further depth.
The study of the Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh is not similar to the study of a normal literary work, no matter how profound that might be a Tablet is the repository of the Word of God, and to appreciate it one must acquire a pure heart and rid oneself of the veil of acquired knowledge. ‘O My servants!’ Bahá’u’lláh thus proclaims to the peoples of the world, ‘My holy, My divinely ordained Revelation may be likened unto an ocean in whose depths are concealed innumerable pearls of great price, of surpassing lustre. It is the duty of every seeker to bestir himself and strive to attain the shores of this ocean, so that he may, in proportion to the eagerness of his search and the efforts he hath exerted, partake of such benefits as have been preordained in God’s irrevocable and hidden Tablets.’ 2
In writing this book the author has been able to do no more than skim the surface of this great Ocean. 3
- Taherzadeh, Adib. The Revelation of Baháʼuʼlláh: Adrianople 1863-68. 1977. Revised Edition, Reprint, vol. 2, George Ronald, 1992, xv. [return]
- Bahá’u’lláh. Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. 1952. Translated by Shoghi Effendi, Revised Edition, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1971, 326, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/gleanings-writings-bahaullah/8#413529355. [return]
- Op.cit, xv-xvi. [return]