Kamál, 05 Jamál (Beauty), 179 B.E
Spring (and Riḍván!) would not be complete without lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) in bloom!
Put the lawn mower into service for the season and mowed the yard for the first time this year!
Went “live” with the presentation “Let Your Vision Be World-Embracing” in a separate page on my archival website, Frameworks for Understanding the World. Now the work begins to flesh it out.
On the first day that the Ancient Beauty ascended His Most Great Throne in the garden named Riḍván, the Tongue of Glory gave utterance to three blessed words. First, that in this Revelation the law of the sword hath been annulled. 2 Second, that ere the expiration of one thousand years whosoever advanceth a prophetic claim is false. By “year” a full year is intended, and no exegesis or interpretation is permitted in this matter. And third, that at that very hour God, exalted be His Glory, shed the full splendour of all His names upon all creation. 3
- Baháʾuʾlláh. The Kitáb-i-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book. Haifa: Baháʾi World Centre, 1992, 60. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/kitab-i-aqdas/6#741236211 [return]
- The following verse was revealed subsequently, but He indicated that it should occupy the same station as the other three: that when the name of anyone, whether living or dead, is mentioned in His presence, that soul hath verily attained to the mention of the pre-existent King. Blessed are they that attain thereto! [return]
- Bahá’u’lláh. Days of Remembrance. Bahá’í Reference Library. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/days-remembrance/4#515995870. [return]