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Advice of Baha'ullah

[ THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002 1:46:32 AM ]

(Today is Navroze - Baha'i New Year's Day)
"O Pen of the Most High! Say: O people of the world! We have enjoined upon you fasting during a brief period, and at its close have designated for you Naw-Ruz as a feast.

Thus hath the Daystar of Utterance shone forth above the horizon of the Book as decreed by Him who is the Lord of the beginning and the end... Say: This day, verily, is the crown of all the months and the source thereof, the day on which the breath of life is wafted over all created things.

Great is the blessedness of him who greeteth it with radiance and joy. We testify that he is, in truth, among those who are blissful".

Be not content with the ease of a passing day, and deprive not thyself of everlasting rest.

Barter not the garden of eternal delight for the dust-heap of a mortal world.

Up from thy prison ascend unto the glorious meads above, and from thy mortal cage wing thy flight unto the paradise of the Placeless.

Many a day hath passed over thee whilst thou hast busied thyself with thy fancies and idle imaginings.

How long are thou to slumber on thy bed? Lift up thy head from slumber, for the Sun hath risen to the zenith, haply it may shine upon thee with the light of beauty.

The light hath shone on thee from the horizon of the sacred Mount and the spirit of enlightenment hath breathed in the Sinai of thy heart.

Wherefore, free thyself from the veils of idle fancies and enter into My court, that thou mayest be fit for everlasting life...

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