Lord Of The Flies - Original Writing

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them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit on the tree of humility” – Baha’u’llah (Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 93) The kindness of Baha’u’llah can be found in many stories. This is but a sample. May Bolles, an early pilgrim, heard `Abdu’l-Bahá tell the touching story about a hermit. “On a freezing journey through the mountains to another prison, His small group met a hermit near a high cave. When Bahá`u’lláh arrived at that spot the hermit knelt down and kissed the dust before His feet, and said to Him: ‘Oh, my Lord, I am a poor man living alone in a cave nearby; but henceforth I shall account myself the happiest of mortals if Thou wilt but come for a moment to my cave and bless it by Thy presence.’ Then Bahá`u’lláh told the man that He would come, not for a moment but for three days, and He bade His followers cast their tents, and await His return. The poor man was so overcome with joy and gratitude that he was speechless, and led the way in humble silence to his lowly d... ... middle of paper ... ...d to proclaim to all created things ‘verily I am God’; and when I consider my own self, lo, I find it coarser than clay!’ Baha’u’llah ascended in ‘Akka in 1892, His Revelation completed, His Mission fulfilled. His Shrine is considered by Baha’is to be the Holiest Spot on earth. It is located near Akka Israel. Each Baha’i travels there once in his life, if able. Baha’u’llah has drawn the circle of unity, He has made a design for the uniting of all the peoples’ and for the gathering of them all under the shelter of the tent of universal unity. This is the work of the Divine Bounty, and we must strive with heart and soul until we have the reality of unity in our midst, as we work, so will strength be given unto us.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha cited in (Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha’u’llah v 3, p. xiii) The sacred is never lost! Religion is a Procession.
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