Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Sometimes my days (or my weeks) don't exactly go my way... I've found perspective in the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, though. He says, speaking of His sufferings:

"The Ancient Beauty hath consented to be bound with chains that mankind may be released from its bondage, and hath accepted to be made a prisoner within this most mighty Stronghold that the whole world may attain unto true liberty.

"He hath drained to its dregs the cup of sorrow that all the peoples of the earth may attain unto abiding joy, and be filled with gladness. This is of the mercy of your Lord, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful.
"We have accepted to be abased, O believers in the Unity of God, that ye may be exalted, and have suffered manifold afflictions, that ye might prosper and flourish."

The pictures above are of the Fortress City of ‘Akká, as seen from the Sea Gate; the Prison Cell in which Bahá'u'lláh was held in ‘Akká, Israel; and the terraced gardens at the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa, Israel. The later two are pictures I have taken.

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