Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh
III: The Revelation which, from time immemorial,...
The Revelation which, from time immemorial, hath been acclaimed as the Purpose and Promise
of all the Prophets of God, and the most cherished
Desire of His Messengers, hath now, by virtue of the
pervasive Will of the Almighty and at His irresistible
bidding, been revealed unto men. The advent of such
a Revelation hath been heralded in all the sacred
Scriptures. Behold how, notwithstanding such an announcement,
mankind hath strayed from its path
and shut out itself from its glory.
Say: O ye lovers of the One true God! Strive, that
ye may truly recognize and know Him, and observe
befittingly His precepts. This is a Revelation, under
which, if a man shed for its sake one drop of blood,
myriads of oceans will be his recompense. Take
heed, O friends, that ye forfeit not so inestimable
a benefit, or disregard its transcendent station.
Consider the multitude of lives that have been, and
are still being, sacrificed in a world deluded by a
mere phantom which the vain imaginations of its peoples
have conceived. Render thanks unto God, inasmuch
as ye have attained unto your heart's Desire,
and been united to Him Who is the Promise of
all nations. Guard ye, with the aid of the one true
God--exalted be His glory--the integrity of the
station which ye have attained, and cleave to that
which shall promote His Cause. He, verily, enjoineth
on you what is right and conducive to the exaltation
of man's station. Glorified be the All-Merciful, the
Revealer of this wondrous Tablet.