Selections From the Writings of the Báb
"HOW numerous the souls raised to life who were exposed ..."
HOW numerous the souls raised to life who were exposed
to dire humiliation in Thy Path for exalting Thy Word and
for glorifying Thy divine Unity! How profuse the blood
that hath been shed for the sake of Thy Faith to vindicate
the authenticity of Thy divine Mission and to celebrate
Thy praise! How vast the possessions that were wrongfully
seized in the Path of Thy love in order to affirm the loftiness
of Thy sanctity and to extol Thy glorious Name! How
many the feet that have trodden upon the dust in order to
magnify Thy holy Word and to extol Thy glory! How
innumerable the voices that were raised in lamentation, the
hearts that were struck with terror, the grievous woes that
none other than Thee can reckon, and the adversities and
afflictions that remain inscrutable to anyone except Thyself;
all this to establish, O my God, the loftiness of Thy sanctity
and to demonstrate the transcendent character of Thy glory.
These decrees were ordained by Thee so that all created
things might bear witness that they have been brought into
being for the sake of naught else but Thee. Thou hast withheld
from them the things that bring tranquillity to their
hearts, that they might know of a certainty that whatever
is associated with Thy holy Being is far superior to and
exalted above aught else that would satisfy them; inasmuch
as Thine indomitable power pervadeth all things, and
nothing can ever frustrate it.
Indeed Thou hast caused these momentous happenings
to come to pass that those who are endued with perception
may readily recognize that they were ordained by Thee to
demonstrate the loftiness of Thy divine Unity and to affirm
the exaltation of Thy sanctity.