Selections From the Writings of the Báb
"THE angels and the spirits, arrayed rank upon rank, ..."
THE angels and the spirits, arrayed rank upon rank,
descend, by the leave of God, upon this Gate
round this Focal Point in a far-stretching line. Greet them
with salutations, O Qurratu'l-`Ayn, for the dawn hath indeed
broken; then proclaim unto the concourse of the
faithful: `Is not the rising of the Morn, foreshadowed in the
Mother Book, to be near at hand?
O Qurratu'l-`Ayn! Turn Thou eagerly unto God in
Thy Cause, for the peoples of the world have risen in
iniquity, and but for the outpouring of the grace of God
and Thy mercy unto them, no one could purge even a
single soul for evermore.
O Qurratu'l-`Ayn! The life to
come is indeed far more advantageous unto Thee and unto
such as follow Thy Cause than this earthly life and its
pleasures. This is what hath been foreordained according to
the dispensations of Providence...
O Qurratu'l-`Ayn! Say: Verily I am the `Gate of God'
and I give you to drink, by the leave of God, the sovereign
Truth, of the crystal-pure waters of His Revelation which
are gushing out from the incorruptible Fountain situate
upon the Holy Mount. And those who earnestly strive
after the One True God, let them then strive to attain this
Verily God is potent over all things...
O peoples of the earth! Give ear unto God's holy Voice
proclaimed by this Arabian Youth Whom the Almighty
hath graciously chosen for His Own Self. He is indeed none
other than the True One, Whom God hath entrusted with
this Mission from the midst of the Burning Bush. O
Qurratu'l-`Ayn! Unravel what Thou pleasest from the
secrets of the All-Glorious, for the ocean is surging high
at the behest of the incomparable Lord. Chapter XXIV.
Are ye wickedly scheming, according to your selfish
fancies, an evil plot against Him Who is the Most Great
Remembrance of God? By the righteousness of God, all
who are in the heaven and on earth and whatsoever lieth
between them are regarded in My sight even as a spider's
and verily God beareth witness unto all things. Indeed
they will not lay plots but against themselves. God
hath caused this Remembrance to be, in very truth, independent
of all the dwellers of earth and heaven. Chapter
1. [cf. Qur'án 78:38]
2. [cf. Qur'án 11:83]
3. [cf. Qur'án 24:21]
4. [cf. Qur'án 83:25-26]
5. [Qur'án 52:6]
6. [cf. Qur'án 29:40]