Tablets of the Divine Plan
4: TABLET TO THE BAHÁ'ÍS OF THE WESTERN STATES
Revealed on April 1, 1916,
in `Abdu'l-Bahá's room at the house in Bahjí,
addressed to the Bahá'ís of eleven Western
States of the United States: New Mexico,
Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California,
Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho,
Oregon and Washington.
He is God!
O ye sons and daughters of the Kingdom:
DAY and night I have no other occupation than the remembrance of the friends, praying from the depth
of my heart in their behalf, begging for them confirmation
from the Kingdom of God and supplicating the
direct effect of the breaths of the Holy Spirit. I am hopeful
from the favors of His Highness the Lord of Bestowals,
that the friends of God during such a time may become
the secret cause of the illumination of the hearts
of humanity, breathing the breath of life upon the spirits
--whose praiseworthy results may become conducive
to the glory and exaltation of humankind throughout
all eternity. Although in some of the Western States, like
California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, the fragrances
of holiness are diffused, numerous souls have
taken a share and a portion from the fountain of everlasting
life, they have obtained heavenly benediction,
have drunk an overflowing cup from the wine of the love
of God and have hearkened to the melody of the Supreme
Concourse--yet in the states of New Mexico,
Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Nevada,
the lamp of the love of God is not ignited in a befitting
and behooving manner, and the call of the Kingdom
of God has not been raised. Now, if it is possible,
show ye an effort in this direction. Either travel yourselves,
personally, throughout those states or choose others
and send them, so that they may teach the souls. For
the present those states are like unto dead bodies: they
must breathe into them the breath of life and bestow
upon them a heavenly spirit. Like unto the stars they
must shine in that horizon and thus the rays of the Sun
of Reality may also illumine those states.
God says in the great Qur'án: "Verily God is the helper of those who have believed. He will lead them
from darkness into light."
This means: God loves the
believers, consequently He will deliver them from darkness
and bring them into the world of light.
It is also recorded in the blessed Gospel: Travel ye throughout the world and call ye the people to the
Kingdom of God.
Now this is the time that you may
arise and perform this most great service and become
the cause of the guidance of innumerable souls. Thus
through this superhuman service the rays of peace and
conciliation may illumine and enlighten all the regions
and the world of humanity may find peace and composure.
During my stay in America I cried out in every meeting and summoned the people to the propagation
of the ideals of universal peace. I said plainly that the
continent of Europe had become like unto an arsenal
and its conflagration was dependent upon one spark,
and that in the coming years, or within two years, all
that which is recorded in the Revelation of John and the
Book of Daniel would become fulfilled and come to
pass. This matter, in all probability, was published in the
San Francisco Bulletin, October 12, 1912. You may refer
to it, so that the truth may become clear and manifest;
thus ye may fully realize that this is the time for the
diffusion of the fragrances.
The magnanimity of man must be heavenly or, in other words, it must be assisted by the divine confirmation,
so that he may become the cause of the illumination
of the world of humanity.
Upon you be greeting and praise!
1. [Qur'án 2:257]
2. [Cf. Mark 16:15]