Who was `Abdu'l-Bahá, and why did He come to the West?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 1912 Closure in Dublin; raising the call

Dublin, NH, day 22 of 23; closure and music; inebriated with love and affection

In Dublin
Mahmud writes: "Today was the Master's last day in Dublin. Mrs Parsons had asked a large number to attend and had invited the best musicians to play the piano and sing at the beginning of the meeting. The Master sat in an adjoining room enjoying the music. There was such a crowd in the large drawing room that although rows of chairs had been arranged, no seating was available. The Master entered the room to give His last talk in Dublin:

I have explained every question for you, delivered to you the message of God, expounded the mysteries of the divine Books for you, proved the immortality of the spirit and oneness of truth and expounded for you economic questions and divine teachings.
As this was His last address everyone came to shake His hand and offer his or her thanks before leaving His presence. Mrs Parsons said that the people were usually happy but because they knew `Abdu'l-Bahá was leaving they were sad and wanted to prolong His stay.
He replied, `I, too, wished to stay longer but I must go to Green Acre and other places. I must raise the call of the Kingdom in all places. The days of my life in this world are limited, so I must pass through all regions and announce the glad tidings of the Kingdom of Abhá.'
`Abdu'l-Bahá spent the day saying farewell to many eminent people. After the afternoon meeting, one of the believers, Miss Knobloch, with His permission took several photographs of Him with these servants.
The automobile was ready and He was driven to the home of a friend where a meeting was held. The people were very enthusiastic and inebriated with love and affection. After speaking to them briefly and narrating a few stories, He left."

Perhaps we can find those photographs. 

Agnes writes: "A telephone message was brought me early: ‘Will Mrs. Parsons come with the carriage to drive with Abdu'l-Baha at nine?’ And very nearly at nine, I was there. When Abdu'l-Baha, Dr. Fareed and I were in the carriage, Abdu'l-Baha said He wanted to call on some of the people. First we went to see Mrs. Childs. . . . He sat in her parlor for a few minutes, and she was most pleased."

Is it interesting how He is bringing closure to His days in Dublin. Remember, “the work is finished.” I myself am "inebriated" over the thought of His travels to Green Acre, tomorrow! 

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