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

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Consolation: "I am always a traveller to America"

'Abdu'l-Bahá writes:

"O thou who hast sought illumination from the light of guidance! Praise thou God that He hath directed thee to the light of truth and hath invited thee to enter the Kingdom of Abha. Thy sight hath been illumined and thy heart hath been turned into a rose garden. I pray for thee that thou mayest ever grow in faith and assurance, shine like unto a torch in the assemblies and bestow upon them the light of guidance.

"Whenever an illumined assembly of the friends of God is gathered, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, although bodily absent, is yet present in spirit and in soul. I am always a traveller to America and am assuredly associating with spiritual and illumined friends. Distance is annihilated and prevents not the close and intimate association of two souls that are closely attached in heart even though they may be in two different countries. I am therefore thy close companion, attuned and in harmony with thy soul."
 (Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 102)

Hence, we can enjoy a connection that is beyond time and place--and not be grief-stricken over His departure (er, 100 years ago). 

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