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

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 1913

Anne Corcoran translated this, especially for today! 

18 March 1913

“Although at present Paris may be asleep soon it will be in movement, because I have spent long nights soliciting divine confirmation.  I can neither sleep nor rest: I spend all the time in prayers and in tears.  Also, I hope that you will rise to spread the word of God.  Today the armies of celestial confirmations await to assist the pure men.  Everyone who arises will be victorious and every detached person will be glorious! . . . ”
As the rental period of the house where ‘Abdu’l Bahá and his companions lived had expired                                 they transferred their luggage to “Pension Hotel” Lauriston St, in the 16th district of Paris.
[Not exact translation of ‘Abdu’l Bahá’s words]

Rowshan Mavaddat Extract from Bahá’í France no 15, winter 1988 in
Sur les pas de ’Abdu’l Bahá a Paris.   Paris deviendra un Jardin de Roses   p 53                            
(In the steps of ‘Abdu’l Bahá.  Paris becomes a Garden of Roses)
Librairie Baháí 1998   A book produced for the centenary of the Baháí Faith in France in 1998.

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