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

Friday, March 15, 2013

Paris: Illumine this city!

Anne Corcoran translated this--sorry to be late in posting it. 

9 March 1913

During the public meeting, the major part of ‘Abdu’l Bahá’s talk were prayers for the inhabitants of Paris and for France.   Furthermore, he said that his stay here had been the result of contact with personalities and dignitaries from all over the world (who reside in Paris) and the openness of their eyes to the beauty of  teachings of Bahá’u’lláh.
After the meeting, he gathered in his room the Baha’is who had stayed on, and said to them; “I am going to leave Paris and I wish to leave you here as my trust, knowing that you are here, my heart will be eased.  Strive day and night to illumine this city and render souls heavenly….Know that if you rise as is needed. the divine confirmations will arrive like the waves of the sea!
I wish that there will be much love amongst you and that you will be companions to each other.  Gather together in your houses…..and guide the souls towards the divine teachings.  Be the cause of confirmations of hearts.  That is life and eternal happiness…

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)
Published for the Centenary of the Bahá’í Faith in France 1998 under the patronage of the NSA of the Bahá’ís of France      

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