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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The final days in Egypt; the Speech of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

On December 2, 'Abdu'l-Bahá will leave Egypt, after being gone from Haifa for three years and three months.

I wish we had more accounts of what occurred during the sojourn as a whole. Perhaps when the second volume of Mahmúd's Diary is translated, we will learn so much more. . . .

Last night at Feast this passage struck me:

"O thou who art attracted by the Speech of Abdul-Baha!
Verily I speak unto thee through the tongue of my spirit, from the spiritual direction, and explain for thee the mysteries of the kingdom and the meanings of the sacred, heavenly books. Direct thyself unto the Lord of the Supreme World and loosen thy tongue, so that He shall confirm thee by the spirit of Beyan (i. e., explanation) and breathe into thy mouth the Holy Spirit and move thy tongue with the best meanings and mysteries.
Trust in God and rely on His great bounty, because His bounty is overflowing like the seas, brilliant like unto the lights, flowing like currents of water and raining like the clouds. It is incumbent upon thee to be humble, lowly and submissive at the appearance of the lights of the gifts of thy Lord, in every instant. Serve the friends of God under all circumstances and conditions. This is the station of the spiritual ones; this is the honor of the Bahais; this is the glory of the sincere ones. . . ." 
Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha, 173

May we hear His voice and be attracted to the mysteries it can impart.