Sacred Texts
A Pocketful of Meaning
Letter E
· Ear
sign of bounty of God
Thine ear is a sign of My bounty, let not the tumult of unseemly motives turn it away from My Word that encompasseth all creation.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 322)
· Earth
by, is meant
See also Heaven ~ by, is meant
..., by the term “earth” is meant the earth of understanding and knowledge, ...
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, page 45)
changing of
See also Cleaving ~ of the heaven
In like manner, endeavour to comprehend the meaning of the “changing of the earth.” Know thou, that upon whatever hearts the bountiful showers of mercy, raining from the “heaven” of divine Revelation, have fallen, the earth of those hearts hath verily been changed into the earth of divine knowledge and wisdom.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán, page 42-43)
· Elixir
See also Divine Elixir
of Revelation
The corrosion of ungodliness is eating into the vitals of human society; what else but the Elixir of His potent Revelation can cleanse and revive it?
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 200
Teachings of Bahá’u’lláh
Wherefore, relate thou the Teachings of the Abhá Beauty to the urgent needs of this present day, and thou wilt see that they provide an instant remedy for the ailing body of the world. Indeed, they are the elixir that bringeth eternal health.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, page 63
I beg of Thee, O my God, by Thy most exalted Word which Thou hast ordained as the Divine Elixir unto all who are in Thy realm, the Elixir through whose potency the crude metal of human life hath been transmuted into purest gold, ...
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations of Bahá’u’lláh, page 54
most potent
From the texts of the wondrous, heavenly Scriptures they should memorize phrases and passages bearing on various instances, so that in the course of their speech they may recite divine verses whenever the occasion demandeth it, inasmuch as these holy verses are the most potent elixir, ...
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, page 200
· Embodyment
of liberty See Liberty ~ embodyment of
· Essence
of belief
in Divine Unity See Divine Unity ~ true believer in
in the unity and singleness of God See God ~ singleness of
of faith
and certitude
Do thou beseech God to enable thee to remain steadfast in this path, and to aid thee to guide the peoples of the world to Him Who is the manifest and sovereign Ruler, Who hath revealed Himself in a distinct attire, Who giveth utterance to a Divine and specific Message. This is the essence of faith and certitude.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh)
of God
and His Religion
That the divers communions of the earth, and the manifold systems of religious belief, should never be allowed to foster the feelings of animosity among men, is, in this Day, of the essence of the Faith of God and His Religion.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, page 13)
of justice See Justice
· Eve
and Adam See Adam ~ and Eve
· Everlasting
life See Life ~ everlasting
· Evil
is imperfection
Evil is imperfection.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, page 177)
Evil is nonexistent; it is the absence of good.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, page 295)
... the qualities and admirable perfections of man, are purely good, and exist. Evil is simply their nonexistence.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 263)
... there is no evil in existence; all that God created He created good. This evil is nothingness; ...
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, page 264)
sun rises on See Sun(s) ~ rises on evil and on good
Every good thing is of God, and every evil thing is from yourselves.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 149)
Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from God; but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul.
Qur’án, 4:79)
· Evil One | Evil Spirit See Satan
· Eye(s)
as a flame of fire
Now, when He saith: “His eyes were as a flame of fire”, He alludeth but to the keenness of sight and acuteness of vision of the Promised One, Who with His eyes burneth away every veil and covering, maketh known the eternal mysteries in the contingent world, and distinguisheth the faces that are obscured with the dust of hell from those that shine with the light of paradise.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, page 54)
is trust
Thine eye is My trust, suffer not the dust of vain desires to becloud its luster.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleaning from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, page 322)