The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
39The peoples of the world are fast asleep. Were they to wake from their slumber, they would hasten with eagerness unto God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. They would cast away everything they posess, be it all the treasures of the earth, that their Lord may remember them to the extent of addressing to them but one word. Such is the instruction given you by Him Who holdeth the knowledge of things hidden, in a Tablet which the eye of creation hath not seen, and which is revealed to none except His own Self, the omnipotent Protector of all worlds. So bewildered are they in the drunkeness of their evil desires, that they are powerless to recognise the Lord of all being, Whose voice calleth aloud from every direction: “There is none other God but Me, the Mighty, the All-Wise.”
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Cross-References
Bahá’u’lláh
identifies with God,   K86, K88, K132, K134, K143, K163, K168, n160
knowledge of, beyond human knowledge,   K97, K175-K176-K177
Desire, corrupt, selfish,   K2, K29, K58, K165, n25
Evil,   K2, K41, K59
Human race/society, condition of,   6, 12, K40, K54, K64, K72, K122, n104
Study Guide
What are the peoples of the world doing?
What would happen if they stopped doing this?
Why are the people powerless to recognize the Lord of all being?