The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
134Be watchful lest the concerns and preoccupations of this world prevent you from observing that which hath been enjoined upon you by Him Who is the Mighty, the Faithful. Be ye the embodiments of such steadfastness amidst mankind that ye will not be kept back from God by the doubts of those who disbelieved in Him when He manifested Himself, invested with a mighty sovereignty. Take heed lest ye be prevented by aught that hath been recorded in the Book from hearkening unto this, the Living Book, Who proclaimeth the truth: “Verily, there is no God but Me, the Most Excellent, the All-Praised.” Look ye with the eye of equity upon Him Who hath descended from the heaven of Divine will and power, and be not of those who act unjustly.
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Cross-References
Bahá’u’lláh
exhortations concerning recognition,   K50, K55, K132, K135-K136, K157, K183, n155, n172
identifies with God,   K39, K86, K88, K132, K143, K163, K168, n160
Living Book,   K168, n155
recognition enjoined,   16, K1, K85-K86, n155
sovereignty,   K167, n181
truth of words,   K183
Doubt,   K163
Negligence   K40, K171
warned against (Laws),   K17, K30, K45, K106, K138, K171, Q105, 159
Observance of laws of God,   K1-K2, K17, K45, K62, K71, K97, K138, K147, K171
Proclamation,   K80, K103, K132, K143, K163, K168
Scripture as barrier (veil)  n155
Steadfastness,   K173, K183
Study Guide
What are we to be ‘watchful’ of?
What are we to be “the embodiments of”?
How are we to look?
How are we not to act?
(See Note 155)
What is meant by the “Book” and the “Living Book”?
What are the “followers of every other Faith” cautioned about?