The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
173Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are the billows of the Most Mighty Ocean, the stars of the firmament of Glory, the standards of triumph waving betwixt earth and heaven. Ye are the manifestations of steadfastness amidst men and the daysprings of Divine Utterance to all that dwell on earth. Well is it with him that turneth unto you, and woe betide the froward. This day, it behoveth whoso hath quaffed the Mystic Wine of everlasting life from the Hands of the loving-kindness of the Lord his God, the Merciful, to pulsate even as the throbbing artery in the body of mankind, that through him may be quickened the world and every crumbling bone.
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Cross-References
Learned, among people of Bahá,   163, n183
Role of individual in society,   K120, n61, n110
Steadfastness,   K134, K164, K183
Wine, as symbol,   K5, K150, n2
Study Guide
Complete this quotation:
Ye are . . . . Ye are . . . . Well is it . . . ”
(See Note 183)
Who are the “learned”?
Who are the “rulers”?
Did ‘Abdu’l-Bahá appoint Hands of the Cause?
How many Hands of the Cause did Shoghi appoint?
In what year did the Universal House of Justice create the Board of Counsellors?
In what year was the International Teaching Centre created?
Who appoints the members of the Auxiliary Boards?