The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
causeth the dawn to appear, Who lifteth up His voice between the heavens and the earth. Lay hold on this Sure Handle and on the Cord of My mighty and unassailable Cause.
118The Lord hath granted leave to whosoever desireth it that he be instructed in the divers tongues of the world that he may deliver the Message of the Cause of God throughout the East and throughout the West, that he make mention of Him amidst the kindreds and peoples of the world in such wise that hearts may revive and the mouldering bone be quickened.
119It is inadmissible that man, who hath been endowed with reason, should consume that which stealeth it away. Nay, rather it behoveth him to comport himself in a manner worthy of the human station, and not in accordance with the misdeeds of every heedless and wavering soul.
120Adorn your heads with the garlands of trustworthiness and fidelity, your hearts with the attire of the fear of God, your tongues with absolute truthfulness, your bodies with the vesture of courtesy. These are in truth seemly adornings unto the temple of man, if ye be of them that reflect. Cling, O ye people of Bahá, to the cord of servitude unto God, the True One, for thereby your stations shall be made manifest, your names written and preserved, your ranks raised and your memory exalted in the Preserved Tablet. Beware lest the dwellers on earth hinder you from this glorious and exalted station. Thus have We exhorted you in most of Our Epistles and now in this, Our Holy Tablet, above which hath beamed the Day-Star of the
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Internal Related Cross-References
Paragraph 118.
Paragraph 119.
Paragraph 120.
Study Guide
Paragraph 118.
How may the hearts be revived and “mouldering bone be quickened”?
Paragraph 119.
(See Note 144)
What does wine do to the mind?
Why does “Abdu”l-Bahá say wine is forbidden?
When is the use of alcohol permitted?
Paragraph 120.
What are the “seemly adornings unto the temple of man”?
What are we to cling to?
What happens if we do this?
What are we to beware of?
External Related Cross-References
Paragraph 119.