The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
It is forbidden you to transport the body of the deceased a greater distance than one hour’s journey from the city; rather should it be interred, with radiance and serenity, in a nearby place.
131God hath removed the restrictions on travel that had been imposed in the Bayán. He, verily, is the Unconstrained; He doeth as He pleaseth and ordaineth whatsoever He willeth.
132O peoples of the world! Give ear unto the call of Him Who is the Lord of Names, Who proclaimeth unto you from His habitation in the Most Great Prison: “Verily, no God is there but Me, the Powerful, the Mighty, the All-Subduing, the Most Exalted, the Omniscient, the All-Wise.” In truth, there is no God but Him, the Omnipotent Ruler of the worlds. Were it His Will, He would, through but a single word proceeding from His presence, lay hold on all mankind. Beware lest ye hesitate in your acceptance of this Cause—a Cause before which the Concourse on high and the dwellers of the Cities of Names have bowed down. Fear God, and be not of those who are shut out as by a veil. Burn ye away the veils with the fire of My love, and dispel ye the mists of vain imaginings by the power of this Name through which We have subdued the entire creation.
133Raise up and exalt the two Houses in the Twin Hallowed Spots, and the other sites wherein the throne of your Lord, the All-Merciful, hath been established. Thus commandeth you the Lord of every understanding heart.
134Be watchful lest the concerns and preoccupations
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Internal Related Cross-References
Paragraph 131.
Paragraph 132.
Paragraph 133.
Paragraph 134.
Study Guide
Paragraph 131.
What restrictions imposed in the Bayán has God removed?
Paragraph 132.
What are we to beware of?
Complete this quotation:
Burn ye away the veils . . . ”
Paragraph 133.
(See Note 154)
What are “the two Houses in the Twin Hallowed Spots”?
What is happening where possible to the other sites where Bahá’u’lláh resided?
Paragraph 134.
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?
External Related Cross-References
Paragraph 132.