The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
only the fragrance of My love, only My Name that overshadoweth all that seeth and is seen. Say: Turn ye, O people, unto that which hath proceeded from My Most Exalted Pen. Should ye inhale therefrom the fragrance of God, set not yourselves against Him, nor deny yourselves a portion of His gracious favour and His manifold bestowals. Thus doth your Lord admonish you; He, verily, is the Counsellor, the Omniscient.
180Whatsoever ye understand not in the Bayán, ask it of God, your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers. Should He so desire, He will expound for you that which is revealed therein, and disclose to you the pearls of Divine knowledge and wisdom that lie concealed within the ocean of its words. He, verily, is supreme over all names; no God is there but Him, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.
181The world’s equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order. Mankind’s ordered life hath been revolutionized through the agency of this unique, this wondrous System—the like of which mortal eyes have never witnessed.
182Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths. Take heed that ye do not vacillate in your determination to embrace the truth of this Cause—a Cause through which the potentialities of the might of God have been revealed, and His sovereignty established. With faces beaming with joy, hasten ye unto Him. This is the changeless Faith of God, eternal in the past, eternal in the future.
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Study Guide
Paragraph 180.
What is to be done if we do not understand what is in the Bayán?
What can then happen “should He so desire”?
Paragraph 181.
What has “been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order”?
(See Note 189)
What will evolve into the Bahá’í World Commonwealth?
What book by Shoghi Effendi gives additional information on the evolution of this new World Order?
Paragraph 182.
What are we asked to immerse ourselves in and why?
Complete this quotation:
Take heed that . . . ”
What has been “revealed”?
What has been “established”?
Complete this quotation:
With . . . . beaming with . . . . hasten ye unto Him.
What is “eternal in the past”, and “eternal in the future”?
Is God “Self-Sufficient, above any need of His creatures”?
External Related Cross-References
Paragraph 182.