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That which is real cannot be destroyed, but only that which is unreal. When a man finds that within him which is real, which is constant, abiding, changeless, and eternal, he enters into that Reality, and becomes meek. All the powers of darkness will come against him, but they will do him no hurt, and will at last depart from him.
To find the permanent amid all the changes of life, and, having found it, adhere to it under all circumstances… this only is true happiness, this only is salvation and lasting peace.
Nothing is hidden from him who overcomes himself. Into the cause of causes shalt thou penetrate, and lifting, one after another, every veil of illusion, shalt reach at last the inmost Heart of Being. Thus becoming one with Life, thou shalt know all life, and, seeing into causes, and knowing realities, thou shalt be no more anxious about thyself, and others, and the world, but shalt see that all things that are, are engines of the Great Law.
God loveth those who are pure. Naught in the Bayan and in the sight of God is more loved than purity and immaculate cleanliness… God desireth not to see, in the Dispensation of the Bayan, any soul deprived of joy and radiance.
He indeed desireth that under all conditions, all may be adorned with such purity, both inwardly and outwardly, that no repugnance may be caused even to themselves, how much less unto others.
The more detached and the purer the prayer, the more acceptable is it in the presence of God.
I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself, with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee… mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.
The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him. Let none, therefore, consider the largeness or smallness of the receptacle.
This thing we tell of can never be found by seeking, yet only seekers find it.
For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought.
All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside the veil. Inside the veil is silence and calm and peace.
If I only knew that I had taken one single step in sincerity, I would give no value to anything else.
I made four mistakes in my preliminary steps in this way: I thought that I remember him, that I know Him, that I love Him and that I seek him. But when I reached Him, I saw that His remembering of me preceded my remembrance of him, that His knowledge about me preceded my knowledge of him, that his love towards me was more ancient than my love towards him, and that he sought me in order that I would begin to seek him.
If you think you are behaving well then you are wrong, because seeing your own behavior as good is itself a form of pride.
The force of necessity is irresistible.
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty
Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
God made man so that he should seek the Lord.
To those who seek truth in conventionalized religion:
Until college and minaret have crumbled
this holy work of ours will not be done.
Until faith becomes rejection
And rejection becomes belief
There will be no true believer.
Learn to know thyself.
Who knows himself, knows his Lord.
The true man of God sits in the midst of his fellow men, and rises and eats and sleeps and marries and buys and sells and gives and takes in the bazaars, and spends the days with other people, and yet never forgets God even for a single moment.