Our existence should be filled with Baha’u’llah

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Abdu’l Baha desired that your existence should be filled with Baha’u’llah.

Let us read the following narration by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab in the book ‘Abdu’l Baha in Egypt’

In the course of His conversation with Mrs. Fraser, the Master told her that he desired that she might be filled with Baha’u’llah. She must concentrate all her ideas and thoughts around the promotion of the Word of God. Just as the cup is filled with wine, so her heart must be overflowing with the Love of the Blessed Perfection. Let her look at him. How from early morning till late in the evening he is engaged in the service of the Cause. He devotes all his time to Baha’u’llah. As she is going to India, let her one thought be Baha’u’llah. He will help her. Whenever he sends someone to serve the Cause, he prays in his behalf and God will assist him. Let her rest assured that he will be with her and she will be enabled to render great services. Let her heart be at ease and have no fear.

At another place in the same book, under the title ‘An Address Delivered to the Students’ it is explained how a person whose existence is filled with Baha’u’llah, for him there will be no defeat and a glorious victory will follow him.

“… In this day only those who are pure in heart are enrolled in the invincible ranks of the army of God. By this you can easily see that each one of you is a soldier and must be a courageous one, ready at any instant to give up his life for the sake of the Cause. Baha’u’llah is your Commander-in-chief, and from the invisible world he is continually reinforcing you with the powers of the Holy Spirit. Your artillery is the principles of the Cause, your cannon the love of God, your rifles the divine teachings and your defenders the angels of the Supreme Concourse. In your hearts is the love of humanity, on your lips is the word of “Ya Baha-El-Abha,” in your hands is the sword of light. Before you there is no defeat, behind you there are glorious victories, and upon all sides you are surrounded by the Confirmations of God. …”

When one learns to love Baha’u’llah and work for his Cause, he becomes a confidant and a true friend, just like in that other kind of love. One turns to Him for guidance and blessings, and in the process finds sunshine everywhere. As we all know, love is contagious.

“My love is in thee, know it, that thou mayest find Me near unto thee.” – Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words, p. 6.

When one loves another, it is expected to want to do things that will delight the loved one. In that way the emotional union is reinforced and a strong bond develops. When you love Baha’u’llah, you will be able to feel God’s love for you, and in return you will show greater love to all the people God created with love.

This article has been sourced from The Caravan Magazine, Volume 3, Edition 3. Click here to download the magazine for free!

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