Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thoughts on the First Full Day of Spring

Today, March 21, 2010 is marks the start of the Baha'i New Year. In March of 1912, Abdu'l-Baha was about to leave for the United States on that day. Below you will find a few lines from a Naw Ruz prayer. Abdu'l-Baha certainly uttered these lines on Naw Ruz day of 1912.

"Make known this thy station O my God, unto thy servants, that they may be made aware that the excellence of all things is dependent upon Thy bidding and Thy word, and the virtue of every act is conditioned by Thy leave and the good pleasure of Thy will...All dominion is thine, O Thou the Begetter of the Spirit (Jesus), and Thy Friend (Muhammad) crieth out: 'Glory be to Thee, O Thou the Best Beloved, for that Thou hast uncovered Thy beauty and written down for Thy chosen ones what will cause them to attain unto the seat of the revelation of Thy Most Great Name...' "