Baha'i Holy Day: Ascension of Baha'u'llah May 28th-29th

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  1. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

    Dec 1, 2003
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    1. Next week Wednesday May 28th-29th Baha'is will be observing the "Ascension of Baha'u'llah" Whose soul ascended from this world in 1892 in the Mansion of Bahji, near Akka Israel. Work and school are suspended this day.

      From the Writings of Baha'u'llah:

      "The Ancient Beauty hath consented to be bound with chains that mankind may be released from its bondage, and hath accepted to be made a prisoner within this most mighty Stronghold that the whole world may attain unto true liberty. He hath drained to its dregs the cup of sorrow, that all the peoples of the earth may attain unto abiding joy, and be filled with gladness. This is of the mercy of your Lord, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. We have accepted to be abased, O believers in the Unity of God, that ye
      may be exalted, and have suffered manifold afflictions, that ye might prosper and flourish. He Who hath come to build anew the whole world, behold, how they that have joined partners with God have forced Him to dwell within the most desolate of cities!"

      ~ Bahá'u'lláh: Gleanings, pages 99 - 100

      " I have offered Myself up in the way of God, and I yearn after tribulations in My love for Him, and for the sake of His good-pleasure. Unto this bear witness the woes which now afflict Me, the like of which no other man hath suffered. Every single hair of Mine head calleth out that which the Burning Bush uttered on Sinai, and each vein of My body invoketh God and saith: `O would I had been severed in Thy path, so that the world might be quickened, and all its peoples be united!' Thus hath it been decreed by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Informed."

      ~ Bahá'u'lláh: Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, pages 52-53

  2. Ahanu

    Ahanu Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
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    And those chains weighed over one hundred pounds . . .

    I see Arthra has already provided the sources for this here.

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