Asmá’ (Names) 174 B.E.
“Your heart and my heart are very, very old Friends.”
Looking up through the trees on the walking trails around Dancing Bear Lodge. Trees feature in the Bahá’í writings as a metaphor for so many things, in this case, the shelter and protection offered by His name. I can never do enough in my lifetime to be worthy of that protection, for which I am eternally grateful.
“Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful in the heaven of Thine eternity, and the Lord of infinite grace unto all who inhabit the kingdom of names. Look not upon the people and the things they possess; look rather upon the wonders of Thy gifts and favours. Gather then Thy servants beneath Thy shade that shadoweth all mankind. Stretch forth the hand of bounty over all creation, and the fingers of bestowal over all existence.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts
“Should any man, in this Day, arise and, with absolute detachment from all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, set his affections on Him Who is the Day Spring of God’s holy Revelation, he will, verily, be empowered to subdue all created things, through the potency of one of the Names of the Lord, his God, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. Know thou of a certainty that the Day Star of Truth hath, in this Day, shed upon the world a radiance, the like of which bygone ages have never witnessed. Let the light of His glory, O people, shine upon you, and be not of the negligent.”
-Baha’u’llah: Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
“Too high art Thou for the praise of those who are nigh unto Thee to ascend unto the heaven of Thy nearness, or for the birds of the hearts of them who are devoted to Thee to attain to the door of Thy gate. I testify that Thou hast been sanctified above all attributes and holy above all names. No God is there but Thee, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas