Baha (Splendour) 174 B.E.

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Santiago, Chile

Gerardo Almada ©

“Di: Él es Quien ha glorificado al Hijo y ha exaltado su Causa. Abandonad, oh pueblos de la tierra, aquello que tenéis, y asíos firmemente a lo que os ha ordenado el Todopoderoso, Quien es el Portador de la Confianza de Dios. Depurad vuestros oídos y volved vuestros corazones hacia Él, para que podáis oír la más maravillosa llamada que ha surgido del Sinaí, la habitación de vuestro Señor, el Más Glorioso. En verdad, os acercará al Lugar donde percibiréis el esplendor de la luz de su semblante que resplandece sobre este luminoso Horizonte.”
-Baha’u’llah, La Tabla a los Cristianos
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Chicago, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“In proclaiming the oneness of mankind He taught that men and women are equal in the sight of God and that there is no distinction to be made between them. The only difference between them now is due to lack of education and training. If woman is given equal opportunity of education, distinction and estimate of inferiority will disappear…
He promulgated the adoption of the same course of education for man and woman. Daughters and sons must follow the same curriculum of study, thereby promoting unity of the sexes. When all mankind shall receive the same opportunity of education and the equality of men and women be realized, the foundations of war will be utterly destroyed…”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
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White Rock, Canada

Ryan Duly ©

“O thou beloved maid-servant of God! Thank thou God that thou hast stepped into the arena of existence in such a blessed Age and hast opened thine ears and thine eyes in such a Promised Day. The Splendor of the Sun of Truth thou hast beheld and the divine Call thou hast heard. To thine ultimate desire thou hast attained and from the sweetness of the love of God thou hast tasted. Consequently, supplicate ardently for spiritual attraction and ecstacy.”
-Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas
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Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ireland

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Hear Me, ye mortal birds! In the Rose-Garden of changeless splendour a Flower hath begun to bloom, compared to which every other flower is but a thorn, and before the brightness of Whose glory the very essence of beauty must pale and wither. Arise, therefore, and, with the whole enthusiasm of your hearts, with all the eagerness of your souls, the full fervour of your will, and the concentrated efforts of your entire being, strive to attain the paradise of His presence, and endeavour to inhale the fragrance of the incorruptible Flower, to breathe the sweet savours of holiness, and to obtain a portion of this perfume of celestial glory.”
-Baha’u’llah, Days of Remembrance
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Lower Tully, Australia

June Perkins ©

“O banished and faithful friend! Quench the thirst of heedlessness with the sanctified waters of My grace, and chase the gloom of remoteness through the morning-light of My Divine presence.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
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Guayadque, Spain

Caroline Monje Morales ©

“The world is continually proclaiming these words: Beware, I am evanescent, and so are all my outward appearances and colours. Take ye heed of the changes and chances contrived within me and be ye roused from your slumber…”
–Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas

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Glenelg, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Around eight minutes after sunrise on the final day of the Nineteen-Day Fast at Glenelg Jetty, South Australia.

“O Lord! Illumine [the eyes of Thy loved ones] with the light of Thy knowledge, and their hearts with the splendour of Thy countenance. Bind, then, their souls and spirits together, that through their unity all the inhabitants of Thy dominion may become united.”
-Baha’u’llah, Days of Remembrance