Glory (Jalal) 2013

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Vancouver, Canada

Shahriar Erfanian ©

“O Son Of Man! Transgress not thy limits, nor claim that which beseemeth thee not. Prostrate thyself before the countenance of thy God, the Lord of might and power”.
-Bahá’u’lláh

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Oklahoma City, USA

Negeen Sobhani ©

“Immerse yourselves in the ocean of My words, that ye may unravel its secrets, and discover all the pearls of wisdom that lie hid in its depths.”
-Bahá’u’lláh, Kitab-i-Aqdas
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Haifa, Israel

Chad Mauger ©

Sunrise, whereby God’s light and love are showered upon humanity.

“Love is the spirit of life unto the adorned body of mankind, the establisher of true civilization in this mortal world, and the shedder of imperishable glory upon every high-aiming race and nation.”
-Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
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Los Angeles, USA

Golriz Lucina Gundry ©

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
-Buddha
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Swakopmund, Namibia

Ramin Hossaini ©

“By Thy might! I marvel at the wonders of Thy Revelation, and at the tokens of Thy glory. I recognize, O Thou Who art my heart’s Desire, that were fire to be touched by water it would instantly be extinguished, whereas the Fire which Thou didst kindle can never go out, though all the seas of the earth be poured upon it. Should water at any time touch it, the hands of Thy power would, as decreed in Thy Tablets, transmute that water into a fuel that would feed its flame.”
-Bahá’u’lláh
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New York City, USA

Kat Eghdamian ©

“Bless Thou, O King of Kings, the city of New York! Cause the friends there to be kind to one another. Purify their souls and make their hearts to be free and detached. Illumine the world of their consciousness. Exhilarate their spirits and bestow celestial power and confirmation upon them. Establish there a heavenly realm, so that the City of Baha may prosper and New York be favoured with blessings from the Abha Kingdom, that this region may become like the all-highest Paradise, may develop into a vineyard of God and be transformed into a heavenly orchard and a spiritual rose garden.”
-Revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during his visit to New York City in 1912.

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Wilmette, USA

Sholeh Samadani Loehle ©

The clear skies and turquoise water were deceptive…cold and windy, I only endured a few moments by the beach.

“O maid-servant of God! Many spiritual women came (into the world) and passed away in vain; no sound is heard of them and no trace is seen of them, inasmuch as their spirits were not dependent upon the Holy Spirit, nor were they attracted to the fragrances of truth; nor were they ever baptized by the water of life, by the fire of the love of God, nor by the “Spirit of Truth” which speaketh in the assemblies of the Kingdom and breatheth upon spirits the breezes which waft an eternal glory, the signs of which are everlasting.”
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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London, England

Ronnie Y. Bindra ©

“O SON OF MAN! Thou art My dominion and My dominion perisheth not; wherefore fearest thou thy perishing? Thou art My light and My light shall never be extinguished; why dost thou dread extinction? Thou art My glory and My glory fadeth not; thou art My robe and My robe shall never be outworn. Abide then in thy love for Me, that thou mayest find Me in the realm of glory.”

– Baha’u’llah