Grandeur (Azamat) 2014

By  |  1 Comment

Sydney, Australia

Hand pointing to the sky

Fiona Gohari-Aazami ©

Though the path might be lost, the journey is not.
____________________________________________________________________________________

Tuscany, Italy

rolling hills BW fog trees

Victor Jason ©

“In thy soul of love build thou a fire
And burn all thoughts and words entire.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys

____________________________________________________________________________________

GrootBerg, Namibia

house stone sky light galaxy

Ramin Hossaini ©

“At many a dawn have I turned from the realms of the Placeless unto thine abode, and found thee on the bed of ease busied with others than Myself. Thereupon, even as the flash of the spirit, I returned to the realms of celestial glory, and breathed it not in My retreats above unto the hosts of holiness.”
-Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf
____________________________________________________________________________________

Saint Peter, USA

trees at sunset

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

How can the creature who is as nothing comprehend Him Who is the Ancient of Days, or succeed in describing the full measure of His sovereignty, His glory, and His grandeur?
-Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations
____________________________________________________________________________________

London, UK

Shoghi Effendi resting place

Kat Eghdamian ©

“O friends! Be not careless of the virtues with which ye have been endowed, neither be neglectful of your high destiny…. Ye are the stars of the heaven of understanding, the breeze that stirreth at the break of day, the soft-flowing waters upon which must depend the very life of all men…”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Baha’u’llah
____________________________________________________________________________________

Sydney, Australia

Woman pointing at the sky ocean

Bobby Aazami ©

“The Kingdom is God’s, the Almighty, the All-Praised!” -Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
____________________________________________________________________________________

Wilmette, USA

dandelion puff

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“Life is a constant struggle, not only against forces around us, but above all against our own ego. We can never afford to rest on our own oars, for if we do, we soon see ourselves carried down stream again. Many of those who drift away from the Cause do so for the reason that they had ceased to go on developing. They became complacent or indifferent, and consequently ceased to draw the spiritual strength and vitality from the Cause which they should have. Sometimes, of course, people fail because of a test they just do not meet, and often our severest tests come from each other. Certainly the believer should try to avert such things, and if they happen, remedy them through love. Generally speaking nine-tenths of the friends’ troubles are because they don’t do the Bahá’í thing, in relation to each other, to the administrative bodies or in their personal lives.”
-Shoghi Effendi, Unfolding Destiny

____________________________________________________________________________________

Murray, Australia

sunset over water purple and pink

Chad Mauger ©

“By Thy glory, O my God! Though I recognize and firmly believe that no description which any except Thyself can give of Thee can beseem Thy grandeur, and that no glory ascribed to Thee by any save Thyself can ever ascend into the atmosphere of Thy presence, yet were I to hold my peace, and cease to glorify Thee and to recount Thy wondrous glory, my heart would be consumed, and my soul would melt away.”
-Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah

The editors at Nineteen Month strive to bring you a little art and inspiration every Baha’i month.

1 Comment

  1. Matthew Edwards

    17 May, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Thank you, dear friends for such beautiful and inspiring reflections with which to turn our thoughts to the Azamat horizon of this blessed Cause.