Mercy (Rahmat) 172 B.E.

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Sedona, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“When the holy, divine Manifestations or Prophets appear in the world, a cycle of radiance, an age of mercy dawns. Everything is renewed. Minds, hearts and all human forces are reformed, perfections are quickened, sciences, discoveries and investigations are stimulated afresh, and everything appertaining to the virtues of the human world is revitalized. Consider this present century of radiance, and compare it with the past centuries. What a vast difference exists between them! How minds have developed! How perceptions have deepened! How discoveries have increased! What great projects have been accomplished! How many realities have become manifest! How many mysteries of creation have been probed and penetrated! What is the cause of this? It is through the efficacy of the spiritual springtime in which we are living. Day by day the world attains a new bounty.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

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Hirviniemi, Finland

Victor Jason ©

Victor Jason ©

“…But for the burning of their souls and the sighing of their hearts, they would be drowned in the midst of their tears, and but for the flood of their tears they would be burnt up by the fire of their hearts and the heat of their souls. Methinks, they are like the angels which Thou hast created of snow and of fire…”
-Baha’u’llah (Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Tamila Zeinalova ©

Tamila Zeinalova ©

“The fatherhood of God, His loving-kindness and beneficence are apparent to all. In His mercy he provides fully and amply for His creatures and if any soul sins He does not suspend His bounty. All created things are visible manifestations of His fatherhood, mercy and heavenly bestowals. Human brotherhood is likewise as clear and evident as the sun, for all are servants of one God, belong to one humankind, inhabit the same globe, are sheltered beneath the overshadowing dome of heaven and submerged in the sea of divine mercy.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity

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Micanopy, USA

Adib Amini ©

Adib Amini ©

“From the seed of reality religion has grown into a tree which has put forth leaves and branches, blossoms and fruit. After a time this tree has fallen into a condition of decay. The leaves and blossoms have withered and perished; the tree has become stricken and fruitless. It is not reasonable that man should hold to the old tree, claiming that its life forces are undiminished, its fruit unequaled, its existence eternal. The seed of reality must be sown again in human hearts in order that a new tree may grow therefrom and new divine fruits refresh the world. By this means the nations and peoples now divergent in religion will be brought into unity, imitations will be forsaken, and a universal brotherhood in reality itself will be established. Warfare and strife will cease among mankind; all will be reconciled as servants of God. For all are sheltered beneath the tree of His providence and mercy. God is kind to all; He is the giver of bounty to all alike, even as Jesus Christ has declared that God ‘sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust’—that is to say, the mercy of God is universal.”
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
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Montevideo, Uruguay

Gerardo Almada ©

Gerardo Almada ©

“Exhortamos a los amados de Dios a observar justicia y equidad, y a hacer aquello que impulse a los amigos de Dios a demostrarse tierna compasión y misericordia el uno hacia el otro.”
-Baha’u’llah, TB

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Vancouver, Canada

Shahriar Erfanian ©

Shahriar Erfanian ©

“O BONDSLAVE OF THE WORLD!
Many a dawn hath the breeze of My loving-kindness wafted over thee and found thee upon the bed of heedlessness fast asleep. Bewailing then thy plight it returned whence it came.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words

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Many Places, Earth

Ramin Hossaini ©

Ramin Hossaini ©

“…He will stand as firm as the highest mountains and the loftiest peaks.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries
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New York City, USA

John Etheridge ©

John Etheridge ©

“The source of all good is trust in God, submission unto His command, and contentment with His holy will and pleasure.”
-Baha’u’llah, Asl-i-Kullu’L-Khayr (Words of Wisdom)
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Brisbane, Australia

June Perkins ©

June Perkins ©

Meditation showed me: Mercy to light is shade, to darkness is light, to the miserable is joy, to night is day, to drought is rain, to floods is the sun, to suffering is beauty and in that meditation came this bird – the inward light of fire, walking in the spiritual waters of the soul.

“My calamity is My providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy. Hasten thereunto that thou mayest become an eternal light and an immortal spirit. This is My command unto thee, do thou observe it.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words
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Ottawa, Canada

Dan Jones ©

Dan Jones ©

“…all are sheltered beneath the tree of His providence and mercy. God is kind to all; He is the giver of bounty to all alike, even as His Holiness Jesus Christ has declared that God “sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust;” that is to say, the mercy of God is universal. All humanity is under the protection of His love and favor, and unto all He has pointed the way of guidance and progress.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity
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Haifa, Israel

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“All creatures that exist are dependent upon the Divine Bounty. Divine Mercy gives life itself. As the light of the sun shines on the whole world, so the Mercy of the infinite God is shed on all creatures. As the sun ripens the fruits of the earth, and gives life and warmth to all living beings, so shines the Sun of Truth on all souls, filling them with the fire of Divine love and understanding.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks

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