Names (Asma) 2014
To lose yourself over and over again only means the joy of redefining who you are. We were all born with a myriad of names.
Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
“Armed with the power of Thy name, nothing can ever hurt me”.
-Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah
“Purge thy heart from malice and, innocent of envy, enter the divine court of holiness.”
“Know that an educator without pupils cannot be imagined, a monarch without subjects could not exist, a master without scholars cannot be appointed, a creator without a creature is impossible, a provider without those provided for cannot be conceived; for all the divine names and attributes demand the existence of beings.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith
“Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth is a direct evidence of the revelation within it of the attributes and names of God, inasmuch as within every atom are enshrined the signs that bear eloquent testimony to the revelation of that Most Great Light. Methinks, but for the potency of that revelation, no being could ever exist. How resplendent the luminaries of knowledge that shine in an atom, and how vast the oceans of wisdom that surge within a drop!”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Baha’u’llah
Name thy Name
“All the Prophets of God, His well-favored, His holy and chosen Messengers are, without exception, the bearers of His names and the embodiments of His attributes… These Tabernacles of Holiness, these primal Mirrors which reflect the Light of unfading glory, are but expressions of Him Who is the Invisible of the Invisibles.”
–Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan (as quoted by Shoghi Effendi in The World Order of Baha’u’llah)
“Racism, one of the most baneful and persistent evils, is a major barrier to peace. Its practice perpetrates too outrageous a violation of the dignity of human beings to be countenanced under any pretext. Racism retards the unfoldment of the boundless potentialities of its victims, corrupts its perpetrators, and blights human progress. Recognition of the oneness of mankind, implemented by appropriate legal measures, must be universally upheld if this problem is to be overcome.”
-Universal House of Justice, The Promise of World Peace