Sovereignty (Sultan) 2015

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Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Victor Jason

Victor Jason ©

“O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words
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Oakland, USA

Golriz Lucina Gundry ©

Golriz Lucina Gundry ©

“Within every blade of grass are enshrined the mysteries of an inscrutable Wisdom…”
-Baha’u’llah, Selections from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
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Pike’s Peak, Pike National Forest, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

The view from 14,115 feet.

“The reason why privacy hath been enjoined in moments of devotion is this, that thou mayest give thy best attention to the remembrance of God, that thy heart may at all times be animated with His Spirit, and not be shut out as by a veil from thy Best Beloved. Let not thy tongue pay lip service in praise of God while thy heart be not attuned to the exalted Summit of Glory, and the Focal Point of communion.”
-The Bab, Selections From the Writings of the Bab
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Persia, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“How marvelous, then, are the manifold tokens of Thy might, and how great are the diverse evidences of Thy power! The learned have, without exception, admitted their ignorance when confronted with the radiance of the Luminary of Thy knowledge; and the mighty have all confessed their impotence in the face of the billowing Ocean of Thy power; and the rich have one and all acknowledged their poverty before the effusions of the Treasuries of Thy wealth; and the worldly wise have each recognized their nothingness beside the splendors of the Light of Thy beauty; and the exalted have all witnessed unto their abasement when face to face with the effulgence of the Day-Star of Thy glory; and they who are in authority have borne witness to their own evanescence and to the evanescence of others, and discovered the eternity of Thy majesty, and of Thy sovereignty, and of Thy sublimity, and of Thy power.”
-Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah
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Jordan-Saudi Arabia Border

Kat Eghdamian ©

Kat Eghdamian ©

“I bear witness at this moment, O my God, to my helplessness and Thy sovereignty, my feebleness and Thy power.”
-Baha’u’llah
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Miami, USA

Rudy Umans ©

Rudy Umans ©

“This is the Day whereon naught can be seen except the splendors of the Light that shineth from the face of Thy Lord, the Gracious, the Most Bountiful. Verily, We have caused every soul to expire by virtue of Our irresistible and all-subduing sovereignty. We have, then, called into being a new creation, as a token of Our grace unto men. I am, verily, the All-Bountiful, the Ancient of Days.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Baha’u’llah

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Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

“There is no doubt that divine sovereignty is eternal. Sovereignty necessitates subjects, ministers, trustees and others subordinate to sovereignty. Could there be a king without country, subjects and armies? If we conceive of a time when there were no creatures, no servants, no subjects of divine lordship, we dethrone God and predicate a time when God was not. It would be as if He had been recently appointed and man had given these names to Him. The divine sovereignty is ancient, eternal.”
—‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
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Harkness Memorial Park, USA

John Etheridge ©

John Etheridge ©

“I am, I am, the promised One! I am the One whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at whose mention you have risen, whose advent you have longed to witness, and the hour of whose Revelation you have prayed God to hasten. Verily I say, it is incumbent upon the peoples of both the East and the West to obey My word and to pledge allegiance to My person.”
-The Bab, The Dawn-Breakers

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