Speech (Qawl) 2012

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Mount Crawford, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Looking up through tall pine trees in Mount Crawford Forest Reserve, South Australia.

“I render Thee thanks, O Thou Who hast lighted Thy fire within my soul, and cast the beams of Thy light into my heart, that Thou hast taught Thy servants how to make mention of Thee, and revealed unto them the ways whereby they can supplicate Thee, through Thy most holy and exalted tongue, and Thy most august and precious speech.” -Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh


Little Rock, USA

Geoffrey Tyson ©

The Storyteller. Captivated by dad’s childhood memories.

Haifa, Israel

Shrine of the Bab close

Paul Aziz Netherwood ©

ای جوهر غفلت
دريغ که صد هزار لسان معنوی در لسانی ناطق و صد هزار معانی غيبی در لحنی ظاهر و لکن گوشی نه تا بشنود و قلبی نه تا حرفی بيابد

حضرت بهاءالله , کلمات مکنونه فارسی

“O Essence of Negligence!
Myriads of mystic tongues find utterance in one speech, and myriads of hidden mysteries are revealed in a single melody; yet, alas, there is no ear to hear, nor heart to understand.” -Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words


Wilmette, USA

Sholeh Samadani Loehle ©

Organizing a book sale in our community…loving the old designs on these books.

“It is a cold and miserable day but as I was anxious to see you I came here. For a man who has love, effort is a rest. He will travel any distance to visit his friends.

Thank God I see you spiritual and at rest; I give you this message from God; that you must be turned toward Him. Praise God that you are near Him! The unworthy things of this world have not deterred you from seeking the world of Spirit. When in harmony with that world, you care not for the things that perish; your desire is for that which never dies and the Kingdom lies open before you. I hope that the teaching of God will spread throughout the world, and will cause all to be united.” -Abdu’l-Baha


Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

All Things Made New

“Lift up your voices and sing out the song of the Kingdom. Spread far and wide the precepts and counsels of the loving Lord, so that this world will change into another world, and this darksome earth will be flooded with light, and the dead body of mankind will arise and live; so that every soul will ask for immortality, through the holy breaths of God.” -Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha


St. Peter, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“A kindly tongue is the lodestone of the hearts of men. It is the bread of the spirit, it clotheth the words with meaning, it is the fountain of the light of wisdom and understanding.” -Baha’u’llah