Splendour (Baha) 2014

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Akka, Israel

Baha'i Garden of Ridvan

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“I entreat Thee by this great, this wondrous splendour and by the glory of Thine exalted sovereignty, O Thou Who art the Lord of indomitable power, to transform us through Thy bounty into that which Thou Thyself dost possess and enable us to become fountains of Thy light…”
-The Bab, Selections From the Writings of the Bab
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Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

Temporal beauty at the Adelaide Himeji Garden

“Mortal charm shall fade away, roses shall give way to thorns, and beauty and youth shall live their day and be no more. But that which eternally endureth is the Beauty of the True One, for its splendour perisheth not and its glory lasteth for ever; its charm is all-powerful and its attraction infinite. Well is it then with that countenance that reflecteth the splendour of the Light of the Beloved One! The Lord be praised, thou hast been illumined with this Light, hast acquired the pearl of true knowledge, and hast spoken the Word of Truth.”
—‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

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Everglades National Park, USA

Rudy Umans ©

Rudy Umans ©

“Brighten our hearts, O my Lord, with the Splendor of They knowledge, and illumine our sight with the light of such eyes as are fixed upon the horizon of They grace and the Day-Spring of They glory.”
-Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations
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Peru

Ramin Hossaini ©

Ramin Hossaini ©

“Of all the sun’s fire, lighting up the sky
Only the warmth can reach a blind man’s eye.”
-Rumi
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Atwater Village, USA

Golriz Lucina Gundry ©

Golriz Lucina Gundry ©

“Behold, then, O my God, how Thy Light hath been compassed with the onrushing winds of Thy decree, how the tempests that blow and beat upon it from every side have added to its brightness and increased its splendor. For all this let Thee be praised.”
-Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah

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Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

Dean Kalyan ©

Spring is Coming
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Tampere, Finland

Victor Jason ©
Victor Jason ©

“…Enable us, then, O my God, to live in remembrance of Thee and to die in love of Thee…”
-Baha’u’llah, Bahá’í Prayers

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Vancouver, Canada

Shahriar Erfanian ©

Shahriar Erfanian ©

“O Son Of Man! Write all that We have revealed unto thee with the ink of light upon the tablet of thy spirit. Should this not be in thy power, then make thine ink of the essence of thy heart. If this thou canst not do, then write with that crimson ink that hath been shed in My path. Sweeter indeed is this to Me than all else, that its light may endure for ever.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Hidden Words

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Chicago, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“It is the warmth that these Luminaries of God generate, and the undying fires they kindle, which cause the light of the love of God to burn fiercely in the heart of humanity.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan