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The wisdom of The Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

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W homsoever He ordaineth as a Prophet, he, verily, hath been a Prophet from the beginning that hath no beginning, and will thus remain until the end that hath no end, inasmuch as this is an act of God.











B ehold ye Him with His own eyes. Were ye to behold Him with the eyes of another, ye would never recognise and know Him.











H appy the man that hath attained unto justice and equity.











T hey would, in this way, be acquiring only two languages, one their own native tongue, the other the language in which all the peoples of the world would converse. Were men to take fast hold on that which hath been mentioned, the whole earth would come to be regarded as one country, and the people would be relieved and freed from the necessity of acquiring and teaching different languages.











I t beseemeth you and the other officials of the Government to convene a gathering and choose one of the diverse languages, and likewise one of the existing scripts, or else to create a new language and a new script to be taught to children in schools throughout the world.











S uch things have appeared in this Revelation that there is no recourse for either the exponents of science and knowledge or the manifestations of justice and equity other than to recognise them.











I t is incumbent upon thee, in this day, to arise with celestial power and dissipate, with the aid of knowledge, the doubts of the peoples of the world, so that all men may be sanctified, and direct their steps towards the Most Great Ocean and cleave fast unto that which God hath purposed.











B estow justice upon the rulers, and fairness upon the divines.











W e behold justice in the clutches of tyranny. We beseech God to set it free through the power of His might and His sovereignty.











L et integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts.











B e worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face











B e unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men.











B e generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.











B e fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.











B e as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.











B e an ornament to the countenance of truth.











B e a treasure to the poor.











B e a pillar of the temple of righteousness.











B e a fruit upon the tree of humility.











B e a breath of life to the body of mankind.











B e an ensign of the hosts of justice.











T he door of grace hath been unlocked and He Who is the Dayspring of Justice is come with perspicuous signs and evident testimonies, from God, the Lord of strength and of might!’











K now thou that he is truly learned who hath acknowledged My Revelation, and drunk from the Ocean of My knowledge, and soared in the atmosphere of My love, and cast away all else besides Me, and taken firm hold on that which hath been sent down from the Kingdom of My wondrous utterance.











J udge thou fairly, I adjure thee by God. What proof did the Jewish doctors adduce wherewith to condemn Him Who was the Spirit of God (Jesus Christ), when He came unto them with truth?











T he pride and vanity of certain of the peoples of the world have made havoc of true understanding, and laid waste the home of justice and of equity.











T hine ears and thine eyes must needs now be cleansed and sanctified, that thou mayest be able to judge with fairness and justice.











C onsider these days in which He Who is the Ancient Beauty hath come in the Most Great Name, that He may quicken the world and unite its peoples.











B lessed is he that entereth the Assembly for the sake of God, and judgeth between men with pure justice. He, indeed, is of the blissful.











C onfer with them, and show them what hath flowed out of the Pen of Glory, that haply they may be graciously aided to better the condition of the world, and improve the character of peoples of different nations, and may, through the living waters of God’s counsels, quench the hatred and the animosity which lie hid and smoulder in the hearts of men.











W ere the breezes of Revelation to seize thee, thou wouldst flee the world, and turn unto the Kingdom, and wouldst expend all thou possessest, that thou mayest draw nigh unto this sublime Vision.











R egard ye the world as a man’s body, which is afflicted with diverse ailments, and the recovery of which dependeth upon the harmonizing of all of its component elements.











P urge your hearts from love of the world, and your tongues from calumny, and your limbs from whatsoever may withhold you from drawing nigh unto God, the Mighty, the All-Praised.











O ye rich ones on earth! If ye encounter one who is poor, treat him not disdainfully.











M editate on the world and the state of its people.











G ather ye around that which We have prescribed unto you, and walk not in the ways of such as create dissension.











D eal not treacherously with the substance of your neighbour.











B e ye trustworthy on earth, and withhold not from the poor the things given unto you by God through His grace.











K now of a truth that your subjects are God’s trust amongst you. Watch ye, therefore, over them as ye watch over your own selves.











B eware that ye allow not wolves to become the shepherds of the fold, or pride and conceit to deter you from turning unto the poor and the desolate.











I have offered Myself up in the way of God, and I yearn after tribulations in My love for Him, and for the sake of His good pleasure.











S eclude yourselves in the stronghold of My love.











T he voice of the Burning Bush is raised in the midmost heart of the world, and the Holy Spirit calleth aloud among the nations: ‘Lo, the Desired One is come with manifest dominion!’











A ttire thy temple with the ornament of My Name, and thy tongue with remembrance of Me, and thine heart with love for Me, the Almighty, the Most High.











H e Who is the Unconditioned is come, in the clouds of light, that He may quicken all created things with the breezes of His Name, the Most Merciful, and unify the world, and gather all men around this Table which hath been sent down from heaven.











A ddressing Himself unto the kings and rulers of the earth -- may God, exalted be He, assist them -- He imparted unto them that which is the cause of the well-being, the unity, the harmony, and the reconstruction of the world, and of the tranquillity of the nations.











T hey that surround thee love thee for their own sakes, whereas this Youth loveth thee for thine own sake, and hath had no desire except to draw thee nigh unto the seat of grace, and to turn thee toward the right-hand of justice.











I beseech Thee, by Thy Cause that hath encompassed the world of being, and by Thy Name wherewith Thou hast subjected the seen and unseen, to adorn the peoples of the earth with the light of Thy justice, and to illuminate their hearts with the brightness of Thy knowledge.











O Shaykh! I swear by the Sun of Truth Which hath risen and shineth above the horizon of this Prison! The betterment of the world hath been the sole aim of this Wronged One.











B y the righteousness of God! Justice is a powerful force. It is, above all else, the conqueror of the citadels of the hearts and souls of men, and the revealer of the secrets of the world of being, and the standard-bearer of love and bounty.











T hey must put away the weapons of war, and turn to the instruments of universal reconstruction.









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