The Will And Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
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The Will And Testament of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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PartOneHereinFollowtheTabletsandTestamentofAbdul-BaháAll-praiseToHimWho,bytheShieldofHisCovenant,hathguardedtheTempleofHisCausefromthedartsofdoubtfulness,WhobytheHostsofHisTestamenthathpreservedtheSanctu-aryofHismostBeneficentLawandprotectedHisStraightandLuminousPath,stayingtherebytheonslaughtofthecompanyofCovenant-breakers,thathavethreatenedtosubvertHisDivineEdifice;WhohathwatchedoverHisMightyStrongholdandAll-GloriousFaith,throughtheaidofmenwhomtheslanderoftheslandereraffectnot,whomnoearthlycalling,gloryandpowercanturnasidefromtheCovenantofGodandHisTestament,establishedfirmlybyHisclearandmanifestwords,writandrevealedbyHisAll-GloriousPenandrecordedinthePreservedTablet.Salutationandpraise,blessingandgloryrestuponthatprimalbranchoftheDivineandSacredLote-Tree,grownout,blest,tender,verdantandflourishingfromtheTwinHolyTrees;themostwondrous,uniqueandpricelesspearlthatdothgleamfromouttheTwinsurgingseas;upontheoffshootsoftheTreeofHoliness,thetwigsoftheCelestialTree,theythatintheDayoftheGreatDividinghavestoodfastandfirmintheCovenant;upontheHands(pillars)oftheCauseofGodthathavediffusedwidelytheDivineFragrances,declaredHisProofs,proclaimedHisFaith,publishedabroadHisLaw,detachedthemselvesfromallthingsbutHim,stoodforrighteousnessinthisworld,andkindledtheFireoftheLoveofGodintheveryheartsandsoulsofHisservants;uponthemthathavebelieved,restedassured,stoodsteadfastinHisCovenantandfollowedtheLightthataftermypassingshinethfromtheDayspringofDivineGuidancefor
2TheWillAndTestamentof`Abdu'l-Bahábehold!heistheblestandsacredboughthathathbranchedoutfromtheTwinHolyTrees.Wellisitwithhimthatseekeththeshelterofhisshadethatshadowethallmankind.OyebelovedoftheLord!ThegreatestofallthingsistheprotectionoftheTrueFaithofGod,thepreservationofHisLaw,thesafeguardingofHisCauseandserviceuntoHisWord.Tenthousandsoulshaveshedstreamsoftheirsacredbloodinthispath,theirpreciouslivestheyofferedinsacrificeuntoHim,hastenedwraptinholyecstasyuntothegloriousfieldofmartyr-dom,upraisedtheStandardofGodsFaithandwritwiththeirlife-bloodupontheTabletoftheworldtheversesofHisDivineUnity.ThesacredbreastofHisHoliness,theExaltedOne(maymylifebeasacrificeuntoHim),wasmadeatargettomanyadartofwoe,andinMázindarán,theblessedfeetoftheAbháBeauty(maymylifebeofferedupforHislovedones)weresogrievouslyscourgedastobleedandbesorewounded.HisneckalsowasputintocaptivechainsandHisfeetmadefastinthestocks.Ineveryhour,foraperiodoffiftyyears,anewtrialandcalamitybefellHimandfreshafflictionsandcaresbesetHim.Oneofthem:afterhavingsufferedintensevicissitudes,Hewasmadehomelessandawandererandfellavictimtostillnewvexationsandtroubles.InIráq,theDay-Staroftheworldwassoexposedtothewilesofthepeopleofmaliceastobeeclipsedinsplendor.LateronHewassentanexiletotheGreatCity(Constantinople)andthencetotheLandofMystery(Adrianople),whence,grievouslywronged,HewaseventuallytransferredtotheMostGreatPrison(Akká).HeWhomtheworldhathwronged(maymylifebeofferedupforHislovedones)wasfourtimesbanishedfromcitytocity,tillatlast,condemnedtoperpetualconfinement,Hewasincarceratedinthisprison,theprisonofhighwayrobbers,ofbrigandsandofman-slayers.AllthisisbutoneofthetrialsthathaveafflictedtheBlessedBeauty,therestbeingevenasgrievousasthis.AndstillanotherofHistrialswasthehostility,theflagrantin-justice,theiniquityandrebellionofMírzáYa%yá.Althoughthat
PartOne3WrongedOne,thatPrisoner,hadthroughHisloving-kindnessnurturedhiminHisownbosomeversincehisearlyyears,hadshoweredateverymomentHistendercareuponhim,exaltedhisname,shieldedhimfromeverymisfortune,endearedhimtothemofthisworldandthenext,anddespitethefirmexhortationsandcounselsofHisHoliness,theExaltedOne(theBáb)andHisclearandconclusivewarning;Beware,beware,lesttheNineteenLettersoftheLivingandthatwhichhathbeenrevealedintheBayánveilthee!yetnotwithstandingthis,MírzáYa%deniedHim,dealtfalselywithHim,believedHimnot,sowedtheseedsofdoubt,closedhiseyestoHismanifestversesandturnedasidetherefrom.Wouldthathehadbeencontenttherewith!Nay,heevenattemptedtoshedthesacredblood(ofBaháulláh)andthenraisedagreatclamorandtumultaroundhim,attributinguntoBaháulláhmalevolenceandcrueltytowardshimself.WhatseditionhestirredupandwhatastormofmischiefheraisedwhilstintheLandofMystery(Adrianople)!Atlast,hewroughtthatwhichcausedtheDay-Staroftheworldtobesentanexiletothis,theMostGreatPrison,andsorelywronged,andintheWestofthisGreatPrisonHedidset.OyethatstandfastandfirmintheCovenant!TheCenterofSedition,thePrimeMoverofmischief,MírzáMu%ammadAlí,hathpassedoutfromundertheshadowoftheCause,hathbrokentheCovenant,hathfalsifiedtheHolyText,hathinflictedagrievouslossuponthetrueFaithofGod,hathscatteredHispeople,hathwithbitterrancorendeavoredtohurtAbdul-BaháandhathassailedwiththeutmostenmitythisservantoftheSacredThreshold.Everydartheseizedandhurledtopiercethebreastofthiswrongedservant,nowounddidheneglecttogrievouslyinflictuponme,novenomdidhesparebuthepoisonedtherewiththelifeofthishaplessone.IswearbythemostholyAbháBeautyandbytheLightshiningfromHisHoliness,theExaltedOne(maymysoulbeasacrificeforTheirlowlyservants),thatbecauseofthisiniquitythedwellersin