Saturday, September 1, 2007

More LOVE !

Love . . .

I've had years when I thought I knew It...

Then, days would come when Love itself seemed a Cheat...

There were, of course, some Real Loves:

Mother
Father (after I grew older)
Sisters

Daughter
Son
Their Mother

Some Friends . . .

Then, I found my Faith and I entered God's School of Love...

Yesterday's excerpts from Reality were about phases in that School. Today, we move up a Grade or two...

"O DWELLERS OF MY PARADISE!
With the hands of loving-kindness I have planted in the holy garden of paradise the young tree of your love and friendship, and have watered it with the goodly showers of My tender grace; now that the hour of its fruiting is come, strive that it may be protected, and be not consumed with the flame of desire and passion."

Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words, Persian #34

"The essence of love is for man to turn his heart to the Beloved One, and sever himself from all else but Him, and desire naught save that which is the desire of his Lord."

Bahá’u’lláh: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, "Asl-i-Kullu’l-Khayr" or "Words of Wisdom", p. 155

"The essence of wealth is love for Me; whoso loveth Me is the possessor of all things, and he that loveth Me not is indeed of the poor and needy."

Bahá’u’lláh: Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, "Asl-i-Kullu’l-Khayr" or "Words of Wisdom", p. 156

"And as the human heart, as fashioned by God, is one and undivided, it behoveth thee to take heed that its affections be, also, one and undivided."

Bahá’u’lláh: Summons of the Lord of Hosts, "Súriy-i-Mulúk" or "Súrih to the Kings", paragraph 72, p. 214

1 comment:

kathyvirgw said...

These photos are just gorgeous.