Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gems of Divine Mysteries

It might also help me to read Gems of Divine Mysteries, as I've been wanting to do for some time.

"He is the Exalted, the Most High!

"O thou who treadest the path of justice and beholdest the countenance of mercy!"

(Baha'u'llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 2)

I walked slowly through our apartment, imagining that I was finding my way along a path, until I was facing some paintings on the wall that bring me merciful feelings.

"Thine epistle was received, thy question was noted, and the sweet accents of thy soul were heard from the inmost chambers of thy heart."

I imagined Baha'u'llah saying that to me. One of my questions is "What am I missing?" Another one is "What can I do about it?"

"Whereupon the clouds of the Divine Will were raised to rain upon thee the outpourings of heavenly wisdom, to divest thee of all that thou hadst acquired aforetime, to draw thee from the realms of contradiction unto the retreats of oneness, and to lead thee to the sacred streams of His Law."

That sounds very promising. I see a hint of the fresh look I wanted to take, and "retreats of oneness" sounds very appealing.

"Perchance thou mayest quaff therefrom, repose therein, quench thy thirst, refresh thy soul, and be numbered with those whom the light of God hath guided aright in this day."

Perchance, perchance . . . quaff therefrom . . . repose therein . . . quench my thirst . . . refresh my soul . . . be guided aright . . . yes . . . yes . . . please, let it be so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How fascinating that I should find this website when searching for a reference to GDM. I had figured out the first two letters and put them in the google search with the last capital M. They brought up this blog. I'm reading some quotations about a "wayfarer". I thought that the first word could be "Gems ..." since I'm sure I've seen a little green book with that title on my shelf. The book got there from a friend who said she didn't need it. I was sorry to hear that but accepted her books. Later I will go to find the book ... right now I'm reading "9 facets to a praiseworthy life" by Cindy Savage. It seems to be just what I need right now. Thanks for your blog.