A Meditation

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Photo by Jericha Franz

Thou seest the Dayspring of Thine utterance in the darkness of creation: Where is the sun of the heaven of Thy grace, O Light-Giver of the worlds?

The lamps of truth and purity, of loyalty and honor, have been put out: Where are the signs of Thine avenging wrath, O Mover of the worlds?

Canst Thou see any who have championed Thy Self, or who ponder on what hath befallen Him in the pathway of Thy love? Now doth My pen halt, O Beloved of the worlds.

~Baha’u’llah

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Photo by Jericha Franz

This is an excerpt from The Fire Tablet of Baha’u’llah.  The word “tablet” in this context is similar to “letter”.  Many of Baha’u’llah’s writings were sent to followers as letters.

For information regarding Baha’u’llah and the religion he brought see http://www.bahaullah.org and http://www.bahai.org

Author: Rising Over the Smoke

Rising Over the Smoke is me looking for larger patterns, hidden meanings in what goes on all around us. The world gets more conflicted and confused from one year to the next, or so it seems. Some days life feels fresh, open, energized, connected, others more nuanced, confused, distanced, lethargic. To me writing is a way of exploring my place, and perhaps that of others. I am Baha’i, thus my thoughts are affected by my faith. Beliefs include independent investigation of truth, equality of men and women, the essential harmony between science and religion, that there is one God from whom all the world’s religions spring, that we diverse humans are all of one family. The Baha’i Faith is unlike other existing world religions as it does not claim to be the only “true” path or religion. The Baha’i Faith acknowledges all sacred traditions and religions as equal.

1 thought on “A Meditation”

  1. I love the words of the Fire Tablet. It is such a powerful piece, one that can bring one to tears or ecstasy.

    And I love Jericha’s pictures. They are beautiful in themselves, and beautifully complement the words.

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