Sunday, December 25, 2022

"He must never seek to exalt himself above anyone ..."

© 1975 Chuck Egerton & Dawn Shaw (after Camille Pissarro)

"That seeker must, at all times, put his trust in God, must renounce the peoples of the earth, must detach himself from the world of dust, and cleave unto Him Who is the Lord of Lords. He must never seek to exalt himself above anyone, must wash away from the tablet of his heart every trace of pride and vainglory, must cling unto patience and resignation, observe silence and refrain from idle talk. For the tongue is a smoldering fire, and excess of speech a deadly poison. Material fire consumeth the body, whereas the fire of the tongue devoureth both heart and soul. The force of the former lasteth but for a time, whilst the effects of the latter endure a century."

(Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, CXXV, part 2)

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