‘abdu’l-bahá on love

O thou who art attracted by the Fragrances of God!

Verily I am in receipt of thy last letter which indicateth thy exceeding love for Abdul-Bahá, thy confidence in God, and thy good and sincere intention in the service of the Cause of God.

Excellent is the statement given by thee in that precious letter — that ye are in need of love and affinity in that country to unite the hearts and spirits.

This is the truth and there is naught beyond the truth save error. Know thou assuredly that-

Love is the mystery of divine revelations!

Love is the effulgent manifestation!

Love is the spiritual fulfillment!

Love is the light of the Kingdom!

Love is the breath of the Holy Spirit inspired into the human spirit!

Love is the cause of the manifestation of the Truth (God) in the phenomenal world!

Love is the necessary tie proceeding from the realities of things through divine creation!

Love is the means of the most great happiness in both the material and spiritual worlds!

Love is a light of guidance in the dark night!

Love is a bond between the Creator and the creature in the inner world!

Love is the cause of development to every enlightened man!

Love is the greatest law in this vast universe of God!

Love is the one law which causeth and controlleth order among the existing atoms!

Love is the universal magnetic power between the planets and stars shining in the lofty firmament!

Love is the cause of unfoldment to a searching mind, of the secrets deposited in the universe by the Infinite!

Love is the spirit of life in the bountiful body of the world!

Love is the cause of the civilization of nations in this mortal world!

Love is the highest honor to every righteous nation!

(Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of Abdu’l-Bahá v3, p. 525)
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  1. Throughout the Occident and the Orient, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was known as an ambassador of peace, a champion of justice, and the leading exponent of a new Faith. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá–by word and example–proclaimed with persuasiveness and force the essential principles of His Father’s religion. Affirming that “Love is the most great law” that is the foundation of “true civilization,”3 and that the “supreme need of humanity is cooperation and reciprocity”4 among all its peoples, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá reached out to every soul who crossed His path, leaders and the meek alike.

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