nineteen days

day fifteen

Posted in the fast - 2011 by leila on March 16, 2011

“Praise be unto Thee, O Lord my God! We have observed the Fast in conformity with Thy bidding and break it now through Thy love and Thy good-pleasure. Deign to accept, O my God, the deeds that we have performed in Thy path wholly for the sake of Thy beauty with our faces set towards Thy Cause, free from aught else but Thee. Bestow, then, Thy forgiveness upon us, upon our forefathers, and upon all such as have believed in Thee and in Thy mighty signs in this most great, this most glorious Revelation. Potent art Thou to do what Thou choosest. Thou art, verily, the Most Exalted, the Almighty, the Unconstrained.”

Bahá’u’lláh

“To speak of change or transformation in this plane would be sheer blasphemy and utter impiety, for this is the station wherein the light of divine unity shineth forth, and the truth of His oneness is expressed, and the splendours of the everlasting Morn are reflected in lofty and faithful mirrors.”

Bahá’u’lláh

negeen (oklahoma city, u.s.a.) left: Drastic changes in my environment have caused me to take notice of what is constant in my life. Regardless of the view outside of my window, the three faces inside comprise my home. The smaller the spheres of my existence: my family, my self, my reason for being; the more defined and concentrated they feel, until I arrive at my core and seek a reflection of The Abiding One. Among life’s incidents, accidents, departures, beginnings, trials and favors, one eternally constant part of us can remain “ancient, imperishable and everlasting.”

glenn (haifa, israel) right: It is obvious as we witness the catastrophes unfolding before our eyes that the Hand of the Almighty is at work, guiding mankind to what Bahá’u’lláh mentioned in one of his Writings; “The well-being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.” (“The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh”, p. 203)

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  1. Leili said, on March 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    These are wonderful. Negs, your dawn photo is mesmerizing, and your reflection so beautifully written, Glenn, your dawn is iconic to any of us who has lived in Haifa.

    Also: another synchronicity set with the colors!

  2. Elizabeth said, on March 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Amazing light in all these photos!

  3. namo said, on March 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    nice set!

  4. Leili Heidema said, on March 18, 2011 at 12:48 am

    LOVE the colours in this set. gorgeous.


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