“On every side the flame of oppression and tyranny can be discerned …
… tidings have reached Us that Our loved ones have been arrested in the land of Tá (Ṭihrán)
and this notwithstanding that the sun, and the moon, and the land, and the sea all testify that this people are adorned with the adornment of fidelity,
and have clung and will cling to naught except that which can ensure the exaltation of the government, and the maintenance of order within the nation, and the tranquillity of the people.”
“‘Exultest thou over the treasures thou dost possess, knowing they shall perish? Rejoicest thou in that thou rulest a span of earth, when the whole world, in the estimation of the people of Bahá, is worth as much as the black in the eye of a dead ant?
Abandon it unto such as have set their affections upon it, and turn thou unto Him Who is the Desire of the world.’”
“By God! This people have never been, nor are they now, inclined to mischief. Their hearts are illumined with the light of the fear of God, and adorned with the adornment of His love.
Their concern hath ever been and now is for the betterment of the world.
Their purpose is to obliterate differences, and quench the flame of hatred and enmity, so that the whole earth may come to be viewed as one country.”
“‘Rejoice with great joy, O Land of Tá (Ṭihrán),
for God hath made thee ‘the Day Spring of His light’, inasmuch as within thee was born the Manifestation of His Glory.
Be thou glad for this name that hath been conferred upon thee—a name through which the Daystar of grace hath shed its splendor, through which both earth and heaven have been illumined.
Erelong will the state of affairs within thee be changed, and the reins of power fall into the hands of the people.
Verily, thy Lord is the All-Knowing. His authority embraceth all things.
Rest thou assured in the gracious favor of thy Lord.
The eye of His loving-kindness shall everlastingly be directed towards thee.
The day is approaching when thy agitation will have been transmuted into peace and quiet calm.
Thus hath it been decreed in the Wondrous Book.’”