Provisional Summary Translation

  • IN THE NAME OF GOD
  • O wanderers on the path of God,
  • Although the trials in Nayriz were extremely harsh
  • And your suffering poured like rain into the cup of sorrow
  • Although the Cup-Bearer had brought you poison
  • Which you drank in the path for love of the Beloved
  • For lovers, the bitterness of unexpected
  • suffering was delicious.
  • Wandering on the path way of love,
  • You will reach the home of the Beloved.
  • You offered up your life and material possessions.
  • You considered it a blessing
  • When your homes were looted and plundered.
  • A thousand praises for those precious souls who found
  • In place of sacrifice the sweet cup of sorrow,
  • Who made the ultimate sacrifice
  • And without hesitation offered their life
  • Flying to the immortal realm.
  • In the world of sacrifice, this is naught but the blessings
  • And bounties which He reserves for whomsoever He willeth
  • And that is due to His bounty
  • Being poured upon whomsoever He willeth.
  • Therefore, O ye beloved, in this holy year,
  • You have won the arena of the love of God,
  • You have superseded all in the love of God
  • And have advanced all others in finding meaning
  • from your life.
  • God willing, may we also have a portion!
  • 'Abdu’l-Bahá

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