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121  When the ocean of My presence hath ebbed and the Book of My Revelation is ended, turn your faces toward Him Whom God hath purposed, Who hath branched from this Ancient Root.  Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #121

۱۲۲ فانظروا في النّاس وقلّة عقولهم يطلبون ما يضرّهم ويتركون ما ينفعهم الا انّهم من الهآئمين. انّا نرى بعض النّاس ارادوا الحرّيّة ويفتخرون بها اولئك في جهل مبين.  التلاوة 

122  Consider the pettiness of men's minds. They ask for that which injureth them, and cast away the thing that profiteth them. They are, indeed, of those that are far astray. We find some men desiring liberty, and priding themselves therein. Such men are in the depths of ignorance.  Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #122

۱۲۳ انّ الحرّيّة تنتهي عواقبها الى الفتنة الّتي لا تخمد نارها كذلك يخبركم المحصي العليم. فاعلموا انّ مطالع الحرّيّة ومظاهرها هي الحيوان وللانسان ينبغي ان يكون تحت سنن تحفظه عن جهل نفسه وضرّ الماكرين. ٧۱ انّ الحرّيّة تخرج الانسان عن شئون الادب والوقار وتجعله من الارذلين. ٧۱ التلاوة 

123  Liberty must, in the end, lead to sedition, whose flames none can quench. Thus warneth you He Who is the Reckoner, the All-Knowing. Know ye that the embodiment of liberty and its symbol is the animal. That which beseemeth man is submission unto such restraints as will protect him from his own ignorance, and guard him against the harm of the mischief-maker. Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety, and to infringe on the dignity of his station. It debaseth him to the level of extreme depravity and wickedness.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #123

۱۲٤ فانظروا الخلق كالاغنام لا بدّ لها من راعٍ ليحفظها انّ هذا لحقّ يقين. انّا نصدّقها في بعض المقامات دون الاخر انّا كنّا عالمين.  التلاوة 

124  Regard men as a flock of sheep that need a shepherd for their protection. This, verily, is the truth, the certain truth. We approve of liberty in certain circumstances, and refuse to sanction it in others. We, verily, are the All-Knowing.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #124

۱۲٥ قل الحرّيّة في اتّباع اوامري لو انتم من العارفين. لو اتّبع النّاس ما نزّلناه لهم من سمآء الوحي ليجدنّ انفسهم في حرّيّة بحتة طوبى لمن عرف مراد الله فيما نزّل من سمآء مشيّته المهيمنة على العالمين. قل الحرّيّة الّتي تنفعكم انّها في العبوديّة لله الحقّ والّذي وجد حلاوتها لا يبدّلها بملكوت ملك السّموات والأرضين. ٧۲ التلاوة 

125  Say: True liberty consisteth in man's submission unto My commandments, little as ye know it. Were men to observe that which We have sent down unto them from the Heaven of Revelation, they would, of a certainty, attain unto perfect liberty. Happy is the man that hath apprehended the Purpose of God in whatever He hath revealed from the Heaven of His Will that pervadeth all created things. Say: The liberty that profiteth you is to be found nowhere except in complete servitude unto God, the Eternal Truth. Whoso hath tasted of its sweetness will refuse to barter it for all the dominion of earth and heaven.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #125

۱۲٦ حرّم عليكم السّؤال في البيان عفا الله عن ذلك لتسئلوا ما تحتاج به انفسكم لا ما تكلّم به رجال قبلكم اتّقوا الله وكونوا من المتّقين. اسئلوا ما ينفعكم في امر الله وسلطانه قد فتح باب الفضل على من في السّموات والارضين.  التلاوة 

126  In the Bayán it had been forbidden you to ask Us questions. The Lord hath now relieved you of this prohibition, that ye may be free to ask what you need to ask, but not such idle questions as those on which the men of former times were wont to dwell. Fear God, and be ye of the righteous! Ask ye that which shall be of profit to you in the Cause of God and His dominion, for the portals of His tender compassion have been opened before all who dwell in heaven and on earth.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #126

۱۲٨ قد حكم الله دفن الاموات فى البلّور او الاحجار الممتنعة او الاخشاب الصّلبة اللّطيفة ووضع الخواتيم المنقوشة في اصابعهم انّه لهو المقدّر العليم. ٧۳ التلاوة 

128  The Lord hath decreed that the dead should be interred in coffins made of crystal, of hard, resistant stone, or of wood that is both fine and durable, and that graven rings should be placed upon their fingers. He, verily, is the Supreme Ordainer, the One apprised of all.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #128

۱۲٩ يكتب للرّجال ولله ما في السّموات والارض وما بينهما وكان الله بكلّ شيء عليماً. وللورقات ولله ملك السّموات والارض وما بينهما وكان الله على كلّ شيء قديراً. هذا ما نزّل من قبل وينادي نقطة البيان ويقول يا محبوب الامكان انطق في هذا المقام بما تتضوّع به نفحات الطافك بين العالمين. انّا اخبرنا الكلّ بان لا يعادل بكلمة منك ما نزّل في البيان انّك انت المقتدر على ما تشآء لا تمنع عبادك عن فيوضات بحر رحمتك انّك انت ذو الفضل العظيم. قد استجبنا ما اراد انّه لهو المحبوب المجيب. ٧٤ لو ينقش عليها ما نزّل في الحين من لدى الله انّه خير لهم ولهنّ انّا كنّا حاكمين. قد بدئت من الله ورجعت اليه منقطعاً عمّا سواه ومتمسّكاً باسمه الرّحمن الرّحيم. كذلك يختصّ الله من يشآء بفضل من عنده انّه لهو المقتدر القدير.  التلاوة 

129  The inscription on these rings should read, for men: "Unto God belongeth all that is in the heavens and on the earth and whatsoever is between them, and He, in truth, hath knowledge of all things"; and for women: "Unto God belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatsoever is between them, and He, in truth, is potent over all things". These are the verses that were revealed aforetime, but lo, the Point of the Bayán now calleth out, exclaiming, "O Best-Beloved of the worlds! Reveal Thou in their stead such words as will waft the fragrance of Thy gracious favours over all mankind. We have announced unto everyone that one single word from Thee excelleth all that hath been sent down in the Bayán. Thou, indeed, hast power to do what pleaseth Thee. Deprive not Thy servants of the overflowing bounties of the ocean of Thy mercy! Thou, in truth, art He Whose grace is infinite." Behold, We have hearkened to His call, and now fulfil His wish. He, verily, is the Best-Beloved, the Answerer of prayers. If the following verse, which hath at this moment been sent down by God, be engraved upon the burial-rings of both men and women, it shall be better for them; We, of a certainty, are the Supreme Ordainer: "I came forth from God, and return unto Him, detached from all save Him, holding fast to His Name, the Merciful, the Compassionate." Thus doth the Lord single out whomsoever He desireth for a bounty from His presence. He is, in very truth, the God of might and power.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #129

۱۳٠ وان تكفّنوه في خمسة اثواب من الحرير او القطن من لم يستطع يكتفي بواحدة منهما كذلك قضي الامر من لدن عليم خبير. حرّم عليكم نقل الميّت ازيد من مسافة ساعة من المدينة ادفنوه بالرّوح والرّيحان في مكان قريب. ٧٥ التلاوة 

130  The Lord hath decreed, moreover, that the deceased should be enfolded in five sheets of silk or cotton. For those whose means are limited a single sheet of either fabric will suffice. Thus hath it been ordained by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. It is forbidden you to transport the body of the deceased a greater distance than one hour's journey from the city; rather should it be interred, with radiance and serenity, in a nearby place.   Kitab-i-Aqdas, paragraph #130

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