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The Splendour of God

by Eric Hammond


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This is a short introduction to the Baha'i religion, part of the Wisdom of the East series. It includes short but profound texts by the founders of the religion, including the Bab, Baha'u'llh and Abdul Baha (also known as Abbas Effendi). It includes a longer text, The Seven Valleys an allegorical tale of the journey of the soul.

Title Page
The Benediction of Abbas Effendi
Editorial Note
A Glimpse Through the Gate
The Bab: The Foreteller
Baha'u'llah: The One Foretold
Abdul Baha: ''The Servant of God''

The Seven Valleys

The First Valley: The Valley of Search
The Second Valley: The Valley of Love
The Third Valley: The Valley of Divine Knowledge
The Fourth Valley: The Valley of Divine Unity
The Fifth Valley: The Valley of Contentment
The Sixth Valley: The Valley of Astonishment
The Seventh Valley: The Valley of Absolute Poverty and Annihilation

Texts from the Tablets of Baha'u'llah

Tablet of Tarazet
Tablet of the World
Words of Paradise
The Tablet of Tajalleyat
Tablet of Ishraket Baha‘u‘llah

Some Hidden Words and Words of Wisdom from the Supreme Pen of Baha‘u‘llah

Of the Light
Of Divine Humanity
Of Justice
Of Disputation and Fault-Finding
Of Poverty and Wealth
Of Work and Fruitfulness
Of Obedience
Of Pride
Of Companionship
Of the Beloved and his Beauty
Of Knowledge
Of Oneness
From the Book of the Covenant
True Belief

The Commands of the Blessed Master Abdul-Baha

As Revealed in Tablets and Instructions for the Beloved in America