In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love

Rose of Love 1.jpgO FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with the ungodly. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

Source: Persian Hidden Word 3 from The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh. Author, Bahá’u’lláh. Source: U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1985 reprint. Rose abstract by Bahá’í Writings As Art. Rose of Love are available on my Website.

The utterance of God is a lamp

DSC_0917The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship. He Who is the Daystar of Truth beareth Me witness! So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. The One true God, He Who knoweth all things, Himself testifieth to the truth of these words.
~ Bahá’u’lláh

Excerpt from Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 14, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, Wilmette. 1988 Edition © Bahá’í International Community. Photo © Bahá’í Writings As Art. Photographed in Pacific Grove, Calif., along the Monterey Bay Coast. Earth images courtesy of NASA. Image use does not imply NASA’s endorsement of such use. Photos by Bahá’í Writings As Art of Silicon Valley. Photos are copyrighted but released as CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Free full-size downloads of this and other photos on my Origin Of All Things.