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The following compilation on the Manifestations of God offers excerpts from the Bahai Writings that might aid in increasing our understanding of these Divine Personages and better appreciate the significance of when They Declare their Mission to humanity.
Mouthpiece of God
The door of the knowledge of the Ancient Being hath ever been, and will continue for ever to be, closed in the face of men. No man’s understanding shall ever gain access unto His holy court. As a token of His mercy, however, and as a proof of His loving-kindness, He hath manifested unto men the Day Stars of His divine guidance, the Symbols of His divine unity, and hath ordained the knowledge of these sanctified Beings to be identical with the knowledge of His own Self. (Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, XXI, page 49-50)
When Bahá’u’lláh lived in Akka, He was walking to His brothers home (in Akka) for celebrating the Ridván Festivities. The following story illustrates the Divine Majesty of His Person.
In a few days, we celebrate the birth of the Bab because He was a Manifestation of God. It might be worthwhile to reflect and contemplate on the station of a Manifestation of God, such as Them being the Mouthpiece of God, their role as Divine Educators and why They consented to great sufferings. Perhaps this compilation, The Manifestation of God , can help our celebration of the birth of the Bab.
This post, the second one, continues the series of stories from the life of the Báb that show signs of His Greatness from early childhood, long before He openly declared His Mission. Maybe these stories will be conducive to a more spiritual celebration of this Holy Day.
For those who have studied book 6 in the Institute Courses, have seen the suggested outline of presenting the Bahai Faith. The first section of that outline, introduces the fundamentals of the Bahai Faith. In this compilation, I have put together quotes from the Bahai Writings on these fundamentals of the Bahai Faith such as the Unknowable Essence of God, The Manifestations of God, Progressive Revelation and so on. I hope it will be of use for you. You can find the compilation here Fundamental Verities of Bahai Faith