12. Questioning

O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? _Christ (Luke 9:41)

Where is he to be found who, through the power of My name that transcendeth all created things, will cast away the things that men possess, and cling, with all his might, to the things which God, the Knower of the unseen and of the seen, hath bidden him observe?345 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Son Of The Wondrous Vision!
I have breathed within thee a breath of My own Spirit, that thou mayest be My lover. Why hast thou forsaken Me and sought a beloved other than Me?346 _Bahá’u’lláh

You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time? _Christ (Luke 12:56)

He is now come. Wherefore are ye downcast and dejected?347 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Rebellious Ones!
My forbearance hath emboldened you and My long-suffering hath made you negligent, in such wise that ye have spurred on the fiery charger of passion into perilous ways that lead unto destruction. Have ye thought Me heedless or that I was unaware?348 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Son Of Spirit!
I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.349 _Bahá’u’lláh

How long wilt thou soar in the realms of desire?350 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Son Of Man
Many a day hath passed over thee whilst thou hast busied thyself with thy fancies and idle imaginings. How long art thou to slumber on thy bed? Lift up thy head from slumber, for the Sun hath risen to the zenith, haply it may shine upon thee with the light of beauty.351 _Bahá’u’lláh

O Weed That Springeth Out Of Dust!
Wherefore have not these soiled hands of thine touched first thine own garment, and why with thine heart defiled with desire and passion dost thou seek to commune with Me and to enter My sacred realm? Far, far are ye from that which ye desire.352 _Bahá’u’lláh

o son of spirit!
The spirit of holiness beareth unto thee the joyful tidings of reunion; wherefore dost thou grieve? The spirit of power confirmeth thee in His cause; why dost thou veil thyself? The light of His countenance doth lead thee; how canst thou go astray?353 _Bahá’u’lláh

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