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Within the treasury of trust

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Painting: “Sunrise” by Diane Kirkup

Although the Realm of Glory hath none of the vanities of the world, yet within the treasury of trust and resignation We have bequeathed to Our heirs an excellent and priceless Heritage.

Earthly treasures We have not bequeathed, nor have We added such cares as they entail. By God! In earthly riches fear is hidden and peril is concealed. … Fleeting are the riches of the world; all that perisheth and changeth is not, and hath never been, worthy of attention, except to a recognized measure.        ~ Bahá’u’lláh

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Image: Cary Enoch

The religion of God has two aspects in this world. The spiritual (the real) and the formal (the outward). The formal side changes, as man changes from age to age. The spiritual side which is the Truth, never changes.

The Prophets and Manifestations of God bring always the same teaching; at first men cling to the Truth but after a time they disfigure it. The Truth is distorted by man-made outward forms and material laws. The veil of substance and worldliness is drawn across the reality of Truth.

~ Abdu’l-Bahá

 

3 thoughts on “Within the treasury of trust

  1. Very true lines indeed. Formal way is created by man to support the spiritual side. It is means and not goal. It is very important to differentiate between the two. Don’t let the means become too rigid that they hide the true goal

  2. Again, thank you for the reminder of what matters and what does not.

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