Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details


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Love like an inheritance

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“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you

like an inheritance,

and have faith that in this love

there is a strength and a blessing so large

that you can travel as far as you wish

without having to step outside it.”

~  Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

And then, there’s cake, too.


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Lights that cannot be hidden

 

Therefore, you must thank God that He has bestowed upon you the blessing of life and existence in the human kingdom.

Strive diligently to acquire virtues befitting your degree and station.

Be as lights of the world which cannot be hid and which have no setting in horizons of darkness.

Ascend to the zenith of an existence which is never beclouded by the fears and forebodings of nonexistence.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, pp. 89-90