February 8, 2015

To "the near maid-servant of God, the daughter of the Kingdom, Marie Watson"

Upon her be Baha’u’l-Abha!
He Is God

O thou candle of the Love of God!

Thy letter was received. Thou hast written that the daughter of the Kingdom, Asiyih, is studying Persian, and that thou art teaching Mirza Farajullah Khan, English.

Turn to the Kingdom of Abha, seek assistance and put forth effort so that all may soon learn Persian, and his honor, Mirza Farajullah Khan may also acquire the mastery of the English tongue.

Thou hast learned of the conditions of my coming to America. I beg of God that the beloved in America may become so enlightened that the lights of their love may flood the "Turk and the Tajik," and that an attractive magnet may be brought forth in that country, capable of attracting ‘Abdu’l-Baha with all power to those regions, and this is not far from His Mercy.

Regarding the meeting you have established in New York: I hope that through the Divine Confirmation it may prove to be a gathering of the Love of God.

Convey the utmost kindness from me to the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheber, Marguerite, the daughter of the Kingdom, and say that the olive tree is an emblem of peace and concord, and the olive is the fruit and result thereof.

God willing thou shalt attain the delicious fruit of peace and concord and thou shalt place a bouquet of roses from the Garden of the Paradise of Abha at the Heavenly Feast spread before ‘Abdu’l-Baha, (i.e., God willing thou shalt attain such perfections as resemble a bouquet of flowers and thou shalt offer it to the heavenly table).

Thou hast written that in a house of a Theosophist thou prepared a feast of joy and a féte of gladness. This Society is ready for hearing the Word of God. Treat them with the utmost love, kindness, unity and oneness, so that the attractive power of the Word of God may draw them to the Sun of Reality.

Upon thee be Baha’u’l-Abha!
(signed) ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West, vol.1, no. 19, March 2, 1911)