September 20, 2016

To his honor Mr. Charles Mason Remey, Washington, D. C.

Upon him be Baha’u’l-Abha!

O thou illumined youth and my spiritual beloved!

Thy letter was received and its perusal imparted happiness impossible to describe. It was an indication of the loftiness of thy nature, the strength of thy effort and the purity of thy intentions. ‘Abdu'l-Baha's happiness is caused by such matters. If the material luxuries of the whole earth were available to ‘Abdu'l-Baha, He would not think for one moment that there is such a thing as comfort and luxury in the world. But when a soul perfuming fragrance wafts from the rose-garden of the hearts of the friends to the nostrils of ‘Abdu’l- Baha, such joy is realized that involuntarily I render thanksgiving unto the Blessed Perfection Who has trained such servants.

In brief, your letter imparted to me the utmost happiness. This thought of yours is very appropriate. [1] I hope that a new quickening may be produced in the hearts of the belovers, and great firmness and steadfastness became manifest, that this may lead to the guidance of others.

Therefore, with a divine power, a heavenly resolution and purpose, an eloquent tongue and a heart overflowing with the Love of God, take in thy hands the Tablets and travel throughout the cities, even as far as Honolulu in Hawaii. Travel thou in all the American cities. Call every one to firmness in the Covenant! Exhilarate every one with the Spiritual Wine of the Covenant! And guide every one to the diffusion of the Fragrance of God! Raise the cry of "Ya Baha’u’l-Abha!" and call the name of "Ya Ali’u’l-Ala" (O Thou High One Who is the Most High!

Awaken the friends, for ere long a test shall come. Perchance some persons outwardly firm and inwardly wavering shall come to those parts in order to weaken the faith of the friends in the Covenant of God. Let them be awake! Let them be mindful! As soon as they see a trace of violation of the Covenant, they must hold aloof from the violator. Day and night let them strive so that the Lights of the Kingdom of Abha may encircle the globe and the darkness of error may entirely be dispelled.

Upon thee be Baha’u’l-Abha!

(Signed) ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas
[1] Referring to a letter telling of the spiritual awakening among the people caused by Abdu’l- Baha's visit in America.
(Star of the West, vol. 4, no. 3, April 28, 1913)