Hidden Words: Deepening Day 30, Death and Eternal Life (A14 & A32)

Death is not something we need to fear. It is only the body that dies. The soul is immortal and cannot be annhilated as Bahá’u’lláh reassures us in Arabic Hidden Word #14:

“O SON OF MAN! Thou art My dominion and My dominion perisheth not; wherefore fearest thou thy perishing? Thou art My light and My light shall never be extinguished; why dost thou dread extinction? Thou art My glory and My glory fadeth not; thou art My robe and My robe shall never be outworn. Abide then in thy love for Me, that thou mayest find Me in the realm of glory.”

 

It is good to know that we need not fear “perishing” or “extinction” and that we can find Him “in the realm of glory.” Indeed, in the next Hidden Word, # 32 from the Arabic,  Bahá’u’lláh describes death as a “messenger of joy“:

“O SON OF THE SUPREME! I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?”

 

*Part of a deepening course, Hidden Words: Training Course on – by Dianne Bradford

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