Baha'i Quotes on "This is the Day"
A compilation from the Baha'i Faith writings on the importance of This Day.
A selection of quotes, prayers and tablets from the writings of Baha'u'llah, the Bab, 'Abdu'l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi and the Universal House of Justice.
This is the Day in which God's most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness. It behoveth them to cleave to whatsoever will, in this Day, be conducive to the exaltation of their stations, and to the promotion of their best interests.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 6)
This is the day which God hath announced through the tongue of His Apostle. Reflect, that thou mayest apprehend what the All-Merciful hath sent down in the Qur’án and in this inscribed Tablet. This is the day whereon He Who is the Dayspring of Revelation hath come with clear tokens which none can number. This is the day whereon every man endued with perception hath discovered the fragrance of the breeze of the All-Merciful in the world of creation, and every man of insight hath hastened unto the living waters of the mercy of his Lord, the King of Kings.
(Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 101)
The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him.(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 8)
This is the day of vision, for the countenance of God is shining resplendent above the horizon of Manifestation. This is the day of hearing, for the call of God hath been raised. It behoveth everyone in this day to uphold and proclaim that which hath been revealed by Him Who is the Author of all scripture, the Dayspring of revelation, the Fount of knowledge and the Source of divine wisdom.
(Baha'u'llah, The Tabernacle of Unity)
This is the day for eyes to see and for ears to hear, for hearts to perceive and for tongues to speak forth. Blessed are they that have attained thereunto; blessed are they that have sought after and recognized it! This is the day whereon every man may accede unto everlasting honour, for whatsoever hath streamed forth from the Pen of Glory in regard to any soul is adorned with the ornament of immortality. Again, blessed are they that have attained thereunto!
(Baha'u'llah, The Tabernacle of Unity)
Verily I say, this is the Day in which mankind can behold the Face, and hear the Voice, of the Promised One. The Call of God hath been raised, and the light of His countenance hath been lifted up upon men. (Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 10)
Great indeed is this Day! The allusions made to it in all the sacred Scriptures as the Day of God attest its greatness. The soul of every Prophet of God, of every Divine Messenger, hath thirsted for this wondrous Day. All the diverskindreds of the earth have, likewise, yearned to attain it.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 10)
All glory be to this Day, the Day in which the fragrances of mercy have been wafted over all created things, a Day so blest that past ages and centuries can never hope to rival it, a Day in which the countenance of the Ancient of Days hath turned towards His holy seat.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 14)
This is the Day when the loved ones of God should keep their eyes directed towards His Manifestation, and fasten them upon whatsoever that Manifestation may be pleased to reveal. (Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 171)
This is the Day whereon He Who is the Revealer of the names of God hath stepped out of the Tabernacle of glory, and proclaimed unto all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth: "Put away the cups of Paradise and all the life-giving waters they contain, for lo, the people of Baha have entered the blissful abode of the Divine Presence, and quaffed the wine of reunion, from the chalice of the beauty of their Lord, the All-Possessing, the Most High."
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 32)
This is a matchless Day. Matchless must, likewise, be the tongue that celebrateth the praise of the Desire of all nations, and matchless the deed that aspireth to be acceptable in His sight. The whole human race hath longed for this Day, that perchance it may fulfil that which well beseemeth its station, and is worthy of its destiny. Blessed is the man whom the affairs of the world have failed to deter from recognizing Him Who is the Lord of all things.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 38)
This is the Day whereon the All-Merciful hath come down in the clouds of knowledge, clothed with manifest sovereignty. (Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 44)
The excellence of this Day is immensely exalted above the comprehension of men, however extensive their knowledge, however profound their understanding.
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 107)