The enchanting flower

enchanting flowerThe true morn dawneth from the depths of a darksome night, and the world-illuminating light of day poureth forth from the canopy of
a night of gloom. The enchanting flower bloometh on a branch of thorns, and multitudinous plants grow out of the sad, sodden earth.
The delightful fruit sprouteth upon a piece of wood. Thus is seen the truth of the words: ‘Thou bringest the living out of the dead,
and Thou bringest the dead out of the living.’ [Qur’├ín 3: 271]

(Abdu’l-Baha, quoted in H.M. Balyuzi, Eminent Baha’is in the Time of Baha’u’llah, p. 28)

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