The Day of Bulgarian Liberty and Baha’u’llah on true liberty for the whole world

Bulgarian flagToday Bulgaria celebrates its National Day of Liberty, 129 years since the day the San Stefano Treaty was signed ending the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and putting Bulgaria on the path to its independence.

As I solemny celebrate on this second day of the Baha’i Fast, I am also reminded of the timeless words of Baha’u’llah, revealed around the time of these historic for any Bulgarian events:

All praise be to the one true God — exalted be His glory — inasmuch as He hath, through the Pen of the Most High, unlocked the doors of men’s hearts. Every verse which this Pen hath revealed is a bright and shining portal that discloseth the glories of a saintly and pious life, of pure and stainless deeds. The summons and the message which We gave were never intended to reach or to benefit one land or one people only. Mankind in its entirety must firmly adhere to whatsoever hath been revealed and vouchsafed unto it. Then and only then will it attain unto true liberty. The whole earth is illuminated with the resplendent glory of God’s Revelation. In the year sixty He Who heralded the light of Divine Guidance — may all creation be a sacrifice unto Him — arose to announce a fresh revelation of the Divine Spirit, and was followed, twenty years later, by Him through Whose coming the world was made the recipient of  this promised glory, this wondrous favor. Behold how the generality of mankind hath been endued with the capacity to hearken unto God’s most exalted Word — the Word upon which must depend the gathering together and spiritual resurrection of all men….

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 96)

May we forever treasure both our history and the true liberty of the Divine Guidance!

One Response to “The Day of Bulgarian Liberty and Baha’u’llah on true liberty for the whole world

  • tahereh ahdieh
    4 years ago

    dear Mitko
    how sweet to find this site as i was searching the internet.
    just returned from three weeks of travel in Bulgaria withTatiana and family and participated in their summer school.
    this was my third visit and reconecting with old friend like Vesseling was awsome.
    met Natalia in New York and now home.
    love to talk about this post which excite me about the many receptive souls whose heart vibrated with the power of the Revelation

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