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Cling

Certain people seem to be entirely bereft of understanding. By clinging to the cord of idle fancy they have debarred themselves from the Sure Handle. I swear by My life! Were they to reflect a while with fairness on that which the All-Merciful hath sent down, they would, one and all, spontaneously give utterance to these words, ‘Verily Thou art the Truth, the manifest Truth.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 242)


Cling thou to the hem of the Robe of God, and take thou firm hold on His Cord, a Cord which none can sever.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 307)


Cling unto the robe of the Desire of thy heart, and put thou away all shame; bid the worldlywise be gone, however great their name.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Iqan, p. 69)


Cling ye to the Cord of steadfastness, in such wise that all vain imaginings may utterly vanish.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 75)


Cling ye to the cord of God’s laws, and follow not those who have turned away from the Book, for verily they have opposed God, the Mighty, the Beloved.
(Compilations, The Importance of Obligatory Prayer and Fasting)


Cling ye to the hem of virtue, and hold fast to the cord of trustworthiness and piety.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 29)


Cling, O ye people of Bahá, to the cord of servitude unto God, the True One, for thereby your stations shall be made manifest, your names written and preserved, your ranks raised and your memory exalted in the Preserved Tablet. Beware lest the dwellers on earth hinder you from this glorious and exalted station.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, p. 62)


Direct, then, his eyes, O my God, towards the horizon of Thy loving-kindness, and make steadfast his heart in its attachment to Thee, and unloose his tongue to praise Thee, and make him able to hold fast the cord of Thy love, and to cling to the hem of Thy bounteousness, and to proclaim Thy name amidst Thy creatures, and to recount Thy virtues throughout Thy realm, in such wise that no obstacle will deter him from turning to Thy name, the All-Bountiful, and no veil shut him out from Thee, in Whose hand is the dominion of utterance and the kingdom of all names and attributes!
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 53)


Hold to the garment of glory, grasp the firm rope and loosen thy tongue in praise of the Beloved El-ABHA.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 413)


In all these journeys the traveler must stray not the breadth of a hair from the “Law,” for this is indeed the secret of the “Path” and the fruit of the Tree of “Truth"; and in all these stages he must cling to the robe of obedience to the commandments, and hold fast to the cord of shunning all forbidden things, that he may be nourished from the cup of the Law and informed of the mysteries of Truth.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Seven Valleys, p. 39-40)


Inspire them, O my Lord, with a sense of their own powerlessness before Him Who is the Manifestation of Thy Self, and teach them to recognize the poverty of their own nature in the face of the manifold tokens of Thy self-sufficiency and riches, that they may gather together round Thy Cause, and cling to the hem of Thy mercy, and cleave to the cord of the good-pleasure of Thy will.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 47)


Say: It behoveth every one that holdeth fast to the hem of Our Robe to be untainted by anything from which the Concourse on high may be averse. Thus hath it been decreed by thy Lord, the All-Glorious, in this His perspicuous Tablet.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 307)


Take heed lest thou cling to the cord of idle fancy and withhold thyself from that which hath been ordained in the Kingdom of God, the Almighty, the All-Bountiful.
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 62)


The strong cord to which all must cling with assurance is the Covenant.
(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 88)


The word ‘cord‘, so often mentioned in the teachings, means both the Faith itself and also the power of the Faith which sustains those who cling to it.
(Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 483)


Therefore the people of Bahá must not fall prey to the corruption of the ruthless, but rather cling to contentment and moderation.
(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 437)


Thou seest me then, O my God, with my face turned towards Thee, cleaving steadfastly to the cord of Thy gracious providence and generosity, and clinging to the hem of Thy tender mercies and bountiful favors.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 81)


Thou seest, O my Lord, Thy suppliant waiting at the door of Thy bounty, and him who hath set his hopes on Thee clinging to the cord of Thy generosity. Deny him not, I beseech Thee, the things he seeketh from the ocean of Thy grace and the Day Star of Thy loving-kindness. Powerful art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 155)


Though my transgressions be manifold, and unnumbered my evildoings, yet do I cleave tenaciously to the cord of His bounty, and cling unto the hem of His generosity.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 110)


Yet another sacred duty is that of clinging to the cord of moderation in all things, lest they who are to be the essence of detachment and moderation be deluded by the trappings of this nether world or set their hearts on its adornments and waste their lives.
(The Universal House of Justice, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 437)