Curse

But the Covenant of God and His Testament is a bounty to the righteous and a curse to the wicked.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 438

O Remnant of God, I am wholly sacrificed to Thee; I am content with curses in Thy way; I crave naught but to be slain in Thy love; and God the Supreme sufficeth as an Eternal Protection.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller's Narrative, p. 4

You should never be too depressed about your dissatisfaction concerning not finding a job you like, a place in the world that fits you. If you analyse it this general sense of mis-fit is one of the curses of your generation, one of the products of the world's disequilibrium and chaos. It is not confined to your life, it is pretty general.

Shoghi Effendi, The Unfolding Destiny of the British Bahá’í Community, p. 454

Ameen, son of Khan's younger sister Hamideh, a direct descendant of the old historian, was not of a lineage to be envied, for it was said that the posterity of that ancestor were under the curse of insanity because of his slanderous attacks on the Faith of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

Marzieh Gail, Arches of the Years, p. 66

As testified by Bahá’u’lláh in the following Tablet, revealed in 'Akká, He had consented to be bound in chains so that generations yet unborn might find themselves freed from the curse of oppression and injustice and be enabled to live a noble life in real freedom and peace.

Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Bahá’u’lláh v 3, p. 420

Oneness, of course, should not be confused with sameness, which is a tedious, artificial thing, entirely alien to a world where no two grains of wheat have ever been alike. The peculiar curse of the times is an effort at standardization; gum is chewed on the Himalayas, and everyone is trying desperately to be like everyone else, or more so.

Marzieh Gail, Dawn Over Mount Hira, p. 125