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TWIN LUMINARIES / TE TOKORUA MAU MAARAMATANGA

applies to the two founders of the Baha’i Faith, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

 
 

2017 Selected Quotations

 

from the Twin Luminaries

the Bab and Baha’u’llah

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Words of the Báb

Verily I am the “Gate of God” and I give you to drink, by the leave of God, the sovereign Truth, of the crystal-pure waters of His Revelation which are gushing out from the incorruptible Fountain situated upon the Holy Mount …
• The Báb: The Persian Bayan.

I AM the Mystic Fane which the Hand of Omnipotence hath reared. I am the Lamp which the Finger of God hath lit within its niche and caused to shine with deathless splendor. I am the Flame of that supernal Light that glowed upon Sinai in the gladsome Spot, and lay concealed in the midst of the Burning Bush.
• The Báb: The Persian Bayan. Ch XCIV.

... From eternity unto eternity this Tree of divine Truth hath served and will ever serve as the throne of the revelation and concealment of God among His creatures, and in every age is made manifest through whomsoever He pleaseth.
• The Báb: The Persian Bayan. Ch II.

Words of Bahá’u’lláh

O Children of Men!
Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created ...

E ngā Tamariki a ngā Tāngata!
Kāore koe e mōhio ana he aha koutou i hangaia ai i te one kotahi? Kia kaua tētahi e whakapiki i a ia. Whakaarotia ai ki ō koutou ngākau i pēhea ai tō koutou hanganga. Nā, he mea hanga koutou e Mātou mai te matū kotahi kia kotahi ai te wairua, kia kotahi ai te hīkoi - he waetahi, kia kotahi ai te kai - he waha tahi, kia kotahi ai te noho - he whenua tahi, inā mai to pū manawa, mā o mahi katoa e kitea ai ngā tohu o te kotahitanga, me te ia o te wehenga kētanga. Koinei Tāku kupu ki a koe, E te hunga mārama! Whakarongo ki tēnei kupu kia whakawhiwhia ai koe ki ngā hua o te tapu mai i te rākau o te korōria mīharo nei.

Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words/Ko Ngā Kupu Huna

O Son of Justice!
Whither can a lover go but to the land of his beloved? and what seeker findeth rest away from his heart’s desire? To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death ...

E te Tama a te Tika!
Ko hea tā te tau e haere ai, atu i te whenua o tana ipo? ā, ko te aha tā te kairapu whakatā ai tua atu o te kōingo o tana ngākau? Ki te tau tūturu he oranga te huinga anō, he matenga te tauwehe. Kāhore he hūmārire o tōna uma, kāhore he rangimārie ō tōna ngākau. Pau katoa ai ōna hau, ōna kaha, mate kau, hemo noa kia pātata a ia ki te kāinga o tōna tau.

Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words/Ko Ngā Kupu Huna


O Son of My Handmaid!
Quaff from the tongue of the merciful the stream of divine mystery, and behold from the dayspring of divine utterance the unveiled splendor of the daystar of wisdom. Sow the seeds of My divine wisdom in the pure soil of the heart, and water them with the waters of certitude, that the hyacinths of knowledge and wisdom may spring up fresh and green from the holy city of the heart.

E te Tama a Takū Kōtiro Hāwini!
Inumia mai te arero o te kaiatawhai ki te kōawa o te porehu tapu, tirohia mai te ata hāpara o te puakitanga tapu ki te mīharo hahake o te rā nui o te whakaaronui. Whakatōhia ngā kākano o Tōku whakaaronui tapu ki te one urutapu o te ngākau, whakawaingia ki te wai tūturu, kia puāwai ake ngā pua o te matatau, me te whakaaronui, he mea kākāriki, he mata mai i te marae tapu o te ngākau.

• Bahá’u’lláh:The Hidden Words/Ko Ngā Kupu Huna

2019

Selected Quotations

 

from the Twin Luminaries

the Bab and Baha’u’llah

DOWNLOAD

Words of the Báb

Verily I am the “Gate of God” and I give you to drink, by the leave of God, the sovereign Truth, of the crystal-pure waters of His Revelation which are gushing out from the incorruptible Fountain situated upon the Holy Mount. And those who earnestly strive after the One True God, let them then strive to attain this Gate. Verily God is potent over all things.…
• The Báb: The Persian Bayan. Ch XXIV.
I AM the Mystic Fane which the Hand of Omnipotence hath reared. I am the Lamp which the Finger of God hath lit within its niche and caused to shine with deathless splendor. I am the Flame of that supernal Light that glowed upon Sinai in the gladsome Spot, and lay concealed in the midst of the Burning Bush.
• The Báb: The Persian Bayan. Ch XCIV.

THE revelation of the Divine Reality hath everlastingly been identical with its concealment and its concealment identical with its revelation. That which is intended by “Revelation of God” is the Tree of divine Truth that betokeneth none but Him, and it is this divine Tree that hath raised and will raise up Messengers, and hath revealed and will ever reveal Scriptures. From eternity unto eternity this Tree of divine Truth hath served and will ever serve as the throne of the revelation and concealment of God among His creatures, and in every age is made manifest through whomsoever He pleaseth.
• The Báb: The Persian Bayan. Ch II


Words of Bahá’u’lláh

O Children of Men!
Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you,
O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory.

E ngā Tamariki a ngā Tāngata!  
Kāore koe e mōhio ana he aha koutou i hangaia ai i te one kotahi? Kia kaua tētahi e whakapiki i a ia. Whakaarotia ai ki ō koutou ngākau i pēhea ai tō koutou hanganga. Nā, he mea hanga koutou e Mātou mai te matū kotahi kia kotahi ai te wairua, kia kotahi ai te hīkoi - he waetahi, kia kotahi ai te kai - he waha tahi, kia kotahi ai te noho - he whenua tahi, inā mai to pū manawa, mā o mahi katoa e kitea ai ngā tohu o te kotahitanga, me te ia o te wehenga kētanga. Koinei Tāku kupu ki a koe, E te hunga mārama! Whakarongo ki tēnei kupu kia whakawhiwhia ai koe ki ngā hua o te tapu mai i te rākau o te korōria mīharo nei.

• Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words/Ko Nga Kupu Huna  #68 ARABIC


O Son of Justice! Whither can a lover go but to the land of his beloved? and what seeker findeth rest away from his heart’s desire? To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death. His breast is void of patience and his heart hath no peace. A myriad lives he would forsake to hasten to the abode of his beloved.
E te Tama a te Tika!  
Ko hea tā te tau e haere ai, atu i te whenua o tana ipo? ā, ko te aha tā te kairapu whakatā ai tua atu o te kōingo o tana ngākau? Ki te tau tūturu he oranga te huinga anō, he matenga te tauwehe. Kāhore he hūmārire o tōna uma, kāhore he rangimārie ō tōna ngākau. Pau katoa ai ōna hau, ōna kaha, mate kau, hemo noa kia pātata a ia ki te kāinga o tōna tau.

• Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words/Ko Nga Kupu Huna #4 PERSIAN


O Son of My Handmaid!
Quaff from the tongue of the merciful the stream of divine mystery, and behold from the dayspring of divine utterance the unveiled splendor of the daystar of wisdom. Sow the seeds of My divine wisdom in the pure soil of the heart, and water them with the waters of certitude, that the hyacinths of knowledge and wisdom may spring up fresh and green from the holy city of the heart.
E te Tama a Takū Kōtiro Hāwini!  
Inumia mai te arero o te kaiatawhai ki te kōawa o te porehu tapu, tirohia mai te ata hāpara o te puakitanga tapu ki te mīharo hahake o te rā nui o te whakaaronui. Whakatōhia ngā kākano o Tōku whakaaronui tapu ki te one urutapu o te ngākau, whakawaingia ki te wai tūturu, kia puāwai ake ngā pua o te matatau, me te whakaaronui, he mea kākāriki, he mata mai i te marae tapu o te ngākau.

• Bahá’u’lláh: The Hidden Words/Ko Nga Kupu Huna  #78 PERSIAN

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ARTWORKS FROM IMMERSE EXHBITIONS 2017, 2019

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2019 IMMERSE EXHIBITION
TWIN LUMINARIES Te Tokorua Mau Māramatanga
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2017 IMMERSE EXHIBITION : Examples of Artworks
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