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The Call of the Divine Beloved – A New Volume of Baha’u’llah’s Writings

February 6, 2019, in Articles > Books, by

The Baha’i World Centre has announced that a new volume of Baha’u’llah’s mystical Writings is now available and can be read online on the Baha’i Reference Library! Titled The Call of the Divine Beloved, the volume features five previously untranslated Writings, including a poem revealed during His time in the Black Pit of Tehran. 

This poem is one of Baha’u’llah’s most renowned poetic works and it is called Rashh-i-Ama, or The Clouds of the Realms Above. The Baha’i World News Service describes it in these words:

[It] is one of the few writings He authored in His native land of Persia. The work, composed in 1852 during His four-month imprisonment in the Black Pit, is a poetic reflection on His first intimations of His station as a Manifestation of God.The book also contains revised translations of two of Baha’u’llah’s well-known works, The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys.

You can read more about the volume and its contents in this Baha’i World News Service article: A collection of Baha’u’llah’s mystical writings published

You can find The Call of the Divine Beloved, in its entirety, here on the Baha’i Reference Library.

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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Discussion 10 Comments

I just want to know, can the book also be translated into German or have I misunderstood something. Of course I can download it and translate it into German. But that is not the same!

Margrit Rita Hurni

Margrit Rita Hurni (February 2, 2019 at 8:55 AM)

Dear Margrit,

That is an excellent question! I am not sure what plans the World Centre has for releasing this volume in other languages but we’ll keep an eye out for any further information in this regards. Thank you for asking!

– Sonjel

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (February 2, 2019 at 10:51 PM)

Nein, ich möchte wissen, ob das wunderschöne Buch auch in deutscher Sprache zu kaufen ist-Oder nur in anderen Sprachen herunter geladen werden kann? Existiert dieses wunderbare Buch in Deutsch? Dann kann ich es in Deutschland bestellen!? Danke lieber Naysan

Margrit Rita Hurni

Margrit Rita Hurni (February 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM)

What I still wanted to say dear Naysan; There is no greater, more interesting psychology, psychiatry, neurology than Baha’i’ullah’s scriptures. If you really want to understand all these things, study intensively the words of the great love of Baha’u’llah! This is the greatest neuroscience I wish you dear Naysan and dear Finn, all Baha’i, a nice weekend

Margrit Rita Hurni

Margrit Rita Hurni (February 2, 2019 at 10:19 AM)

Thank you dear Sonjel! Let me know if you know something! I’ll try the translation. But there is a difference. I greet you very sweetly and pray for you dear heavenly Father Baha’u’llah for you dear Sonjel and wish you a nice Sunday

Margrit Rita Hurni

Margrit Rita Hurni (February 2, 2019 at 10:34 AM)

Thank you, Sonjel .. this is wonderful!

Keith Bartlett

Keith Bartlett (February 2, 2019 at 12:47 AM)

Hi Keith! Isn’t it just such exciting news? What a priceless privilege!

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (February 2, 2019 at 11:48 PM)

Dear friends,
We wish to mention that this new volume is also available in hardcover print format from BahaiBookstore.com at bit.ly/cdbhbds. It contains seven Tablets, all revealed before 1863, including the long-anticipated retranslation of the Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys, the poem mentioned in this article by Sonjel, and other newly-translated Tablets of Baha’u’llah.

Baha'i Publishing

Baha'i Publishing (February 2, 2019 at 12:36 AM)

Dear Sonjel,
We have been using The Call of the Divine Beloved as the reference work with documents from the Wilmette Institute for the past 14 months. We have been really pleased with the quality of the translation and the additional earning that has come from these seminal documents.
Most recently we finished our study of the Three Tablets. Paragraphs 9 and 10 describing the arrival of the recently ascended soul and its focus on the loftiest heights rather than looking back to its “Bowers and gardens”, “names and attributes”, was very rich in meaning.
I wrote to your father earlier today and hope he is well.
Best Wishes
Doug

Douglas Raynor

Douglas Raynor (September 9, 2020 at 11:36 PM)

Hi Douglas,

Thank you so much for sharing this! It’s great to hear from you.

-Sonjel

Sonjel Vreeland

Sonjel Vreeland (September 9, 2020 at 10:35 AM)

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