What follows is my provisional translation (in other words, not official or authorized; see here for more) of a Tablet of ʻAbduʼl-Bahá, the original text of which is published in Makátíb-i-Ḥaḍrat-i-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, vol. 3, pp. 257–58.
He is God
O servant of God! Thou hadst written about the benevolent gaze and the malevolent glare—in other words, afflictions that proceed from the eye. This is mere superstition, but there are feelings that result from this superstition which take hold in people. Those feelings, in turn, can give rise to certain impressions. Suppose, for example, there is someone who becomes reputed to have “the evil eye,” and another person who believeth, with certainty, in such influences of the eye. When the person infamous for having “the evil eye” looketh at this hapless soul, he, being superstitious, will grow anxious; he will have no peace of mind, waiting constantly for a calamity to befall him. These are the impressions that are caused, and these the occurrences which result. It is not the case that some misfortune or other proceeded from the eye of the former and affected the latter. If, therefore, such a thought as this should cross one’s mind: “So-and-so is evil-eyed and hath glared at me,” let that one engage immediately in the remembrance of God, in order that this superstition may fade away from their heart.
Upon thee be the Glory of the All-Glorious.
A complete typescript of the original Persian text of this Tablet appears below.