“O thou who seekest after the Kingdom!”

What follows is my provisional translation (in other words, not official or authorized; see here for more) of a Tablet from ‘Abduʼl-Bahá, the original text of which is published in Muntakhabáti az Makátíb-i-Ḥaḍrat-i-‘Abduʼl-Bahá, vol. 2, #22.

He is God

O thou who seekest after the Kingdom! Be hopeful of the favors of thy Lord, and despair not of the severe calamities of this world. Praise God that thou dost have a kind Lord, Who healeth every sick one and showeth compassion to every afflicted one. He is the refuge to the orphan and the helper to those who have no one; infinitely loving is He. Shouldst thou know how kind and tender is the heart of ʻAbduʼl-Bahá, so intense would thy joy and gladness be that thou wouldst surely take flight, and thy cry of “Oh, how blessed am I!” would reach the pinnacle of the heavens.

A typed version of the complete Persian text of this tablet appears below (punctuation mine).

هو الله

ای طالب ملکوت، به الطاف حضرت پروردگار اميدوار باش و از مصائب شديدۀ اين جهان نااميد مگرد. الحمدلله خدای مهربان داری که طبيب هر بيمار است و غمخوار هر مبتلا. پناه يتيمان است و معين بی‌کسان و بی‌نهايت مهربان. اگر بدانی که قلب عبدالبهاء چه قدر مهربان است البتّه از شدّت فرح و سرور پرواز نمائی و فرياد واطوبی به اوج آسمان رسانی