God’s manifestations are meek

Being shy, humble, gentle and filled with meekness beyond all other men upon the face of the earth is a characteristic of all the manifestations of God.

 

149. Being shy, humble, gentle and filled with a meekness beyond all others upon the face of the earth is a roll that seems to be characteristic of all the manifestations of God throughout the religions of God: JUDAISM: Numbers 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.”

“Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Prophet) Moses was a shy person.’”

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 4, Book 55, # 616)

CHRISTIANITY: Matthew 11:29 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” 2 Corinthians 10:1 “Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ,”

“It was not enough to imagine that the Báb was without courage and firmness, it was necessary that he be really so. But his conduct in the fort of Chihriq gave no such evidence. He prayed and worked unceasingly. His meekness was unfailing. Those who came near him felt in spite of themselves the fascinating influence of his personality, of his manner and of his speech. His guards were not free from that weakness.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 501)

“Bring thy Lord to remembrance in thy (very) soul, with humility and in reverence,” “Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   7)

“The Prophet was a very shy (meek) person,”

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 6, Book 60, # 316

“The Prophet was more shy than a virgin in her separate room. And if he saw a thing which he disliked, we would recognize that (feeling) in his face.”

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 8, Book 73, # 124)

“A man asked permission to see the Prophet. He said, ‘Let Him come in; What an evil man of the tribe he is! (Or, What an evil brother of the tribe he is).’ But when he entered, the Prophet spoke to him gently in a polite manner. I said to him, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! You have said what you have said, then you spoke to him in a very gentle and polite manner?’ “Allah’s Apostle I said, ‘Be gentle and calm, O ‘Aisha! Be gentle and beware of being harsh and of saying evil things.’” Muhammad spoke with true meekness and humbleness in his person.

(Islam, Hadith, Bukhari Vol 8, Book 73, # 152 and Book 75, # 410

“I, Ahura Mazda, gently show him his way” 118. “May I come unto thee with a prayer that goes lowly.” (humbly)

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1 and Avesta Fragments)

“I, Ahura Mazda, gently show him his way as he asks for it, Holiness is the best of all good ….” and gentleness and meekness shall abound.

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

“Krishna. Fearlessness, singleness of soul, the will Always to strive for wisdom; opened hand And governed appetites; and piety, And love of lonely study; humbleness.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 16)

51. “For him also (are prescribed) truthfulness, meekness, and purity.”

(Hindu, The Dharma Sutras, Gutama 10)

“The gentle nature of Gautama.” Buddha was of a meek gentle nature.

He speaks such words as are gentle, soothing to the ear, loving, going to the heart, courteous and dear (meek), and agreeable to many.- He avoids vain talk and abstains from it. He speaks at the right time, in accordance with facts, speaks what is useful, speaks about the law and the disciple; his speech is like a treasure, at the right moment accompanied by arguments, moderate, and full of sense.”

((The Eightfold Path), Buddha,  the Word (The Eightfold Path))

I (Adam) humble myself and my children to Thy name, Thou, my lord Manda-d-Hiia, for I have been true to thy name, and speak (it) in my heart and talk (of it) in my mind. And I subdue my form and my loins,” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 410)

“The ritual books and prayers were full. Then he gave me more of them and then my suffering heart was healed. My suffering heart was healed and my world-shy soul found peace.” (Sabeanism, Adam’s Deliverance)

“The first period (1844 thru 1853), centers around the gentle, the youthful and irresistible person of the Báb, matchless in His meekness, imperturbable in His serenity, magnetic in His utterance, unrivaled in the dramatic episodes of His swift and tragic ministry.”

The Bab: (Bahá’í Faith, Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. xiv)

“I was enabled to meet the Báb on several occasions. Every time I met Him, I found Him in such a state of humility and lowliness as words fail me to describe. His downcast eyes, His extreme courtesy, and the serene expression of His face made an indelible impression upon my soul. I often heard those who were closely associated with Him testify to the purity of His character, to the charm of His manners, to His self-effacement, to His high integrity, and to His extreme devotion to God.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 79)

“Similarly, the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh is spreading and being established throughout the world solely through the power of God. However, being the Supreme Revelation of God, it is endowed with a potency greater than all the Revelations of the past. Though its Author spent forty years of His ministry in exile and imprisonment under the most cruel circumstances, though the forces of two despotic potentates were leagued against Him, yet in the course of that ministry He never sought assistance for the promotion of His Faith from anybody, nor did he try to establish it through compromise, expedient measures or material means. With a meekness that is characteristic of all the Manifestations of God, He submitted Himself to His enemies and bore with resignation and patience the wrongs they inflicted on Him.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha’u’llah v 2, p. 124)