Selection for Ayyám-i-Há 4, 169 B.E. (March 1, 2013) and the commencement of the fast in the month of Ala’.

Happy is your condition for you have executed the divine command; and have arisen to fast in these blessed days. For this physical fasting is a symbol of the spiritual fasting, that is, abstaining from all carnal desires, becoming characterized with the attributes of the spiritual ones, attracted to the heavenly fragrances and enkindled with the fire of the love of God.

Abdu’l-Baha’, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha’, “O ye Cohorts of God!”

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