"Out of the wastes of nothingness, with the clay of My command I made thee to appear, and have ordained for thy training every atom in existence and the essence of all created things."
Bahá'u'lláh, Persian Hidden Words, #29 Báb
The door of the knowledge of the Ancient of Days being thus closed in the face of all beings, the Source of infinite grace, according to His saying: "His grace hath transcended all things; My grace hath encompassed them all" hath caused those luminous Gems of Holiness to appear out of the realm of the spirit, in the noble form of the human temple, and be made manifest unto all men, that they may impart unto the world the mysteries of the unchangeable Being, and tell of the subtleties of His imperishable Essence. These sanctified Mirrors, these Day-springs of ancient glory are one and all the Exponents on earth of Him Who is the central Orb of the universe, its Essence and ultimate Purpose. From Him proceed their knowledge and power; from Him is derived their sovereignty. The beauty of their countenance is but a reflection of His image, and their revelation a sign of His deathless glory. They are the Treasuries of divine knowledge, and the Repositories of celestial wisdom. Through them is transmitted a grace that is infinite, and by them is revealed the light that can never fade. Even as He hath said: "There is no distinction whatsoever between Thee and them; except that they are Thy servants, and are created of Thee." This is the significance of the tradition: "I am He, Himself, and He is I, myself."
( Bahá'u'lláh, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 99)
"The All-Knowing Physician hath His finger on the pulse of mankind. He perceiveth the disease, and prescribeth, in His unerring wisdom, the remedy. Every age hath its own problem, and every soul its particular aspiration. The remedy the world needeth in its present-day afflictions can never be the same as that which a subsequent age may require. Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements."
( Bahá'u'lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 212)
On the night of May 22nd, 1844 the Báb began to share His Message with His first believer, offering Words enriched with the "power of Truth".
The Báb was executed by a firing regiment of 750 riflemen at noon in a Barracks Square July 9th, 1850.
Following Bahá'u'lláh's release from the Prison of Akka in 1877 He and His Son 'Abdu'l-Bahá visited Haifa, Israel. There they established where the sacred remains of the Báb that had been brought from Iran could be placed. The Shrine is very prominent now in Haifa and very near to the Cave of Elijah.
The Gate: Dawn of the Baha'i Faith (An excellent 'Docu-Drama')
Bahá'u'lláh was born into one of the wealthiest families of Iran in late October 1817, but cast it all away to support the Cause started by the Báb, then picking up the torch of the Cause publicly April 21st, 1863 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Bahá'u'lláh was imprisoned in the Sultan of Turkey's worst Penal Colony, the old Crusader Fortress of Akká 15.6 miles North of Haifa.
Bahá'u'lláh left the prison of Akká in 1877 and lived outside the city walls, visiting Haifa and establishing His World Center on the slope of Mt. Carmel down from the Cave of Elijah.
He is buried in the small house in the foreground next to the Mansion of Bahji.