The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
82Ye are but vassals, O kings of the earth! He Who is the King of Kings hath appeared, arrayed in His most wondrous glory, and is summoning you unto Himself, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. Take heed lest pride deter you from recognising the Source of Revelation, lest the things of this world shut you out as by a veil from Him Who is the Creator of heaven. Arise, and serve Him Who is the desire of all nations, who hath created you through a word from Him, and ordained you to be, for all time, the emblems of His sovereignty.
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Cross-References
Advent of Bahá’u’lláh,   K85, K86, K88, K165, K177, n108, n158, n160, n172
Authority of Manifestation of God,   15, K7, K47, K81, K132, K143, K183, n75, n160
Earthly desires barrier (veil) to recognition,   K39, K50, K86, n23
Exhortation to Kings,   K84
Kings (Crowned heads) addressed collectively,   K78-K79-K80-K81-…-K83, K87
Pride,   16, K41, K86, K148, 160, n64, n65
Sovereignty,   K134, K167, n181
Study Guide
Who are vassals?
The kings of the earth are to take heed of what?