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    carol in mississippi 7 months ago

    The service was beautiful. The words flowed as easily as the tears down our faces. The opening with the Kantor so solemn. But what touched me most I believe came from the Bahai community. The lady spoke of a letter written by a mother losing her child. The most beautiful words ever put together.
    Can anyone help me find a copy of it?

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      DIANE carol in mississippi 7 months ago

      I think this is what you are looking for:

      this particularly touching quote from a letter written to a grieving
      mother by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, who knows whereof He speaks, since he lost five
      of his nine children in their infancy. Here He takes the voice of her
      son:

      "O thou kind Mother, thank divine Providence that I have been freed from
      a small and gloomy cage and, like the birds of the meadows, have soared
      to the divine world--a world which is spacious, illumined, and ever gay
      and jubilant. Therefore, lament not, O Mother, and be not grieved; I am
      not of the lost, nor have I been obliterated and destroyed. I have
      shaken off the mortal form and have raised my banner in this spiritual
      world. Following this separation is everlasting companionship. Thou
      shalt find me in the heaven of the Lord, immersed in an ocean of light."