O ye two handmaids of God! Now is the time for you to become as bounteous cups that are filled to overflowing, and even as the reviving gusts that blow from the Abhá Paradise, to scatter the fragrance of musk across that land. Release yourselves from this world’s life, and at every stage long ye for non-existence; for when the ray returneth to the sun, it is wiped out, and when the drop cometh to the sea, it vanisheth, and when the true lover findeth his Beloved, he yieldeth up his soul.

Abdu'l-Baha

Release yourselves

QUESTIONS TO REFLECT UPON:

What does this imagery imply?

What does it mean to you to long for non-existence?

How can you fill your cup to overflowing?