Queen Marie of Romania quotesQueen Marie Of Romania Was A Bahá'íIn God Passes By, it is noted that Queen Marie affirmed that the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá are "a great cry toward peace, reaching beyond all limits of frontiers, above all dissensions about rites and dogmas.

"... It is a wondrous message that Bahá’u’lláh and His Son ‘Abdu’l-Bahá have given us!" she said. "They have not set it up aggressively, knowing that the germ of eternal truth which lies at its core cannot but take root and spread.

"... It is Christ’s message taken up anew, in the same words almost, but adapted to the thousand years and more difference that lies between the year one and today."

"She added a remarkable admonition, reminiscent of the telling words of Dr. Benjamin Jowett, who had hailed the Faith, in his conversation with his pupil, Prof. Lewis Campbell, as 'the greatest light that has come into the world since the time of Jesus Christ,'" according to God Passes Bay, "and cautioned him to 'watch it' and never let it out of his sight.

"'If ever the name of Bahá’u’lláh or ‘Abdu’l-Bahá comes to your attention," the queen said, "do not put their writings from you. Search out their books, and let their glorious, peace-bringing, love-creating words and lessons sink into your hearts as they have into mine. ... Seek them and be the happier.”

"In another of these testimonies," continues God Passes By, "wherein she makes a significant comment on the station of the Arabian Prophet, she declared:

"'God is all. Everything. He is the power behind all beings. ... His is the voice within us that shows us good and evil. But mostly we ignore or misunderstand this voice.

"Therefore, did He choose His Elect to come down amongst us upon earth to make clear His Word, His real meaning. Therefore the Prophets; therefore Christ, Muḥammad, Bahá’u’lláh, for man needs from time to time a voice upon earth to bring God to him, to sharpen the realization of the existence of the true God. Those voices sent to us had to become flesh, so that with our earthly ears we should be able to hear and understand.'

"In appreciation of these testimonies a communication was addressed to her," notes God Passes By, "in the name of the followers of Bahá’u’lláh in East and West, and in the course of the deeply touching letter which she sent in reply she wrote:

"'Indeed a great light came to me with the Message of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

"... My youngest daughter finds also great strength and comfort in the teachings of the beloved Masters. We pass on the Message from mouth to mouth, and all those we give it to see a light suddenly lighting before them, and much that was obscure and perplexing becomes simple, luminous and full of hope as never before.

"'That my open letter was a balm to those suffering for the Cause, is indeed a great happiness to me, and I take it as a sign that God accepted my humble tribute. The occasion given me to be able to express myself publicly was also His work, for indeed it was a chain of circumstances of which each link led me unwittingly one step further, till suddenly all was clear before my eyes and I understood why it had been. Thus does He lead us finally to our ultimate destiny. ... Little by little the veil is lifting, grief tore it in two. And grief was also a step leading me ever nearer truth; therefore do I not cry out against grief!'"
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