Birds, Valleys, and the Spiritual Quest (Bahá’u’lláh)

A mystical treatise – and its Sufi links – from the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith.

“The stages that mark the wayfarers’ journey from their mortal abode to the heavenly homeland are said to be seven. Some have referred to them as seven valleys, and others, as seven cities. And it is said that until the wayfarer taketh leave of self and traverseth these stages, he shall never attain the ocean of nearness and reunion nor taste of the matchless wine.”