Friday, July 28, 2017

A bee was circling His Blessed Temple.

One day I was standing in the presence of the Blessed Beauty and with a fan was cooling Him. A bee was circling His Blessed Temple. No matter how I tried to disperse the bee with the fan, the bee would not leave. At the end, I brought the fan in that direction and said, "Mutasarrif*, leave us alone!" It so happened that the fan struck the bee and tore him into two parts, so that he dropped dead. The Blessed Beauty said, "You obliterated the Mutasarrif!"

With Abdu'l-Bahá: The Diary of Mirza 'Isa Khan Isfahani by Mirza `Isa Khan Isfahani translated and edited by Ahang Rabbani.

*An administrative authority of an Ottoman sanjak

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