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To a mother who was grieving the recent loss of her dear child, Abdu’l-Baha provided consolation. He addressed the mother as if from the voice of her child in these words:
That beloved child addresseth thee from the hidden world: ‘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.’
Abdu’l-Baha (Selection From the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, pp 201)