onPilgrimage
A photographic journey
 
 
Seen on the first day in the Pilgrim Reception Centre. Simplicity. A small vase, two Carnations, a timber table with a polished top. A small reflection.

  Know thou of a truth that the seeker must, at the beginning of his quest for God, enter the Garden of Search. In this journey it behoveth the wayfarer to detach himself from all save God and to close his eyes to all that is in the heavens and on the earth. There must not linger in his heart either the hate or the love of any soul, to the extent that they would hinder him from attaining the habitation of the celestial Beauty. He must sanctify his soul from the veils of glory and refrain from boasting of such worldly vanities, outward knowledge, or other gifts as God may have bestowed upon him. He must search after the truth to the utmost of his ability and exertion, that God may guide him in the paths of His favour and the ways of His mercy.
(Baha'u'llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 28)