Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

The Master’s purpose in staying so long in New York

Mahmud's Diary
November 20, 1912
New York, NY

Both private and public meetings were held in that home [the Kinney’s]. The first to third floors were filled with people, some even standing on the stairs. From this day forward a spirit of steadfastness in the Covenant of God, unity and faithfulness appeared among the friends as the Master burnt away the veils and the hearts of the believers attained the highest degree of love and union. This was the Master’s purpose in staying so long in New York. Furthermore, many wonderful friends became humble and sincere in His presence.

He spoke this evening to a large gathering about the influence of the Cause and the victory of the Supreme Word over the nations and powers of the world.