1840 – Abdu'l-Karim’s dream about the coming Revelation of The Bab
"One night, on the eve of the day of Arafih, in the year 1255 A.H., I was so wrapt in prayer that I seemed to have fallen into a trance. There appeared before me a bird, white as the snow, which hovered above my head and alighted upon the twig of a tree beside me. In accents of indescribable sweetness, that bird voiced these words: 'Are you seeking the Manifestation, O Abdu'l-Karim? Lo, the year '60.' Immediately after, the bird flew away and vanished. The mystery of those words greatly agitated me. The memory of the beauty of that vision lingered long in my mind. I seemed to have tasted all the delights of Paradise. My joy was irrepressible.
[1 The night preceding February 13, 1840 A.D. (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 166)
Note: the year ‘60’ is 1844 in the Julian Calendar – The Year The Bab Declared His Mission.
1913 - ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ABDUL BAHA - To the Paris Theosophical Society, at the Theosophical Headquarters, 59 Avenue de la Bourdonnois,
(Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 165)