14. The visitation of martyr tombs and pilgrimages to the shrines of the Saints are no longer mandatory. Nevertheless, it is a pious job for rich men to leave money at the «House of Justice» so that their poorest brethren can make these pilgrimages. Acca itself and its immediate surroundings are a sanctuary filled with sacred memories that the heart of man can sanctify. There is the great prison where the blessed perfection and the Holy House were locked up, and from where none of those who sent them there ever expected to see them come out alive. There is the high wall of the prison from which the Cut Branch fell and, for the sake of this supposed sacrifice, the gate of the city of Acca was first opened to pilgrims who had traveled for months to get there, endured all sorts of difficulties of hoping to see the face of their God. There is the Rizwan, the garden mentioned in the prophecy, with the two rivers passing on either side, and in which the manifestation was; there is the hill, now dressed in red and white, by its scarlet memories and little white lilies, at the top of which He liked to sit and contemplate the beautiful view as a magnificent panorama on either side; There is the tomb of the Mother of our Lord and the branch cut with her inscription: «Quiet Soul, return to your God with joy and joy,» and finally and the principal, the Behja itself, and the tomb of blessed perfection that rises up close, filled with all the divine memories and the sacred habit that the Lord of existence has carried. when, because of his eternal love for his creatures, he turned his steps away from the invisible to the visible world, and veiled his eternal splendour in the body of dust. The tomb itself is a building with a central courtyard where flowers and shrubs are planted; around it there is a carpet passage with a large carpet room on the west side of the entrance; On one side of it is the room with the door closed, in front of which a beautiful curtain is suspended, and inside is the sacred dress itself. Nothing important. Some of them received the apostles in their homes, others served them, while others protected and helped them. But after the time of the apostles, many churches grew, others spent all their money charitablely, but nothing is known about them now. There is a big difference between their works. Friend and follower of the Bab, explains that this doctrine of return does not mean incarnation, absorption, nor transmigration.
But he admits that «no one knows him except those who have returned,» and if it is not essentially a doctrine of the transmigration of the soul, it is difficult to say what it is. This communication of the divine and the reincarnation of the great of the past takes place not only in the apostles of unity, but also in the breasts of all believers, depending on their respective careers and mission. When one of them was found to perform a certain role reminiscent of that of a holy saint before him, the Babis said, «It was Imam-Riza, or Ali or Jesus Christ, who came back.» Although the Babis constantly repeat their fidelity to the doctrine of divine unity, it is clear that here we have very strong germs of lush polytheism, and if religion continues, we will one day have personal cults, symbols and temples. After all, is it the long-stifled spirit of old paganism that is so strangely confirmed against the too bald and harsh monotheism of Islam that had been imposed on it by arms? In the evening we were invited to the house of Housyn Effendi (one of the faithful who live in Acca) and, upon our arrival, he met us at the door, greeted us and told us that he was the bearer of good news for us. He had received a letter that day from Abbas Effendi saying, «He would like to welcome us in the morning, and his heart is thirsty to see the first American pilgrims.» We returned to our hotel after a very nice evening, our hostess and hostess, who went to great pains to make us happy and show us all the kindness and hospitality; Often noticed that we can not consider ourselves as guests, because their house was our home, and everything they had at their disposal.