O servant of God! Through the power of God’s love the weak become mighty, the poor become rich, the little bird becomes a great eagle soaring on the ethereal wave, the tiny plant grows into a great palm tree.
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 63
Be constantly attached to and seek always the confirmations of Bahá’u’lláh for these turn the drop into a sea and convert the gnat into an eagle.
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 103
I photographed this statue of an eagle in Bahjí (near Akká, Israel) during my first Bahá’í pilgrimage. It’s outside the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh. The statue does not actually glow. That was something I added while developing the film. It’s a process called solarization. In the writings of the Bahá’í faith eagles are frequently used as symbols of victory due to how high they can soar and their great strength. Once while taking private pilot lessons over Puget Sound I saw two eagles not far from my wing tip. My altitude was 4500 feet (1371 m.).
Here you can download a document in Adobe PDF format that includes many references to eagles in the Bahá’í writings.