Thursday, April 19, 2007

Prescription for Spritual Growth

"Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility" Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

Saturday, April 14, 2007

what is the Ideal family?

The ideal family considered to be the foundation of community life. The small unit which our society consists of. Individuals in the ideal family are united, working in harmony, have sense of loving kindness and caring, respecting each other's rights.

According to the teaching of Baha'u'llah, the family being a human unit must be educated according to the rules of sanctity. All virtues must be taught the family. The integrity of the family bond must be constantly considered and the rights of the individual members must be transgressed. The rights of the son, the father, the mother, none of them must be transgressed, none of them must be arbitrary. Just as the son has certain obligations to his father, the father likewise has certain obligations to his son. The mother, the sister and other members of the House hold have their certain prerogatives. All these rights and prerogatives must be conserved, yet the unity of the family must be sustained. The injury of one shall be the considered the injury of all; the comfort of each the comfort of all; the honour of one the honour of all.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

"If love and agreement are manifest in a single family, that family will advance, become illumined and spiritual..."
Abdu'l Baha