Sunday, August 29, 2021

Thoughts on our current World Civilization...

 


Every age hath its own problem, and every soul its particular aspiration. The remedy the world needeth in its present-day afflictions can never be the same as that which a subsequent age may require. Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in, and centre your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.


What is the remedy for the world today? 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

هل وحدنا كوفيد؟

 

لقد أزالت العلوم والتكنولوجيا الحواجز المادية ، والآن أثبت كوفيد أنه يمكن إزالة الحواجز الموجودة في قلوبنا وعقولنا لنكون قادرين على رؤية أنفسنا بعين الوحدة ؛ عرق واحد وشعب واحد..... 



 

Friday, December 18, 2020

 

Prayers for Children


O God, 

guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. 

Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful. — ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ 



O God! 

Educate these children. 

These children are the plants of Thine orchard, 

the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. 

Let Thy rain fall upon them; 

let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love. 

Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained, grow and develop, 

and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. 

Thou art the Compassionate. —‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ


O my Lord! 

Make Thy beauty to be my food, and Thy presence my drink, 

and Thy pleasure my hope, and praise of Thee my action, 

and remembrance of Thee my companion, 

and the power of Thy sovereignty my succorer, 

and Thy habitation my home, 

and my dwelling-place the seat Thou hast sanctified from the limitations imposed upon them who are shut out as by a veil from Thee. 

Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the All-Glorious, the Most Powerful. —BAHÁ’U’LLÁH

Monday, January 13, 2020

How can we be Distinguished from others?




"I desire distinction for you. 
The Baha’is must be distinguished from others of humanity. 
But this distinction must not depend upon wealth – that they should become more affluent than other people. I do not desire for you financial distinction. It is not an ordinary distinction I desire; not scientific, commercial, industrial distinction. 
For you I desire spiritual distinction – that is, 
you must become eminent and distinguished in morals. 
In the love of God you must become distinguished from all else.
 You must become distinguished for loving humanity, for unity and accord, for love and justice. In brief, you must become distinguished in all the virtues of the human world – for faithfulness and sincerity, for justice and fidelity, for firmness and steadfastness, for philanthropic deeds and service to the human world, for love toward every human being,
 for unity and accord with all people, for removing prejudices and promoting international peace. 
Finally, you must become distinguished for heavenly illumination and
 for acquiring the bestowals of God."
– Abdu’l-BahaThe Promulgation of Universal Peace, pp. 189-190.


Reference Article;
https://bahaiteachings.org/why-i-dont-drink-and-why-it-matters?utm_source=BT+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d01f7ecdc3-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_NEW&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_22fe645b0d-d01f7ecdc3-114045481&mc_cid=d01f7ecdc3&mc_eid=a5e50159ab

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Wisdom from Gandhi




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Renewal of Religion



  Religion Always Requires Renewal

"We testify that when He [Jesus Christ] came into the world, He shed the splendor of His glory upon all created things. Through Him the leper recovered from the leprosy of perversity and ignorance. Through Him, the unchaste and wayward were healed. Through His power, born of Almighty God, the eyes of the blind were opened, and the soul of the sinner sanctified.  
Leprosy may be interpreted as any veil that interveneth between man and the recognition of the Lord, his God. Whoso alloweth himself to be shut out from Him is indeed a leper, who shall not be remembered in the Kingdom of God, the Mighty, the All-Praised. We bear witness that through the power of the Word of God every leper was cleansed, every sickness was healed, every human infirmity was banished. He it is Who purified the world. Blessed is the man who, with a face beaming with light, hath turned towards Him." – Baha’u’llah,                                                                                 Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 86.

"The religion of God is one religion, but it must ever be renewed. Moses, for example, was sent forth to man and He established a Law, and the Children of Israel, through that Mosaic Law, were delivered out of their ignorance and came into the light; they were lifted up from their abjectness and attained to a glory that fadeth not. Still, as the long years wore on, that radiance passed by, that splendour set, that bright day turned to night; and once that night grew triply dark, the star of the Messiah dawned, so that again a glory lit the world.
Our meaning is this: the religion of God is one, and it is the educator of humankind, but still, it needs must be made new. " – Abdu’l-BahaSelections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 51.

Which one we should develop more; our Brain or our Spirit?



Which one we should develop more; our Brain or our Spirit?

A divine Mine only can yield the gems of divine knowledge, and the fragrance of the mystic Flower can be inhaled only in the ideal Garden, and the lilies of ancient wisdom can blossom nowhere except in the city of a stainless heart. – Baha’u’llahThe Book of Certitude, p. 191.


Baha’is believe that we all need to nurture our spiritual selves just as much as our physical and social selves. As we find ways to better our ability to be generous, just, honest, kind, and loving to one another, we brighten our spirits. As we grow spiritually, we learn to better trust and listen to people of different backgrounds. We also get better at searching for collective truth together, and find more effective solutions to social issues. Through this kind of growth, we gain knowledge that leads to action. 


… the spirit of man is essential and therefore eternal. It is a divine bounty. It is the effulgence of the Sun of Reality and therefore of greater importance than the physical body. – Abdu’l-BahaThe Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 60.
From this link;

The True cost of things we buy



please watch the following documentary:Minimalism 
                               A Documentary About the Important Things 
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019




The reality of man is his thought, not his material body. The thought force and the animal force are partners. Although man is part of the animal creation, he possesses a power of thought superior to all other created beings. – Abdu’l-BahaParis Talks, pp. 17-18.

Why not material body?

In Europe I told the philosophers and scientists of materialism that the criterion of the senses is not reliable. For instance, consider a mirror and the images reflected in it. These images have no actual corporeal existence. Yet if you had never seen a mirror, you would firmly insist and believe that they were real. The eye sees a mirage upon the desert as a lake of water, but there is no reality in it. As we stand upon the deck of a steamer, the shore appears to be moving, yet we know the land is stationary and we are moving. The earth was believed to be fixed and the sun revolving about it, but although this appears to be so, the reverse is now known to be true. A whirling torch makes a circle of fire appear before the eye, yet we realize there is but one point of light. We behold a shadow moving upon the ground, but it has no material existence, no substance … In brief, the senses are continually deceived, and we are unable to separate that which is reality from that which is not. – Abdu’l-BahaThe Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 21.

How about the Human Brain or intelligence  

Like the animal, man possesses the faculties of the senses, is subject to heat, cold, hunger, thirst, etc.; unlike the animal, man has a rational soul, the human intelligence. This intelligence of man is the intermediary between his body and his spirit. – Abdu’l-BahaParis Talks, p. 96.

If a man’s thought is constantly aspiring towards heavenly subjects then does he become saintly: if on the other hand his thought does not soar, but is directed downwards to centre itself upon the things of this world, he grows more and more material until he arrives at a state little better than that of a mere animal. – Ibid., pp. 17-18



How to Grow Your Soul:
https://bahaiteachings.org/divine-common-sense-grow-soul?utm_source=BT+Subscribers&utm_campaign=16902785b2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_NEW&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_22fe645b0d-16902785b2-114045481&mc_cid=16902785b2&mc_eid=a5e50159ab


How can one increase in faith?  You must strive. A child does not know, in learning he obtains knowledge. Search for Truth.
There are three kinds of Faith: 
first, that which is from tradition and birth. For example: a child is born of Muhammadan parents, he is a Muhammadan. This faith is weak traditional faith: 
second, that which comes from Knowledge, and is the faith of understanding. This is good,
but there is a better, the faith of practice. This is real faith.
We hear there is an invention, we believe it is good; then we come and see it. We hear that there is wealth, we see it; we work hard for it, and become rich ourselves and so help others. We know and we see the Light, we go close to it, are warmed by it, and reflect its rays on others; this is real faith, and thus we receive power to become the eternal sons of God. 

Abdu’l-Baha in London, pp. 64


The light of a good character surpasseth the light of the sun and the radiance thereof. Whoso attaineth unto it is accounted as a jewel among men. The glory and the upliftment of the world must needs depend upon it. – Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 36.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Baha'i Fast Mar 2 till 20th



The Basics of the Baha’i Fast
the Baha’i teachings recommend abstaining from food and drink during the daylight hours for 19 days prior to the vernal equinox every year:
… as the sun and moon constitute the brightest and most prominent luminaries in the heavens, similarly in the heaven of the religion of God two shining orbs have been ordained—fasting and prayer.                                      Baha’u’llah, The Book of Certitude, p. 39.
… this material fast is an outer token of the spiritual fast; it is a symbol of self-restraint, the withholding of oneself from all appetites of the self, taking on the characteristics of the spirit, being carried away by the breathings of heaven and catching fire from the love of God.                                                             – Abdu’l-BahaSelections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 69.

for more details, follow the link below:
http://bahaiteachings.org/name-love-prayer-meditation-fasting?mc_cid=82d0591718&mc_eid=a5e50159ab