Wednesday, December 19, 2012
"...lament not, O Mother and Father, and be not grieved; I am not of the lost, nor have I been obliterated and destroyed. I have shaken off the mortal form and have raised my banner in this spiritual world. Following this separation is everlasting companionship. Thou shalt find me in the heaven of the Lord, immersed in an ocean of light.'" from Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha,
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
What a great achievement for our scientists....NASA's Curiosity rover successfully lands on Mars
Among other principles of Bahá'u'lláh's teachings was the harmony of science and religion. Religion must stand the analysis of reason. It must agree with scientific fact and proof so that science will sanction religion and religion fortify science. Both are indissolubly welded and joined in reality.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
- Girls should be given preference over boys when educational opportunities and resources are limited.
- In Bahá’í marriage, neither the husband nor the wife has a dominant voice.
- Any apparent inequality between the capacities of women and men is due solely to the lack of educational opportunities so far open to women.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
"These schools for academic studies must at the same time be training centers in behaviour and conduct, and they must favour character and conduct above the sciences and arts. Good behavior and high moral character must come first, for unless the character be trained, acquiring knowledge will only prove injurious. Knowledge is praiseworthy when it is coupled with ethical conduct and virtuous character; otherwise it is a deadly poison, a frightful danger. A physician of evil character, and who betrayeth his trust, can bring on death, and become the source of numerous infirmities and diseases.
Devote ye the utmost attention to this matter, for the basic, the foundation-principle of a school is first and foremost moral training, character and the rectification of conduct." Abd'l-Baha
Monday, July 2, 2012
For every thing, however, God has created a sign and symbol, and established standards and tests by which it may be known. The spiritually learned must be characterized by both inward and outward perfections; they must possess a good character, an enlightened nature, a pure intent, as well as intellectual power, brilliance and discernment, intuition, discretion and foresight, temperance, reverence, and a heartfelt fear of God. For an unlit candle, however great in diameter and tall, is no better than a barren palm tree or a pile of dead wood. (Abdu'l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 33)
Friday, June 1, 2012
Abdu'l-Baha was His name........
Sunday, May 27, 2012
“Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues.”
“Without truthfulness progress and success, in all the worlds of God, are impossible for any soul.”
Saturday, April 21, 2012
"A layered veil of false premises thus obscures a fundamental truth:
The state of the world reflects a distortion of the human spirit, not its essential nature.
The purpose of every Manifestation of God is to effect a transformation in both the inner life and external conditions of humanity.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Bahá'u'lláh exhorts His followers to consort,
with amity and concord and without discrimination,
with the adherents of all religions;
warns them to guard against fanaticism, sedition, pride, dispute and contention;
inculcates upon them immaculate cleanliness,
strict truthfulness, spotless chastity, trustworthiness;
hospitality, fidelity, courtesy,
forbearance, justice and fairness;
counsels them to be "even as the fingers of one hand and the limbs of one body";
calls upon them to arise and serve His Cause; and assures them of His undoubted aid.
Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By
Friday, March 23, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Fasting and obligatory prayer are as two wings to man's life.
Blessed be the one who soareth with their aid
in the heaven of the love of God,
the Lord of all worlds.
These are the days of the Fast. Blessed is the one who through the heat generated by the Fast increaseth his love, and who, with joy and radiance, ariseth to perform worthy deeds. Bahá’u’lláh
Verily, I say, fasting is the supreme remedy and the most great healing for the disease of self and passion. Bahá’u’lláh
Fasting is the cause of the elevation of one's spiritual station. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions. Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá'ís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.
The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Bahá'u'lláh said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assist the processes of unification.
والبهائيون على اختلاف أصولهم يُصدِّقونَ بما بين أيديهم من الكتب السماوية، يؤمنون بالرسالات السابقة دونما تفريق، ويعتقدون بأن رسالة حضرة بهاء الله - أسوة بغيرها من الرسالات السماوية - لا تمثّـل سوى مرحلة من المراحل المتعاقبة للتطور الروحي الذي يخضع له المجتمع الإنساني.
إِنَّ الدين البهائي دين عالمي مستقل كل الاستقلال عن أي دين آخر. وهو ليس طريقة من الطرق الصوفية، ولا مزيجاً مقتبساً من مبادئ الأديان المختلفة أو شرائعها، كما إنَّه ليس شُعبة من شعب الدين الاسلامي أو المسيحي أو اليهودي. وليس هو إحياء لأي مذهب عقائدي قديم. بل للدين البهائي كتبه المُنزلة، وشرائعه الخاصة، ونظمه الإدارية، وأماكنه المقدسة. أما رسالته الحضارية الموجهة إلى هذا العصر فتتلخص في المبادئ الروحية والاجتماعية التي نصّ عليها لتحقيق نظام عالمي جديد يسوده السلام العام وتنصهر فيه أمم العالم وشعوبه في اتحاد يضمن لجميع أفراد الجنس البشري العدل والرفاهية والاستقرار ويُشيّد حضارة إنسانية دائمة التقدم في ظل هداية إِلهية مستمرة.