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2 months ago  ::  Aug 31, 2014 - 11:26AM #271
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One thing and only one thing will unfailingly and alone secure the undoubted triumph of this sacred Cause, namely, the extent to which our own inner life and private character mirror forth in their manifold aspects the splendour of those eternal principles proclaimed by Bahá'u'lláh.


Shoghi Effendi, "Baha'i Administration," p. 66

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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2 months ago  ::  Sep 07, 2014 - 10:48AM #272
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The question you raise as to the place in one's life that a deep bond of love with someone we meet other than our husband or wife can have is easily defined in view of the teachings.  Chastity implies both before and after marriage an unsullied, chaste sex life.  Before marriage absolutely chaste, after marriage absolutely faithful to one's chosen companion.  Faithful in all sexual acts, faithful in word and in deed.


Shoghi Effendi, 28 September 1941, "Lights of Guidance," p. 361

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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4 weeks ago  ::  Sep 28, 2014 - 9:40AM #273
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Humanity’s crying need will not be met by a struggle among competing ambitions or by protest against one or another of the countless wrongs afflicting a desperate age.  It calls, rather, for a fundamental change of consciousness, for a wholehearted embrace of Bahá’u’lláh’s teaching that the time has come when each human being on earth must learn to accept responsibility for the welfare of the entire human family.


The Universal House of Justice, 24 May 2001

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 weeks ago  ::  Oct 05, 2014 - 10:44AM #274
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Each of us is responsible for one life only, and that is our own...  We are like ploughmen, each of whom has his team to manage and his plough to direct, and in order to keep his furrow straight he must keep his eye on his goal and concentrate on his own task.  If he looks to this side and that to see how Tom and Harry are getting on and to criticize their ploughing, then his own furrow will assuredly become crooked.


Shoghi Effendi, "Lights of Guidance," p. 92

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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2 weeks ago  ::  Oct 12, 2014 - 10:55AM #275
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Humanity's current plight is too desperate to allow for even a moment's hesitation in sharing the Bread of Life, which has come down from heaven in our time.  Let there be no delay, then, in advancing the process that has every promise of success in ushering to the banquet table of the Lord of Hosts the souls of all that hunger after truth.


The Universal House of Justice, (from) Ridvan Message, 158 BE /2001 CE

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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6 days ago  ::  Oct 19, 2014 - 10:50AM #276
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It is not sufficient for a believer merely to accept and observe the teachings.  He should, in addition, cultivate the sense of spirituality which he can acquire chiefly by means of prayer.  The Bahá'í Faith, like all other Divine Religions, is thus fundamentally mystic in character.  Its chief goal is the development of the individual and society, through the acquisition of spiritual virtues and powers.  It is the soul of man which has first to be fed.  And this spiritual nourishment prayer can best provide.


Shoghi Effendi, "Directives from the Guardian," p. 86

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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