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1 month ago  ::  Apr 19, 2015 - 9:42AM #301
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Spiritual evolution does not move forward through any coercion of the wills of men. God requires that men of their own volition shall co-operate with Him. He does not substitute His will for their wills, nor does He, so to speak, drive their development onward by any output of main force. He educates and trains them little by little and measures His requirements to their growing strength of mind and heart. 'Those Supreme Prophets, therefore, who are His Agents and the Masters of Evolution, are limited by the capacity of the people. They cannot put a bushel of truth into a pint measure. They cannot teach more than their hearers can learn.'


Hand of the Cause George Townshend, "The Heart of the Gospel," p. 52

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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1 month ago  ::  Apr 26, 2015 - 11:30AM #302
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People who do not feel they can obey or accept the Teachings on a subject cannot be considered Bahá'ís, voting or otherwise.  If a time comes when they feel ready to surrender their opinions to One we believe divinely guided, they should be joyously welcomed back into the Faith.


Shoghi Effendi, "The Unfolding Destiny of the British Baha'i Community," p. 444

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  ::  May 03, 2015 - 9:06AM #303
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Experience has shown that when facilities such as schools, dispensaries, hospitals, or even clothes and food are offered to the people being taught, many complications arise.  The prime motive should always be the response of man to God's message, and the recognition of His Messenger.  Those who declare themselves as Bahá'ís should become enchanted with the beauty of the Teachings; and touched by the love of Bahá'u'lláh.


The Universal House of Justice, "Messages 1963 to 1986," p. 39

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  ::  May 10, 2015 - 11:00AM #304
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....we may observe that a young and living organism grows healthily without being perfect, and before its faculties are fully matured.  A child, for example, can flourish and be active while possessing many imperfections due to immaturity.  It has a vigour and a vitality that no lifeless object can rival.  Although it makes mistakes, upsets the order of things and creates disturbances around itself, yet no one demands maturity and perfection from it, and no one is unduly concerned about its childish behaviour.  For it is normal that as the child grows up it will cease to act immaturely, and in the fullness of time will acquire wisdom and other perfections.


Adib Taherzadeh, "The Revelation of Baha'u'llah, vol. 3," p. 320

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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4 days ago  ::  May 24, 2015 - 9:05AM #305
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[Muhammad] became the progenitor of the people of Arabia and the twelve Princes which he begot are interpreted as the twelve Imams who followed Muhammad.  Moses confirmed this promise when He Prophesied (Deut. xviii 15) to the Israelites that "the Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me."  This refers not only to the coming of Jesus Christ, as is usually thought, but more especially to Muhammad. Moses would have used the word "seed" if He had meant to refer to an Israelite, whereas the word "brethren" indicates that He alludes to Isaac's brother Ishmael. He connects Mount Paran explicitly with the Prophetic line when, in His final blessing before His death, He describes the Prophets who will follow Him: "The Lord came from Sinai" (meaning Himself), and rose up from Seir . . . (meaning Jesus Christ); he shined forth from Mount Paran (meaning Muhammad), and he came with ten thousands of saints (meaning Bahá'u'lláh). Deut. xxxiii 2. 


George Townshend, "Christ and Baha'u'llah," p. 31

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