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8 months ago  ::  Sep 20, 2015 - 10:58AM #321
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Let those seriously concerned about the state and fate of the world give due attention to the claims of Bahá'u'lláh.  Let them realize that the storms battering at the foundations of society will not be stilled unless and until spiritual principles are actively engaged in the search for solutions to social problems.


The Universal House of Justice, 26 Nov 1992, Second World Congress

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.  ~Baha'u'llah
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8 months ago  ::  Sep 27, 2015 - 11:00AM #322
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Regarding your questions:  There is no record in history, or in the teachings, of a Prophet similar in Station to Bahá'u'lláh, having lived 500,000 years ago.  There will, however, be one similar to Him in greatness after the lapse of 500,000 years, but we cannot say definitely that His Revelation will be inter-planetary in scope.  We can only say that such a thing may be possible.  What Bahá'u'lláh means by His appearance in 'other worlds' He has not defined, as we could not visualize them in our present state, hence He was indefinite, and we cannot say whether He meant other planets or not...


Shoghi Effendi, Compilation: "Lights of Guidance," p.472

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.  ~Baha'u'llah
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8 months ago  ::  Oct 04, 2015 - 9:42AM #323
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In the midst of a civilization torn by strifes and enfeebled by materialism, the people of Baha are building a new  world.  We face at this time opportunities and responsibilities of vast magnitude and great urgency. Let each believer in his inmost heart resolve not to be seduced by the ephemeral allurements of the society around him nor to be drawn into its feuds and short-lived enthusiasms, but instead to transfer all he can from the old world to that new one which is the vision of his longing and will be the fruit of his labours.


Universal House of Justice, December 18, 1963

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.  ~Baha'u'llah
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7 months ago  ::  Oct 11, 2015 - 10:33AM #324
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The institutions of the Faith -- the organs of this Administrative Order -- are today embryonic in nature.  Today the generality of mankind is unaware that human society is in a state of pregnancy, bearing this precious child of the new world order within its womb.  Whenever the time comes that it is destined to lay down its burden, the institutions of the Faith will emerge from obscurity and a new era will begin, signalizing the birth of a new order.


Adib Taherzadeh, "The Covenant of Baha'u'llah," p. 411

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love.  ~Baha'u'llah
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7 months ago  ::  Oct 21, 2015 - 11:17AM #325
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It is not enough to proclaim the Bahá'í message, essential as that is.  It is not enough to expand the rolls of Bahá'í membership, vital as that is.  Souls must be transformed, communities thereby consolidated, new models of life thus attained.  Transformation is the essential purpose of the Cause of Bahá'u'lláh, but it lies in the will and effort of the individual to achieve it in obedience to the Covenant.  Necessary to the progress of this life-fulfilling transformation is knowledge of the will and purpose of God through regular reading and study of the Holy Word.


The Universal House of Justice, "A Wider Horizon: Selected Letters 1983-1992," p. 64

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