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4 weeks ago  ::  Nov 23, 2014 - 10:10AM #281
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As we give to God, as we serve Him and love Him, so will He vouchsafe to us His Mercy, Guidance and Protection.  We must, at all times, put the Faith first and our personal desires and comfort second.  Having this Faith we have eternal security and happiness which nothing can take away from us ever, no matter what afflictions may befall a faithless world.  The Cause of God is our security, and confidence in Bahá'u'lláh our protection.


Shoghi Effendi, Compilation: "Lights of Guidance," p.129

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  ::  Nov 30, 2014 - 10:15AM #282
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There are no individual leaders in the Bahá'í community and the Faith does not harbour egotistical personalities.  Of course, there are learned Bahá'ís, outstanding teachers, administrators and pioneers, but none of these people, however eminent, can exert authority over the community.  Their greatness is in their humility, servitude and self-effacement...


Adib Taherzadeh, "The Child of the Covenant," p. 33

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  ::  Dec 07, 2014 - 10:11AM #283
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... the core of religious faith is that mystic feeling that unites man with God.  This state of spiritual communion can be brought about and maintained by means of meditation and prayer.  And this is the reason why Bahá'u'lláh has so much stressed the importance of worship.  It is not sufficient for a believer to merely accept and observe the teachings.  He should, in addition, cultivate the sense of spirituality, which he can acquire chiefly by the means of prayer.


Shoghi Effendi, 1935, "The Compilation of Compilations, Vol. II," p. 238

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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5 days ago  ::  Dec 14, 2014 - 11:33AM #284
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Blessed is the soul which, at the hour of its separation from the body, is sanctified from the vain imaginings of the peoples of the world.  Such a soul liveth and moveth in accordance with the Will of its Creator ... If any man be told that which hath been ordained for such a soul in the worlds of God, the Lord of the throne on high and of earth below, his whole being will instantly blaze out in his great longing to attain that most exalted, that sanctified and resplendent station...   


('Abdu'l-Baha as quoted by) Adib Taherzadeh, "The Revelation of Baha'u'llah, vol.2, p. 286

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