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3 years ago  ::  Jan 31, 2012 - 10:37AM #431
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He who sows a seed in this day will behold his reward in the fruits and harvest of the heavenly Kingdom.  This timely seed, when planted in the hearts of the beloved of God, will be watered by showers of divine mercy and warmed by the sunshine of divine love.  Its fruitage and flower shall be the solidarity of mankind, the perfection of justice and the praiseworthy attributes of heaven manifest in humanity.  All who sow such a seed and plant such a tree according to the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh shall surely witness this divine outcome in the degrees of its perfection and will attain unto the good pleasure of the Merciful One.


"The Promulgation of Universal Peace," p. 8

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 02, 2012 - 9:41AM #432
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If a soul remains far from the manifestation, he may yet be awakened; for he did not recognize the manifestation of the divine perfections.  But if he loathe the divine perfections themselves -- in other words, the Holy Spirit -- it is evident that he is like a bat which hates the light.  This detestation of the light has no remedy and cannot be forgiven -- that is to say, it is impossible for him to come near unto God.  This lamp is a lamp because of its light; without the light it would not be a lamp.  Now if a soul has an aversion for the light of the lamp, he is, as it were, blind, and cannot comprehend the light; and blindness is the cause of everlasting banishment from God.


"Some Answered Questions," p.127

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2012 - 9:55AM #433
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The real temple is the very Word of God; for to it all humanity must turn, and it is the center of unity for all mankind.  It is the collective center, the cause of accord and communion of hearts, the sign of the solidarity of the human race, the source of eternal life.


"The Promulgation of Universal Peace," p. 65

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2012 - 10:36AM #434
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Progress and barbarism go hand in hand, unless material civilization be confirmed by Divine Guidance, by the revelations of the All-Merciful and by godly virtues, and be reinforced by spiritual conduct, by the ideals of the Kingdom and by the outpourings of the Realm of Might.


"Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha," p. 284

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 08, 2012 - 10:29AM #435
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If thou seekest to be intoxicated with the cup of the Most Mighty Gift, cut thyself from the world and be quit of self and desire. Exert thyself night and day until spiritual powers may penetrate thy heart and soul. Abandon the body and the material, until the merciful powers may become manifest; because not until the soil is become pure will it develop through the heavenly bounty; not until the heart is purified, will the radiance of the Sun of Truth shine therein. I beg of God that thou wilt day by day increase the purity of thy heart, the cheerfulness of thy soul, the light of thy insight and the search for Truth.


"Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha, vol.3," p. 362

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 10, 2012 - 9:14AM #436
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... the journey of the soul is necessary.  The pathway of life is the road which leads to divine knowledge and attainment. Without training and guidance the soul could never progress beyond the conditions of its lower nature which is ignorant and defective.


"Foundations of World Unity," p. 78

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2012 - 10:27AM #437
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If I, like Abraham, through flames must go,
   Or yet like John a bloodstained road must run;
If Joseph-like, Thou’d cast me in a well,
   Or shut me up, within a prison cell --
   Or make me e’en as poor as Mary’s Son --
I will not go from Thee, But ever stand
My soul and body bowed to Thy command.


“Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha,” p.227

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 14, 2012 - 10:28AM #438
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O ye that have minds to know!  Raise up your suppliant hands to the heaven of the one God, and humble yourselves and be lowly before Him, and thank Him for this supreme endowment, and implore Him to succor us until, in this present age, godlike impulses may radiate from the conscience of mankind, and this divinely kindled fire which has been entrusted to the human heart may never die away.


"The Secret of Divine Civilization," p 1

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 16, 2012 - 10:24AM #439
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In cycles gone by, though harmony was established, yet, owing to the absence of means, the unity of all mankind could not have been achieved.  Continents remained widely divided, nay even among the peoples of one and the same continent association and interchange of thought were well-nigh impossible.  Consequently intercourse, understanding and unity amongst all the peoples and kindreds of the earth were unattainable.  In this day, however, means of communication have multiplied, and the five continents of the earth have virtually merged into one... 


Abdul'l-Baha, as quoted by Shoghi Effendi, "The Promised Day is Come," p.120

Blessed is he who mingleth with all men in a spirit of utmost kindliness and love. ~Baha'u'llah
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3 years ago  ::  Feb 18, 2012 - 12:29PM #440
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O thou true friend!  Read, in the school of God, the lessons of the spirit, and learn from love's Teacher the innermost truths.  Seek out the secrets of Heaven, and tell of the overflowing grace and favour of God.


"Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha," p. 109

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