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3 years ago  ::  Apr 20, 2012 - 10:24AM #471
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God is the Father of all.  Mankind are His children.  This globe is one home.  Nations are the members of one family.  The mothers in their homes, the teachers in the schools, the professors in the college, the presidents in the universities, (all) must teach these ideals to the young from the cradle up to the age of manhood.


“Star of the West,” Vol. IX, p. 98

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  ::  Apr 22, 2012 - 11:23AM #472
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...Consider the animal kingdom, where no distinction is observed between male and female.  They are equal in powers and privileges. Among birds of the air no distinction is evidenced. Their powers are equal; they dwell together in complete unity and mutual recognition of rights. Shall we not enjoy the same equality? Its absence is not befitting to mankind.


“The Promulgation of Universal Peace,” p. 136

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  ::  Apr 24, 2012 - 10:53AM #473
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Happiness consists of two kinds; physical and spiritual.  The physical happiness is limited; its utmost duration is one day, one month, one year.  It hath no result.  Spiritual happiness is eternal and unfathomable.  This kind of happiness appeareth in one's soul with the love of God and suffereth one to attain to the virtues and perfections of the world of humanity.  Therefore, endeavor as much as thou art able in order to illuminate the lamp of thy heart by the light of love.


“Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha,” p. 673

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  ::  Apr 26, 2012 - 10:22AM #474
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One of Bahá'u'lláh's teachings is the adjustment of means of livelihood in human society. Under this adjustment there can be no extremes in human conditions as regards wealth and sustenance. For the community needs financier, farmer, merchant and laborer just as an army must be composed of commander, officers and privates. All cannot be commanders; all cannot be officers or privates. Each in his station in the social fabric must be competent -- each in his function according to ability but with justness of opportunity for all.


"The Promulgation of Universal Peace," p. 216

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  ::  Apr 28, 2012 - 11:58AM #475
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Behold how the sun shines upon all creation, but only surfaces that are pure and polished can reflect its glory and light. The darkened soul has no portion of the revelation of the glorious effulgence of reality; and the soil of self, unable to take advantage of that light, does not produce growth.


“The Promulgation of Universal Peace,” p. 148

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  ::  Apr 30, 2012 - 10:17AM #476
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The sun is the life-giver to the physical bodies of all creatures upon earth; without its warmth their growth would be stunted, their development would be arrested, they would decay and die. Even so do the souls of men need the Sun of Truth to shed its rays upon their souls, to develop them, to educate and encourage them. As the sun is to the body of a man so is the Sun of Truth to his soul.


"Paris Talks," p. 30

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  ::  May 02, 2012 - 9:54AM #477
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Education holds an important place in the new order of things. The education of each child is compulsory.  If there are no parents the community must educate the child...  Each child must be taught a profession, art, or trade, so that every member of the community will be enabled to earn his own.  Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship.


"Divine Philosophy," p. 83

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  ::  May 04, 2012 - 9:54AM #478
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How excellent, how honorable is man if he arises to fulfill his responsibilities; how wretched and contemptible, if he shuts his eyes to the welfare of society and wastes his precious life in pursuing his own selfish interests and personal advantages.


“The Secret of Divine Civilization,” p. 4

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  ::  May 06, 2012 - 10:28AM #479
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If a soul of his own accord advances toward God he will be accepted at the Threshold of Oneness, for such a one is free of personal considerations, of greed and selfish interests, and he has taken refuge within the sheltering protection of his Lord.


"The Secret of Divine Civilization," p. 44

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  ::  May 08, 2012 - 12:09PM #480
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What becomes of the soul after its separation from the body?


... The question concerns that which has a place and that which is placeless.  The human body is in space; the soul has no place in space.  Space is a quality of material things and that which is not material does not partake of space.  The soul, like the intellect, is an abstraction. Intelligence does not partake of the quality of space, though it is related to man's brain.  The intellect resides there, but not materially.  Search in the brain you will not find the intellect.  In the same way though the soul is a resident of the body it is not to be found in the body.


"Divine Philosophy," p. 12

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