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Old 05-03-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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rescue the fallen from the slough of impending extinction

"Let your principal concern be to rescue the fallen from the slough of impending extinction, and to help him embrace the ancient Faith of God. Your behavior towards your neighbor should be such as to manifest clearly the signs of the one true God, for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit, the first to adore and bow the knee before Him, the first to circle round His throne of glory" - Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah p.316
 
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:22 AM   #2
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Thank you for posting that, it is beautiful and inspiring.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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Yes truly a great responsibility a need of thankfulness.

Quote:-for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit.End quote.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #4
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Thanks Bill for sharing that passage.

"for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit."

I used to think that whole passage with all those noble references was talking about the fact that Baha'is are spiritual giants, transformed by God.

My view now is that the passage is talking mostly about our station as early recognizers of the revelation of the great day of one fold and one shepherd.

Baha'u'llah will transform this planet into a paradise. And that transformation comes through recognition of His Words as being the Divine Standard. But I feel it is a gift to us, that station. It is not a statement of our own spiritual merits at all. Only a recognition of the greatness of this cause, and we are fortunate enough to have acknowledged it.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
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Thanks Bill for sharing that passage.

"for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit."

I used to think that whole passage with all those noble references was talking about the fact that Baha'is are spiritual giants, transformed by God.

My view now is that the passage is talking mostly about our station as early recognizers of the revelation of the great day of one fold and one shepherd.

Baha'u'llah will transform this planet into a paradise. And that transformation comes through recognition of His Words as being the Divine Standard. But I feel it is a gift to us, that station. It is not a statement of our own spiritual merits at all. Only a recognition of the greatness of this cause, and we are fortunate enough to have acknowledged it.
So true my friend, it is only by God's grace, that those who see, are allowed to understand.
The gradual unfolding of Baha'u'llah's message will as a plant slowly grow and display its flowers and fruits. We can be some of these flowers and fruits if we remain patient and strive to live the life, little by little day by day.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 09:56 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=light upon light;42295]Thanks Bill for sharing that passage.

"for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit."

I used to think that whole passage with all those noble references was talking about the fact that Baha'is are spiritual giants, transformed by God.

My view now is that the passage is talking mostly about our station as early recognizers of the revelation of the great day of one fold and one shepherd.


Good point!

"When the victory arriveth, every man shall profess himself as believer and shall hasten to the shelter of Godís Faith. Happy are they who in the days of world-encompassing trials have stood fast in the Cause and refused to swerve from its truth." Baha'u'llah, Gleanings pg 319
 
Old 03-05-2015, 02:18 AM   #7
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You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content?
 
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I used to think that whole passage with all those noble references was talking about the fact that Baha'is are spiritual giants, transformed by God.
Oh, do I know that error! Thankfully, now at last I personally have found my true station as a.......

gnat
 
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Oh, do I know that error! Thankfully, now at last I personally have found my true station as a.......

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so true, many of us are even less.
 
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:32 AM   #11
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:11 AM   #12
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You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth. Be content?
Kinda amusing how the robots can resurrect a thread like this.
 
Old 03-05-2015, 03:00 PM   #13
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Thanks Bill for sharing that passage.

"for ye are the first among men to be re-created by His Spirit."

I used to think that whole passage with all those noble references was talking about the fact that Baha'is are spiritual giants, transformed by God.

My view now is that the passage is talking mostly about our station as early recognizers of the revelation of the great day of one fold and one shepherd.

Baha'u'llah will transform this planet into a paradise. And that transformation comes through recognition of His Words as being the Divine Standard. But I feel it is a gift to us, that station. It is not a statement of our own spiritual merits at all. Only a recognition of the greatness of this cause, and we are fortunate enough to have acknowledged it.

We are blessed to recognize Baha'u'llah, and with that blessing comes the awesome responsibility to serve our brothers and sisters whenever and however we can.
Thank you for the lovely quote, and your inspiring recognition of the truth.
Loving regards,
Becky
 
Old 03-05-2015, 11:59 PM   #14
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Whats the buzz???

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Oh, do I know that error! Thankfully, now at last I personally have found my true station as a.......

gnat

A famous insect philosopher once wrote:

"I buzz. Therefore, I am..."

Rene DesQuito

;-)
 
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