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Old 05-14-2017, 01:41 AM   #1
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Inside the shirne of Baha'u'llah ?

Greetings everybody !
First , I want to apologize for the "stupid" questions I've been asking before . I'm in no way attacking nor criticizing your faith . I have huge respect for Bahai's , they are peacfull , beautiful and tolerant people . I am a muslim and I am also disgusted by how Iranians treats Baha'is . They do not represent us muslims .
Secondly , Just out of curiosity , what's inside of the Shrine of Baha'u'llah ? How does it look like ? There are numerous pictures of the Holy Kaaba and you can even explore ot in 360 !
Thank !
 
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:59 AM   #2
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Good morning Ldvital

First - there is no such thing as a stupid question. Only important is one's motivation; which, regardless of any other consideration, will take affect when one must face him/her-self.

Muslim. Arabic for submitter : to the will of Allah and Muḥammad His Prophet. The ramifications extend far beyond mere statement. They extend far beyond the Golden Rule. A True Muslim is a True Baha'i, a True Christian, a True follower of all Faiths. A condition of the heart and the spirit. Beloved brother or sister, allow me to bid you a much belated welcome.

There is, so far as this one is aware, no images of the interior of the Best Beloved's Shrine, nor of the antechamber which lies beyond the door which features in many images of His Shrine. Romane had the bounty of sitting against the wall in the antechamber facing the door of the room in which the Blessed Beauty is entombed while he was on pilgrimage. And yes, there are those who, as part of their duties, must enter the shrine, for as this one understands, His resting place is covered with rose-petals, which clearly need to be regularly renewed - the rose petals are offered to the pilgrims to take away with them.

One has used many words, yet still is your question unanswered. And even more importantly, the sensation of being there, the joy and the sense of humbleness which imbues one when there, besides being beyond word, has yet to be exchanged.

With warmest greetings

Romane
 
Old 05-14-2017, 08:08 AM   #3
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As I recall from my pilgrimage about 18 years ago, you enter from the door which is shown in many available photographs. Inside there is an antechamber with white walls and light coming down from windows near the ceiling, there are flowers inside, Persian carpets and I think additional lamps. The burial chamber of Baha'u'llah is accessible from a door, which I recall was open, but pilgrims do not go inside. As Romain said, the tomb of the Best Beloved is covered with rose petals. There is silence, peace, and the souls of the believers ( the pilgrims) striving to connect with the Blessed Beauty.
 
Old 05-14-2017, 02:36 PM   #4
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Shrine of Baha'u'llah

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Greetings everybody !
First , I want to apologize for the "stupid" questions I've been asking before . I'm in no way attacking nor criticizing your faith . I have huge respect for Bahai's , they are peacfull , beautiful and tolerant people . I am a muslim and I am also disgusted by how Iranians treats Baha'is . They do not represent us muslims .
Secondly , Just out of curiosity , what's inside of the Shrine of Baha'u'llah ? How does it look like ? There are numerous pictures of the Holy Kaaba and you can even explore ot in 360 !
Thank !
I had the great privilege of going on Pilgrimage in 2001, again in 2010.
Out of respect and honoring the sacred spot, photographs are not taken, for one does not go as a tourist, but as a pilgrim.

For me, and what other Baha'is often say, is that no words can possibly describe the experience. It is as though the world dissolves like the shore of an ocean to which one has travelled on a long journey. One's own self seems to disappear as one finds himself in the Presence of God.

After that, words become gibberish.

I can also tell you that praying at the shore of Akka, in the manner which Baha'u'llah describes at the end of His last Authored Book, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, in which He recounts traditions of Muhammad, that "he who says Allah'u'Akbar to the count of forty waves, his sins will be forgiven, both past and future..."

Well for me, when I did this, chanting to the count of forty waves, a most mysterious thing happened. A few seconds after I finished my prayer, I had this sensation of being "laundered" ... as though my soul was removed spotless and cleansed of all sins. Truly, the experience that "I am not my sins", and was renewed, or born again, as the Christians say, and my soul, or self, was handed back to me cleansed of all the rot of this world.

So how does one describe such experiences as visiting the Shrine of Baha'u'llah, which is, for those who believe Him to be the Manifestation of God for this Age, other than to sort of point and mumble: "over there... in there..." and sound rather stupid at the attempt.

No, the looks in the eyes of the other pilgrims confirms the experience. It isn't about the Shrine, which is beautifully flowered and quite simple. It is about attaining the Qiblih, to which one turns daily in prayer from thousands of miles away, for years, faithfully, until finally going on pilgrimage, the Qiblih needs no compass to turn one towards it, as one kneels at the doorstep of the Beloved and feels every atom spinning in an ecstasy, a reward of utter submission to the Will of God.
 
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