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Old 03-20-2011, 09:02 AM   #41
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I am a Bahá'í. At the same time, I am still a seeker. All Bahá'ís are seekers of God.

I like what you said. I declared in 1978.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:29 AM   #42
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I am a Bahá'í. At the same time, I am still a seeker. All Bahá'ís are seekers of God. We are all Muslims - those who submit to the Will of God. We are all Christians - believers in the anointed one. As long as I am growing, I am a Bahá'í no matter how long the road may be.

I have been a Bahá'í in name since 2008.

Bahá'ís are not "made" or "converted" into the Bahá'í Faith. Bahá'ís are found.

Nevertheless, Bahá'ís are always transforming from one form to another - "from copper to gold."
Welcome mrjapilz - I agree - I signed a card in the early 80s that said I believed in Baha'u'llah.....but every day since you learn how much you do not know and to the heights one must aim

Just reading more of Mirza-Abdul-Fadel's works - A very Great Man

Cheers Tony
 
Old 06-16-2011, 10:33 AM   #43
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i did in 2008, after being atheist.
 
Old 06-22-2011, 09:37 AM   #44
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Declared in June 2007 ! But still learning and trying to be better.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 02:35 AM   #45
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It was 2008 for me, although I came from a Baha'i family.
 
Old 09-12-2011, 06:39 AM   #46
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> You became a Baha'i during what year?

EXACTLY 40 years ago today, September 12, 1971 (about 4-5 pm) in Oak Park, Minot, ND!! :-) :-) :-)

A most noteworthy date!

Bruce Limber

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Old 10-30-2011, 11:39 AM   #47
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I chose to be a Baha'i in 1989

And I think I feel like many others I am only a Baha'i in training.
It is always good to remember.......
"As thou hast realized thy own shortcomings, rest thou assured that thou art firm in the Covenant and Testament, and in the love of the True One art steadfast and growing."
--‘Abdu’l-Bahá, from a Tablet in Star of the West
 
Old 12-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #48
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Well, I see a pattern here... 1971.
Of course I was 9 at the time, but believe me when I say that's when I decided to become a Baha'i, not at 15. My parents were taking me and my sister to firesides in Livermore, CA, and I essentially became a Baha'i at the same time they did. When I did turn 15, my mother asked if I was going to declare, and I looked at her in that "Oh mom" way teenagers do, and said, "Of course... I'm already serving on committees. I was a Baha'i a long time ago."
 
Old 12-15-2011, 04:07 AM   #49
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I became a Baha'i two years ago
 
Old 01-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #50
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Born a Baha'i. Officially TBD!
 
Old 01-24-2012, 05:33 AM   #51
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Welcome mrjapilz - I agree - I signed a card in the early 80s that said I believed in Baha'u'llah.....but every day since you learn how much you do not know and to the heights one must aim

Just reading more of Mirza-Abdul-Fadel's works - A very Great Man

Cheers Tony
does he have any books online. My parents own his work in Arabic but i am trying to find some English translations for this work.
 
Old 01-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #52
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[Does Mirza Abu'l-Fadl] have any books online? My parents own his work in Arabic but i am trying to find some English translations for this work.
Brilliant Proofs is online if you check the "Books" section here:

http://www/bahai-library.org

Best! :-)

Bruce
 
Old 01-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #53
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It was the year 2004, when I was just 15. I prefer the date May 19th 2010 though, because that was the date I really made the choice when doing independent investigation of truth.
I just read a post from Sam who had been doing a year of service in another country as I recall. We also served a together as homefrontpioneers for a period, still have half a year to go :-).
 
Old 03-12-2012, 05:17 PM   #54
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Sept 1964, while in the USAF in Italy, after reading a whole bunch of books, I sent a ltr to the Publishing Trust, the only address I had, saying I wanted to be a Baha'i.
I was actually enrolled at a meeting of the Bari LSA in early Oct 1964.

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Old 03-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #55
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Sunday, March 4th, 2012.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #56
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that's remarkable! lol
 
Old 04-03-2012, 06:13 AM   #57
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After discovering the truth of Islam and before I could join, the Baha'i message was brought to me in 1989.We all walk many different paths but often arrive at the same spot :-)
I can relate to what others have said, we are all only working on the path of becoming Baha'is it is a continual struggle to acheive, and only through the Grace of God is anyone accepted.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 06:41 AM   #58
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I joined in 1969.

Next you should ask us all to tell our stories.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #59
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I joined in 1969.

Next you should ask us all to tell our stories.
Too bumpy a ride :-)

There is a book called "And the trees clapped thier hands" Which has a brief story re my journey up to the early 90s

And the Trees Clapped Their Hands: Stories of Bahai Pioneers - Claire Vreeland - Google Books

Cheers Tony
 
Old 04-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #60
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that's remarkable! lol
Lol, I fixed the typo.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #61
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1st day of Ridvan, 1980.

For my husband it was 2003.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #62
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1st day of Ridvan, 1980.

For my husband it was 2003.
Thats Great - I hope my wife will eventually look at the Faith - I would wait 23 years for that to happen

Regards Tony
 
Old 04-12-2012, 04:58 AM   #63
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Thats Great - I hope my wife will eventually look at the Faith - I would wait 23 years for that to happen
Oh, I still have no idea why he declared. Like me, he reads everything, and I had books around the house of course. But having been an atheist for years there was no way I would even look like I was encouraging him to explore the faith. I would talk about the faith like my other activities of course, but people have to feel at peace in their own home about things like religious choices. He was a mostly lapsed Catholic agnostic when we met. He had no problem with the principles of the faith and it was obvious if we had kids he would be as interested in family unity as me. So we had similar values, but I was prepared for the idea he might never even investigate the faith or find any at all.

I think it was 18 years and he was taking a Ruhi Book 1 with our son (then 14-15) and I guess something clicked for him.
 
Old 08-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #64
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:29 AM   #65
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I officially declared in June 1997, but I already considered myself a Bahá'í for at least a year and a half prior to that.
 
Old 08-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #66
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I officially declared in June 1997, but I already considered myself a Bahá'í for at least a year and a half prior to that.
Welcome

I will be there in Haifa in December

Regards Tony
 
Old 08-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #67
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Well done & Welcome

Cheers Tony
 
Old 08-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #68
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In 2004 - I declared my belief in Baha'u'llah, but my believe starts earlier from 1997 )
 
Old 08-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #69
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Maree..

Thanks for sharing!

Azerbaijan seems interesting to me.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #70
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Hi everyone

While I signed the declaration card on the first day of Ayyám-i-Há this year (2012) I've been investigating the faith for about six months prior to that. Now you know why I'm called "the baby" on our LSA, haha!

Cheers from Poland!
 
Old 10-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #71
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I declared on September 2012, Just a few weeks ago!
 
Old 10-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #72
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When I declared as a Baha'i

I declared in February of 1983, right before the Fast.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 01:28 AM   #73
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Hi Eternal Student,

I like your signature, "God does not play dice." When you think about it, who could blame him for not? After all, when you know the result of every roll, the game sort of loses its thrill.
 
Old 10-18-2012, 04:03 AM   #74
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My friend.

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Were you born a Baha'i or did you become a Baha'i? What year?
One does not simply become a Baha'i.

You are Baha'i.

This is the reality that was inevitable since the point of divine origin.
Baha'i is the effulgent diadem, one must wear it so with pride and vigilance.

I merely declared this in 2005, though the precise date escapes me.
 
Old 10-19-2012, 01:38 PM   #75
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22 years.

But I guess, the question is does your length of being a Baha'i mean anything?
 
Old 10-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #76
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #77
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Raised Catholic. Later became somewhat involved in evangelical Christianity. Moved on to non-religious theism, agnosticism/atheism.

Discovered the Baha'i Faith in 1989.

Declared in 1990.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #78
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Formally 2007 - but the seed was planted years before.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #79
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22 years.

But I guess, the question is does your length of being a Baha'i mean anything?
I would say no myself and I signed my card 30 years ago.

What service you render to the cause would be the bounty IMHO

Most likely we all could achieve a lot more for the cause in this life if we could truly let go of self.

Regards Tony
 
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