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Old 12-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #81
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I was born a Baha'i. I can't recall if I even recanted my Faith probably because my parents taught me to stay on course with the Faith. My parents were born Baha'is as well, so were their parents and their parents before them. It's pretty cool to know my ancestors were one of the many first followers of Baha'u'llah. I remember my father once told me that the brother of his great-great-grandfather was a Babí who became a Baha'i then my great-great-great grandfather became a Baha'i who was probably a Muslim before. But my mother's grandfather was a conservative Shi'ite whose children became Baha'i; I bet he wasn't happy about that during that time, haha.

*EDIT - I officially became registered as a Baha'i when I became of age 15.
 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #82
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How long a Bahai...?

Exactly 23 hrs and 32 minutes ago I declared my belief in Baha'u'llah and the Bahai faith! I am so happy! It all makes sense now... This is my first post. I am happy to meet my fellow brother and sisters! Allah 'U' Abha!
 
Old 12-31-2012, 08:01 PM   #83
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Exactly 23 hrs and 32 minutes ago I declared my belief in Baha'u'llah and the Bahai faith! I am so happy! It all makes sense now... This is my first post. I am happy to meet my fellow brother and sisters! Allah 'U' Abha!
Welcome

I hope life & Faith are full of Joy for you

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #84
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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
Are the true enemy (Self) That is the battle :-)
 
Old 01-24-2013, 09:14 AM   #85
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It seems strange for Me Daniel

I checked your webpage on FB! all over the page you asked the same question? when did you become a Baha'i? where did you become a Baha'i? You never said anything about you though one asked you here?? Doesn't it strange? My 6th sense feel something wrong here! Please explain your intention if you can and let us know when, where and how you became Baha'i yourself?
 
Old 01-24-2013, 10:15 AM   #86
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I checked your webpage on FB! all over the page you asked the same question? when did you become a Baha'i? where did you become a Baha'i? You never said anything about you though one asked you here?? Doesn't it strange? My 6th sense feel something wrong here! Please explain your intention if you can and let us know when, where and how you became Baha'i yourself?

Does it Matter? Daniel has His own path to follow in life

We thank him for Looking after the Baha'i Forums site

There is another that helps clean it up from time to time as well, sorry forgot the screen name of that person

Regards Tony
 
Old 01-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #87
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Hello Daniel,
The thing that I find a bit strange about this question is that you aren't answering it about yourself. I think that everyone in this forum has a logical right and curiosity to know if the forum moderators (Daniel and Jafar) are Baha'is in good standing or not and to have some general idea of what their personal spiritual history is.
I have always been a Baha'i in good standing myself and I am a child of Baha'i parents.
Although Baha'i teachings strongly advocate that parents should teach the Baha'i Faith to their children, in the Baha'i Faith there is no such thing as being "born a Baha'i" because we have the principle of independent investigation of truth.
Totally agree
 
Old 03-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #88
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Aroud 2011 started to study Baha'i
 
Old 03-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #89
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I started believing after I finished Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era and God Speaks Again around 2007.

I declared in late February in 2010, the same weekend I was suppose to be attending an Evangelical Youth Revival.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 05:59 AM   #90
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Declared 1974...
 
Old 03-14-2013, 08:08 PM   #91
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Declared 1974...
Welcome - andrewm - I was just leaving High School :-)
 
Old 05-08-2013, 12:03 AM   #92
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After a decade of search: Born on the Yankton Sioux Rez as a Christian, confused by hypocrisy, racism, materialism, Viet Nam war, etc etc, and running into the Faith several times, but finally investigating it 9 years later, I became a Baha'i in 1980, experiencing profound confirmations of the Spirit of Baha, both on and off the Rez.
My search took me Zen Buddhism, to Hare Krsna, from the Moonies to Lakota Sioux. Even studied the Quran in the 70's and concluded that it belonged right there with the Bible, Bhagavad-Gita, Dhammapada and the Sweat Lodge.
What you would call miracles occurred a plenty in the early days. Native prophecies unfolded anew, specifically about Mt St Helens eruption and about "Two Messengers of the Great Spirit who were to come "from the east", which they did. This pair of Lakota seekers were told to go with the black cloud (of Mt St Helens) and wait to be told by teachers of the Spirit Messengers from the east.
When we told them, their eyes nearly popped out of their heads, saying: "Two years we were waiting for this!" This was two years after the eruption. Many other prophecies of significance among Nat Americans have occurred. Some we witnessed.
Ya Baha'ul'Abha!
 
Old 05-08-2013, 12:37 AM   #93
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After a decade of search: Born on the Yankton Sioux Rez as a Christian, confused by hypocrisy, racism, materialism, Viet Nam war, etc etc, and running into the Faith several times, but finally investigating it 9 years later, I became a Baha'i in 1980, experiencing profound confirmations of the Spirit of Baha, both on and off the Rez.
My search took me Zen Buddhism, to Hare Krsna, from the Moonies to Lakota Sioux. Even studied the Quran in the 70's and concluded that it belonged right there with the Bible, Bhagavad-Gita, Dhammapada and the Sweat Lodge.
What you would call miracles occurred a plenty in the early days. Native prophecies unfolded anew, specifically about Mt St Helens eruption and about "Two Messengers of the Great Spirit who were to come "from the east", which they did. This pair of Lakota seekers were told to go with the black cloud (of Mt St Helens) and wait to be told by teachers of the Spirit Messengers from the east.
When we told them, their eyes nearly popped out of their heads, saying: "Two years we were waiting for this!" This was two years after the eruption. Many other prophecies of significance among Nat Americans have occurred. Some we witnessed.
Ya Baha'ul'Abha!
Dale a Great History you have and I would also have to say Ya Baha'ul'Abha!

I think there I have heard about a book with the Native prophecies, have you heard of it?

Regards Tony
 
Old 05-08-2013, 04:04 AM   #94
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I think there I have heard about a book with the Native prophecies; have you heard of it?
If memory serves, its title was Warriors of the Rainbow.

Peace, :-)

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Yes, As Bruce said: Warriors of the Rainbow, by Vinson Brown. It is currently available, I'm quite sure, from Naturegraph Press.
The author was an anthropologist and had first hand knowledge of Central American and North American cultures/people. It is a most excellent book and there was a second one called Voices of Earth and Sky. William Willoya was a co-author of one of them.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #96
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If memory serves, its title was Warriors of the Rainbow.Peace, :-)Bruce
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Yes, As Bruce said: Warriors of the Rainbow, by Vinson Brown. It is currently available, I'm quite sure, from Naturegraph Press.
The author was an anthropologist and had first hand knowledge of Central American and North American cultures/people. It is a most excellent book and there was a second one called Voices of Earth and Sky. William Willoya was a co-author of one of them.
Thank you gentlemen

I have one of each on the way to read

Regards Tony
 
Old 05-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #97
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Declared 19 November 2007, 7:52 p.m. on the shores of Lake Mendota--but I was introduced to the Faith in November of 1988. I guess I can be a bit stubborn at times.

The nineteen-year interval was mostly coincidental--I had no idea about the signficance of the number 19 until the summer of 2007 when I dusted off and read through the yellowed pages of a paperback copy of "Baha'u'llah and the New Era" by J.L. Esslemont--a book that somehow stayed with me through at least a dozen moves through three states over the interim period. November just felt like the right time to declare and once I understood the significance of nineteen, the 19th seemed like the perfect date to make the declaration.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 07:40 AM   #98
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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."
How true your words friend.
I like how we are still transforming over time:- "from copper to gold"
 
Old 06-16-2013, 11:59 AM   #99
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2013, a week ago! Joining the faith already feels like one of the best decisions I've ever made.
 
Old 06-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #100
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2013, a week ago! Joining the faith already feels like one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Welcome.

Yes over all the years I have declared, I echo what you said; best decisions I've ever made.
 
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:43 PM   #102
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in the year 2012
 
Old 07-28-2013, 10:40 AM   #103
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I am a Christian

I am a Christian that is drawn to the Baha'i teachings.
 
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How true your words friend.
I like how we are still transforming over time:- "from copper to gold"
I really like your answer.
 
Old 07-28-2013, 10:50 AM   #105
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I am a Christian that is drawn to the Baha'i teachings.
Like a moth to the Flame May you find the light within, the Light that is from God promised by Christ and the Prophets.

Regards Tony
 
Old 07-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #106
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From copper to gold

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I really like your answer.
Dear friend thank you for your kind words, but in all honesty the honour belongs to mrjapilz.
If you go back to his interesting post you will see.
But again the idea of souls slowly over time becoming more spiritual as in changing from copper to Gold is in our Holy writings, so we both borrowed :-)

Blessings to you
 
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Little Star!

It's wonderful to have you here! :-)


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Old 08-17-2013, 06:39 AM   #108
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I am currently contemplating becoming one.
 
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I am currently contemplating becoming one.
Dear friend, study the faith, meditate and pray.
It is an individual journey.

May God guide you.
 
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Dear friend, study the faith, meditate and pray.
It is an individual journey.

May God guide you.
Thanks!!!
 
Old 09-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #111
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I am currently contemplating becoming one.
I too wish you all the best in your Spiritual Journey.

It is a personal quest and I hope all the doors open for you.

Regards Tony
 
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i joined the forum in 2013 apr and enjoining the forum and people views on this fourm
 
Old 01-15-2014, 05:50 AM   #113
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Were you born a Baha'i or did you become a Baha'i? What year?
Declared in December, 1973.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 04:58 AM   #114
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I grew up in the Faith, but I became a Baha'i in my heart in 1988. I left in 1994 on a journey through the wilds of remoteness and separation, then I returned to Baha'u'llah in 2012.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 05:12 AM   #115
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I practiced Roman Catholicism most of my life until I declared for the Faith two years ago
 
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Aidan,

I was wondering if you might tell us a little more about your story of finding the faith. If you don't mind. Why did you move from being a Catholic to becoming a Baha'i?
 
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Well done! God Bless

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Well, I signed my card in 1970 and have been trying to be a Baha'i every since. I guess that last part has been said before.
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trying to be a Baha'i

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Well, I signed my card in 1970 and have been trying to be a Baha'i every since. I guess that last part has been said before.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:53 AM   #120
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