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Old 08-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #81
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Prince Muhammad-‘Alí Páshá of Egypt commented, I considered Him the most important man in our country. A man like ‘Abbas Bábá cannot be replaced, that is my opinion. He had such a great spirit, such a powerful brain and such a grasp of realities!’

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 162)
 
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:54 AM   #82
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For Abdul-Baha inexpensive clothes were sufficient. One day He was to entertain the Governor of ‘Akká. His wife felt that His coat was hardly worthy of the occasion. Well ahead of the time she went to the tailor where she ordered a fine coat, thinking that, with His lack of self-consciousness, He would surely not notice that His old coat was missing. He desired after all, only to be scrupulously clean. The new garment was laid out at the proper time, but the Master went searching for His own coat. He asked for it, insisting that the one laid out was not His. His wife attempted to explain the new coat, but He would have none of it, and He told her why: ‘But think of this!....For the price of this coat you can buy five such as I ordinarily use, and do you think I would spend so much money upon a coat which only I shall wear? If you think I need a new one, very well, but send this back and have the tailor make Me for this price five such as I usually have. Then you see, I shall not only have a new one, but I shall also have four to give to others!’

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 63-64)
 
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‘When He reached the Occident, however, Abdul-Baha faced a condition which troubled Him greatly, because it was beyond His power to assuage the misery He saw constantly about Him. Housed luxuriously at Cadogan Gardens, London. He knew that within a stone’s throw of Him were people who had never had enough to eat- and in New York there was exactly the same situation. These things made Him exceedingly sad, and He said: “The time will come in the near future when humanity will become so much more sensitive than at present that the man of great wealth will not enjoy his luxury, in comparison with the deplorable poverty around him. He will be forced, for his own happiness, to expend his wealth to procure better conditions for the community in which he lives.” ‘

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 56-57)
 
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E. G. Brown wrote for the January 1922 issue of the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, ‘The death of Abbás Effendi, better known since he succeeded his father, Baha’u’llah, thirty years ago as Abdul-Baha, deprives Persia of one of the most notable of her children and the East of a remarkable personality, who has probably exercised a greater influence not only in the Orient but in the Occident than any Asiatic thinker and teacher of recent times. . . . One of the most notable practical results of the Baha’I ethical teaching in the United States has been, according to the recent testimony of an impartial and qualified observer, the establishment in Baha’i circles in New York of a real fraternity between black and white, and an unprecedented lifting of the “colour bar”, described by the said observer as “almost miraculous”,’

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 171)

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #85
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During this same period of danger and crisis the Spanish Consul put an Italian freighter at the disposal of Abdul-Baha in order that He might escape during the night, but He refused to flee to safety, though the Bahai’s begged Him to do so. Instead He sent a message to the ship’s captain: “The Bab did not run away; Baha’u’llah did not run away; I shall not run away . . . .” After three days and nights the freighter departed without the Master.

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 137)
 
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Equality
In the twentieth century much is being said and written about the importance of human rights, but, already in 1875, Abdul-Baha had written: ‘. . . have regard for the rights of others.’ His Father’s Faith proclaims the oneness of all mankind; the abolition of prejudices; the equality of men and women.

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 94)
 
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The Master sometimes made His points through telling stories. Julia Grundy recorded the following story of His: ‘A master had a slave who was completely devoted to him. One day he gave the slave a melon which when cut open looked most ripe and delicious. The slave ate one piece, then another and another with great relish (the day being warm) until nearly the whole melon had disappeared. The master, picked up the last slice, and tasted it and found it exceedingly bitter and unpalatable. “Why, it is bitter! Did you not find it so?” he asked the servant. “Yes my Master,” the slave replied, “it was bitter and unpleasant, but I have tasted so much sweetness from thy hand that one bitter melon was not worth mentioning.”

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 147)
 
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The Master sometimes made His points through telling stories. Julia Grundy recorded the following story of His: ‘A master had a slave who was completely devoted to him. One day he gave the slave a melon which when cut open looked most ripe and delicious. The slave ate one piece, then another and another with great relish (the day being warm) until nearly the whole melon had disappeared. The master, picked up the last slice, and tasted it and found it exceedingly bitter and unpalatable. “Why, it is bitter! Did you not find it so?” he asked the servant. “Yes my Master,” the slave replied, “it was bitter and unpleasant, but I have tasted so much sweetness from thy hand that one bitter melon was not worth mentioning.”

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 147)
 
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Here's a story about the master....He had 3 wives and made babies with all three.
 
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Here's a story about the master....He had 3 wives and made babies with all three.
Sigh.

Yet another gross lie!:

He had one wife only.
 
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Sigh.

Yet another gross lie!:

He had one wife only.
NO....Baha'i founder had three wives....
 
Old 09-06-2013, 05:44 AM   #92
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NO. Baha'i founder had three wives....
Thus my point holds, and your post on the topic was indeed a lie--worse, one that about 45 seconds of research could have avoided! :-(
 
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Another early pilgrim was aware of the ‘bitter antagonism’ which ordinarily existed among the followers of different religious bodies. ‘For example, a Jew and a Mohammedan would refuse to sit at meat together: a Hindu to draw water from the well of either, yet, in the house of Abdul-Baha we found Christians, Jews, Mohammedans, Zoroastrians, Hindus, blending together as children of the one God, living in perfect love and harmony.’

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 82)
 
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One day in London Abdul-Baha heard laughter coming from the kitchen. Delighted, He joined the the happy people, ‘It appeared that the Persian servant had remarked: “In the East women wear veils and do all the work.” To which (the) English housekeeper had replied: “In the West women don’t wear veils, and take good care that the men do at least some of the work. You had better get on with cleaning that silver.” The Master joined in the laughter.

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 155)
 
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Dowager Queen Marie of Romania was one of many who found a deep happiness in the Message for a new day. In a letter to Shoghi Effendi she stated that, ‘Indeed a great light came to me with the message of Baha’u’llah and Abdul-Baha. It came as all great messages come at an hour of dire grief and inner conflict and distress, so the seed sank deeply.’
Also, in a statement in the Toronto Daily Star of 4May 1926, she stated, “ Their writings are a great cry towards peace, reaching beyond all limits of frontiers, above all dissension about rites and dogmas. It is a religion based upon the inner spirit of God, upon the great, not-to-be-overcome verity that God is love, meaning just that. It teaches that all hatreds, intrigues, suspicions, evil words, all aggressive patriotism even, are outside the one essential law of God, and that special beliefs are but surface things whereas the heart that beats with divine love knows no tribe nor race.
‘It is a wondrous Message that Baha’u’llah and His son Abdul-Baha have given us. They have not set it up aggressively, knowing that the germ of eternal truth which lies at its core cannot but take root and spraed.
‘There is only one great verity in it: Love, the mainspring of every energy, tolerance towards each other, helping each other, forgiving each other.
‘It is Christ’s Message taken up anew, in the same words almost, but adapted to the thousand years and more difference that lies between the year one and today. No man could fail to be better because of this book.
‘I recommend it to you all. If ever the name of Baha’u’llah or Abdul-Baha comes to your attention, do not put their writings from you. Search out their books, and let their glorious, peace-bringing, love-creating words and lessons sink into your hearts as they have into mine …. Seek them, and be the happier.’
Queen Marie stated that the Baha’i teaching ‘is like a wide embrace gathering together all those who have long searched for words of hope.’

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 172-173)
 
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Keep 'em coming! Wonderful, inspiring stories, all!
 
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Keep 'em coming! Wonderful, inspiring stories, all!
I try my best even though not great at using a keyboard.

Of course I would welcome any of the friends contributing stories as well.
 
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I try my best even though not great at using a keyboard.

Of course I would welcome any of the friends contributing stories as well.
Well, if anyone is reading it for the sake of rating your typing or counting typos....they are reading it WRONG.
 
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One day in September 1912 Abdul-Baha left Chicago for Kenosha. The party was scheduled to change trains en route but, to the chagrin of His friends, He missed His connection. However, He simply told them ‘…. It matters not. There is a wisdom in it.’ They caught the next train, only to find en route that the train they had missed had been badly damaged in a collision with another train and passengers had been wounded. The Master was fully aware of the protection that had been theirs and told the friends that when He was departing from Alexandria on His way to America, the suggestion had been made that He should take the newly launched Titanic from London: it went down on that voyage. He affirmed that He had been guided to come by the direct route.

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 140-141)
 
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When, as the guest of Lady Blomfield, Abdul-Baha ‘sat down to dinner on Christmas eve, He said playfully, that He was not hungry, but He had to come to the dinner table because Lady Blomfield was very insistent; two despotic monarchs of the East had not been able to command Him and bend His will, but the ladies of America and Europe, because they were free, gave Him orders.

(Honnold, Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha page 155)
 
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I try my best even though not great at using a keyboard.

Of course I would welcome any of the friends contributing stories as well.
Bill - You are doing great Mate!

May be we will have to teach you to copy and Paste

Mary Lucas, a pilgrim to ‘Akka in 1905, found that the Master gave away all the many gifts which were sent to Him. ‘A story is told of a beautiful silver service which was presented to Him, and He did not even look at it. One and another received portions of it until piece by piece it disappeared.
‘A significant incident is that of a wealthy woman who offered Him a sum of money before she left ‘Akka. He refused to accept it, and as the lady pleaded for the privilege of placing it in His hands, He said, at length: “I never accept anything for Myself, but if you wish you may bestow it upon a poor man...for the education of his son.” So the money was used for this purpose.’
(Honnold, Annamarie, Vignettes from the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 77)

Link to stories - Generosity

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Thank you tony for the stories.

I do know how to copy and paste, but need a source.
 
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Thank you tony for the stories.

I do know how to copy and paste, but need a source.
Bill I found this site - Wow is all I can say

Bahá’í Stories

You will be able to have a field day

Thank you for this thread, I love stories of Abdul'Baha

Regards Tony
 
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Bill I found this site - Wow is all I can say

Bahá’í Stories

You will be able to have a field day

Thank you for this thread, I love stories of Abdul'Baha

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Thank you very much for this Tony.
It is always great to find these sites with the help of friends.

And yes I will enjoy immensely
 
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Mrs. Gibbons, a Bahá’í, had written the Master before His coming to the United States, requesting that her own daughter be allowed to paint His portrait. In His reply He consented to this request and added, according to Mrs. Gibbons, that Juliet Thompson would paint a portrait of Him. Juliet Thompson had long dreamed that she would paint the face of Christ.
During the month of June, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá allowed Juliet Thompson to paint His portrait telling her to paint His “Servitude to God”. She completed it over the course of six sittings which took place over multiple days in different rooms. Juliet remembered that fourth sitting on June 19th because of an extraordinary experience she and Lua Getsinger had on that day.
As the Master prepared to sit for the portrait, He turned to Lua Getsinger who was also in the room and told her in Persian that these sittings made Him sleepy. He sat down and closed His eyes. Juliet studied Him but found that she could not begin painting because ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s countenance reflected the dignity and peace of the Divine Realm.
Then, as though awakened by the Holy Spirit, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá opened His eyes and with great power said:
"I appoint you, Lua, the Herald of the Covenant. And I AM THE COVENANT, appointed by Bahá’u’lláh. And no one can refute His Word. This is the Testament of Bahá’u’lláh. You will find it in the Holy Book of Aqdas. Go forth and proclaim, ‘This is THE COVENANT OF GOD in your midst.’”
A great joy seemed to fill Lua while Juliet wept at witnessing this extraordinary moment of spiritual force flowing through the Master. Then ‘Abdu’l-Bahá became quiet again. The Holy Spirit receded, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá the man re-emerged. He smiled at Juliet and told her that she must stop crying since she would not be able to paint through tears.
In the afternoon of that same day He sent Lua Getsinger downstairs to speak about the Covenant to the visitors waiting there. When He went down later, He read from Bahá’u’lláh’s Tablet of the Branch and spoke with great power on the Covenant. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá designated New York City, the “City of the Covenant”.
(The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Malaysia –Feast of Kamal 2012)
 
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Here is a story for people who love the writings of Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran was a celebrated Lebanese poet and painter who happened to live across the street from Juliet Thompson, who knew him quite well. He worked on an Arab newspaper which left him free to paint and write. He showed Juliet almost all his books while they were still in manuscript. Gibran told her that he was thinking of Abdu’l Bahá when he wrote the Son of Man and that he was going to write another book with Abdu’l Bahá at the center. Gibran learned about the Faith when someone gave him Some Writings of Bahá’u’lláh in Arabic. When Juliet told him that the Master was coming, he asked if she would ask the Master if he would allow him to sketch him. The Master gave him one hour, starting at 6:30 in the morning. Juliet said “He made an outstanding head. It doesn’t look like the Master – very faint likeness. Great power to the shoulders. A great radiance in the face.” Gibran adored the Master would go to Juliet’s flat often to see Him. After the Master left he spent his time writing books. He talked about the Master often, but he couldn’t accept Abdu’l Bahá station. Years later Gibran went to a Bahá’í Center when the Master’s motion picture was going to be shown. When he saw the Master on the screen, he began to cry. Juliet wrote that “He had been asked to speak and when his turn came, he jumped onto the platform with his face covered in tears and said: I declare, that Abdu’l Bahá is the Manifestation of God for this day!” He was strongly affected by Abdu’l Bahá, even though he didn’t understand the Master’s station.
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 75)
 
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Abdu’l Bahá later spoke of the station of Grace Krug, stating that: “The time will come when her whole family will be proud of Mrs. Krug for her faith. Her husband is still distant and heedless; the time will come when he will feel himself exalted on account of Mrs. Krug’s faith. I see what they do not see. Erelong the whole of her family will consider the faith of that lady, as the crown of honor on their heads.
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 79)

Initially, the Egyptian newspapers were not friendly. Some of the more incendiary would send their papers where Bahá’í visitors would see them. At first, a few if the Bahá’ís wanted to respond and correct the lies, but ‘Abdu’l-Bahá simply said: These are the heralds of the Kingdom. God is using them to inform the people of our arrival. Let them write anything they like. They will come to investigate, realize the truth and themselves make answer. Things happened just as the Master had predicted.
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 12)

In Arches of the Years, Marzieh Gail writes about Dr. Florian and Grace Krug: how she became a Bahá’í, and he halted his opposition to her faith . . Letting There were historic family quarrels after Grace became a Bahá’í. The siblings cowered, watched and trembled on their perch at the head of the stairs, as their father below them would scream at his wife and hurl down Bahá’í books. In spite of everything, Grace Krug invited the Master to speak at their home, and the young people heard their father shouting, “If that old man comes into this house I‘ll have the doorman throw him out!” Both Charles and Louise described the fateful day of the visit. Charles said his father’s attitude was: “Now I can get my hands on the ringleader of this bunch!” Louise said “We were terrified. Charlie and I were standing there by the doors. Abdu’l Bahá came in. He put his arms out, with that wonderful gesture – you could feel the love pouring out. He walked right up to my father looked him straight in the face. And he said: Dr. Krug, are you happy? … My father just wilted. He was like a bird letting its wings down, to enjoy the sun. From that time on, never a word against the Master.”
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 78)
 
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In Arches of the Years, Marzieh Gail writes about Dr. Florian and Grace Krug: how she became a Bahá’í, and he halted his opposition to her faith . . Letting There were historic family quarrels after Grace became a Bahá’í. The siblings cowered, watched and trembled on their perch at the head of the stairs, as their father below them would scream at his wife and hurl down Bahá’í books. In spite of everything, Grace Krug invited the Master to speak at their home, and the young people heard their father shouting, “If that old man comes into this house I‘ll have the doorman throw him out!” Both Charles and Louise described the fateful day of the visit. Charles said his father’s attitude was: “Now I can get my hands on the ringleader of this bunch!” Louise said “We were terrified. Charlie and I were standing there by the doors. Abdu’l Bahá came in. He put his arms out, with that wonderful gesture – you could feel the love pouring out. He walked right up to my father looked him straight in the face. And he said: Dr. Krug, are you happy? … My father just wilted. He was like a bird letting its wings down, to enjoy the sun. From that time on, never a word against the Master.”
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 78)
That is a great story, reminds me of how I became a Baha'i. So angry that my wife had become a Baha'i and I was questioning who got all the money!

Oh that we could show the love Abdul'Baha had for all humanity

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Yes what love, he is not the perfect exemplar for nothing.
 
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A woman visited the Master in Haifa, in May 1910. She later wrote about this visit, saying: ‘As He talked with me, I felt my heart soften under the influence of his goodness and kindness, and the tears came to my eyes. He asked me about myself, if I were well, and if I were happy. I replied to the latter question, “I have had many sorrows!” He replied, “Forget them. When your heart is filled with the love of God, there will not be room for sorrow, there will only be love and happiness.”‘
She continued, ‘I cannot tell you the sweet sympathy of his voice as he said these beautiful and comforting words. Then he had the attendant bring in tea, a cup for him and a cup for me. We drank together, wishing each other health and happiness, and then he told me that he hoped he should take tea with me in the Kingdom of Heaven. “Was that not a pretty thought?) When I praised the tea, he said it was real Persian tea, and presented me with a package to take away with me.’ (Honnold, Annamarie, Vignettes from the Life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 127)
 
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Courageous

"In one of His Tablets 'Abdu'l-Bahá states that the word 'courageous' can apply to a person who conquers his own self and passion. For it is easier to conquer whole countries than to defeat one's own self. The purpose of the coming of the Manifestations of God is to endow the soul of man with spiritual qualities and enable him to defeat his greatest enemy -- his own self.

(Ma'idiy-i-Asamani, vol. 5, p. 156., cited in Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha'u'llah - vol. 3 - 'Akka, The Early Years - 1868-77, p. 35)
 
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On another occasion, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was resting and May (Maxwell) emphatically told Mary (Maxwell), “Don’t you disturb the Master. He is very, very tired, and don’t you make any noise.” But the moment her mother’s back was turned, she shot into the room. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá himself recounted what happened next: “Today I was resting on the chaise lounge in my bedroom and the door opened. The little girl, Mary Maxwell, came into me and pushed up my eyelids with her small fingers and said “Wake up, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá!” I took her in my arms and placed her head on my chest we both had a good sleep.” Ruhiyyih Khanum said “I was so attracted to Him that it was hard to keep me away from Him at all. Mary would commonly sit on ‘Abdu’l-Bahás Lap while He would stroke her curly hair and say, “She is precious! She is precious!”
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 184) (Maxwell) added by poster
 
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True love indeed.

Thank you Tony for the story
 
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On the evening of the same day ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke briefly again to a group of Bahá’í friends of the subject which, on these last days seemed very close to His heart and lips - the station to which those who had accepted the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh were called and expected to attain by the very fact that they had accepted them. I remember, in this connection, a story told me by one of the friends present at a meeting of the executive committee of the New York Spiritual Assembly. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had been asked to be present. After listening to their deliberations for a half-hour or so He calmly arose to leave. At the door He paused a moment and surveyed the faces turned towards Him. After a moment of silence He said, that He had been told that this was a meeting of the executive committee. “Yes, Master,” said the Chairman. Then why do you not execute. Always was His emphasis upon deeds: and deeds of such quality and purity as seemed, to those who listened, unattainable. Nevertheless there was no lowering of the standard. And He set the example. There was no doubt of that. Like the true Leader He never called upon His followers to go where He had not blazed the Path.
(Howard Colby Ives, Portals to Freedom, p. 200-201)
 
Old 10-19-2013, 08:33 AM   #115
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One of the chief reasons for irreligion among people is that the leaders of religion, such as the Catholic priests, take a little bread and wine, breathe over it and then say that the bread is the flesh of Christ and the wine is the body of Christ. Of course, the man of understanding will not accept these dogmas and would say that if this bread and wine turned into the flesh and blood of Christ by the breath of the priest, then the priest must be superior to Christ.” Thus, Bahá’u’lláh has said, ‘Every matter that is contrary to sound reason and science as opposed to the fundamental principles of divine religion is an obstacle to the progress of the cause of people avoiding and rejecting the laws of God.’
(Earl Redman, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Their Midst, p. 224-225)
 
Old 10-21-2013, 08:25 AM   #116
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Bill I found this site - Wow is all I can say

Bahá’í Stories

You will be able to have a field day

Thank you for this thread, I love stories of Abdul'Baha

Regards Tony
Dear Tony thanks again for giving me this site for the stories on the Master and much more. The site put together by my dear friend Susan Gammage, I have had some wonderful discussions with Susan although never meeting face to face.

She has other sites for quotes to assist with every problem of life imaginable, she is a person with understanding of life's problems, having suffered dreadfully in her early years. But a great, humble and loving soul always ready to assist anyone.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 09:29 AM   #117
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Many people may not be aware, that Baha'u'llah knew of a person and their actions even if they were not in His presence, Abdul-Baha, known as the Master also had this capacity.

[Then ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said] “Do not think your services are unknown to Me. I have seen. I have been with you. I know them all. Do not think I have not known. I have known all. For these you are accepted in the Kingdom.” My “services”—and He knew them all! He had “seen": seen their pitiful smallness and the lack of real love with which I had tried to serve. I bowed my head with shame. “Forgive my failures.”
“Be sure of this.” After a moment He said again, “Be sure of this.” Then He dismissed me.
(Diary of Juliet Thompson)
 
Old 10-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #118
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Many people may not be aware, that Baha'u'llah knew of a person and their actions even if they were not in His presence, Abdul-Baha, known as the Master also had this capacity.

[Then ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said] “Do not think your services are unknown to Me. I have seen. I have been with you. I know them all. Do not think I have not known. I have known all. For these you are accepted in the Kingdom.” My “services”—and He knew them all! He had “seen": seen their pitiful smallness and the lack of real love with which I had tried to serve. I bowed my head with shame. “Forgive my failures.”
“Be sure of this.” After a moment He said again, “Be sure of this.” Then He dismissed me.
(Diary of Juliet Thompson)
I like to think about this quote, and do so often.

One then wonders why we neglect teaching/serving this cause?

We are strange people indeed

Regards Tony
 
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Yes as the Quran says men were made weak.
 
Old 10-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #120
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The Master spoke of the many letters He had answered that morning and of the packages still unopened. Mr Kinney said: “I will write Your letters for You!” Our Lord: “Very good; very good. Write a letter and answer it yourself. Look into your heart and see the answer. The answer is what is written on the tablet of your heart. That which is written upon paper is subject to corruption and various accidents, such as consumption by fire and moth, but that which is inscribed on the tablet of the heart is imperishable and everlasting. A day will come when all My communications upon paper—all My writing – will be effaced. But that which I have inscribed upon the hearts will not be effaced. There is no end to it. For I write the Word of the Love of God upon the hearts, and the Word of God is eternal.”
(The Diary of Juliet Thompson, page unknown)
 
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