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Old 04-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Tolstoy

Hello,


I have been reading about Leo Tolstoy's relationship with the Faith and have come across quite a bit.... It seems he was very attracted to the teachings. However, I came across an article which claims that he made some very strange statements about the Baha'i Faith. The works that are cited for much of his direct references to the Baha'i teachings are very hard to find.

So I'm wondering:

Does anyone know where one may find volume 79-80 of his "complete collection"?

Does anyone know if there is an English translation?

Does anyone have any references to his letters which were written in 1909 concerning the Faith?


Any help would be appreciated XD


Thanks,


Greg
 
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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You may have seen this already but I'm going to sahre it here anyway...

http://www.bahaindex.com/documents/tolstoy.pdf

also here's a book from the Distribution Service you can read:

LEO TOLSTOY & THE BAHA'I FAITH SC
 
Old 04-19-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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It is worth running "Tolstoy" through Ocean, a downloadable Bahai Library with a search facility.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
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Thanks to both of you! I hadnt read that pdf... very interesting.

Also, I actually hadn't considered Ocean :blink . I'll give it a shot XD

And that book seems like a good read.

It is interesting to see to what extent such an influential writer was influenced by the Faith.


Thanks again,


Greg
 
Old 04-20-2010, 10:44 AM   #5
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Tolstoy was very influential in a lot of ways.. He influenced Mahatma Gandhi in his nonviolent teachings.. He was influential in a lot of circles in pre revolutionary Russia.
 
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