|08-28-2012, 10:02 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2012
Readings for the Departed
I'm looking for a good segment (from a Tablet/letter) to read this week, marking one year since my grandmother's departing. There will be a large gathering of individuals from various Faiths and backgrounds. Any good ideas?
|08-28-2012, 10:50 AM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2010
i don't know if this is appropriate or not, but i like it.
"Divine perfection is infinite; therefore, the progress of the soul is also infinite. From the very birth of a human being the soul progresses, the intellect grows and knowledge increases. When the body dies, the soul lives on. All the differing degrees of created physical beings are limited, but the soul is limitless!..."
"In the world of the spirit there is no retrogression. The world of mortality is a world of contradictions, of opposites; motion being compulsory, everything must either go forward or retreat. In the realm of spirit there is no retreat possible; all movement is bound to be toward a perfect state. Progress is the expression of spirit in the world of matter. The intelligence of man, his reasoning powers, his knowledge, his scientific achievements, all these being manifestations of the spirit, partake of the inevitable law of spiritual progress and are, therefore, of necessity, immortal."
"My hope for you is that you will progress in the world of spirit, as well as in the world of matter, that your intelligence will develop, your knowledge will augment, and your understanding be widened."
Paris Talks: Addresses Given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris in 1911 p.89-90