growth

  1. M

    Anxious over growth.

    Some Bahá'í's seem anxious about the growth of membership. Whereas I seem to have read that originally we were to live our lives, and then the exemplary life would draw non-Bahá'í to question us. Then we were to see if they wanted to be taught. Now it appears, and I may be wrong, but I get a...
  2. BlinkeyBill

    Tests contribute to Spiritual growth

    Again from the book...... The Meaning of Suffering The Mystery of Sacrifice Selections from the Bahá’í Holy Writings Outlined and Compiled by Judith Hatcher D. The ways tests contribute to our spiritual growth 1. Remember God and discover the power of prayer While a man is happy, he may...
  3. D

    Coming extraordinary growth of the Faith

    I think we're at a place where we will see a extraordinary growth of the Bahai Faith, and I don't necessarily mean "enrollments", but a lot of bright and sharp people will say "hey this Bahaullah guy had some strikingly true things to say, I always thought bahaullah was a superstitious religious...
  4. mytmouse57

    Diminished capacity and spiritual growth

    I'll try to make this very brief, to get the discussion started: The Baha'i Faith teachings on spiritual growth and advancement seem to hinge heavily upon the ability to investigate, observe, react, analyze, contemplate, reflect and gain knowledge in an intelligent, rational manner. It is also...
  5. RonPrice

    The New Baha'i Paradigm: 1996-2016

    Part 1: The building of the structure of this new world Faith, a structure with many functions, was at the core of Bahai programs and policies, goals and game-plans, so to speak, from 1921 to 1996, a period of 75 years, as well as back the preceding years as far back as the last decades of the...
  6. Pollwr

    Spiritual growth

    Every time I stumble upon this beautiful prayer I am struck by it. From the sweet-scented streams of Thine eternity give me to drink, O my God, and of the fruits of the tree of Thy being enable me to taste, O my Hope! From the crystal springs of Thy love suffer me to quaff, O my Glory, and...
  7. RonPrice

    New Baha'i Culture/Paradigm of Learning & Growth

    I posted an introduction to the paradigmatic shift in the Baha’i community, the new culture of learning and growth that is at the heart of this paradigm, six years ago. I did this posting at several internet sites and have revised that post many times over the years, as developments in the...