happiness

  1. T

    God vs. Self: How important is personal happiness?

    How important is personal happiness? What I am referring to is having material possessions, engaging in recreational activities that are fun, and engaging in activities that are physically pleasurable, oft referred to as the things of the flesh. One can look at this from a psychological...
  2. becky

    Happiness in our lives

    Happy are the wise that recognized the straight path of God and turned unto His kingdom; happy are the glad and sincere, the lamps of whose hearts burn with the knowledge of the All-Merciful and are protected by self-abnegation from the winds of test and sorrow; happy are the brave whose hearts...
  3. Sarastro

    Achieving Happiness

    What is happiness and how can we achieve it? How is true happinness attained according to the teachings of Baha'u'llah? What are the experiences of the people here?
  4. BlinkeyBill

    Happiness against the law in Iran

    An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behavior — despite the views of its moderate president. Criticism outside Iran was predictably swift...
  5. D

    Pantograph.com: US: Crenshaw: Life was created for happiness

    Life was created for happiness 9th November 2013 '"In 1906 an American lady traveled to Israel to meet the leader of the Baha’i Faith at the time, Abdu’l-Baha. Abdu’l-Baha was a captive within the prison-city of Akka. However, a stream of visitors came to him. During the lady’s visit, she...
  6. johnnyboy

    Examples/description of spiritual happiness

    Dear Friends, I've just read Tonyfish's signature "Be Happy Be happy Be full of Joy". This reminded me of another question I've been asking myself for a long time: what is that spiritual joy/happiness every Bahá'í is supposed to possess all the time? Is it possible to describe it? What is...
  7. LordOfGoblins

    Is happiness an illusion?

    Lets say for example you believe that you have a few million dollars in the bank, and you're set for life. You decide though that you wont access that money. You go through life feeling happy because you have all that money then when it finally comes time to withdrew the money you realise in...
  8. arthra

    “Bless this family and grant it happiness

    In 1912, ‘Abdu’l-Baha Abbas, the eldest son of the founder of the Baha’i faith, came to America. Among his stops was a special visit to Lincoln to see William Jennings Bryan at Fairview, his home. 'Abdu'l-Baha spent 239 days in America, traveling coast-to-coast promoting unity, international...
  9. Pollwr

    Don't worry, Be happy

    As an earnest young person I examined the Bahá'í faith and totally missed one point that now seems frequently referenced - the wish that we become happy. I decided that the persuit of happiness was a total waste of time and of no importance. Now in middle age I am discovering joyfulness but...
  10. Pollwr

    Tests and trials

    "It is clear, then, that tests and trials are, for sanctified souls, but God's bounty and grace, while to the weak, they are a calamity, unexpected and sudden." Writings of 'Abdúl-Bahá p 182 Does this mean that if we want to take difficulties in our stride then we must work on our spiritual...