joy

  1. Y

    Bahá'í life .. Joy or suffering?

    Bahá'u'lláh in his writings promises joy and expects us to be happy and joyful but many Bahá'í tell me the life of a Bahá'í has lots of suffering. I see Abdul Baha say life is full of joy as we have found Bahá'u'lláh but then sometimes he says you cannot be happy in this world and also there are...
  2. Walrus

    Does anyone know the Farsi term for "Joy"

    Hey. This is probably an odd question, but in the Hidden Words, in this specific line: "O SON OF THE SUPREME! I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?" Does anyone know the...
  3. S

    O Joy of Joys! Paragraph Numbers!

    Maybe this is something that's not a big deal to some of you, but for years I've owned a complete collection of the English translations of Baha'u'llah's works (as of 2001) all bound in one volume. It's a wonderful thing to own, but I've found it difficult to use with quotes I find online...
  4. J

    Facing a Death Sentence With Joy

    This is the follow-up article by David Langness on the death of his sister, Jordis. "My sister Jordis and I had a tradition: we talked to each other most Mondays. After her brain cancer diagnosis, we rarely missed our Monday call, unless some doctor’s appointment got in the way. We would...
  5. 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...