1. R

    How do Bahais justify controversial Lifestyles of Manifestations of God

    How do Bahais justify or rationalize controversial Lifestyles of Manifestations of God? such as: Baha'u'llah's polygamy and the weird 2nd and 3rd wives and his traitorous children sired from his 2nd and 3rd wives ? Abraham traumatizing the living $#*! out of one his sons by almost...
  2. R

    What are all the known Manifestations of God? And hints of Unknown Manifestations?

    From what I remember The Bahais categorically recognize these founders of Religions as "Manifestations of God": Baha'u'llah and the Bab Muhammad Jesus Buddha Moses Abraham Zoroaster and some others? Which ones else did I fail to list?
  3. D

    On the Manifestations of God

    Did Baha'u'llah ever specify that certain named individuals, and only certain named individuals, are to be considered Manifestations of God? Often listed within the Baha'i faith are nine: Abraham, Moses, Christ, Muhammad, The Bab, Baha'u'llah, Buddha, Krishna, and Zoroaster. But did Baha'u'llah...
  4. D

    Scriptural Origin of the Teachings About the Nine Manifestations?

    What is the scriptural origin of the Baha'i teachings that the nine Manifestations of God have been Moses, Abraham, Jesus, Mohammed, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, the Bab, and Baha'u'llah?
  5. T

    What are Manifestations of God?

    A Manifestation of God is a man but he is a higher order of creation from an ordinary man... “In His Tablet to Muhammad Sháh the Báb, moreover, has revealed: “I am the Primal Point from which have been generated all created things. I am the Countenance of God Whose splendor can never be...
  6. GoaForce

    Manifestations create energies

    Each Manifestation creates a new Energy. When the Covenant of a Manifestation is renewed through a new Revelation, it means that His energy has been fully assimilated by Mankind. The Energy of Jesus was fully assimilated by humanity when Muhammad pbuh rose from the Hijaz. Random thought.
  7. R

    Are all biblical prophets considered Manifestations of God?

    I was wondering that all the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament are Manifestations of God. I know that major ones such as Adam, Abraham and Moses have been mentioned in Bahá'í writings, but are all of the prophets mentioned considered manifestations? And could that include prophetesses such...
  8. B

    Question about the Manifestations

    I am starting to take a deeper look into religion and I am making my first stop into discussion here. I need to know something about Manifestations: The Bahá'í Faith (and I am generalizing here; please correct me) teaches that Manifestations are sent by God at certain periods in life as...
  9. Walrus

    Perfect Manifestations??

    Since I started investigating the Faith, I've heard other Baha'is say that the Manifestations of God were "Perfect" individuals and seen claims to them being "sinless". I do not fully understand this claim, however, and was interested in others' thoughts on the matter. When I first heard it...
  10. BlinkeyBill

    Manifestations of God and the law of sacrifice

    A further study of this little free e-book The Meaning of Suffering The Mystery of Sacrifice Selections from the Bahá’í Holy Writings Outlined and Compiled by Judith Hatcher C. The Manifestations of God and the law of sacrifice 1. The Manifestation of God As to those souls who are born into...
  11. D

    Manifestations, Rise!

    SURIY-i-HAYKAL "Bring then into being, by Our leave, resplendent mirrors and exalted letters that shall testify to Thy sovereignty and dominion, bear witness to Thy might and glory, and be the manifestations of Thy Names amidst mankind. We have caused Thee again to be the Origin and the Creator...
  12. A

    Twin manifestations

    I have just started to work with book 4, Allah'u'abha and am finding it most intellectually stimulating. I would like my brethren's opinions about why we had two manifestations alive at the same time. I tend to think of it as a diseased body needing a double dose of treatment
  13. W

    Where did Baha'u'llah go after he physically died, where is he now?

    I have been wondering for a while now, what happens to Manifestations of God when they physically die? Do they dwell with God and never live a physical life again? Do they go onto the next world like the rest of us? If so, when they go into the next world, are they still manifestations or are...
  14. WanRod

    Two questions about the Manifestations of God

    Recently I have been thinking about the Manifestations of God. I know Baha'is usually consider manifestations of God Buddha, Muhammad, Jesus, Bàb, Baha'u'llah, Zoroaster, Krishna, Moses, Abraham. There are some Baha'is I've met that consider manifestations also Confucius, founder of...
  15. EternalStudent

    Does this violate the law on not having images of the Manifestations?

    My mother bought me a t-shirt that has a picture of Jesus crucified on it, and under that it says "Called to Duty" (obviously a play on CoD (Call of Duty)), and a quote from Jesus talking about how "greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Now, I know we're...
  16. tonyfish58

    Distinction between Manifestations

    This is an interesting comparison I found in Gleamings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah. At first glance they seem to contradict. As they are only extracts from Baha'u'llah's writings this may be the issue. First we have xxii - Bahá'í Reference Library - Gleanings From the Writings of...
  17. arthra

    The Manifestations...

    I recently posted on a Christian forum regarding the concept of Manifestation of God and wanted to share it here... So if there's something you want to add please do so... Here's my post: The Manifestation of God...
  18. L

    Writings of the Manifestations

    In every religion, but especially evident in the Baha'i Faith, the Manifestation of God, discards a portion of His own Writings, stating that mankind is not ready for it.... Any idea on why this happens? Why do they even write it in the first place? It is confusing to me to think He may have...
  19. arthra

    On the use of images of the Manifestations

    While this hasn't been a topic so much of discussion on the forum.. The issue has been raised a few times and as there are visitors and guests who have varied traditions about the use of images and representations of say God and His Manifestations I wanted to enter some important passages that...
  20. Y

    Manifestations and their Impact on Civilisation

    "Diversity in counsel, unity in command...I have given leave to as many of the Jews that dwell in my country as please to return to their own country, and to rebuild their city, and to build the temple of God at Jerusalem on the same place where it was before...I returned the images of the gods...