meaning

  1. Y

    Paradise/Heaven is closeness to god meaning??

    Why does closeness to god mean paradise? What does closeness to god even mean? In previous religions especially islam we are taught that heaven is a place of pure enjoyment .. Do you guys think thats what the baha'i faith is pure enjoyment for us and could this possibly be the meaning of the...
  2. M

    True Meaning of Loving God

    it is said in a book which I am reading now (a book by a Baha'i author in Persian about different Baha'i subjects) that for a love to be called true love, it should not follow ANY ends. true love exists only because it exists. the book says that if by loving something we seek to accomplish a...
  3. Yusuf Mirza Ali

    Understanding the meaning of suffering.

    I'm having a hard time understanding the meaning of suffering. I get that it's a messenger of joy for us, for Bahà'u'lláh once said: "I have made death a messenger of joy for thee, where for dost thou agree?" I don't understand. How can pain and people dying be joyous. I don't want anything...
  4. Y

    4thought - Karl Wightman says his life had no meaning until search led him to Baha'i

    I was watching Channel 4 (British television), when the 1 minute and a half long short, "4thought" which features people every day talking about their chosen spiritual path, came on and lo and behold, it was a British man who had converted to the Baha'i Faith - today on UK TV! You can watch it...
  5. L

    Hidden Word meaning

    What does the first sentence of this Hidden Word mean? Who/what is the nightangle? Since it is lower case, I make the assumption, this is not a reference to Baha'u'llah. "In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not...
  6. B

    Meaning of life.

    Please give me the who, what , when, where, why, and how from a Bahai' perspective. Thanks! - Ben
  7. ahanu

    Tafsir and the Meaning of the Qur'an: the Crucifixion in Muslim Thought

    Tafsir and the Meaning of the Qur'an: the Crucifixion in Muslim Thought Click below for the video of Todd Lawson speaking on the Koran and crucifixion: Todd Lawson on Vimeo Enjoy!
  8. bergsteiger

    What is the meaning of

    "through Whom the letters B and E (Be) have been joined and knit together." in the Long Obligatory Prayer?