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. J

    what separates Baha'u'llah's message from god and his personal opinions?

    So Ive just finished the Book of Certitude (also read hidden words and some of Seven Valleys), and its opened my eyes to religion and god. Everything Baha'u'llah says makes sense to me.. The only thing that bothers me is the whole 'dont be gay' thing, or 'pray to god and he will cure your...
  3. RonPrice

    The archives of writers

    Part 1: When writers who are Baha'is die sometimes their work lives on in the papers, the manuscripts, the letters, indeed, in a wide range of memorabilia which they donate to some scholarly and secular institution, some Baha'i Centre of Learning or a Baha’i archive at the local, national or...
  4. SoldierofAllah97

    Personal Favorite messenger?

    Does anyone have a favorite messenger of God they would like to share? Or would it be considered forbidden
  5. S

    A personal dilemma

    Hello friends, I was hoping I might find some advice regarding a personal issue I've encountered since joining the faith here. I joined the faith about a month and half ago, along with a good friend, with prompting and guidance from a second friend who's a bit older and had been a member of...
  6. RonPrice

    My Youth: A Personal Perspective

    My experience is only a part, a small part, of the vast intricate mosaic of Baha'i community life, of Canadian life, of Australian life, of the life of teachers, parents, husbands, men of the middle class in the closing decades of the twentieth century and the opening years of the twenty-first...
  7. M

    A personal choice.

    Is there a program established to assist those Iranian Baha'i who wish to leave can be assisted financially? It's my understanding that the persecution and associated suffering of Bahai's in Iran is being used as a means to promote the faith. Is that true?
  8. RonPrice

    The Crusade of 1937

    HILAIRE BELLOC: The Crusades of 1937 Part 1: This morning, as the year 2013 was going through its second week, I began to read about the life of Hilaire Belloc. I first came across this historian in his book on the Crusades,1 as far as I can recall with any accuracy, while studying history...
  9. 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...
  10. RonPrice

    The War: A Personal Perspective

    THE WAR The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. At the time of its completion in 1973, when I was teaching high school in Whyalla South Australia, it was the most expensive series ever made, costing...
  11. cire perdue

    Personal message

    I am losing home access. I refuse to pay an addititonal 30 dollars to Comcast. They say my rate I had was promotional and told me I would only pay 29 a monoth, well, that was not true, they charged an additional 8 to rent the modem. That is dishonest and a racket in my definnition. Now they are...
  12. RonPrice

    Australia The bridge

    Four months after the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on 19 March 1932 another bridge closed in the Baha’i World. The last remnant of the Heroic Age, the treasured Remnant of Baha’u’llah, Bahiyyih Khanum, passed to the Great Beyond.(1) The date was 15 July 1932. The Baha’is refer to her...
  13. Truthseeker96

    The fast and personal prayer question

    Hey guys, the fast is starting to approach and i know it is from march 2 to the 21. But on the 21 do u not eat till sunset or is the 21 the first day back to normal. Also do you say the fast prayer everyday of the fast or just the first. Now for the personal prayer, i find that after i get...
  14. cire perdue

    911 a very personal email and plea!

    Okay guys and ladies. I am into my second manic episode since I left the hospital Oct 29. (Oh really, just your second????) After decades of mere depression, I finally get validated by having my first recognizeable at least to me, manic episode. I seem to be rapid cycling if 2 since Oct 29...
  15. RonPrice

    The Grand Tour with Kevin McLeod

    After watching The Grand Tour with Kevin McLeod(1), British designer, writer and TV presenter in this episode of a 4 part series, I could not help but reflect on another type of grand tour. Kevin seeks out the inspiration for this part of the historic Grand Tour behind Christopher Wren's design...
  16. S

    Some Personal Road Blocks to me becoming Baha'i

    I have had an extremely screwed up and troubled life, resulting from a combination of things: severe family disfunction and religious fundamentalism/hypocrisy, neglect, abuse, exclusion, bullying, addictions, etc, which lead to some really bad choices and really bad friendships and...
  17. RonPrice

    Australia On the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Passing of Clara/Mother Dunn

    McDonalds, KFC, A & W Root Beer & World-War 3 In the summer of 1960, after completing grade 10, I got a job at one of the first dozen A&W Root Beer restaurants that had then opened in Canada. There were nearly 2,000 A& W outlets across the USA at the time. The first A & W had opened in Canada...
  18. RonPrice

    Some Personal Reflections on the Long March

    In the two week period before I joined the Baha’i Faith in early October 1959 at the age of 15 much happened in the economic and political world. I do not want to give a travelogue or a social analysis of all the events or the happenings as they might appear in some annalistic...
  19. RonPrice

    Some Personal Reflections on the Berlin Wall

    THE WALL AND THE WINDOW The Berlin Wall was erected on the night of August 13, 1961. I began my travelling-pioneer life for the Canadian Bahá’í community in a weekend afternoon in late August 1962. That August night in 1961 was on a weekend when most Berliners were sleeping. The East German...
  20. RonPrice

    Memoirs and Autobiographies: Writing Your Own

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY: ANALYSIS YET AGAIN I have provided a succinct narrative account of my life in my autobiography and memoirs. It is chronological; the factual material is ordered, sequential and goes for 2500 pages and five volumes. But, clearly, sharpness of detail, revealing anecdote, even...