1. T

    How does the Holy Spirit come to man?

    The hundred-dollar question is HOW the bounty of the Holy Spirit comes to man. Does it only come through Manifestations of God or can people get it directly from God, as Christians claim to? I am tired of having this conversation with Christians. Abdu'l-Baha said that there is no such thing...
  2. M

    Talk on Immortality of the Spirit

    Hello everyone As I was now reading "Maedeye Asemani" (I do not know its English Equivalent) by Bahaullah, in a part of it in which He talks about the immortality of the soul, I read something totally new to me. I would like to know your ideas about it. in a part ABdul Baha says: (my own...
  3. gnat

    The Bahá'í Spirit

    Sometimes, I read the entries as an outsider, thinking of what impression they make on someone who doesn't know about the Faith. We have a whole suffering world around us. We happen to have the key to the solution for it. Do we really convey that? I see all kinds of rather awkward discussions...
  4. Walrus

    The Many Faces of the Holy Spirit

    So something interesting I've noticed. I think there's enough evidence throughout the Faith and the History of the Prophets to conclude that a specific type of entity exists. This entity is a spiritual being who brings a state of prophetic awakening to a Prophet. Such a type of being is...
  5. I

    Difference between Soul and Spirit

    In Scriptures, are the soul and spirit of human the same word and interchangeable, or different concepts?
  6. M

    Pope Francis and the Baha'i spirit of Unity

    I just wanted to state once again my enormous respect for the work that Pope Francis is doing in the world. From an article about his visit to the United States: What Pope teaches us about our religions - CNN.com
  7. Walrus

    Body, Soul, ... Spirit??

    The Baha'i viewpoint on a person is in three parts: Body, Soul, and Spirit. This is stated here: Bahá'í Reference Library - Paris Talks, Pages 96-99 "Body" is a concept easy for anyone to understand. "Soul" is stated to be rationality, and is the mediator between one's Body and one's Spirit...
  8. jimhabegger

    Releasing power: the spirit of faith and the love of God

    In another thread, Traveler wrote: That's amazingly close to what I've been feeling, and I wanted to discuss it some more, but I wanted to reserve that thread for another purpose. I know I've started a lot of new threads already, but I couldn't find any recent one where I thought this would be...
  9. D

    God and the Spirit are symbolic

    It's not a fact that God is not...it's that God is not a fact. God is a symbol. | A conversation on TED.com ---- The process bears within itself the assurance of its fulfilment. For those with eyes to see, the new creation is today everywhere emerging, in the same way that a seedling becomes...
  10. D

    Ask the Religion Experts: How can we keep a thankful spirit throughout the year?

    Ask the Religion Experts: How can we keep a thankful spirit throughout the year? The following extracts are from the original article here: Ask the Religion Experts: How can we keep a thankful spirit throughout the year? [i]"JACK MCLEAN is a Baha’i scholar, teacher, essayist and poet published...
  11. BlinkeyBill

    Explanation of blasphemy against the holy spirit

    Question. -- "Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy...
  12. peaceplease

    Body, Mind &... Spirit connection?

    Hello to everyone :) Our physical health directly impacts mental states and vice-versa. As our mind is connected to our spirit, our physical health indirectly impacts our spirit. So to my question: If we only focus on purifying our physical bodies, our mirror, will we, in your opinion, become...
  13. M

    [ He ] the Spirit of Truth

    John 16-12--- I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will * shew you things to come. *...
  14. cire perdue

    Islam and the Holy Spirit.

    My Moslem friend said that Islam does not believe in the Holy Spirit. Now as that is used in the Christian Trinity, then I as a Baha'i agree. However my understanding as a Baha'is is we do believe in the Holy Spirit that emanates but is separate from God and is like light from fire. I attempted...
  15. M

    link between spirit and body after death?

    Hello!! I was wondering if someone might know of any Writings that talk about the link between our souls and the physical body after death... Why is there a limit to how far you can take a body after its physical death? Is there a remnant of the connection we have to our bodies in life after...
  16. Fadl

    The spirit of the age in the news

    Glimmerings of the lesser peace in the news? I found this story on MSNBC: Blasts, beheadings? Stats show a peaceful world - World news - msnbc.com and find it fascinating and indicative of the marvelous age in which we live, the age of Baha'u'llah. I was so excited to see this article and...
  17. A

    Soul and Spirit

    Hi all, Can you please explain the difference between mans soul and spirit. I know that our soul is in the spiritual worlds and that it has come into being at the time of conception but what then is our spirit? I have read on this topic from Abdul Bahas writings and Some Answered Questions but...
  18. S

    Children Seeing Spirits

    My friend told me this story that his great grandfather died a year before he was born. When he was three he told his parents that he had a conversation with him and his parents never told him anything about his great grandfather and they were shocked at the stuff he had to say. Do you all think...
  19. Y

    Baha and the Path of Mount Carmel the Perfect Spirit

    You know I was having another look at that Diagram Arthra referenced by Juan de la Cruez, his Vision of Mount Carmel where "only the Honour and Glory of God dwells" and which he calls the "path of Mount Carmel the perfect spirit"...and I just think it is incredible and really weird how the...
  20. earthling155

    Spirit of Business

    :(:cool: I often struggle with my ambition to earn material prosperity and the Baha'i principle of detachment from everything except God. I would like to start a thread that I can come back to often and consult about this important personal and social and economic development issue. I agree...