spiritual

  1. K

    Climate Change: A Chiefly Spiritual Challenge Or Not

    In 2015 we witnessed an unprecedented level of international activism to combat climate change, when virtually all countries signed the Paris Climate Accords. This remarkable milestone in human history marks the very first time the nations of the world have agreed on anything, and fulfills one...
  2. Y

    Spiritual powers/spirituality

    Can we attain spiritual powers? Spiritual abilities ? Are these results of an increase in spirituality? My mind has wondered here after meeting a very devoted Bahá'í whos Spirituality was mind blowing, and in her presence I experienced many myserious things which I can only put down to her...
  3. S

    Five Physical and Five Spiritual Powers

    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on the board. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone more and engage in dialog and consultation. I wanted to post about a quote that was a recent discussion between a friend and myself. It relates to Abdu'l-Baha's writing about the five spiritual...
  4. M

    Resurrection: spiritual & "bodily"?!

    According to the teaching of The Bab and Baha'ullah, Baha'is believe that resurrection is a spiritual matter and not bodily. while Muslims take some Ayats in Qur'an as a sign of resurrection being both physical and spiritual, Baha'is emphasis the necessity of reading Qur'an in light of wisdom...
  5. BlinkeyBill

    Tests contribute to Spiritual growth

    Again from the book...... The Meaning of Suffering The Mystery of Sacrifice Selections from the Bahá’í Holy Writings Outlined and Compiled by Judith Hatcher D. The ways tests contribute to our spiritual growth 1. Remember God and discover the power of prayer While a man is happy, he may...
  6. BlinkeyBill

    Spiritual science

    Was reading and came across the heading of this thread. I decided to investigate and under the heading below read some interesting information. Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing? BBC - Future - Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing? Interested in your thoughts.
  7. BlinkeyBill

    acquiring of spiritual qualities depends upon effort

    As a result of living in that house, Hájí Amín soon discovered that his brothers-in-law were all Bábís. His wife, like himself, was a devoted Muslim and was unaware of her brothers' faith. After lengthy discussions at gatherings of the Bábís, Hájí Amín became aware of the truth of the Cause of...
  8. D

    Mankind in Need of Spiritual Food

    As mankind is in need of spiritual food, I share this: To me this is one of the more intrigueing Tablets of Baha'u'llah as it was recited when some Locks of the Hair of Baha'u'llah were presented at a Convention as a Gift from the Guardian... It is also an "amalgomated Tablet" with excerpts...
  9. Romane

    What is meant by "spiritual"

    Good morning In the thread on the role of women in the Baha'i Faith, The Thinker made a statement that I think is deserving of a thread of its own. Now, even though my address is to The Thinker, it is directed to all, and am hoping to see some interesting discussion from everyone. So very...
  10. johnnyboy

    Examples/description of spiritual happiness

    Dear Friends, I've just read Tonyfish's signature "Be Happy Be happy Be full of Joy". This reminded me of another question I've been asking myself for a long time: what is that spiritual joy/happiness every Bahá'í is supposed to possess all the time? Is it possible to describe it? What is...
  11. mytmouse57

    Diminished capacity and spiritual growth

    I'll try to make this very brief, to get the discussion started: The Baha'i Faith teachings on spiritual growth and advancement seem to hinge heavily upon the ability to investigate, observe, react, analyze, contemplate, reflect and gain knowledge in an intelligent, rational manner. It is also...
  12. L

    Seven Valleys -- Calling us to spiritual transformation?

    "After passing through the Valley of knowledge, which is the last plane of limitation, the wayfarer cometh to the Valley of Unity and drinketh from the cup of the Absolute, and gazeth on the Manifestations of Oneness. . .He seeth in himself neither name nor fame nor rank, but findeth his own...
  13. T

    Profound spiritual realizations!

    During our spiritual journeys we must develop our minds to perfect our actions, and to transcend our limitations. What have you realized or learnt via scripture that was so profound, it transformed your reality! For me, the realization that friendship is a necessary ingredient to all experience...
  14. P

    Spiritual stories

    Maalaimalar is a No.1 leading tamil newspaper providing latest breaking news and spiritual Stories Worldwide and etc . Get updates of Daily news, Sports news, Thalaipu seithigal, Headlines, World news, Politics news, Rasipalan, Cinema news, Crime news, District news, and Business news etc. For...
  15. Y

    Spiritual Motherhood - Giving birth to God's Seed in Us

    My dear brothers and sisters :) I am wondering if anyone can tell me if the Baha'i Writings say anything about the birth of God or the higher soul in us? "...Become a fertile ground for the divine birth. Cherish this deep silence within, nourish it frequently...May God help us to prepare a...
  16. cire perdue

    A story to illustrate the spiritual nature of faith.

    In Rome in about 165 and 250 there were horrendous plauges. During the sickness pagans pushed away sufferers, fled the cities, deserted their loved ones by the side of the road, and died barricaded in homes. In great contrast to pagan behavior, Christians nursed and cared for the ill and at...
  17. cire perdue

    spiritual transformation plus physical resurrection

    After an Al Anon meeting, someone said that AA was all from the Bible and there were 12 step Bibles. I thought not, and got a book on the founding of AA. AA may be able to be found in the Bible, but it was more directly related to the Oxford Society, Carl Jung (YES), and a book by William James...
  18. cire perdue

    Spiritual interpretation vs literal

    In the 1980's a great deal of Baha'i Christian literature became available. I had not been terribly concerned, b/c I was an initiate of Swami Stachitananda when I became a Baha'i. However to reaccept Christ after the rejection of my Christian roots helped bring me into the Faith. Finally hearing...
  19. Pollwr

    Spiritual growth

    Every time I stumble upon this beautiful prayer I am struck by it. From the sweet-scented streams of Thine eternity give me to drink, O my God, and of the fruits of the tree of Thy being enable me to taste, O my Hope! From the crystal springs of Thy love suffer me to quaff, O my Glory, and...
  20. SpiritualSeeker

    Spiritual meditation, metaphysics, mystical experiences?

    Hello all, I would love if perhaps someone can shed light on the Bahai view on metaphysics, mysticism, and meditations. Are there any mystical paths to bahai? I dont mean an ascetic way of life where one goes to extremes. But I mean deep comunion with God through meditations and chants in which...