writings

  1. T

    Translations of Writings

    On a forum I post on which is comprised of both believers and nonbelievers, I have been told by a Jewish poster that I have not independently investigated the Baha’i Faith as we Baha’is are told to do because I have only read the “Authoritative Writings” of the Baha’i Faith. I have been told...
  2. MysticMonist

    Reflecting on the Writings

    Allah'u'abha, As a recovering theologian it's been completely transformative to encounter the Baha'i writings, but it's also a bit of a struggle. There's a Zen story: An American professor of Buddhist studies with multiple PHDs to his name visits a Japanese Zen monostary. He sits down with...
  3. K

    any writings regarding lataif's and chakras in Bahai writing

    Is there any mention of lataifs and chakars in bahai writings? The Lataif or subtleties are the psychic organs of supersensory perception that can only be activated by a Sufi Master as part of the Great Work, the goal of Alchemy. Each of the Six Lataif have to be purified in order for you to...
  4. D

    Do we overvalue the writings of Abdu'l-Baha an Shoghi Effendi?

    Hi everyone this is my first ever post. I hope to create constructive dialogue on this forum. Healthy dialogue is a great way to transform humanity. I really feel like people quote Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi like they are directly saying the word of God which is wrong and not true...
  5. D

    Do we overvalue the writings of Abdu'l-Baha an Shoghi Effendi?

    Hi everyone this is my first ever post. I hope to create constructive dialogue on this forum. Healthy dialogue is a great way to transform humanity. I really feel like people quote Abdu'l-Baha and Shoghi Effendi like they are directly saying the word of God which is wrong and not true...
  6. B

    Life and Writings of Quddus

    Apologies in advance if this isn't the right board to post this. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the book 'Life and Writings of Quddus' by Ahang Rabbani? It is listed as Volume 25 of Witnesses to Babi and Bahá'í History and the late Dr. Rabbani mentions it in his translation of...
  7. H

    Tattoo of the Writings

    Friends, does anyone know of what the Writings say, or of any guidance from the UHJ, on tattoing of passages from the Writings onto one's body? For instance, let's say one wanted to have a verse from the Fire Tablet tattooed onto their chest. Is this allowable?
  8. Neal

    Qur'an vs Baha'i writings

    If the Baha'i writings are from God, and so is the Qur'an, then why doesn't every muslim who reads Baha'i/Babi writings see the same beauty? I believe that in English the Baha'i writings are very inspirational. I think that their contents are enough proof for myself. I also read about how...
  9. T

    Asia Baha'i Writings in Bangla?

    Hi friends, one of my friends is very interested in the Baha'i faith and I like to give him some writings by Baha'u'llah...problem is, I have only English and German Baha'i bokos at home and I found nothing online in his language, which is Bangla. Are there any subcontinent friends who can...
  10. D

    "Glory" in the Writings

    Dear friends, . May we investigate the exalted term "Glory", so frequently used in the Baha'i Writings here. Any examples to explore the depths of this Holy word would we welcome and contribute to the thread. . As a few beginning examples, let us refer to the opening of the Hidden...
  11. D

    Anything about birth in the writings?

    Hello friends. Im wondering if you know of anything in the writings talking about birth? I tried to google it but I only found information about the birth of Bab and Bahaullah. I'm looking for any writings about birth and the process... I'm not looking for anything in specific, only wondering...
  12. Clex19

    May the Universal House of Justice change its statement about what's in the Writings?

    If the Universal House of Justice states that the Writings say something, can that statement be changed? I can see from the perspective that the Supreme Body's understanding of what is in the Writings might change over time, particularly if some tablets are newly authenticated. The Universal...
  13. L

    The writings on mental heath therapies.

    If someone who was considering to become a Baha'i were contemplating the therapies that I will mention below for sexual compulsivity disorder or what some will refer to as sex addiction, would these therapies be conformant to the writings? I'll list the therapies below along with my concerns...
  14. BlinkeyBill

    Teachings and what Holy Writings say

    I have put this thread out for comment, partly due to certain people who feel that only persons who profess a faith are experts in that faith. I have made the comment that this is not really true as many people have been members of other faiths at some time, and so have their understanding also...
  15. A

    Memorizing From The Writings

    Hi Everyone! Yesterday, while searching for material on the Long Obligatory Prayer, I arrived on this site. Now I am completely captivated, and enjoying the elevating, thought-provoking content. Also the warmth in the exchanges. Thank you! The reason I was reading up on the Long Obligatory...
  16. M

    Inflammatory writings

    “Warn, O Salmán, the beloved of the one true God, not to view with too critical an eye the sayings and writings of men. Let them rather approach such sayings and writings in a spirit of open-mindedness and loving sympathy. Those men, however, who, in this Day, have been led to assail, in their...
  17. D

    Writings of Baha'u'llah

    Here is a great list of Baha'u'llah's writings. Baha'i Reference Library: Baha'i Reference Library: Collected Works in Arabic and Persian of Baha'u'llah
  18. W

    Female-male friendships in the light of the writings

    Dear all, Alláh-u-Abha, I became Bahai about a year ago and am in a relationship with a 7th generation Bahai. I am from the west, he is from the middle east. We deeply love each other and are getting to know each other and plan to get married. There are many cultural differences we are facing...
  19. M

    Are their writings about the extinction of the human race before another messenger?

    I know their resides plenty of un told mysteries in Bahaullah's writings about what God will do whatever his authority commands. But I was wondering if any of you fine Bahai's know of scripture pertaining to extinction of the human race, or/and the destruction of the physical earth itself...
  20. cire perdue

    The Writings on Homosexuality 1993

    Homosexuality by Bahá'u'lláh, Shoghi Effendi, and Universal House of Justice compiled by Research Department of the Universal House of Justice. 1993 Contents Extracts from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh Extracts from letters written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi Extracts from letters...