- Sep 2012
Your thougts?“We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon the other and very abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions.”
-- Shoghi Effendi
...that doesn't include a source/link...
Thanks Light, some how I missed that when I oceaned it. Reason why we need the source is to see the context; in this case the passage that follows is telling:...Shoghi Effendi, Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 84
Also, note that this was not directly from the Guardian but rather "in a letter written on his behalf". That would explain the spelling/grammar errors as well as other issues.No movement in the world directs its attention upon both these aspects of human life and has full measures for their improvement, save the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh. And this is its distinctive feature. If we desire therefore the good of the world we should strive to spread those teachings and also practise them in our own life. Through them will the human heart be changed, and also our social environment provides the atmosphere in which we can grow spiritually and reflect in full the light of God shining through the revelation of Bahá'u'lláh.
(Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 84)