Learning to Love People

Oct 2014
1,797
Stockholm
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I think that the Bahá'ís have nothing to learn about loving God. But it is learning to love people that is hard. Look at 'Abdu'l-Bahá: He knew about it. The rest of us just have so much to learn...

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May 2013
1,786
forest falls california
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I think that the Bahá'ís have nothing to learn about loving God. But it is learning to love people that is hard. Look at 'Abdu'l-Bahá: He knew about it. The rest of us just have so much to learn...

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Personally, I love a face full of gnats...
 
Aug 2014
1,369
Blue Planet
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very good point. last night, as I was studying the condition of Iran in time of the appearance of the Bahai faith, I realized how much Bab, Bahaullah, and Abdul Baha stressed the matter of caring for "the other". I also read that Abdul Baha said that one of the signs of knowing God is to love His creatures.
 
Apr 2017
196
Mexico
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Loving my fellow human beings, despite their fragility and flaws, is indeed the essence of loving God.

Maybe that is why Abdu'l Bahá, when questioned on what it means to be a Bahai, answered: “To be a Bahá’í simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.”

And this is also why Jesus said: "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another".

When we think in God's Manifestation to mankind we think in people like Budda, Jesus, Mohammed, Bah'a'u'lláh. But God's Manifestations to my individual life are also every single person I meet at work, at school, at the street and within my own family. So every time I serve a person, I am worshiping God.

So let's try every single day, as a sort of "Obligatory Prayer" to ease the pain of someone, to make someone smile, to give a gift from the heart.
 
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Jun 2014
1,081
Wisconsin
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I think that the Bahá'ís have nothing to learn about loving God. But it is learning to love people that is hard. Look at 'Abdu'l-Bahá: He knew about it. The rest of us just have so much to learn...

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Alternately, you could try not loving them, but not hating them, as a starting point.

Seven Valleys said:
It is incumbent on these servants that they cleanse the heart—which is the wellspring of divine treasures—from every marking, and that they turn away from imitation, which is following the traces of their forefathers and sires, and shut the door of friendliness and enmity upon all the people of the earth.
 
Sep 2010
4,521
Earth
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Yes we must find this Love for all. We must find our Unity.

This morning I again thought about Blinky Bill, our friend of many years upon this Forum, there has been no contact for some time.

So many pass through life and I wonder what it is to truly find what it is to have true Unity.

Regards Tony. Really 😄 Love to all 😊
 

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