Potent sources of progress; the one joy and yearning of Shoghi Effendi’s life

Jan 2012
711
China
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What did Abdu’l-Baha say are the potent sources of the progress of man, at all times and under all conditions? What did Shoghi Effendi say was the one joy and yearning of his life?
 
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Don’t any Baha’is here have any interest in Abdu’l-Baha says are the potent sources of the progress of man, at all times and under all conditions, or what Shoghi Effendi said was the one joy and yearning of his life?
 
Sep 2010
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Normanton Far North Queensland
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Don’t any Baha’is here have any interest in Abdu’l-Baha says are the potent sources of the progress of man, at all times and under all conditions, or what Shoghi Effendi said was the one joy and yearning of his life?
Allah'uabha, Sounds great Jim, what are your references, I would love to read them.

As with all these questions, there are a few possible answers, unless we are discussing a specific quote.

My wife and I are reading through the Kitab-i-iqan at the moment.

Two possibilities;

"As to you, O ye other handmaids who are enamoured of the heavenly fragrances, arrange ye holy gatherings, and found ye Spiritual Assemblies, for these are the basis for spreading the sweet savours of God, exalting His Word, uplifting the lamp of His grace, promulgating His religion and promoting His Teachings, and what bounty is there greater than this? These Spiritual Assemblies are aided by the Spirit of God. Their defender is ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Over them He spreadeth His wings. What bounty is there greater than this? These Spiritual Assemblies are shining lamps and heavenly gardens, from which the fragrances of holiness are diffused over all regions, and the lights of knowledge are shed abroad over all created things. From them the spirit of life streameth in every direction. They, indeed, are the potent sources of the progress of man, at all times and under all conditions. What bounty is there greater than this?"

Could be a good answer as to why women are exempt from.serving on the Universal House of Justice.

"That the entire community may befittingly respond to the call of the present hour and bring to a final consummation the Mission with which it has been entrusted is the deepest yearning of my heart and the object of my unceasing prayers." Shoghi

Regards Tony
 
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Jan 2012
711
China
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Tony, yes, that was the passage I was thinking of from Abdu’l-Baha. I like that one from Shoghi Effendi, but I was thinking of a different one. Now I’m wondering how the two might be related. Also, it puts the one I was thinking of in a different light. Very interesting. I’d like to see if you can find the one I was thinking of, and then we can consider how it might have happened that Shoghi called one thing the “one joy and yearning” of his life, and something else the “deepest yearning” of his heart. I see that we might learn something from that.
 

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