Teaching

Apr 2015
10
Niagara Region, Canada
#1
"Teaching the Cause of God is not only through the tongue; it is through deeds, a good disposition, happiness of nature, kindness and sympathy, good fellowship, trustworthiness, holiness, virtue, purity of ideals, and lastly, speech."

(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 590)('Abdu'l-Bahá: Bahá'í News. No. 243 May 1951, p. 8)
 
Sep 2010
4,488
Normanton Far North Queensland
#2
"Teaching the Cause of God is not only through the tongue; it is through deeds, a good disposition, happiness of nature, kindness and sympathy, good fellowship, trustworthiness, holiness, virtue, purity of ideals, and lastly, speech."

(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 590)('Abdu'l-Bahá: Bahá'í News. No. 243 May 1951, p. 8)
Yes we all tend to do it back to front :eek: :yes:

May each day see more action and change, than words!

God bless and regards Tony
 
Dec 2014
357
United States
#3
"Teaching the Cause of God is not only through the tongue; it is through deeds, a good disposition, happiness of nature, kindness and sympathy, good fellowship, trustworthiness, holiness, virtue, purity of ideals, and lastly, speech."

(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 590)('Abdu'l-Bahá: Bahá'í News. No. 243 May 1951, p. 8)
"Preach the Gospel to all the world, if necessary, use words."

- St. Francis of Assisi
 
May 2013
1,786
forest falls california
#5
The same command

"Preach the Gospel to all the world, if necessary, use words."

- St. Francis of Assisi
The same essential command has been given by Moses, Krsna, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and Baha'u'llah.

That we are indeed commanded to share this thing we have been given, which we refer to as religion, with each other, and we are tested by it.

"Do they think when they say: "We believe!" that they shall be let alone and not put to test?" . . from the Quran
 
Sep 2010
4,488
Normanton Far North Queensland
#6
The same essential command has been given by Moses, Krsna, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab, and Baha'u'llah.

That we are indeed commanded to share this thing we have been given, which we refer to as religion, with each other, and we are tested by it.

"Do they think when they say: "We believe!" that they shall be let alone and not put to test?" . . from the Quran
Dale dear friend - Yes Yes and Yes to that! :cool:

Have also noticed more and more over the last few years, that the more you move towards the goal of sharing the message, which is the Love and oneness of God with the unity required to achieve this, the more you realize that you are fighting a very strong foe. I repeat a very strong foe!!! :eek: :noob: One really has no concept these days as to how much Materialism and thus self has permeated our existence.

If one thinks they have beaten that self, whoops! Start looking deeper dear friends!

So many things get in our way and the worse thing is you are aware of some of them, but the little voice says, fix that tomorrow :surprised: :tape:

Stands to reason anything gained must be worked for!

God Bless all and Regards Tony
 
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May 2013
1,786
forest falls california
#7
Piercing the veils of Glory

Dale dear friend - Yes Yes and Yes to that! :cool:

Have also noticed more and more over the last few years, that the more you move towards the goal of sharing the message, which is the Love and oneness of God with the unity required to achieve this, the more you realize that you are fighting a very strong foe. I repeat a very strong foe!!! :eek: :noob: One really has no concept these days as to how much Materialism and thus self has permeated our existence.

If one thinks they have beaten that self, whoops! Start looking deeper dear friends!

So many things get in our way and the worse thing is you are aware of some of them, but the little voice says, fix that tomorrow :surprised: :tape:

Stands to reason anything gained must be worked for!

God Bless all and Regards Tony

. . ." In this day, they that are submerged beneath the ocean of ancient Knowledge, and dwell within the ark of divine wisdom, forbid the people such idle pursuits. Their shining breasts are, praise be to God, sanctified from every trace of such learning, and are exalted above such grievous veils. We have 188 consumed this densest of all veils, with the fire of the love of the Beloved—the veil referred to in the saying: “The most grievous of all veils is the veil of knowledge.” Upon its ashes, We have reared the tabernacle of divine knowledge. We have, praise be to God, burned the “veils of glory” with the fire of the beauty of the Best-Beloved. We have driven from the human heart all else but Him Who is the Desire of the world, and glory therein. We cleave to no knowledge but His Knowledge, and set our hearts on naught save the effulgent glories of His light."
 
Sep 2010
4,488
Normanton Far North Queensland
#8
. . ." In this day, they that are submerged beneath the ocean of ancient Knowledge, and dwell within the ark of divine wisdom, forbid the people such idle pursuits. Their shining breasts are, praise be to God, sanctified from every trace of such learning, and are exalted above such grievous veils. We have 188 consumed this densest of all veils, with the fire of the love of the Beloved—the veil referred to in the saying: “The most grievous of all veils is the veil of knowledge.” Upon its ashes, We have reared the tabernacle of divine knowledge. We have, praise be to God, burned the “veils of glory” with the fire of the beauty of the Best-Beloved. We have driven from the human heart all else but Him Who is the Desire of the world, and glory therein. We cleave to no knowledge but His Knowledge, and set our hearts on naught save the effulgent glories of His light."
Dale - Another great quote! The Ocean of these words throwing up on the shore so many pearls, come gather dear peoples of the world, come gather!

God bless and regards Tony
 
Nov 2012
949
Florida
#9
“The most grievous of all veils is the veil of knowledge.”
One day, during the fast, at dinner, Hand of the Cause of God, Abu’l-Qásim Faízí related the following for those present:

The Ancient Beauty was very fond of the following four qualities:

1. A person with a happy disposition.

2. A person who finishes a task that he starts.

3. Those who are brave and audacious.

4. Those who suffice with praising others rather than finding fault.

Bahá’u’lláh felt sad about the following five unseemly characteristics afflicting mankind:

1. Those who see themselves as knowledgeable and feel proud of it.

2. Those who render a valuable service or initiate a useful innovation, but show pride about their accomplishment.

3. Those who feel proud about their lineage.

4. Those who are proud of their physical beauty and attraction.

5. Those who regard themselves as wealthy and are proud of it.

Then Mr. Faízí added at the end of his discourse the following words of the Ancient Beauty:

“It is impossible to expect insight from those who are proud.”

(Unauthorized translation) - Mr. Faízí

From Sweet and Enchanting Stories, compiled by Aziz Rohani, p. 33
 

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