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Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah (cont.)

September 28, 2014

to continue this thread until we get through them all, here are nos. 63, 64 and 65. This is a book Baha’u’llah (Whose name means “Glory of God”) composed while strolling on the banks of the Tigris river. It is said to contain the “spiritual essense” of all religions. His life was full of pain, imprisonment and banishment from place to place, because His teachings, which include the equality of men & women, the agreement of science and religion (we need both), the unity of humankind, unity in diversity, and independent search for truth (we can all read, we all have a brain), were never accepted in his home country of Iran. The Baha’i Faith is now established ’round the globe, all over the planet, so in spite of their ignorance and cruel treatment of Him, the teachings bring peace to people’s hearts and to the world, and so they cannot be stopped. These are verses 63, 64 and 65 from those in Arabic. Some are in Arabic, some in Persian. I read them in English. 🙂

O SON OF MAN! The light hath shone on thee from the horizon of the sacred Mount and the spirit of enlightenment hath breathed in the Sinai of thy heart. Wherefore, free thyself from the veils of idle fancies and enter into My court, that thou mayest be fit for everlasting life and worthy to meet Me. Thus may death not come upon thee, neither weariness nor trouble.

 

O SON OF MAN! My eternity is My creation, I have created it for thee. Make it the garment of thy temple. My unity 19 is My handiwork; I have wrought it for thee; clothe thyself therewith, that thou mayest be to all eternity the revelation of My everlasting being.

 

O SON OF MAN! My majesty is My gift to thee, and My grandeur the token of My mercy unto thee. That which beseemeth Me none shall understand, nor can anyone recount. Verily, I have preserved it in My hidden storehouses and in the treasuries of My command, as a sign of My loving-kindness unto My servants and My mercy unto My people.

 

Do we need to buy the book?

September 20, 2014

Do we need to buy the book?

Will you post your power point?

Will you tell us all that we need to know?

Is learning to be tweeted

in small sound bites,

fed to us one phrase at a time,

Science as statuses

to be read daily.

Hit “like” or delete

and maybe reply.

I really wonder sometimes

what will happen

to thinking and pondering in solitude,

when new thoughts come in

and new ideas emerge

after reading an entire BOOK.

Too much information

is overload . . .

(I don’t need to know

what you had for dinner,

unless we are eating, face to face),

Too little information

is ignorance . . .

(of history, memory,

of culture, creativity).

Read for yourself, Decide what you think,

Who you agree with, or not,

Educate yourself,

then form an opinion,

Read all you can

and then more,

and then more.