Ilm (Knowledge) 174 B.E.

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Killingly, USA

John Etheridge ©

“The essence of wisdom is the fear of God, the dread of His scourge and punishment, and the apprehension of His justice and decree.”
-Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah Revealed After the Kitáb-i-Aqdas

Naxos, Greece

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“O thou seeker of the True One!
If thou wishest the divine knowledge and recognition, purify thy heart from all beside God, be wholly attracted to the ideal, beloved One; search for and choose Him and apply thyself to rational and authoritative arguments. For arguments are a guide to the path and by this the heart will be turned unto the Sun of Truth. And when the heart is turned unto the Sun, then the eye will be opened and will recognize the Sun through the Sun itself. Then (man) will be in no need of arguments (or proofs), for the Sun is altogether independent, and absolute independence is in need of nothing, and proofs are one of the things (of which absolute independence has no need).”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

Chapel Hill, USA

Alisa Mappes ©

“Know thou, that upon whatever hearts the bountiful showers of mercy, raining from the “heaven” of divine Revelation, have fallen, the earth of those hearts hath verily been changed into the earth of divine knowledge and wisdom. What myrtles of unity hath the soil of their hearts produced! What blossoms of true knowledge and wisdom hath their illumined bosoms yielded!”
-Baha’u’llah, Kitab-i-Iqan

Montevideo, Uruguay

Gerardo Almada ©

“Los escritos bahá’ís estimulan el desarrollo de los talentos personales mediante la adquisición de conocimientos y formación profesional, pues la práctica de un oficio o profesión no sólo es necesaria para la satisfacción de la persona, sino también para el enriquecimiento de la sociedad en general.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Contestacion a unas preguntas

Louisville, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Know thou the value of these days; let not this chance escape thee. Beg thou God to make thee a lighted candle, so that thou mayest guide a great multitude through this darksome world.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Brisbane, Australia

June Perkins ©

“After each sunset comes a sunrise. The spiritual light of the world has risen again from the eastern horizon. The night is finished; the day is come and the first rays of the dawn are destroying the shadows, dispersing the clouds, making the plants to grow, the trees to become verdant and ornamenting the flower-beds with roses.”
–Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy

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