Beauty (Jamal) 2014

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Tampere, Finland

grass sunlight green sunspots

Victor Jason ©

“…I may so fix my gaze upon Thee and be so detached from all else but Thee, that the world and all that hath been created therein may appear before me as a fleeting day which Thou hast not deigned to create,”
–Baha’u’llah

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Wilmette, USA

yellow white flowers

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Desperate for warmth.

“In the spring there are the clouds which send down the precious rain, the musk-scented breezes and life-giving zephyrs; the air is perfectly temperate, the rain falls, the sun shines, the fecundating wind wafts the clouds, the world is renewed, and the breath of life appears in plants, in animals and in men.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions

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Haifa, Israel

face hiding reflection tree

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“Thou shalt behold the lights of beauty upon their faces and the mysteries of glory in their human temples.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries
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České Budějovice, Czech Republic

pond reflection pink sky

Kat Eghdamian ©

“O Friends! Abandon not the everlasting beauty for a beauty that must die, and set not your affections on this mortal world of dust.”
-Baha’u’llah, Hidden Words

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Cusco, Peru

mountain hikers trail clouds

Ramin Hossaini ©

“Be fair to yourselves and to others, that the evidences of justice may be revealed, through your deeds, among Our faithful servants.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Baha’u’llah

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Adelaide, Australia

buildings sky clouds reflection

Chad Mauger ©

“Say: He is not to be numbered with the people of Bahá who followeth his mundane desires, or fixeth his heart on things of the earth. He is My true follower who, if he come to a valley of pure gold, will pass straight through it aloof as a cloud, and will neither turn back, nor pause. Such a man is, assuredly, of Me. From his garment the Concourse on high can inhale the fragrance of sanctity…. And if he met the fairest and most comely of women, he would not feel his heart seduced by the least shadow of desire for her beauty. Such an one, indeed, is the creation of spotless chastity. Thus instructeth you the Pen of the Ancient of Days, as bidden by your Lord, the Almighty, the All-Bountiful.”
—Baha’u’llah, Gleanings From the Writings of Baha’u’llah

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