Knowledge (Ilm) 2014

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Miami, USA

Rudy Umans ©

Rudy Umans ©

“Study the sciences, acquire more & more knowledge. Assuredly one may learn to the end of one’s life!”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks
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Perth, Australia

Shirin Marshall ©

Shirin Marshall ©

“And if he meeteth with injustice he shall have patience, and if he cometh upon wrath he shall manifest love.”
-Baha’u’llah, from The Valley of Knowledge.
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Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

Dean Kalyan ©

To Know

“Consider carefully: all these highly varied phenomena, these concepts, this knowledge, these technical procedures and philosophical systems, these sciences, arts, industries and inventions — all are emanations of the human mind. Whatever people has ventured deeper into this shoreless sea, has come to excel the rest. The happiness and pride of a nation consist in this, that it should shine out like the sun in the high heaven of knowledge. “Shall they who have knowledge and they who have it not, be treated alike?” And the honor and distinction of the individual consist in this, that he among all the world’s multitudes should become a source of social good. Is any larger bounty conceivable than this, that an individual, looking within himself, should find that by the confirming grace of God he has become the cause of peace and well-being, of happiness and advantage to his fellow men? No, by the one true God, there is no greater bliss, no more complete delight.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization
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Chicago, USA

Sholeh Munion ©

Sholeh Munion ©

“True knowledge, therefore, is the knowledge of God, and this is none other than the recognition of His Manifestation in each Dispensation. Nor is there any wealth save in poverty in all save God and sanctity from aught else but Him—a state that can be realized only when demonstrated towards Him Who is the Dayspring of His Revelation.”
-The Bab, Selections From the Writings of the Bab
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Tampere, Finland

Victor Jason ©

Victor Jason ©

“The honour of man is through the attainment of the knowledge of God; his happiness is from the love of God; his joy is in the glad-tidings of God; his greatness dependent upon his servitude to God.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
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St. Peter, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“O SON OF SPIRIT!
I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words #13
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Aqaba, Jordan

Kat Eghdamian ©

Kat Eghdamian ©

“In the ocean he findeth a drop, in a drop he beholdeth the secrets of the sea.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys And the Four Valleys
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St Petersburg, USA

Adib Amini ©

Adib Amini ©

“Wherefore, O loved ones of God! Make ye a mighty effort till you yourselves betoken this advancement and all these confirmations, and become focal centres of God’s blessings, daysprings of the light of His unity, promoters of the gifts and graces of civilized life. Be ye in that land vanguards of the perfections of humankind; carry forward the various branches ofknowledge, be active and progressive in the field of inventions and the arts.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha
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Port Arthur, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

“Although to acquire the sciences and arts is the greatest glory of mankind, this is so only on condition that man’s river flow into the mighty sea, and draw from God’s ancient source His inspiration. When this cometh to pass, then every teacher is as a shoreless ocean, every pupil a prodigal fountain of knowledge.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha

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