Masá’il (Questions) 174 B.E.

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Maldonado, Uruguay

Gerardo Almada ©

“Te incumbe observar con perspicacia divina las cosas que hemos revelado y que te hemos enviado, y no mirar a las gentes y las cosas que son corrientes entre ellas. En este día ellos son como un ciego que, mientras se mueve a la luz del sol, pregunta: ¿Dónde está el sol? ¿Está brillando? Negaría y pondría en tela de juicio la verdad y no sería de los que perciben. Nunca sería capaz de captar el sol o entender aquello que se ha interpuesto entre él y el sol. Para sus adentros, pondría objeciones, levantaría protestas y sería de los rebeldes. Tal es el estado de esta gente. Déjales a sí mismos, diciendo: Sea para vosotros lo que deseáis y para nosotros lo que deseamos. Desdichada en verdad es la penosa condición de los impíos.”
-Baha’u’llah, Tablas de Baha’u’llah Reveladas despues del Kitab-I-Aqdas
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Park City, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“We wish to address some additional words to those of you in whose surroundings marked progress is yet to occur and who long for change. Have hope. It will not always be so. Is not the history of our Faith filled with accounts of inauspicious beginnings but marvellous results? How many times have the deeds of a few believers—young or old—or of a single family, or even of a lone soul, when confirmed by the power of divine assistance, succeeded in cultivating vibrant communities in seemingly inhospitable climes? Do not imagine that your own case is inherently any different.”
-The Universal House of Justice, Ridvan 2015
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Lennox Heads, Australia

June Perkins ©

It was a joyous time to share the first birthday of our friend’s dear daughter.

“If love and agreement are manifest in a single family, that family will advance, become illumined and spiritual.”
-`Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace
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Askoy, Norway

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“A layered veil of false premises thus obscures a fundamental truth: The state of the world reflects a distortion of the human spirit, not its essential nature. The purpose of every Manifestation of God is to effect a transformation in both the inner life and external conditions of humanity. And this transformation naturally occurs as a growing body of people, united by the divine precepts, collectively seeks to develop spiritual capacities to contribute to a process of societal change. Akin to the hard earth struck by the Master a century ago, the prevailing theories of the age may, at first, seem impervious to alteration, but they will undoubtedly fade away, and through the “vernal showers of the bounty of God”, the “flowers of true understanding” will spring up fresh and fair.”
-The Universal House of Justice, Ridvan 2012
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New York City, USA

John Etheridge ©

“He Who is your Lord, the All-Merciful, cherisheth in His heart the desire of beholding the entire human race as one soul and one body.”
-Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts

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1 Comment

  1. Gary Peterson

    13 December, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Have any photos to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Baha’u’llah?

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