Perfection (Kamal) 2014

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Wilmette, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“For today the Bayán is in the stage of seed; at the beginning of the manifestation of Him Whom God shall make manifest its ultimate perfection will become apparent. He is made manifest in order to gather the fruits of the trees He hath planted…”
-The Bab, Selections From the Writings of the Bab

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Vancouver, Canada

Shahriar Erfanian ©

Shahriar Erfanian ©

“O Son Of Utterance! Thou art My stronghold; enter therein that thou mayest abide in safety. My love is in thee, know it, that thou mayest find Me near unto thee.”
-Baha’u’llah

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Tampere, Finland

Victor Jason ©

Victor Jason ©

“O SON OF MAN! Thou art My dominion and My dominion perisheth not; wherefore fearest thou thy perishing? Thou art My light and My light shall never be extinguished; why dost thou dread extinction? Thou art My glory and My glory fadeth not; thou art My robe and My robe shall never be outworn. Abide then in thy love for Me, that thou mayest find Me in the realm of glory.”
-Baha’u’llah, Hidden words, 14. Arabic

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Persia, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“When we look at the world and within men’s souls, we see wonderful signs of the divine perfections, which are clear and apparent; for the reality of things proves the Universal Reality.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions

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Windhoek, Namibia

Ramin Hossaini ©

Ramin Hossaini ©

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

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Oberstdorf, Germany

Kat Eghdamian ©

Kat Eghdamian ©

“Day by day he must endeavor to become better, his belief must increase and become firmer, his good qualities and his turning to God must be greater, the fire of his love must flame more brightly; then day by day he will make progress, for to stop advancing is the means of going back.” -Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West 8, no. 6

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Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

Dean Kalyan ©

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Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

“If a man engages with all his power in the acquisition of a science or in the perfection of an art, it is as if he has been worshipping God in the churches and temples. Thus as thou enterest a school … and strivest in the acquisition of … science thou art day and night engaged in acts of worship—acts that are accepted at the threshold of the Almighty. What bounty greater than this that science should be considered as an act of worship and art as service to the Kingdom of God.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith

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Laurel, Costa Rica

Adib Amini ©

Adib Amini ©

“In the Bahá’í Cause arts, sciences and all crafts are counted as worship. The man who makes a piece of note-paper to the best of his ability, conscientiously, concentrating all his forces on perfecting it, is giving praise to God. Briefly, all effort and exertion put forth by man from the fullness of his heart is worship, if it is prompted by the highest motives and the will to do service to humanity. This is worship: to serve mankind and to minister to the needs of the people. Service is prayer. A physician ministering to the sick, gently, tenderly, free from prejudice and believing in the solidarity of the human race, is giving praise.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’u’llah and the New Era

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