Power (Qudrat) 2014

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Näsijärvi, Finland

Victor Jason ©

Victor Jason ©

“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i Prayers
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Denver, USA

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

Denver Botanic Gardens

“It is the inherent nature of things on this earth to change, thus we see around us the change of the seasons. Every spring is followed by a summer and every autumn brings a winter—every day a night and every evening a morning. There is a sequence in all things.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, -‘Abdu’l-Baha in London
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Vancouver, Canada

Shahriar Erfanian ©

Shahriar Erfanian ©

“O Son Of Being! With the hands of power I made thee and with the fingers of strength I created thee; and within thee have I placed the essence of My light. Be thou content with it and seek naught else, for My work is perfect and My command is binding. Question it not, nor have a doubt thereof.”
-Baha’u’llah
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New York, USA

Ramin Hossaini ©

Ramin Hossaini ©

“Know thou that all the powers combined have not the power to establish universal peace, nor to withstand the overmastering dominion, at every time and season, of these endless wars. Erelong, however, shall the power of heaven, the dominion of the Holy Spirit, hoist on the high summits the banners of love and peace, and there above the castles of majesty and might shall those banners wave in the rushing winds that blow out of the tender mercy of God.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
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Adelaide, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Chad Mauger ©

“Glory be to Thee, O my God! The power of Thy might beareth me witness! I can have no doubt that should the holy breaths of Thy loving-kindness and the breeze of Thy bountiful favor cease, for less than the twinkling of an eye, to breathe over all created things, the entire creation would perish, and all that are in heaven and on earth would be reduced to utter nothingness. Magnified, therefore, be the marvelous evidences of Thy transcendent power!”
—Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah
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Davison, USA

Adib Amini ©

Adib Amini ©

“Wherefore it is incumbent upon all Baha’is to ponder this very delicate and vital matter in their hearts, that, unlike other religions, they may not content themselves with the noise, the clamor, the hollowness of religious doctrine. Nay, rather, they should exemplify in every aspect of their lives those attributes and virtues that are born of God and should arise to distinguish themselves by their goodly behavior. They should justify their claim to be Baha’is by deeds and not by name. He is a true Baha’i who strives by day and by night to progress and advance along the path of human endeavor, whose most cherished desire is so to live and act as to enrich and illuminate the world, whose source of inspiration is the essence of divine virtue, whose aim in life is so to conduct himself as to be the cause of infinite progress. Only when he attains unto such perfect gifts can it be said of him that he is a true Baha’i. For in this holy Dispensation, the crowning glory of bygone ages and cycles, true faith is no mere acknowledgment of the unity of God, but rather the living of a life that will manifest all the perfections and virtues implied in such belief.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha

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Victoria, Canada

Dean Kalyan ©

Dean Kalyan ©

“His purpose, however, is to enable the pure in spirit and the detached in heart to ascend, by virtue of their own innate powers, unto the shores of the Most Great Ocean, that thereby they who seek the Beauty of the All-Glorious may be distinguished and separated from the wayward and perverse.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
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Miami, USA

Rudy Umans ©

Rudy Umans ©

“I beseech Thee, O my God, by them and by the sighs which their hearts utter in their separation from Thee, to keep them safe from the mischief of Thine adversaries, and to nourish their souls with what Thou hast ordained for Thy loved ones on whom shall come no fear and who shall not be put to grief.”
-Baha’u’llah – Prayers and Meditations

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Badlands, USA

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Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“O friends of Truth! The inherent nature of fire is to burn, the inherent nature of electricity is to give light, the inherent nature of the sun is to shine, and the inherent nature of the organic earth is the power of growth.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, ‘Abdu’l-Baha in London

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