Qudrat (Power) 174 B.E.

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Kampala, Uganda

Ryan Duly ©

Children celebration the Bicentennial of Baha’u’llah at the African Baha’i Temple

“To be a Baha’i simply means to love all the world, to love humanity, and try to serve it to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, as quoted in Baha’u’llah and the New Era

Wilmette, USA

Lindsey Lugsch-Tehle ©

“May divine susceptibilities be increased and awakened; may your devotion to the heavenly Kingdom become intense. May you be the recipients of the impulses of the Holy Spirit, be assisted in the world of morality and attain ideal power so that the sublimity of the world of mankind may become apparent in you. Thus may you attain the highest happiness, the eternal life, the everlasting glory, the second birth, and become manifestations of the bestowals of God.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

Crafers, Australia

Chad Mauger ©

Along the trail from Crafers to Mount Lofty Summit.

“Night hath succeeded day, and day hath succeeded night, and the hours and moments of your lives have come and gone, and yet none of you hath, for one instant, consented to detach himself from that which perisheth. Bestir yourselves, that the brief moments that are still yours may not be dissipated and lost. Even as the swiftness of lightning your days shall pass, and your bodies shall be laid to rest beneath a canopy of dust.”
—Baha’u’llah, Days of Remembrance

Naxos, Greece

Sholeh Samadani Munion ©

“What refuge is there beside Thee, O my Lord, to which I can flee, and where is there a haven to which I can hasten? Nay, the power of Thy might beareth me witness! No protector is there but Thee, no place to flee to except Thee, no refuge to seek save Thee. Cause me to taste, O my Lord, the divine sweetness of Thy remembrance and 83 praise. I swear by Thy might! Whosoever tasteth of its sweetness will rid himself of all attachment to the world and all that is therein, and will set his face towards Thee, cleansed from the remembrance of any one except Thee.”
-Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah

Alexandria, Egypt

Victor Jason ©

“Arise with every power to assist the Covenant of God and serve in His vineyard.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith

Putnam, USA

John Etheridge ©

“Make me as dust in the pathway of Thy loved ones, and grant that I may offer up my soul for the earth ennobled by the footsteps of Thy chosen ones in Thy path, O Lord of Glory in the Highest.”
—’Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Montevideo, Uruguay

Gerardo Almada ©

“Por el poder del Espíritu Santo, actuando a través de su alma, el ser humano es capaz de percibir la realidad Divina de las cosas. Todas las grandes obras de arte y de la ciencia son testigos de este poder del Espíritu.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, La Sabiduría de ‘Abdu’l-Baha

Wilmette, USA

Adib Amini ©

“All created things have their degree, or stage, of maturity. The period of maturity in the life of a tree is the time of its fruit bearing. The maturity of a plant is the time of its blossoming and flower. The animal attains a stage of full growth and completeness, and in the human kingdom man reaches his maturity when the lights of intelligence have their greatest power and development.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

Brisbane, Australia

June Perkins ©

“Unity is strength…when there is team work and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved.”
-Mattie Stepanek

This image is of a ngatu at the beginning of its collaborative journey to have designs placed on it. It will have many people throughout Queensland, Australia contribute their concept of spring time. (Part of the Illumine Mini Festival)

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