This talk by William Hatcher on moral and spiritual development, makes a lot of sense to me, concerning this topic. Feeling like I’ve been burnt by many Baha’is, and am still dealing with a lot of anger, I am not going to say anything about this topic myself. Instead, the
This is a passage from the book Kitabi-Aqdas: ‘The Prayer of the Signs is a special form of Muslim obligatory prayer that was ordained to be said in times of natural events, like earthquakes, eclipses, and other such phenomena, which may cause fear and are taken to be signs or
I have received permission from George Ronald Publisher to record extracts from their two books Divine Therapy and Fire and Gold and post them on this website. As well, Ian Semple has given me permission to record his books Baha’u’llah’s Teachings on Spiritual Reality, and The Proofs of the Mission
The world is but a show, vain and empty, a mere nothing, bearing the semblance of reality. Set not your affections upon it. Break not the bond that uniteth you with your Creator, and be not of those that have erred and strayed from His ways. Verily I say, the
In Balyuzi’s book, Baha’u’llah The King of Glory, Baha’u’llah is said to have instructed someone to say these two sentences 19 times daily. I sometimes think of one of the Names of God while saying the two sentences below: “He who puts his trust in God, God will suffice him.
I have struggled with making decisions in the past. I bought a few books on it, and had some success with that. Because of the complexity of life these days, and that I don’t know everything and can’t predict the future, I have turned to prayer for assistance in making
“… we must not allow ourselves to forget the continuing, appalling burden of suffering under which millions of human beings are always groaning—a burden which they have borne for century upon century and which it is the mission of Bahá’u’lláh to lift at last. The principal cause of this suffering,
“Bahá’u’lláh has stated quite clearly in His Writings the essential requisites for our spiritual growth, and these are stressed again and again by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in His talks and Tablets. One can summarize them briefly in this way: The recital each day of one of the Obligatory Prayers with pure-hearted devotion.
During a period of realizing Baha’is around my age had a very different idea of what the Baha’i Faith is all about and also realizing that many of the things I expected to see in my life and in other Baha’is and the Baha’i community weren’t materializing, I started to
I found out several decades ago, that reviewing parts I picked out from the Synopsis and Codification of the Kitabi-Aqdas (before the Kitabi-Aqdas was published in English) helped to center me and focus my energy. I like to say this in the morning to prepare myself for the day. I