Tuesday, January 31, 2017

God is born in this Dawn!

"This is the Dawn whereat was born He Who begetteth not and Who is not begotten."

- Bahá'u'lláh, Tablet of the Birth

Baha'is are supposed to be loyal to the political authorities of their respective countries

“Both Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá have urged us all to be submissive and loyal to the political authorities of our respective countries. It follows, therefore, that our ... friends are under the sacred obligation to whole-heartedly obey the existing political regime...”

(From a letter dated 11 February 1934 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer: The Light of Divine Guidance, vol. 1, p. 54)

Abusive Baha'is are not True Baha'is

... a person who is not adorned with the ornaments of virtue, sanctity, and morality, is not a true Baha'i, even though he may call himself one and be known as such.

[undated ltr by Shoghi Effendi cited in ltr fm House of Justice 1983-10-19, To all National Spiritual Assemblies, MUHJ 1963-1986 #378]

Monday, January 23, 2017

There are three processes in teaching...

There are three processes in teaching: the first is to attract the people; the second is to convert the people; and the third is to be consecrated. There must be attraction, conversion, and consecration. The teachers must not be unwise.

- Shoghi Effendi

http://bahai-library.com/brown_memories_abdulbaha

How to convert people to the Baha'i faith?

We must associate with the people of the country, eat in their homes, sleep there, even to the point of inter-marriage. This is the test.

- Shoghi Effendi

http://bahai-library.com/pilgrims_notes_anonymous_1953

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