Abdul Baha on Divine Philosophy: At the Request of Abdul Baha These Notes on Divine Philosophy, Together with a Short Introductory History

Front Cover
Bahai pub. committee, 1918 - Babism - 189 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 7 - The face of him on whom I gazed I can never forget, though I cannot describe it. Those piercing eyes seemed to read one's very soul ; power and authority sat on that ample brow...
Page 11 - ... Yet do We see your kings and rulers lavishing their treasures more freely on means for the destruction of the human race than on that which would conduce to the happiness of mankind. . . . These strifes and this bloodshed and discord must cease, and all men be as one kindred and one family. . . . Let not a man glory in this, that he loves his country; let him rather glory in this, that he loves his kind.
Page 14 - This is a new cycle of human power. All the horizons of the world are luminous, and the world will become indeed as a garden and a paradise.
Page 11 - That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers ; that the bonds of affection and unity between the sons of men should be strengthened ; that diversity of religion should cease, and differences of race be annulled — what harm is there in this ? Yet so it shall be ; these fruitless strifes, these ruinous wars, shall pass away ; and the ' Most Great Peace
Page 11 - We desire but the good of the world and the happiness of the nations; yet they deem us a stirrer up of strife and sedition worthy of bondage and banishment . . . That all nations should become one in faith and all men as brothers...
Page 28 - It is made incumbent on every one of you to engage in some one occupation, such as arts, trades, and the like. We have made this — your occupation — identical with the worship of God, the True One. Reflect, O people, upon the mercy of God and upon His favors, then thank Him in mornings and evenings.
Page 148 - In the beginning was the Word the Word was with God and the Word was God He was with God in the beginning.
Page 26 - Light is good in whatsoever lamp it is burning ! A rose is beautiful in whatsoever garden it may bloom ! A star has the same radiance if it shines from the East or from the West...
Page 92 - THE PROGRESS OF MAN DEPENDS UPON FAITHFULNESS, WISDOM, CHASTITY, INTELLIGENCE AND DEEDS. HE IS EVER DEGRADED BY IGNORANCE, LACK OF FAITH, UNTRUTH AND SELFISHNESS. VERILY, MAN IS NOT CALLED MAN UNTIL HE BE IMBUED WITH THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE MERCIFUL. HE IS NOT MAN BECAUSE OF WEALTH AND ADORNMENT, LEARNING AND REFINEMENT.
Page 22 - Freedom is not a matter of place. It is a condition. I was thankful for the prison and the lack of liberty was very pleasing to me, for those days were passed in the path of service under the utmost difficulties and trials, bearing fruits and results. "Unless one accepts dire vicissitudes he will not attain. To me prison is freedom; troubles rest me; incarceration is an open court; death is life and to be despised is honor. Therefore, I was happy all that time in prison. When one is released from...

Bibliographic information