Compilation of the Holy Utterances of Bahaʻoʾllah and Abdul Baha: Concerning the Most Great Peace, War and Duty of the Bahais Toward Their Government

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Tudor Press, 1918 - Bahai Faith - 207 pages
 

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Page 119 - But he answered and said unto him that told him, " Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?" And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, "Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister and mother.
Page 39 - To which race or to which color belong these two divisions of men, — to the white, to the yellow, to the black, to the east or to the west, to the north or to the south?
Page 11 - Is not this that which Christ foretold ? 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 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; 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...
Page 7 - OF TEACHINGS OF BAHA'O'LLAH ..... 138 INSTRUCTIONS ......... 148 BAHAI AIMS AND WORK 173 UNIVERSAL DISARMAMENT — ARBITRATION .... 180 AMERICA .......... 184 TABLET TO PERSIA, 1917 194 ADDENDA .......... 197 THIS is that whici descended from the source of majesty, through the tongue of power and strength upon the prophets of the past. We have taken its essences and clothed them with the garment of brevity as a favor to the beloved, that they may fulfill the Covenant of God; that they may perform...
Page 11 - Is not this that which Christ foretold? . . . 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...
Page 194 - In Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence. "O God ! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost shelter all, conferrest life upon all, Thou hast endowed each and all with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy Mercy. "O Thou kind Lord ! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make...
Page 63 - For example, from the beginning of his life you can see in a nursing child the signs of desire, of anger, and of temper. Then, it may be said, good and evil are innate in the reality of man, and this is contrary to the pure goodness of nature and creation. The answer to this is that desire, which is to ask for something more, is a praiseworthy quality provided that it is used suitably. So, if a man has the desire to acquire science and knowledge, or to become compassionate, generous, and just, it...
Page 161 - I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of his heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love.

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