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29 Nov
2012
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The Meaning of Sacrifice

The Meaning of Sacrifice

On 29 November 1912 the Master spoke at the home of the Kinneys about the mystery of sacrifice.  He gave His audience, through the example of Christ, indicators as to how we may understand and embody sacrifice in the true […]

12 Oct
2012
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Healing & Good Health

Healing & Good Health

The Master spoke repeatedly about healing and good health.  His Talks highlight what is in essence a generous gift of the Divine: Although ill health is one of the unavoidable conditions of man, truly it is hard to bear. The […]

7 Oct
2012
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The Oneness of Religions

The Oneness of Religions

Perhaps the most distinctive concept in the Bahá’í Faith is the oneness of religions. This is the principle that clearly provokes thought and awes any audience. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá introduced this concept at almost every public meeting at which He spoke during […]

21 Sep
2012
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The Balkan War and Universal Peace

The Balkan War and Universal Peace

During the Master’s travel to the West a war was devastating the Balkans.  Succinctly, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá commented how war is “the outcome of hostility and hatred between nations and peoples of religion who imitate and adhere to the forms and violate […]

1 Sep
2012
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The Progress of the Soul

The Progress of the Soul

It seems to me that everything in existence must develop via an organic, natural process in order to produce effective results — of course it could be imagined that there are particular exceptions, such as nuclear fusion or fission. The […]

25 Aug
2012
This Radiant Century

This Radiant Century

  On 25 May 1912 the Master explained that historians perceive this radiant century as being equivalent to the previous one hundred centuries due to the exponential progress mankind has made and continues to make in all areas of life.  […]

16 Aug
2012
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The Spiritual Destiny of America

The Spiritual Destiny of America

Bahá’u’lláh announced the arrival of the age of maturity for the entire human race, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke of the important role every nation has to play in achieving it. Growing up, as we all know, is no easy thing (hello, […]

9 Aug
2012
The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Music is a hidden treasure. It is the great poem of time unfurled. The physical symptom of love conquering the heart. The conviction of expression beyond words, even when accompanied by them. Science has attempted to conquer its magic and majesty, and […]

24 Jul
2012
Esperanto and the Universal Language

Esperanto and the Universal Language

Communication is one way in which we put into practice the virtues we acquire and contribute towards a united and peaceful world.  In A Traveller’s Narrative, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: O friends, consort with all the people of the world with joy […]

10 Jul
2012
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Home Visits

Home Visits

Mahmud recounts that on July 11th the friends gathered in the home of Juliet Thompson: “`Abdu’l-Bahá encouraged them to hold as many meetings as possible. `Promise each other’, He said, `to visit one another’s homes so that it may be […]