DO YOU TALK TO YOURSELF?

Do you talk to yourself?
I do – but I try not to let anyone catching me doing it. I have been teased about it and asked “do you answer yourself too?” Well, if you talk to yourself, doesn’t it follow you should answer?)
Asked by xcryptic 46-50, F 9 Answers 21 mins ago in Community

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I do so silently. In fact this is meditation.
I ask myself questions and I answer them. This is the same way I am doing with your question now. Where do I get ideas for this reply?
Baha’u’llah encourages meditation. He says one hour of meditation is more precious than seventy years of pious prayer.
All human beings are endowed with seeds of the names and attributes of God. The more we read Holy Books and meditate on the sacred verses, the more we will develop our spiritual life which is best in this life and especially in the life to come. In the the life of our mother’s womb, there is development of physical organs for this life. Now is the development of spiritual abilities for our life in the spiritual realm. And we do this by meditation, that is to ask and answer questions in our mind. The development will be strengthened with actions in love and sacrifice.
Blessed are people who practice meditation.

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Abdul-Baha says:

You cannot apply the name ‘man’ to any being void of this faculty of meditation; without it he would be a mere animal, lower than the beasts.
Through the faculty of meditation man attains to eternal life; through it he receives the breath of the Holy Spirit — the bestowal of the Spirit is given in reflection and meditation.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 174)

HAIKU

Developing true life
By constant meditation
And prayerful deeds

RELIGIOUS NUTS AMONG ACQUAINTANCES?

Do you have any religious nuts, among your acquaintances? What do they tell you to believe?

Asked By dskdw25q9n 61-65, M in Community

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Religious people are not nuts. They are truly intelligent people who know that they are created in the image and likeness of God and they will enjoy eternal reunion with God. They know the real purpose of their life and they enjoy happiness through innumerable worlds of God. They only tell good things that God wants them to tell.
Religious people are human beings who read Holy Books and translate the meanings of the sacred verses into reality. They love and serve all mankind, because this way of life will please God, Who loves all His children.
Religious people do not waste time in criticizing other people. Their main concern is to spend time, energy and their own life in building the Kingdom of God on earth. Today, all Holy Books from God are available for them on Internet to study and to practice.
I see nothing bad in other people, especially in religious people. All will get their divine education to love and to obey God.
I am thankful to God for His Progressive Revelation.

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Abdul-Baha says:

There is one God; mankind is one; the foundations of religion are one. Let us worship Him, and give praise for all His great Prophets and Messengers Who have manifested His brightness and glory.
The blessing of the Eternal One be with you in all its richness, that each soul according to his measure may take freely of Him.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 19)

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Religion is light
Showing way from and to God
For human beings

WHY STILL BAD TREATMENT AGAINST WOMEN?

Why do people still treat women like they did back in the 20th century? The times have changed, women are supposed to be equal to men now.
Asked By Akakios1 13-15, M 8 Answers 45 mins ago in Doing Good

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You are right, but most people still don’t know the equality of all human beings. Some have known, but it is still hard for them to live beyond habits, traditions, prejudices, heedlessness, false thinking…
We need lots of new education and new applications for radical change. True love and true respect will become reality only when we accept that we are all noble children of God and we all have divine missions ordained by Him. Otherwise, laws and regulations will hardly transform our society! Strong people everywhere still feel happy to oppress weak people, especially women and children.
Wishing that the UN and Nations will pay more attention to this important matter, in order that our children or grandchildren will be able to enjoy a global civilization and higher advancement in human values and esteem.
This is hopefully possible with human maturity and universally free education via Internet.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“Education holds an important place in the new order of things. The education of each child is compulsory. If there is not money enough in a family to educate both the girl and the boy the money must be dedicated to the girl’s education, for she is the potential mother. If there are no parents the community must educate the child. In addition to this widespread education each child must be taught a profession, art, or trade, so that every member of the community will be enabled to earn his own livelihood. Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 82)

HAIKU

Man’s equality
For world civilization
Through education

ARE YOU HAPPY?

Are you happy? What makes you happy ? Or are you sad ? What makes you sad ?

Asked By ifollowmyownstar 31-35, F 5 Answers 15 mins ago in Doing Good

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I am happy, always happy, even happier each day, and I want to share my experience to other people.
The secret is to seek answers for some basic questions concerning human beings: who are we and what is the purpose of our life.
Various religions, philosophies, ideologies… give various answers in confusing ways. We need to train our mind to be clear and patient.
Then we get the clear answer that we are created by God in His image and likeness, for us to thankfully enjoy His creation before returning to Him in the spiritual and eternal reunion. We become happy to live under the divine guidance of God.
The good result of my search begins with religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam…) and finally with the Baha’i Faith. Baha’u’llah is truly the Promised One of all mankind in this Cycle.
Wishing you good luck.

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Abdul-Baha says:

Another new principle revealed by His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh is the injunction to investigate truth; that is to say, no man should blindly follow his ancestors and forefathers…. His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh has announced that the foundation of all the religions of God is one; that oneness is truth and truth is oneness which does not admit of plurality. This teaching is new and specialized to this Manifestation.
He sets forth a new principle for this day in the announcement that religion must be the cause of unity, harmony and agreement among mankind.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 246)

HAIKU

Knowledge wing of joy
Given by education
Through God’s religion

ARE YOU WORTHY FOR A KING/QUEEN?

Are you worthy for a king/queen?
Tell me why..
Asked By UndeliverMe 18-21, M 5 Answers 19 mins ago in Community

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Kings and queens are no longer extraordinary people. Today, we know that all human beings are equal and each individual is unique. Each can develop herself/himself to become presidents or prime ministers, or kings or queens in any old and new fields of human activities. In the sight of God, it is hard to say who is the best human being among Salomon, Ananda, Hillary Clinton, Socrates, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfreh, Steve Jobs, Van Gogh, or some unknown soldeirs or peasants on earth throughout history.
The worth of man is not getting some high classification in society, but in developing his own potentialites for the service to the human race and betterment of the world. And God alone is the final and perfect Judge.
I compare mself to no one. I thankfully live as a loyal child of God among His equally noble children.

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Abdul-Baha says:

My hope is that in this enlightened century the Divine Light of love will shed its radiance over the whole world, seeking out the responsive heart’s intelligence of every human being; that the light of the Sun of Truth will lead politicians to shake off all the claims of prejudice and superstition, and with freed minds to follow the Policy of God: for Divine Politics are mighty, man’s politics are feeble! God has created all the world, and bestows His Divine Bounty upon every creature.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 150)

HAIKU

Human kings and queens
Equal in the love of God
Serving through His Cause

WHICH ONE IS TRUE RELIGION?

With so many religions out there, how do you know which one is right? You have very slim odds of guessing correctly.
Asked By Akakios1 13-15, M 1 Answer 50 seconds ago in Doing Good

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Religion from the One True God is right.
Since Abraham, God clearly says Who He is, what will come afterwards, and how all mankind can know Him and return to Him.
Then Moses shows the truth with more details.
Then comes Christ with clearer teachings in the New Testament.
Then comes Muhammad with the Quran.
Then comes The Bab with the Bayan.
Then comes Baha’u’llah with hundreds of Holy Books for all human beings in this Age of maturity, which will last no less than five thousand centuries.
We easily see the continuity and the close relation of these religions in the Eternal and Progressive Revelation of God.
In the past there had been small differences, due to culture, language, and false interpretations of priests… But mature people today can read the Holy Books directly and can see the huge distinction of the commands of God and the confused opinions of men.
This is why today, Baha’u’llah places emphasis on independent investigation of truth.
I find agreement everywhere among free learners. I am thankful to God for making all Holy Books readily accessible on Internet.

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Abdul-Baha says:

I will speak to you concerning the special teachings of Bahá’u’lláh. All the divine principles announced by the tongue of the Prophets of the past are to be found in the words of Bahá’u’lláh; but in addition to these, He has revealed certain new teachings which are not found in any of the Sacred Books of former times. I shall mention some of them; the others which are many in number may be found in the Books, Tablets and Epistles written by Bahá’u’lláh, such as the Hidden Words, the Glad-Tidings, the Words of Paradise, Tajalliyat, Tarazat and others. Likewise in the Book of Aqdas there are new teachings which cannot be found in any of the past Books or Epistles of the Prophets.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 245)

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God’s true religion
Through His divine Messengers
Best education

WHERE DO YOU BELONG?

Where do you belong?
Asked By SilenceInEverything 22-25, M 9 Answers 29 mins ago in Community

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I belong to nobody and nothing except God.
God gives me life and His Divine Education, for me to shape my own destiny.
Through His Revelation, I learn that I can do all things freely and independently to preserve lasting happiness.
I am happy to love my family as I wish.
I am happy to love my countries on planet earth.
I am happy to love all beings already known and to be known later.
As destined like all other beings, I will return to God eternally in His Spiritual Realm. There, I will get new tasks to be accomplished under God’s guidance.
I am thankful to God for creating me and making me only dependent on Him. Other people will also become happy with this knowledge.

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Baha’u’llah says:

Blessed the man whom the sweet savours of reunion with Me have stirred and caused to draw nigh unto the Dayspring of My Revelation. Blessed the ear that hath heard and the tongue that hath borne witness and the eye that hath seen and recognized the Lord Himself, in His great glory and majesty, invested with grandeur and dominion. Blessed are they that have attained His presence. Blessed the man who hath sought enlightenment from the Day-Star of My Word. Blessed he who hath attired his head with the diadem of My love.
(Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 16)

HAIKU

I belong to God
Who guides by Revelation
All human beings

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