UNIQUE RULE OF LOVE

Do you think love has rules?

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One rule: SELFLESSNESS. Otherwise it cannot be called love.

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Love among mankind, among lovers, among family members, among acquaintants and partners, among strangers and enemies…is directed by only one rule: SELFLESSNESS – that is love without condition, calculation, imposition.

The Prophets, the martyrs, the devoted believers…are concrete symbols of this love. They happily and graciously give their all for the benefit of the whole human race, under the guidance of the One True God.

Perhaps, I am too idealistic, utopic, unpractical in my concept about love. Because, when all human beings reach this level of love tears will cease to fall, hearts will cease to lament, souls will cease to feel melancholic. And poets, novelists, film producers… will become jobless!

But, who among us want to shed tears? None. We all want to possess the gifts of love, while other people should give us all without hesitation.

In reality, we all agree with the definition of love as selfless giving, but we don’t want to practice it. The reason is that we cannot trust other people, especially in these days of rampant hypocrisy, falsity, depravity.

Yes, God does not force us to love selflessly, but He allows us to learn, to think and to love with all creativity. Love is not a dead word. It is an expression of divine romanticism, that people of all generations will never want to exist without it.

Here, again, each individual is free to love as he knows, or as he wants to apply his knowledge on higher and higher levels.

Wishing that you will enjoy reading the following love story:

“There was once a lover who had sighed for long years in separation from his beloved, and wasted in the fire of remoteness. From the rule of love, his heart was empty of patience, and his body weary of his spirit; he reckoned life without her as a mockery, and time consumed him away. How many a day he found no rest in longing for her; how many a night the pain of her kept him from sleep; his body was worn to a sigh, his heart’s wound had turned him to a cry of sorrow. He had given a thousand lives for one taste of the cup of her presence, but it availed him not. The doctors knew no cure for him, and companions avoided his company; yea, physicians have no medicine for one sick of love, unless the favor of the beloved one deliver him.

At last, the tree of his longing yielded the fruit of despair, and the fire of his hope fell to ashes. Then one night he could live no more, and he went out of his house and made for the marketplace. On a sudden, a watchman followed after him. He broke into a run, with the watchman following; then other watchmen came together, and barred every passage to the weary one. And the wretched one cried from his heart, and ran here and there, and moaned to himself: “Surely this watchman is Izra’il, my angel of death, following so fast upon me; or he is a tyrant of men, seeking to harm me.” His feet carried him on, the one bleeding with the arrow of love, and his heart lamented. Then he came to a garden wall, and with untold pain he scaled it, for it proved very high; and forgetting his life, he threw himself down to the garden.

And there he beheld his beloved with a lamp in her hand, searching for a ring she had lost. When the heart-surrendered lover looked on his ravishing love, he drew a great breath and raised up his hands in prayer, crying: “O God! Give Thou glory to the watchman, and riches and long life. For the watchman was Gabriel, guiding this poor one; or he was Israfil, bringing life to this wretched one!”

Indeed, his words were true, for he had found many a secret justice in this seeming tyranny of the watchman, and seen how many a mercy lay hid behind the veil. Out of wrath, the guard had led him who was athirst in love’s desert to the sea of his loved one, and lit up the dark night of absence with the light of reunion. He had driven one who was afar, into the garden of nearness, had guided an ailing soul to the heart’s physician.

Now if the lover could have looked ahead, he would have blessed the watchman at the start, and prayed on his behalf, and he would have seen that tyranny as justice; but since the end was veiled to him, he moaned and made his plaint in the beginning. Yet those who journey in the garden land of knowledge, because they see the end in the beginning, see peace in war and friendliness in anger.

(Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 15)

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LOVE, TRUE LOVE, MATTERS MOST IN LIFE

What matters most in life?

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LOVE, true love, selfless love.
It is not natural attraction, warm compassion, desirable possession.
It is giving all without regret, without calculation, without expectation of any compensation.

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My posting yesterday was about love; today also about love; tomorrow, perhaps about love too. If you read the previous posts, you will also notice that I talk more about love than about anything else. Because, love will lead us to knowledge, unity, peace, prosperity, and so on.

Yesterday, I have quoted three divine answers about love. Today I quote three more. And if you like I will not change the subject in all the days to come.

Here are some quotations from the Writings of Baha’ullah:

“3. O SON OF MAN! Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

“4. O SON OF MAN! I loved thy creation, hence I created thee. Wherefore, do thou love Me, that I may name thy name and fill thy soul with the spirit of life.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

“One must judge of search by the standard of the Majnun of Love. [1] It is related that one day they came upon Majnun sifting the dust, and his tears flowing down. They said, “What doest thou?” He said, “I seek for Layli.” They cried, “Alas for thee! Layli is of pure spirit, and thou seekest her in the dust!” He said, “I seek her everywhere; haply somewhere I shall find her.”

[1 Literally, Majnun means “insane.” This is the title of the celebrated lover of ancient Persian and Arabian lore, whose beloved was Layli, daughter of an Arabian prince. Symbolizing true human love bordering on the divine, the story has been made the theme of many a Persian romantic poem, particularly that of Nizami, written in 1188-1189 A.D.]

(Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 6)

LOVE IS THE ONLY SUBJECT WE ALL SHOULD LEARN

Who Needs Love?

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All human beings need love.
True love is love selflessly.
However, this is a very difficult lesson
for each individual to learn and practice.

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When we say “God is love”, many people may reject; but almost all people agree when we say that “Love is god.”

Many people have come to me and said:”You better cooperate with me in this work of love; then we will discuss about the love of God afterwards.” I did cooperate with all people in the work of love, then they never came back to discuss or to learn about the love of God.

Why, why, and why?

As I have said in my previous postings that I cannot give answers to other people, but I need to seek answers for myself. My answers on EP are not statements of truth, but they are only my shallow opinions to open the way for further friendly conversation. And therefore, on the Blogroll here, I have placed links to a number great Websites for the true seekers.

As for the mystery of love, I have found three among thousands of divine answers for my meditations; and I hope that they will also cause your mind to wonder. Why do I say these are divine answers, and do they really satisfy our thirst for knowledge and enjoyment of love?

“5. O SON OF BEING! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

“29. O SON OF BOUNTY! Out of the wastes of nothingness, with the clay of My command I made thee to appear, and have ordained for thy training every atom in existence and the essence of all created things. Thus, ere thou didst issue from thy mother’s womb, I destined for thee two founts of gleaming milk, eyes to watch over thee, and hearts to love thee. Out of My loving-kindness, ‘neath the shade of My mercy I nurtured thee, and guarded thee by the essence of My grace and favor. And My purpose in all this was that thou mightest attain My everlasting dominion and become worthy of My invisible bestowals. And yet heedless thou didst remain, and when fully grown, thou didst neglect all My bounties and occupied thyself with thine idle imaginings, in such wise that thou didst become wholly forgetful, and, turning away from the portals of the Friend didst abide within the courts of My enemy.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words)

“The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end. In this station the lover hath no thought save the Beloved, and seeketh no refuge save the Friend.

At every moment he offereth a hundred lives in the path of the Loved One, at every step he throweth a thousand heads at the feet of the Beloved.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Seven Valleys, p. 8)

LIVING SOULS HAVE UNSHAKABLE FAITH IN THE LIVING GOD

For those who believe in god, did you ever doubt his existance after a terrible event?

Best Answer – Chosen by Asker

I believe in God in peace and in war, in prosperity and in poverty, in heaven and in hell. The living God only preserves the living souls, not the mortal bodies.

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Who are the faithful Buddhists? I can answer without a little doubt that those are the living believers enlightened by the teachings of the living Buddha. And the livng Christians are those who let the dead bury their dead, while the living sheep carry the cross to follow the living Christ. And the living Muslims are those who are ready to give their lives to the divine Cause of the living Muhammad.

These Prophets are eternally living, because They are the livng Holy Spirit of the living God. And Their true followers are all true saints, true sages, true philanthropists. They have no other ideal, except to conduct a life of self-sacrifice as set by their Educators.

It is really hard to understand how the human lfe can be preserved in self-sacrifice. This is why the believers have to pray, to meditate and to loyally follow the example of the Educator. No man can reach enlightenment without divine guidance. So, through that divine education, the believers gradually understand that:

When we fear no death, we do not think of killing for self-defence, then we and our neighbours are all safe.

When we reflect about the martyrdom of our Prophet, we are more confirmed about the life of the soul.

When are ready to give, we see that our family, and then our community, becoming more peaceful and prosperous. This was the conditions of various regions in the early centuries of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam…And this is now evident in various areas where Baha’i communities exist.

Yes, history has shown clearly that the living God has successively sent down His Messengers to teach us how to preserve our true life, our living soul.

HEALTH AND HEALING

IS IT OK FOR AN ADULT TO USE A PACIFIER & A BABY BOTTLE (THEY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS)?

Best Answer chosen by asker

Definitely yes. We should seek for him the best physician and pray for his recovery. Usually, God makes miracles through doctors, in order that people will not think of belief in miracles as superstition.

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ExperienceProject

Nowadays, with the Internet, everybody can learn how to maintain their physical and spiritual health. Once, they have obtained some basic knowledge, they may know the cause of their sickness and know how to reach recovery. Otherwise, they will find good doctors for medical treatment. Prayers are also affective for people of strong faith.

Health is really necessary for our life. Without it, we cannot enjoy life, especially to accomplish our servitude to God and to the human race.

On the Blogroll, I have placed some links to Websites for physical and for spiritual health. People of greater knowledge can find many, many more healing advices up here and in the real world.

We are truly living in the greatest Age of all Ages throughout the human history on earth. Wishing that more and more people will realize this blessing and making greater effort in sharing the glad-tidings to their relatives, their their fellomen, their acquaintants up here as well as on our tiny planet.

Here is one of the Promises of Baha’u’llah about this great Day:

Follow thou the footsteps of thy Lord, and remember His servants even as He doth remember thee, undeterred by either the clamor of the heedless ones or the sword of the enemy…. Spread abroad the sweet savors of thy Lord, and hesitate not, though it be for less than a moment, in the service of His Cause. The day is approaching when the victory of thy Lord, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Bountiful, will be proclaimed.”

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 42)

A HALF LIFE TO THE FULLEST OR A FULL LIFE EMPTIEST

Which Life Would You Choose…?

Most of us are not living our lives to the fullest and I’ve concluded this from reading some of the questions and answers on EP…Me knowing that, which would you choose? A HALF LIFE (young life) of doing whatever you wanted to do? OR A FULL LIFE (til retirement age of 72+) of being told what to do?…

Best Answer – Chosen by Asker

The full life of serving mankind under the divine guidance of God. We can independently practice His commands in our own conditions with our own abilities. We don’t have to imitate any one else or to depend on human leadership.

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ExperienceProject

Before the existence of the Internet, it was difficult to seek for information concerning the happenings in the world. Now, when we hear about anything good or bad, new or old, true or false, we can easily check the full story with a click, for example on Google.

How is the flood in Pakistan? Googling.

How nice is the film Avatar? Googling.

Who is Baha’u’llah? Googling.

It is really quick, simple and full of details.

In the beginning of the 20th century, not many people knew about the visits of Abdul-Baha, the greatest divine philosopher on earth, in Europe and in America.

Now, just by a click on the computer, even my grandchildren can read His talks throughout those trips in the Books entitled Paris Talks, Abdul-Baha in London, The Foundations of World Unity, The Promulgation of the Universal Peace, Some Answered Questions, The Divine Philosophy…

So, I am not justified in saying that I had no chance to go to school, I had no books to read, I did not know where to look for the wise guidance to live fully happy and useful until the last breath at my centenary.

I don’t say that you should seek for Baha’u’llah, Abdul-Baha, Shoghi Effendi. I believe that you have complete freedom to seek for your own Master whenever and wherever you like. But I don’t think that it is justified for any persons to say that they have no way to find out a Master for themselves.

The Saviour of the World has come. The appointed Master has come. The infallible Guardian has come. And this glad news is brought to you again and again on the Internet. Then, don’t blame any people for not bringing all these good news to your attention.

Please, use the cheapest means of communicatiion of our time to connect yourself with your compassionate Master, Who is my Master and also the Master of the whole human race.

All the Books mentioned in this post are available on the Blogroll. And in order to save your time of searching, I place it right here for your greatest convenience:

http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PT/pt-9.html

THE INVISIBLE LOVER IS MOST-BELOVED

Do you have a invisible lover?

Best Answer – Chosen by Asker

God is my Lover. God is my personal Lover and personal Lover of my wife. He is the personal Lover of any individual who learns how to know and to love Him. He is not only invisible; but He is too far from all human comprehension, that lots of people say that He is non-existent.

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ExperienceProject

I do not see God, but I know about God through Baha’u’llah, God’s Messenger for this Age.

I do not see Baha’u’llah, but I know about Baha’u’llah through the history of His life and His teachings.

I am certain about this divine truth because:

I do my learning independently, without depending on any earthly powers, or on the interpretations of any human beings. I refer directly to the Scriptures of Baha’u’llah for the answers of my questions.

I find that millions of people have done their new learning to attain their new faith. And we equally admit that our knowledge are from the Books and the inspiration of Baha’u’llah Himself. We make applications by ourselves, without imposing our views on anyone else.

I find that Baha’u’llah causes me to love all other divine Prophets, because His teachings are spiritually in conformity with other religions. Those are the religions of love, knowledge, unity, peace, civilization, prosperity, progress….

I find that Baha’u’llah causes me to love all mankind.

I find that the Community of the Greatest Name is growing steadily throughout the world.

I find that the followers of Baha’u’llah are truly humble, sincere and obedient to His Laws.

I find that the prophecies of former religions are fulfilled.

I find that the principles of Baha’u’llah are accepted universally.

The Faith of Baha’u’llah is like the bright torch guiding me through the darkness of this confusing world. It is not a set of principles, or a composition of theories; it is the complete system of divine education for all the human race until the coming of the next Educator, no sooner than one thousand years.

The longer I live, the more I see that the future of mankind is glorious as told by Baha’u’llah, in their implementing of this divine education.

The clear and simple unanimity expressed in the Baha’i Websites on the Blogroll, which I see by random on the Internet, is a great encouragement for me in this incessant learning.

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