Have you ever considered that prayer is 2 parts–what you ask for and why you ask for it?

4 years ago

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I feel that prayer is of four parts; besides what and why, we must know how to hear the divine answer, and how to act to attain the results. If we pray for peace, He does not pour down peace from the air.
But the essential part beyond all these four is to express thankfulness to the One True God who bestows on mankind all the good things from eternity to eternity.

Asker’s Comment:

I like your answer.



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Many people don’t believe in prayer, because they don’t know exactly what it is. Followers of various religions cannot find the teachings of their Prophets, so they practice religion by imitation, imagination, man’s interpretation…which result in nothing. And therefore the non-believers ridicule prayer and religion in general. Religion is not tradition, it is divine education. Let us conduct our religious life, and let them criticise, based on reading the authentic Scriptures.

Now, when I pray for peace, I read the revealed prayers for this purpose.

I meditate on these sacred verses.

I read the Holy Books for divine guidance.

I also read other books for broader reference.

I practice the divine guidance, not only at any peace conferences, but in my daily life.

And, because the results are entirely evident to my peaceful mind, so I say prayers in praise of God every day.

Here is one brief example:

“I bear witness to Thy unity and Thy oneness, and that Thou art God, and that there is none other God beside Thee. Thou hast, verily, revealed thy Cause, fulfilled Thy Covenant, and opened wide the door of Thy grace to all that dwell in heaven and on earth. Blessing and peace, salutation and glory, rest upon Thy loved ones, whom the changes and changes of the world have not deterred from turning unto Thee, and who have given their all, in the hope of obtaining that which is with Thee. Thou art, in truth, the Ever-Forgiving, the All-Bountiful.” (Baha’u’llah, Baha’i Prayers, p. 5)

“It is easy to read the Holy Scriptures, but it is only with a clean heart and a pure mind that one may understand their true meaning. Let us ask God’s help to enable us to understand the Holy Books. Let us pray for eyes to see and ears to hear, and for hearts that long for peace.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 56)

We will pray that the ensign of international peace may be uplifted and that the oneness of the world of humanity may be realized and accomplished. All this is made possible and practicable through your efforts. May this American democracy be the first nation to establish the foundation of international agreement. May it be the first nation to proclaim the universality of mankind. (Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 36)

These are not all the Baha’i teachings about prayer. It is only a brief example of my shallow learning about praying for peace.




Something ending or changing soon?

based on the writings of the bible, nostradamus, st. malachy, edgar casey, science/geological etc, and the mayan calendar, seems like some major changes in the next decade or so, give or take. insite appreciated, just seems like alot of coinciding events. thomas

4 years ago

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Ending and changing of bad things are speedily occuring every day. We wake up every morning to be amazed before new horizons.
More schools are established, more books are circulated, more religious people are working actively on disseminating the Word of God, more scholars are presenting new discoveries in the universe, more sleeping people are awake, more new Internet programs are supporting all the above activities…Yes, the world is clearly approaching the end of immaturity and starting the age of maturity of all mankind.

Asker’s Comment:

not exactly what i was looking for, but a excellent perspective regardless, thanks for a little insite today



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Yes, something changing or ending soon? The asker wanted to know more of the dark side of the picture instead of the bright one. He would be more satisfied if I said that the ice of the poles is defreezing and it will drown many countries. Yes, this is occurring because of the warmth of the new spiritual spring after the long and cold winter of individualism and consumerism.

And huge meteors are probably approaching the earth, that we had no capacity to discover in previous centuries, but our present knowledge and technological powers are far from being able to move away those meteores.

I also have lots of other signs provided by supporters of the physical ending of our world.

However, my spiritual learning does not support my wish to please pessimistic people, especially the pessimistic media that is following the funny slogan of “no news is good news”!

All religious Scriptures have promised the coming of the Mihdi, of Christ, of Metreya Buddha…not to witness the destruction of the world. Their divine mission is to usher in the Golden Age, is to manifest the Glory of the One True God, to lead humanity to a higher level of civilization. Now, all learners can verify this fact right here on the Internet, right here on my Blogroll.

The greater efforts we concentrate on learning and practicing these new lessons from on high, the sooner we will realize the practicality of this divine promise. Four years after answering this question on YahooAnswers, I am becoming more positive for having an independent blog on WordPress.com to state again this truth with more certainty. How convincing this will be after 2012! Please remember, this is only my shallow learning and not at all any prophetic statements.



Why are people turning away from religion, i thought people needed a base to stand on, but i guess people fly?

if you didnt get it, i said why do people turn from religion i thought people needed a base to live and look to, but no one does anymore help.

4 years ago

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They need a base but they have no ideas about that base.
A thirsty man wants to quench his thirst, he searches for someone to show him how to attain his satisfaction. But he meets no man until the time he desperately faces a large river, waits for the rescue and then lies dead on its bank. This story is not mine, it was told by Lord Buddha.

Asker’s Comment:

Helped me realize that society is failing as a whole



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It is really funny to say that the thirsty man dies of thirst on the rirver bank! Yes, the person says that he only needs a palmful of water, why Buddha shows him to such a fearful current.

Now, we need only some wise counsels (such as Big Bang, God’s particle, Energy…), why God gives us the whole ocean of divine teachings that the wisest philosophers cannot understand!

Yes, we only want people to treat us kindly and justly as we treat them, why God does not teach them efficiently to behave that way?

Why other people don’t learn to love the Christians as the Christians do for them?

Why other people don’t learn to love the Muslims as the Muslims do for them?

Why other people don’t learn to love the Buddhists as the Buddhists do for them?

Why other people don’t learn to love the Hindus as the Hindus do for them?

Why other people don’t learn to love the Jews as the Jews do for them?

Why other people don’t learn to love the Baha’is as the Baha’is do for them?

Why religious people don’t love non-believers as the non-believers do for them?

Yes, none of us is asking too much: we only want other people to love us as we love them, why they don’t do so? Why God does not cause them to do so?

Why does He keep on revealing complicated laws, teachings, principles?

I find that Baha’u’llah has answered all these questions which are improving the world and pray that some other people will start reading His Teachings which are truly life-giving waters, and find out the divine guidance for themselves, instead of dying for thirst on the river bank!


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