GOD IS THE GOD OF MOSES, CHRIST, BAHA’U’LLAH…. AND OF ALL PROPHETS

Am I the only one who accepts that Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God? And were fighting for nothing?

We all accept and believe in the God of Abraham.

Answer by pukirahe Mar 30th, 2011 at 2:42PM

I stand by your side in worshipping the God
of Moses, of Christ, of Muhammad, of all Prophets,
of all mankind and of all worlds visible and invisible.
All pretexts that lead to war are irreligious.

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Abdul-Baha says:

Thanks be to God that thou hast obtained that which was sought by all prophets and holy souls; namely, the knowledge of God and the love of God. First, the knowledge; and, second, His unfathomable love. Also the different members of thy family, who followed thee and who obtained that which thou didst obtain.

This is a great gift from God and hath no equal; although in this physical world its greatness is not perceivable, nor its nature clearly known, yet in the spiritual world it shineth like the sun.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v2, p. 415)

 HAIKU

God is the God of

Moses, Christ, Baha’u’llah….

And of all Prophets

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WHERE IS THE EAR THAT HEARS THE VOICE OF GOD

How did you come up with your username?

Answer by pukirahe Mar 29th, 2011 at 4:54PM

I remind myself to conduct a good life
based on one sacred verse from the most
recent messenger of God:
“1. O SON OF SPIRIT!
My first counsel is this: Possess a PUre, KIndly and RAdiant HEart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.”
(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)
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Baha’u’llah says:

“O people! We shall put to you a question in all truthfulness, taking God for a witness between you and Us. He, verily, is the Defender of the righteous. Appear, then, before His Throne of glory and make reply with justice and fair-mindedness. Is it God Who is potent to achieve His purpose, or is it ye who enjoy such authority? Is it He Who is truly unconstrained, as ye imply when ye say that He doeth what He pleaseth and shall not be asked of His doings, or is it ye who wield such power, and who merely make such assertions out of blind imitation, as did your forebears at the appearance of every other Messenger of God?” (Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 30)

HAIKU

The Name of Gos is

Mother of all names

With endless mesnings

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ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE RICH SPIRITUALLY BUT HOW COULD WE KNOW THIS?

How much?

do you think a 14 yo should get for allowance?

Best Answer by pukirahe (Chosen By Asker): Oct 16th, 2009 at 7:55PM

Billions.

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Baha’u’llah says:

“In like manner, it is related that on a certain day, one of the companions of Sadiq complained of his poverty before him. Whereupon, Sadiq, that immortal beauty, made reply: “Verily thou art rich, and hast drunk the draught of wealth.” That poverty-stricken soul was perplexed at the words uttered by that luminous countenance, and said: “Where are my riches, I who stand in need of a single coin?” Sadiq thereupon observed: “Dost thou not possess our love?” He replied: “Yea, I possess it, O thou scion of the Prophet of God!” And Sadiq asked him saying: “Exchangest thou this love for one thousand dinars?” He answered: “Nay, never will I exchange it, though the world and all that is therein be given me!” Then Sadiq remarked: “How can he who possesses such a treasure be called poor?” (Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 130)   

HAIKU

All human beings

Are rich spiritually

How could we know this?

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WE NEED URGENTLY A DIVINE EDUCATOR FOR ABIDING WORLD PEACE

What are you wishing right now?

I’m wishing my back would stop hurting or that at least I had someone to rub it for me. how bout you?

Answer by pukirahe Oct 16th, 2009 at 4:45PM

I wish that people would seek the education provided by the Educator from God in order to work efficiently, thankfully and happily for His Divine Plan on earth.

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Baha’u’llah says:

“Even as in the “Beginning that hath no beginnings” the term “last” is truly applicable unto Him who is the Educator of the visible and of the invisible, in like manner, are the terms “first” and “last” applicable unto His Manifestations. They are at the same time the Exponents of both the “first” and the “last.” Whilst established upon the seat of the “first,” they occupy the throne of the “last.” Were a discerning eye to be found, it will readily perceive that the exponents of the “first” and the “last,” of the “manifest” and the “hidden,” of the “beginning” and the “seal” are none other than these holy Beings, these Essences of Detachment, these divine Souls.” (Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 162)

HAIKU

We need urgently

A divine Educator

Abiding world peace

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WE’RE TRULY MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY OF GOD WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE

What actually you are looking for at EP ? Honest answers will be appreciated.

Answer by pukirahe Mar 28th, 2011 at 6:10PM

Friends.
Learning.
Entertainment.
Self-expression.
Broader relationship among human beings.
And points to share gifts with friends.
(I am very happy on exchanging gifts few minutes ago).

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Baha’u’llah says:

“We have erewhile declared — and Our Word is the truth — : “Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship.” Whatsoever hath led the children of men to shun one another, and hath caused dissensions and divisions amongst them, hath, through the revelation of these words, been nullified and abolished. From the heaven of God’s Will, and for the purpose of ennobling the world of being and of elevating the minds and souls of men, hath been sent down that which is the most effective instrument for the education of the whole human race.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 94)

HAIKU

We’re truly members

Of one family of God

Without our knowledge

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LET’S SEE GREAT BEAUTIES WITH INNER AND OUTER SIGHTS AND BE TRULY HAPPY

You look in the mirror and you see…

Answer by pukirahe Mar 28th, 2011 at 5:54PM

You look in the mirror and you see… A cute little child.
Look into the heart and you see… A greater world.
Close your eyes and you see… the One True God.

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That’s…sweet 🙂

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Baha’u’llah says:

13. O SON OF SPIRIT!

I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting. (Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words)

HAIKU

Let’s see great beauties

With inner and outer sights

Be truly happy

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Waiting for Superman: A Review

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Waiting for Superman: A Review


“The primary, the most urgent requirement is the promotion of education. It is inconceivable that any nation should achieve prosperity and success unless this paramount, this fundamental concern is carried forward. The principal reason for the decline and fall of peoples is ignorance.” (Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 109)

It seems that at least once a year the media has a story about yet another study that makes me want to hide by passport in embarrassment. The latest is from NEWSWEEK. Read it and weep:

“They’re the sort of scores that drive high-school history teachers to drink. When NEWSWEEK recently asked 1,000 U.S. citizens to take America’s official citizenship test, 29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar.” (Read the whole thing here if you dare)

NEWSWEEK asks the provocative question, “how dumb are we?”. This question could serve as the unofficial subtitle of the documentary “Waiting for Superman”. In this case, the question would apply not only to the poorly educated children being produced by too many of our public schools, but also to the adults who allow this to continue day after day.

“Waiting for Superman” is a highly informative, thought-provoking, and heart-string-pulling documentary. One of its strengths is putting a human face on the education debate through profiling several children and their families as they strive for something that should not be so hard to find; a decent education. From the Bronx to LA, you get a glimpse into their dreams and their nightmares. I found myself hoping along with their loved ones depicted on film for these kids to succeed. I haven’t cried watching a film in a long time and this one broke my heart in half.

“Waiting for Superman” does an excellent job of balancing the personal stories with lots of information about the broader social and political context. It does a particularly effective job of using animation to illuminate the various facts and statistics detailed in the film. As someone who is not in the education field or immersed in education policy debates I was able to learn a great deal.

In addition to stories about children, you also hear about various innovators and reformers as well as some of their opponents. Geoffrey Canada, whom I had the privilege of hearing speak at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, provides a great deal of commentary throughout the film. This man is a national treasure and I hope that someone tells him that everyday. I was also fascinated by the story of Michelle Rhee, then Chancellor of the D.C. public schools. Her frustrations in trying to reform the D.C. schools represented another empathic moment for me as someone working in human services, an industry that on a good day can still make you want to pull your hair out.

Though teacher’s unions are not quite “villains” in the film, what you see and hear of them does not come across in a positive way. The film raises what seem to be legitimate questions about things such as tenure but does not provide much of an opportunity to hear the teacher’s unions really make their case. In fact, for a movie about education you don’t hear as much from teachers as you might expect. I found this to be a weakness of the film that leaves it vulnerable to being dismissed as anti-teacher or anti-teacher’s union propaganda. This would be unfortunate because this is a movie that needs to be seen and whose message needs to be heard. The message is that failing to educate all our children is neither inevitable nor acceptable. Isn’t that something we should all agree with?

By far, the most poignant portion of the film is watching the children and families as they sit through the lotteries that will determine whether the kids get into their preferred schools. You heard that right, lotteries. The anxiety on the faces of the kids and adults is palpable through the screen. The results are not a Hollywood ending. I found myself completely flabbergasted by the power of a randomly chosen numbered ball or piece of paper with a name on it in these people’s lives. What kind of nation would leave the future of its children, leave its own future to chance?!

“How long shall we drift on the wings of passion and vain desire; how long shall we spend our days like barbarians in the depths of ignorance and abomination? God has given us eyes, that we may look about us at the world, and lay hold of whatsoever will further civilization and the arts of living. He has given us ears, that we may hear and profit by the wisdom of scholars and philosophers and arise to promote and practice it. Senses and faculties have been bestowed upon us, to be devoted to the service of the general good; so that we, distinguished above all other forms of life for perceptiveness and reason, should labor at all times and along all lines, whether the occasion be great or small, ordinary or extraordinary, until all mankind are safely gathered into the impregnable stronghold of knowledge.” (Abdu’l-Baha, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 2)

 

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