YOUR THOUGHTS ON YOUR SCHOOL YEARS?

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Your thoughts on your school years?

Asked By: ThinkFreedom (31-35, M) 56 minutes ago

mine just kept dragging on, and i got over the bullying,,,, iknow i am negative

Posted by pukirahe Mar 31st, 2013 at 4:08AM

My school years started at eleven but it will last until the end of my life. Nobody taught me anything in my childhood: my parents lived far away, my relatives gave me only physical food. I had no notion concerning education. When I was in school until twenty four, I did not learn much. The sum total of my learning was just getting how to read and to do some arithmetic. I had no idea about the purpose of my life and in my mind there were no thoughts about the world. I only start my real schooling when I became Baha’i in 1960. This is really lucky, because I have no problem in redoing my learning. At the moment, I consider myself as a happy student in the divine school of God with reference to all Holy Books on the Internet. I really love my present days of purposeful life.

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 Baha’u’llah says:

“We have decreed, O people, that the highest and last end of all learning be the recognition of Him Who is the Object of all knowledge; and yet, behold how ye have allowed your learning to shut you out, as by a veil, from Him Who is the Day Spring of this Light, through Whom every hidden thing hath been revealed.”

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 198)

 

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Purposeful learning

Main goal of education

Knowing God’s Prophets

WHAT MAKES US FEAR DEATH?

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What makes us fear death?

Asked By: Roboticgirl (18-21, F) 25 minutes ago

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Posted by pukirahe Mar 30th, 2013 at 7:07PM

All fear is due to ignorance; the most fearful thing is the unknown.
In reality, death does not exist. All composed objects will decompose and continue to exist under other forms. Non elemental objects exist eternally in spiritual realms that man’s physical senses cannot comprehend.
The soul, the Holy Spirit, God… are not only inaccessible, but also absolutely unknown. Why most people fear death, while the believers, the saints, the prophets… happily offer their lives on the Path of God? This is a question for all human beings to think about. Finally, he who doesn’t care about knowledge is far different from the one who knows why he does not know.
The high destiny of man is that he can and he must thankfully meditate.

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Baha’u’llah says:

“32. O SON OF THE SUPREME! I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?”

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

 

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All men are learners

God alone Educator

Let us turn to Him

DO YOU SUPPORT PRAYER IN SCHOOLS?

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Do you support school prayer in public schools

Asked By: GeniusLibertatem (22-25, M) 13 minutes ago

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Posted by pukirahe Mar 30th, 2013 at 5:17PM

Positively yes.
If we don’t humble ourselves before man, at least we should humble ourselves before God, the Supreme Intelligence. Pupils be allowed to pray according to their own belief; pupils who have no belief should also sit quietly to think of some high ideal. This practice reminds the children about their high destiny as human beings, who are endowed with reason, power of understanding, power to master oneself and the world with high sense of morality and responsibility.
All schools should have empty and beautifully ornated halls reserved for any students and teachers to freely enter for silent thinking, praying and meditating.

Reply by GeniusLibertatem Mar 30th, 2013 at 5:18PM

Do children really have beliefs? They usually accept what people tell them.

 Reply by pukirahe Mar 30th, 2013 at 6:33PM

My grandchildren are thousands of time more intelligent than me. They are not empty containers for adults to impose false opinions on them. Proper education enables them to develop perfectly their inner powers.

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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)

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 Man’s high faculty

Praying and meditating

Need be developed

HOW TO EASE YOUR TROUBLED MIND?

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How do you ease your troubled mind?

Asked By: Aghost (22-25, M) 1 hour ago

I have a shower in the dark and pretend i’m standing under a waterfall… Weird? I think not!

Posted by pukirahe Mar 30th, 2013 at 6:00AM

If it is troubled by ignorance, I take time for learning and redoing my learning. If it is troubled by lust. I meditate on the nothingness of this phenomenal world. If it is troubled by anger, I reconsider its cause, finding my own wrong and modifying my attitude. Now with experience in overcoming these negative moments, I start my day with at least 30 minutes of prayers and meditations. This habit is now bringing me more joy than trouble.
In fact, trouble does not come from outside, but from our confusing mind. The more we engage in nurturing it with positive thinking, the less we will feel troubled. Moreover, we may bring joy to other people.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring destruction to all harmony, well-being, restfulness and content.

Thoughts of love are constructive of brotherhood, peace, friendship, and happiness.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 29)

 

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 Spiritual disease

Quite easy to prevent

By our conscious will

IS IT TIME TO BEGIN OUR HUMAN LIFE?

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It’s time to begin, isn’t it?

Asked By: MomentaryLapseOfReason (18-21, M) 20 minutes ago

Posted by pukirahe Mar 29th, 2013 at 11:45PM

Yes, it is time to begin to ask questions concerning what we think that we have known. Do we know life? Do we know our own self? Do we know the purpose of our life?
One of these questions may lead to thousands of new questions. Take for example the first one: What is life? Evolution from Big Bang? Created by God? Just breathing or not breathing? Being born and dead? Continuation with reincarnation, going to heaven or hell? Dust returning to dust? What is the use of posing so many questions? Just live and let live? Is that the matter of philosophers and not of me and you?
Yes, it is time to ask questions and to answer ourselves. Other creatures can exist in ignorance, but we cannot. Our God-given rational sense cannot allow us to attain peace in ignorance. True knowledge is our destined salvation.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“Intellect is, in truth, the most precious gift bestowed upon man by the Divine Bounty. Man alone, among created beings, has this wonderful power.

All creation, preceding Man, is bound by the stern law of nature. The great sun, the multitudes of stars, the oceans and seas, the mountains, the rivers, the trees, and all animals, great or small — none is able to evade obedience to nature’s law.” 

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 41)

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 Gaining true knowledge

Greatest privilege from God

For all His children

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

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Do you believe in miracles?

Asked By: allwmn (41-45) 38 minutes ago

Posted by pukirahe Mar 29th, 2013 at 8:07PM

Yes, definitely.
Many people on earth still don’t know the miracles of the atom, of the earthquake, of childbirth, of the Internet, of the human soul…. Everything before, behind and beyond our eyes are miracles. That is why all of us are amazed every day with sudden happenings that cause us to cry bitterly or to laugh heartily. Who among us really knows how our day begins and ends? I think that even the person who considers himself as the wisest person would not be able to write down what will occur to the world or even to his own life today. Since life is a mystery, so we always witness miracles. Divine education will tell us why God is concealing His purpose to the unbelievers.

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“Baha’u’llah says:

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)

 

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Mystery of life

Revealed through education

Of Divine Prophets

DON’T YOU THINK LIFE IS FUNNY?

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Don’t you think life is pretty funny?

Asked By: thelastday (18-21, M) 41 minutes ago

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Posted by pukirahe Mar 29th, 2013 at 5:00PM

Yes, pretty funny.
Life is funny, because it is an unfathomable mystery, and each one of us describes it in our own funny way. Love is funny, because we laugh and cry in crazy hope and despair. Learning is funny, because we think that we know all truth, while learning will finally tell us about our complete ignorance. Hence, it seems that our days may appear more pleasant with laughter than with scowl.
Luckily, we are all born with a rational sense to think and rethink, to learn and redo our learning, to the level that we can make our life today better than yesterday. This is God-given favor for human beings.

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Baha’u’llah says:

“Be united in counsel, be one in thought. Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday. Man’s merit lieth in service and virtue and not in the pageantry of wealth and riches.”

(Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 138)

 

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With rational sense

With divine education

God makes man funny!

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