ONE THING OF THE PAST YOU WANT TO CHANGE?

If you could go back in time and change one thing, just one thing. What would it be and why?

Asked By: SomethingNew88 18-21, M  31 minutes ago

Posted by Me Aug 30th, 2013 at 11:12PM

I cannot change all things or even one thing in the past.
Because all things are related to all things else, all things in the past have become an indivisable and unseparable entity.
I cannot change anything now and in the future. What is done is irreparably done; what is not done is still non-existent.
What I should do now is not to change things, but to change my mind. My faults and the faults of other people do not exist in things but they exist in our minds.
When each person changes his mind, his life is changing.
When other people change their minds, their lives are changing.
These, in connecting to all known and unknown occurences, make the future something newer, better, more desirable.
So a better life is a better improvement in our mind. A better world is a better improvement in many minds.
That is why we need to get a better and better education, physical, human and divine.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“Politics are occupied with the material things of life. Religious teachers should not invade the realm of politics; they should concern themselves with the spiritual education of the people; they should ever give good counsel to men, trying to serve God and human kind; they should endeavour to awaken spiritual aspiration, and strive to enlarge the understanding and knowledge of humanity, to improve morals, and to increase the love for justice.

This is in accordance with the Teaching of Bahá’u’lláh. In the Gospel also it is written, ‘Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things which are God’s’.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 158)

 HAIKU

 Past could not be changed

Future still non-existent

Changing mind wiser

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TRUTH OFTEN GETS YOU IN TROUBLE?

How often does the truth get you in trouble?

Asked By: grayday104 22-25, M  29 minutes ago

Posted by Me Aug 30th, 2013 at 9:34PM

Very often, but I am proud and happy.
Better suffer in truth than be pleasant in falsity.
It is hard to see universal truth, therefore, some people persecute other people due to different conceptions about it.
Who is God? Are God, Allah, Brahma, Jehovah, Tao…. the same Supreme Being? Why all children of God don’t do the Will of God?
I think that all good words pointing to the Omniscient and Omnipotent Being are expressions about the One True God. I base on that concept to peacefully expand my learning and exchange views with other people. All else, for me is falsity.
My faith has lead me to incessant trouble, but I happily overcome with the guidance of God. I don’t struggle or try to impose my view on other people. I believe that the mature humanity will attain more consent on the undersatanding and application of truth.
All humans are called to investigate about the universal truth.

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 Abdul-Baha says:

 “He (Baha’u’llah) lays stress on the search for Truth. This is most important, because the people are too easily led by tradition. It is because of this that they are often antagonistic to each other, and dispute with one another.

But the manifesting of Truth discovers the darkness and becomes the cause of Oneness of faith and belief: because Truth cannot be two! That is not possible.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 27)

 HAIKU

 Suffering for truth

Better than pleasant falsehood

Let us stick to truth

IS THE BEST YET TO COME?

Is the best yet to come? Or are we all screwed?

Asked By: Rockwillneverdie 36-40, M  19 minutes ago

Posted by Me Aug 30th, 2013 at 8:35PM

The best never comes, we can only get the better.
The best teacher today will become better still tomorrow.
The best learner today will become better still tomorrow.
The best human being today will become better still tomorrow.
Good and better things don’t come from the environment; they come from our mind.
We know and love God, that is good; and we can always improve our love and knowledge by more learning and more thoughtful practice.
All truth is relative, therefore we can never become omniscient. Our life is a journey from good to better and better wihtout end.

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 Shoghi Effendi says:

 “Divine Truth is relative and that is why we are enjoined to constantly refer the seeker to the Word itself — and why any explanations we make to ease the journey of the soul of any individual must be based on the Word — and the Word alone.”

(Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 313)

 HAIKU

 Obedience to God

Good for all people today

Better tomorrow

IS IT WRONG FOR WANTING TO BE LIKED?

Do you always wanna be liked? Is it wrong if you do?

Asked By: Asianphaser0005 16-17, M  33 minutes ago

Posted by Me Aug 30th, 2013 at 3:13AM

It is not wrong for wanting to be liked or loved.
This is the natural tendency of all human beings. We want to hear sweet words of encouragement, of understanding, of appreciation. This natural and healthy desire causes us to show love and respect to other people.
However, each individual has different ways to express himself, to accept friendship, to associate with other people in various cultures and traditions. Hence, in society we often face undesirable misunderstandings.
It would be best that a person believes this fact with certainty and applies it patiently and tolerantly in his life. Finally, friendship, cooperation, unity … will be developed, and more and more people will become happy.
True love is foundation and purpose of all existence.

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 Baha’u’llah says:

 “O ye beloved of the Lord! Commit not that which defileth the limpid stream of love or destroyeth the sweet fragrance of friendship. By the righteousness of the Lord! Ye were created to show love one to another and not perversity and rancour. Take pride not in love for yourselves but in love for your fellow-creatures. Glory not in love for your country, but in love for all mankind.”

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

 HAIKU

 Love and unity

Strongest foundation world peace

Lasting happiness

AGREEING THAT EVERYONE ARE BEAUTIFUL?

Everyone is beautiful in their own way, do you agree?

Asked By: DannyBooth 16-17, M  17 minutes agoTop of Form

Posted by Me Aug 29th, 2013 at 6:43PM

Hundred percent.
God creates all human beings in His image and likeness, hence they must all be very beautiful.
Each individual sees his own beauty, without seeing the beauty in other people, except some shallow perception on skin.
Man’s power is his spirit, which is the breath of the Holy Spirit. When it is freed from all illusions of this world, it will reflect its complete beauty.
In our daily life, we dispute vainly on all sorts of things that we don’t really know. When we learn and allow our spirit to function as taught by the Messengers of God in the Holy Books, we will see our beauty and the beauty of all other people.
Only the Messengers of God are true Educators.

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 Baha’u’llah says:

“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)

HAIKU

 God Ancient Beauty

Man His creation also

Spiritual image

IN THE END…..WHAT IS IT THAT YOU REALLY WANT?

Knowledge Center @One Students Studying

Knowledge Center @One Students Studying (Photo credit: UNR Knowledge Center)

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Baby! I can't help but smile every time ...

Happy Baby! I can’t help but smile every time I look at this picture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the end…..what is it that you really want?

Asked By: jatpack3 36-40, M  20 minutes ago

Posted by Me Aug 29th, 2013 at 6:22PM

More happy and knowledgeable individuals.

More happy and knowledgeable families.

More happy and knowledgeable countries.

More happy and knowledgeable planet earth.

More happy and knowledgeable human beings.

This is not in the end. It is from time immemorial to time of no ending.

The world appears as a mess and many people are confusing due to lack of knowledge and happiness.

In fact, billions of people throughout history have enjoyed knowledge and happiness, because they know God and they obey His counsels.

And this condition will last forever on earth as ordained by God.

Each eternal soul of sheep will enjoy knowledge and happiness in obedience, and that of goat will suffer until when it repents.

We all are immersing in the ocean of suffering as blissful lambs or miserable goats.

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Baha’u’llah says:

“God is My witness, O concourse of the negligent! We came not unto you to spread disorder in your lands or to sow dissension amongst your peoples. Nay rather, We came in obedience to the command of the sovereign, and in order to exalt your authority, to instruct you in the ways of Our wisdom, and to remind you of that which ye had forgotten — even as He saith in truth: “Warn them, for, in truth, Thy warning will profit the believers.”

(Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 198)

HAIKU

 Knowledge happiness

Divine blessings of all people

Obedient to God

FORGETTING WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK?

I forgot what question i was going to ask.

Asked By: marcange 36-40, M  1 hour ago

Posted by Me Aug 28th, 2013 at 7:28PM

This is probably a good question about weak memory.
It can also be a confusion among so many questions.
Or perhaps, just making fun of answerers!
For weak memory, try to make repetition. I used to forget switching off the light when I leave my room. Now, before leaving the room, I tell my mind many times not to forget, not to forget, not to forget to switch off the light. Then I remember. I stick notices inside and outside the door. I knock at the door before coming in or going out…
In case of having many questions, I write them down, and highlight the important one. Then writing the one I want to ask on another piece of paper when I come to the computer.
As for teasing answerers, we can make any funny statements, such as why man looks like monkey, how to ruie the Internet, where is the end of the universe?…
Now, you might have remembered what you wanted to ask.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“You may know ten children of one country, in the same school, under the same master, treated and fed in the same way. One of these children may make great progress, others may remain stationary. In the innate nature there are differences of memory, perception and intelligence. There is a superior, a middle and an inferior degree which corresponds to the difference in the fundamental estates of creation. While recognizing the influence of education we must also become acquainted with the innate disposition.

The prophets are sent to educate this innate quality in humanity.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 109)

 HAIKU

 Remembrance of God

Healing all ills of humans

Through divine guidance

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