IS CONTENTMENT A BAD THING?

Abdu'l-Baha

Abdu’l-Baha (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Contentment

Contentment (Photo credit: Concubine)

Contentment on dad's shoulders

Contentment on dad’s shoulders (Photo credit: Malcolm Carlaw)

Is contentment a

bad thing?

Asked By: zoiera 26-30, F  20 minutes ago

Posted by Me Oct 11th, 2013 at 5:55PM

Yes and no.

Contentment is bad when we cease to move ahead. Contentment is good when itgives us firm foundation to make incessant progress. The first case is negative escape from life; the second is positive discovery of new powers for the world betterment.

Contentment with the Will of God gives us strength, patience, guidance… to learn more about the divine laws and principles for securing the happiness in individual and collective life.

Many young people today are making great efforts to participate in various world conferences to gain new world vision for efficient service on a global scale. They are admirable builders of our New World of maturity, unity and peace.

I am content in the contentment of this young generation.

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 Experienceproject Q&A

New Addition For This Post

 Abdul-Baha says:

 “Look thou around the world of existence: A little worldly

transaction cannot be brought about except through surmounting many an

obstacle. How much more important are the objects of the Supreme World!

Certainly there existeth troubles, trials, afflictions, persecution, censure

and contempt. When thou didst occupy  548  thy time in the past to

give out religious exhortations and advices, thou experienced some persecutions

and trouble. But thou canst not realize in this present moment what great

ordeals are in store and what unbearable calamities, affliction and adversity

exist, and that to give up life is the easiest of all those calamities. But the

end of all these is bliss, overflowing joy, everlasting exultation, happiness

and supreme contentment. It is eternal life, never ending glory, a lordly gift

and divine sovereignty!”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v3, p. 547)

 HAIKU

 Joyful contentment

Sacred service God’s Kingdom

Supreme happiness

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