THREE THINGS YOU CANNOT LEAVE HOUSE WITHOUT?

What are three things you cannot leave your house without?

Asked By tostai 18-21, F in Community

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ID Card, Money, iPhone.
For me now, three essential things are: Remembrance of God, Thought of Love and Service for World Peace.
ID Card, Money, iPhone … may not secure my life eternal. Remembrance of God, Thought of Love and Service for World Peace will ascertain my reunion with God in His good pleasure.
All human beings exist with three main parts: physical, mental and divine. Usually, we only remember the care of our physical body, while in reality, we are soul to make spiritual progress with physical, human and divine education. Forgetfulness of this reality will cause true loss to our spiritual life as children of God.
Today, with connection to Internet, via iPhone or iPad, we can redo our learning for the development of our spirit now and then in the eternal realm of God.
I am thankful to God for His Divine Education.

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Baha’u’llah says:

Delight not yourselves in the things of the world and its vain ornaments, neither set your hopes on them. Let your reliance be on the remembrance of God, the Most Exalted, the Most Great. He will, erelong, bring to naught all the things ye possess. Let Him be your fear, and forget not His covenant with you, and be not of them that are shut out as by a veil from Him.
(Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 202)

HAIKU

Man’s spiritual life
Exists in God’s good pleasure
By doing His Will

ARE SOME PEOPLE BETTER OFF DEAD THAN ALIVE?

Are some people better off dead than alive?
Asked By OnlyInYourDreams 26-30 in Community

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God says this, but I am not knowledgeable enough to judge other people.
By judging myself, I realize that I better live to think good, say good and do good. And I rather die, if I don’t know how to live in obedience to God.
Luckily, I have found connection to the Cause of Baha’u’llah, where all what I need to know have been taught. His Books are available on the Internet.
Baha’u’llah is the Messenger of God for this Baha’i Cycle which will last for no less than five thousand centuries. In His Books there are abundant teachings concerning man with his relation to God, His creation and creatures.
Today, millions of peoiple are learning and practicing in this divine education without judging other people. Among the Baha’is is an atmosphere of love, unity, peace and certitude about the Golden Age on earth.

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Abdul-Baha says:

Ask a Bahá’í to deny any of the great Prophets, to deny his faith or to deny Moses, Muhammad or Christ, and he will say: I would rather die. A Bahá’í denies no religion; he accepts the Truth in all, and would die to uphold it. He loves all men as his brothers, of whatever class, of whatever race or nationality, of whatever creed or colour, whether good or bad, rich or poor, beautiful or hideous. He commits no violence; if he is struck he does not return the blow. He calls nothing bad, following the example of the Lord Bahá’u’lláh.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 56)

HAIKU

Obedience to God
Foundation for useful life
All humans can do

DO YOU SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ONLINE?

Do you spend too much time online?
Asked By MadaraU 22-25, M in Community

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All my time is online.
I am thinking matters, saying words, doing things online.
I am learning, journeying, meeting my loved ones online. My body cannot accomplish all these duties without the Internet. Yet, I had done all in spirit, but I could not get response. Now, there is prompt correspondence among old and new friends on both virtual world and real world. With my announcement now about my talk, my friends will meet me on Sunday at the Baha’i Center in Hochiminh City. This is really efficient and convenient.
The matter is not whether we are online or offline. It matters whether we have any purpose in life.

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Abdul-Baha says:

Everything is transformed. The existing government of France cannot adapt itself to the requirements of the middle ages. As everything evolves, so also does religion – as witness the doctrines that are losing their influence today. All religious rites and ceremonies, when adhered to, become the cause of destruction and struggle. Look at the war in the Balkans. Can you imagine anything more terrible? Men have arisen against their brothers and both armies think they act in accordance with principle. If each side would put into practice the true principles of its own religion, there could be no further strife.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 67)

HAIKU

Connection online
Most convenient attachment
For human beings

ARE YOU NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE?

are you negative or positive?
Asked By yodatheching 22-25, F in Community

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I am positive.
Existence is positive, non-existence is negative.
Life is positive, death is negative.
Light is positive, darkness or absence of light is negative.
All human beings are created by the Living God, hence we are living, intelligent and positive. Some people appear as negative, only because they have not developed their potential abilities. Tests, trials, calamities… will cause them to be awake and they will start living even with healthier vigor.
Since the time of Adam, human beings have advanced positively and successively with greater and greater unity: family, city, state, nation, federation, and now is the beginning of world commonwealth.
Nothing can stop the positive life of man, made by the Omnipotent God.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“The Holy Manifestations of God are the centers of the light of reality, of the source of mysteries, and of the bounties of love. They are resplendent in the world of hearts and thoughts, and shower eternal graces upon the world of spirits; They give spiritual life and are shining with the light of realities and meanings. The enlightenment of the world of thought comes from these centers of light and sources of mysteries. Without the bounty of the splendor and the instructions of these Holy Beings the world of souls and thoughts would be opaque darkness.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 162)

HAIKU

Life is positive
Nobly made by Living God
The Omnipotent

WHICH RELIGION CAUSED DAMAGE?

Which religion do you think caused the most long term cultural damage?
Asked By AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M in Community

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None.
All religions are good. True definition of religion must be based on revealed Scriptures from the Manifestations of God. Other forms of beliefs, cults, worships… cannot be considered as religion.
Buddha, Christ, Baha’u’llah … have educated and trained great saints, great philosophers, great scientists, great thinkers … Any human beings who learn and practice the counsels of these divine Educators will become true children of God. Imitators, bearers of labels, false believers … do not represent any religions.
Higher and higher civilizations, glorious cultures, magnificent arts … derive from religions.
No negative thoughts, words, deeds … are taught by religions.
Mature human beings today can make personal studies to distinguish religion from any forms of fabrications which bear the names of religions.
Religions are trees; loving people as God are fruits. And by fruit we know the tree.

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Abdul-Baha says:

“Bahá’u’lláh taught, that Religion is the chief foundation of Love and Unity and the cause of Oneness. If a religion become the cause of hatred and disharmony, it would be better that it should not exist. To be without such a religion is better than to be with it.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 28)

HAIKU

Religion is love
Otherwise imitation
Immature fancy

DO YOU OFTEN GET WHAT YOU WANT?

Do you often get what you want?
Asked By KylieKaat 16-17, F in Community

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Yes, more than I want.
I want some books, I get millions of books.
(Here they are: http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/the-harvard-classics-download-all-51-volumes-as-free-ebooks.html)
I want a healthy and happy life, I am still very happy now at nearly 80.
I want to know something about life, now I see that it is an unfathomable mystery that I never get bored with the final answer.
I want to have some friends, I often get into friendship with thousands of friends.
I want new answers from God, and He teaches me a lot each day.
Hence, I am thankful to God for creating me in the immense universe for me to enjoy plenty of things that I want, especially His Revelation to guide me and other people into a more and more interesting discovery.
I see that God is good and I wish that more and more people will be happy with His goodness.

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Abdul-Baha says:

The dawn of the Sun of Reality is assuredly for the illumination of the world and for the manifestation of mercy. In the assemblage of the family of Adam results and fruits are praiseworthy, and the holy bestowals of every bounty are abundant. It is an absolute mercy and a complete bounty, the illumination of the world, fellowship and harmony, love and union; nay, rather, mercifulness and oneness, the elimination of discord and the unity of whosoever are on the earth in the utmost of freedom and dignity. The Blessed Beauty said: “All are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 215)

HAIKU

God’s boundless treasures
For man’s use with thankfulness
In eternal love

I’M BORED – WHAT SHOULD I DO?

I’m bored. What should i do?
Asked By Spadacio77 18-21, M in Doing Good

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You are lucky. I had never spent time on people who said that they are bored; because I don’t have time to waste on such a big majority of immature beings. They don’t care about their lives. They just exist without knowing how to consume their idle moments day after day, year after year!
Since, I have some happy minutes now, I share to you some words for thinking. You are among the noble children of God. You want to be loved and to be respected. You dream about a great life of joy and comfort. Now, your only problem is waiting for something unreal.
I propose that you spend only half an hour to meditate about your destiny. If you don’t know how to; please start searching on the Internet about meditation and about the greatness of human life.
Believing in a miraclulous change in your life.

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Baha’u’llah says:

The wine of renunciation must needs be quaffed, the lofty heights of detachment must needs be attained, and the meditation referred to in the words “One hour’s reflection is preferable to seventy years of pious worship” must needs be observed, so that the secret of the wretched behaviour of the people might be discovered, those people who, despite the love and yearning for truth which they profess, curse the followers of Truth when once He hath been made manifest.
(Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 237)

HAIKU

Destiny of man
Loftiest among all worlds
By the love of God

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