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    The Greatest Gift Of God

    I feel privileged to be able to share with others the healing Message for the ills of mankind, which is the Baha'i Faith. In the recognition of Baha'u'llah as the Manifestation of God for this Age, and through obedience to Baha'u'llah's Covenant, the purpose of life is attained...
    Alexbba Alexbba 36-40 Feb 9, 2011

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    The Oneness Of Mankind (source: Baha'i: Teachings For A New World Order)

    A fundamental teaching of Baha'u'llah is the oneness of world of humanity.  Addressing mankind He says, "Ye are all leaves of one tree and fruits of one branch."  By this it is meant that the world of humanity is like a tree, the nations or peoples are the different limbs or...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 19, 2012

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    The Essential Harmony Of Science And Religion (source: Baha'i: Teachings For The New World Order)

    Religion must conform to science and reason; otherwise it is superstition.  God has created  man in order that he may perceive the verity of existence and endowed him with mind or reason to discover truth.  Therefore, scientific knowledge and religious beliefs must be...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 27, 2012

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    Baha'i Temples Or Baha'i Houses of Worship (source; the Baha'i Faith Magazine)

    Baha'i Temples are Dedicated to: The Unity of God The Unity of All His Prophets The Unity of Humankind Baha'i Temple locations: First Baha'i House of Worship in Latin America located near the city of Panama First Baha'i House of Worship in...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    Backbiting and Calumny (Source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Baha'u'llah prohibits backbiting and calumny.  This is important because, if you think about it, one of the greatest enemies of unity is backbiting.   When everybody is just concerned with everybody else's shortcomings , the shortcomings are made bigger and...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 31, 2008

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    World Peace (source: the Baha'i Faith Magazine)

    The well being of mankind, its peace and security are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established.                            ...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2008

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    Eg White, The 7th Day Adventists And The Baha'i Faith

    My latest discovery has to do with Ellen G. White, the inspired, prophetically endowed co-founder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  I'm going to post something more substantial, but I just have to share this with you because it is so exciting to me.  She was kicked out of...
    timmclane19 timmclane19 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2011

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    The Common Foundation Of All Religions (source: Baha'i: Teachings For The New World Order)

    The foundation of all the divine religions is one.  All are based upon reality.   Reality does not admit plurality, yet amongst mankind there have arisen differences concerning the manifestations of God.  Some have been Zoroastrians, some are Buddhists, some Jews...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 27, 2012

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    What Are Some Basic Teachings Of The Bahá’í Faith?

    While restating basic spiritual teachings brought by all the Messengers of God, the Bahá’í Faith brings new social principles appropriate to the needs of a global society, such as the oneness of mankind, the equality of rights and opportunities for men and women, the...
    Mixedftw7 Mixedftw7 16-17, M Jan 16, 2013

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    Obligatory Prayer (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    One obligatory prayer is recited by Baha'is everyday sometime between noon and sunset.  It says: "I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee.  I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 26, 2008

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    Elimination Of Prejudice Of All Kinds (souce: Baha'i: Teachings For A New World Order)

    Prejudice of all kinds - whether religious, racial, patriotic or political - are destructive of divine foundations in man.  All the warfare and bloodshed in human history have been the outcome of prejudice.  This earth is one home and native land. God has created mankind...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 28, 2012

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    God (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    God is unknowable in His Essence.  This means that no matter how intelligent or wise we are, we cannot understand the nature of God.  A table cannot understand the nature of the carpenter who made it.  In the same way, we humans who are created by God cannot...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    'Abdu'l-Baha was born on the same night the Bab declared HIs mission in 1844 and passed away at age 77 in November 1921.   Baha'u'llah Himself had educated 'Abdu'l-Baha to have all the qualities of a true Baha'i.  He was a most precious gift ever given to humanity...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 19, 2008

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    Dynamics Of Prayers

    The below five steps were suggested by the beloved Guardian Shoghi Effendi to a believer as a means of finding a solution through the use of prayer.  This statement belongs to the category of statements known as "pilgrim notes", and as such has no authority, but since it seems...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Oct 3, 2011

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    Life of the Bab (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Thousands upon thousands of people accepted the Message of the Bab and began to follow His Teachings.  But the government of Iran and the powerful clergy who ruled over the masses rose against Him.  His followers were persecuted and large numbers were put to death. ...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 16, 2008

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    Writing of Baha'u'llah Regarding the Manifestations of God

    He hath manifested unto men the Day Stars of His Divine Guidance... and hath ordained the knowledge of these sanctified Beings to be identical with the knowledge of His own Self.  Whoso recognizeth them hath recognized God. If thou wilt observe with discriminating eyes...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2008

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    The Individual (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    It is the duty of an individual believer to remain firm in the Covenant, to strive daily to bring his or her life in line with Baha'u'llah's Teachings, and to serve humanity, always conscious of the fact that life does not end with death and that one's relation with God is...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Apr 10, 2008

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    Writing of Baha'u'llah Regarding Teaching of the Baha'i Faith (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    By the righteous of God! Whoso openet his lips in this Day and maketh mention of the name of his Lord, the hosts of Divine inspiration shall descend upon him from the heaven of My name, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.  On him shall also descend the Concourse on high...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Life After Death (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Baha'is believe that in this life we must acquire all the virtues and prepare our soul, so that after death we may approach neared to God. Let us think of an example.  Consider a bird imprisoned in a cage.  It will eat and grow.  One day the cage is destroyed, and...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2008

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    Baha What?

    First and formost, I am not a Baha'i I am not her to be converted. I just want to learn more of another religion, I love studying other religions, Okay so how old is this Baha'i religion? in a simple manner of answering, you can compare it to ages of other religions (IE...
    mindwarper11 mindwarper11 22-25, M 3 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Prayer (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    In the physical world, human beings have to eat everyday.  This is a requirement of the human body; if we don't, we will get sick and eventually die.  We can say, then, that eating is a law of physical existence which has to be obeyed. In the same way one of the...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 25, 2008

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    Being a Baha'i (source: Epilogue In Ruhi Book 6)

    To be a Baha'i, it is not necessary to go through special rituals.  What is essential is to accept in one's heart that Baha'u'llah is the Manifestation of God for this age, and that He has revealed Word and Guidance of God.  It is important to understand that a Baha'i...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    The Work of a Baha'i (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    The Baha'i Faith is a religion and not just a collection of nice ideals.  In fact, it is a very organized religion whose aim is nothing less than the unification of the entire human race.  Thus the work of the Baha'is is the building of a world civilzation. The...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Apr 8, 2008

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    Oneness of Humanity (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    The aim of the Baha'i Faith is to unify mankind.  In Baha'i Teachings we are told that we are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch.  Although we differ from one another physically and emotionally, although we have different talents and capacities, we all...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 15, 2008

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    Baha'u'llah's Sufferings (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    There are two aspects of Baha'u'llah's life which I would like to mention in particular: 1. The suffering Baha'u'llah endured at the hand of His oppressors. 2. The tremendous influence He had on the hearts and minds of people. Baha'u'llah's sufferings began the moment He arose...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 15, 2008

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    Does Anyone Want To Get Real And Have Genuine Connections?

    I'm not sure who will read this. Are there any Baha'is out there who are interested in spirituality? I mean, people who aren't just doing good things, following the social laws, and trying to imitate spirituality? People who want to get real, share their feelings and struggles...
    mysticbahai mysticbahai 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    Life of Baha'u'llah (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Baha'u'llah was born in 1817 in Tihran, the capital of Iran.  From His early childhood, He showed signs of greatness.  He did not need to attend school, for He was endowed by God with innated knowledge.  Baha'u'llah came from a noble family and when He was a young...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 15, 2008

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    Hear No Evil, See No Evil (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Baha'u'llah says: "O companion of My throne! Hear no evil, and see no evil, abase not thyself, neither sigh nor weep.  Speak no evil, that thou mayest nor hear it spoken unto thee, and magnify not the faults of others that thine own may not appear great; and wish...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Apr 2, 2008

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    A Spiritual Solution To Economic Problems

    Among the results of the manifestation of spiritual forces will be that the human world will adapt itself tp a new social form, the justice of God will become manifest throughout human affairs and human equality will be universally established.  The poor will receive a great...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    Cape Of Good Hope Movie

    Here is a movie develop or produced by a Baha'i.  Below is a sypnosis of what is the movie about: Synopsis: At an animal shelter in Cape Town, six people of diverse racial and social backgrounds find their paths crossing and themselves connecting to one... At an animal shelter...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Dec 29, 2010

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    The Purpose of My Life

    Fifty years ago I started reading a Baha'i book in Vietnamese entitled "Baha'u'llah and the New Era" (Đức Baha'u'llah và Kỷ nguyên Mới) which was originally written in English by Dr. J.E. Esslemont, and I became Baha'i in 1960 after reading some more...
    pukirahe pukirahe 36-40 13 Responses May 28, 2009

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    A Place So Horrible Place That No One Should Ever Go There

    HELL is real- no one should ever go there. things that we often do without much thought have eternal consequences. watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWXkBBIaiVc
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M Sep 1, 2013

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    The Institutions of the Faith (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    In the Baha'i Faith Baha'u'llah has brought His own Administrative Order, which unlike other religions where the followers of the Manifestations had very little indication of how to organize themselves, Baha'u'llah told us what institutions we must create, how they should...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Apr 17, 2008

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    The Baha'i Faith - Introduction (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Baha'i Faith is a world religion.  Its purpose is to unite all the races & people in one universal Cause and one common Faith. Baha'u'llah, in Persian, means the "Glory of God".  His followers are called Baha'is.  We believe He is the Promised One of...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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    Prayer For Spiritual Growth

    "O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit.  Purify my heart.  Illumine my powers.  I lay all my affairs in Thy hand.  Thou art my Guide and my Refuge.  I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being.  O God! I will no...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Apr 23, 2008

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    What Do Baha'is Believe, U Ask?

    Bahá’ís believe that there is one God, that all humanity is one family, and that there is a fundamental unity underlying religion. They recognize that the coming of Bahá'u'lláh has opened the age for the establishment of world peace, when, as anticipated in the sacred...
    Mixedftw7 Mixedftw7 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    The Community (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Human beings are not created  to exist alone.  We live in communities and must work together to build a new civilization.  The community closest to us is the local one comprising Baha'is of our village or town.  It is in the local community we learn to...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Apr 15, 2008

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    Manifestation (source: Ruhi Book 6)

    The word "manifest" means to reveal, to show something that was not known.  The Manifestations of God are those special Beings Who reveal to man the Word and Will of God.  When man listens to Them, he is hearing the voice of God.  Some of the...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 14, 2008

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    Independent Investigation Of Truth (Source: Baha'i: Teachings for the New World Order)

    God has given man the eye of investigation  by which he may see and recognize truth.  He has endowed man with ears that he may hear the message of reality and conferred upon him the gift of reason by which he may discover things for himself.  This is his endowment and...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 27, 2012

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    An Autobiographical Study And A Study In Autobiography: A 2600 Page 5 Volume Life-narrative

    My story about "I Am a Baha'i" ------------------------------------------- I have written: "An Autobiographical Study and A Study in Autobiography: A 2600 Page 5 Volume Life-Narrative." This memoir or autobiography has the title: Pioneering Over Four Epochs and it can be...
    RonPrice RonPrice 66-70, M 3 Responses Apr 7, 2010

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    Universal Peace Upheld By A World Government (source: Baha'i: Teachings For The New World Order)

    The world is in greatest need of international peace.  Until it is established, mankind will not attain composure and tranquility. It is necessary that the nations and governments organize an international tribunal to which all their disputes and differences shall be referred...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 19, 2012

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    Equality Of Men And Women (source: Baha'i: Teachings For The New World Order)

    There must be an equality of rights between men and women.  Women shall receive an equal privilege of education.  This will enable them to qualify and progress in all degrees of occupation and accomplishment.  For the world of humanity possesses two wings: man and woman...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 27, 2012

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    Universal Compulsory Education

    Inasmuch as ignorance and lack of education are barriers of separation among mankind, all must receive training and instruction.  Through this provision the lack of mutual understanding will be remedied and the unity of mankind furthered and advanced.  Universal education is...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Jan 28, 2012

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    Basic Principles of the Baha'i Faith and Some Other Teachings (source: the Baha'i Faith Magazine and Baha'i: Teaching for the New World Order)

    The principle of the Baha'i Faith were established by Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the Faith, in the latter half of the nineteenth century and promulgated by His Son and appointed successor, 'Abdu'l-Baha, during a tireless twenty-nine year ministry.  While on an historic...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2008

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    Baha'i Laws (Source: Ruhi Book 6)

    Every Manifestation of God brings to humanity laws and commandments in ordeer to guide us in the right path.  Some of these laws and commandments are eternal, others change as humanity progresses and evolves.  In the Baha'i Faith we should not think of the Baha'i laws...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Mar 19, 2008

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    The Beloved Master On Teaching

    The Beloved Master on Teaching                One day, Abdul Baha’s attendants were remarking on the sweeping power of His speech: how encompassing it was, how incontestable were its arguments, how blissfully and perfectly phrased. Abdul Baha reminded them of the...
    nurjoohan nurjoohan 26-30, M Nov 18, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I came out as an atheist about a year ago. I was raised Baha'i and never was interested in religion and found out for myself the truth as we atheists know is reality. I wasn't...
    iamhsk iamhsk 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 30

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