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My First Ayyam-i-Ha

Over the past month, I have managed to get into contact with my local Baha’i community. They were all excited to receive me, and as a result of the time of year, my first time meeting them was at the local Ayyam-i-Ha celebration. 494 more words

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Qualities of a True Seeker

O My brother! When a true seeker determineth to take the step of search in the path leading unto the knowledge of the Ancient of Days, he must, before all else, cleanse his heart, which is the seat of the revelation of the inner mysteries of God, from the obscuring dust of all acquired knowledge, and the allusions of the embodiments of satanic fancy. 1٬545 more words

Books

A journey into the Baha’i community

I remember it started quite as a spontaneous journey. One day, a few friends invited me to join them to explore the Baha’i community and I simply agreed without any knowledge of what to expect. 778 more words

Travel

My Lord

In my post yesterday, “My Solution,” I discussed one tiny piece of the puzzle of how to achieve spiritual fulfillment, and left out the most important part. 614 more words

Memoir

Five, Nine, Nineteen, and Ninety-Five: Figuring Out What's Up with All These Numbers

For awhile now, I have wondered “why” in regards to the numbers present in the Baha’i Faith. Why is the nine-pointed star frequently used as a symbol of the faith? 565 more words

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Embracing My Anger

I’ve always been “the nice guy.” I hold doors for people, I return shopping carts to where they need to go, I return money when I’m given too much change, I point out if I’m not charged enough for what I’m buying, I don’t curse, and whenever possible/reasonable, I’ll try to sacrifice my comfort for the sake of someone else’s.  2٬432 more words

Social Justice

Seeing God's Presence in Grace, Love, and Light

Today, my morning reading was from The Hidden Words. I tend to read a randomly selected passage on a phone app.

My claim on thee is great, it cannot be forgotten.

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