17 June — 13 Núr   Leave a comment

As trustees, or stewards, of the planet’s vast resources and biological diversity, humanity must learn to make use of the earth’s natural resources, both renewable and non-renewable, in a manner that ensures sustainability and equity into the distant reaches of time. This attitude of stewardship will require full consideration of the potential environmental consequences of all development activities. It will compel humanity to temper its actions with moderation and humility, realizing that the true value of nature cannot be expressed in economic terms. It will also require a deep understanding of the natural world and its role in humanity’s collective development — both material and spiritual. Therefore, sustainable environmental management must come to be seen not as a discretionary commitment mankind can weigh against other competing interests, but rather as a fundamental responsibility that must be shouldered — a pre-requisite for spiritual development as well as the individual’s physical survival.

Baha’i International Community,

1998 Feb 18, Valuing Spirituality in Development

MORNING:

The word of God which the Supreme Pen hath recorded on the eleventh leaf of the Most Exalted Paradise is this: We enjoin upon them that are the emblems of His names and attributes to firmly adhere henceforth unto that which hath been set forth in this Most Great Revelation, not to allow themselves to become the cause of strife, and, until the end that knoweth no end, to keep their eyes directed towards the dayspring of these resplendent words which have been recorded in this Tablet. Strife leads to bloodshed and provokes commotion amongst people. Hearken ye unto the Voice of this Wronged One and deviate not therefrom.

—His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 71

EVENING:

O people of Bahá! The source of crafts, sciences and arts is the power of reflection. Make ye every effort that out of this ideal mine there may gleam forth such pearls of wisdom and utterance as will promote the well-being and harmony of all the kindreds of the earth.

Under all conditions, whether in adversity or at ease, whether honoured or afflicted, this Wronged One hath directed all men to show forth love, affection, compassion and harmony. And yet whenever there was any slight evidence of progress and advancement, those concealed behind the veils would sally forth and utter calumnies more wounding than the sword. They cling unto misleading and reprehensible words and suffer themselves to be deprived of the ocean of verses revealed by God.

If these obstructing veils had not intervened Persia would, in some two years, have been subdued through the power of utterance, the position of both the government and the people would have been raised and the Supreme Goal, unveiled and unconcealed, would have appeared in the plenitude of glory. In short, sometimes in explicit language, at other times by allusion, We said whatever had to be said. Thus, once Persia had been rehabilitated, the sweet savours of the Word of God would have wafted over all countries, inasmuch as that which hath streamed forth from the Most Exalted Pen is conducive to the glory, the advancement and education of all the peoples and kindreds of the earth. Indeed it is the sovereign remedy for every disease, could they but comprehend and perceive it.

—His Holiness Bahá’u’lláh

Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, pp: 72-73

FROM THE HOLY BIBLE [King James Version, 1604-1611], THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS:

3:13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of My mouth.

3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.

3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Posted June 17, 2016 by Once in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Arts, Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í Faith, Book of Revelations, Crafts, Iran, Persia, Reflection, Sciences, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh — Edit
Tagged with Adversity, Bahá’í Calligraphy, Sovereigns, Vain imaginings
Blog Stats
32,715 hits
Follow Blog via Email
Click to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 183 other followers

June 2016
S M T W T F S
« May Jul »
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Permission for use of photographs…
PLEASE NOTE: PHOTOGRAPHS USED FOR THIS SITE THAT HAVE BEEN OBTAINED THROUGH THE BAHA’I INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MEDIA BANK ARE USED BY PERMISSION of the Bahá’í International Community © Bahá’í International Community; their website is:

http://media.bahai.org

Appearance of any photographs and/or content received from the Bahá’í International Community through its Media Bank is in no way owned or the property of the compiler of the present site. However, all calligraphy posted within this Site is ©2011 by the present compiler of this Site unless otherwise indicated.

―Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 9
Know thou that neither the calumnies which men may utter, nor their denials, nor any cavils they may raise, can harm him that hath clung to the cord of the grace, and seized the hem of the mercy, of the Lord of creation. By God! He, the Glory of God, hath spoken not from mere impulse. He that hath given Him a voice is He that hath given a voice unto all things, that they may praise and glorify Him. There is none other God but Him, the One, the Incomparable, the Lord of strength, the Unconditioned.
Image missing or invalid URL. Please check the Image widget URL in your widget settings.
Archives
June 2017 (16)
May 2017 (31)
April 2017 (30)
March 2017 (31)
February 2017 (29)
January 2017 (33)
December 2016 (32)
November 2016 (32)
October 2016 (31)
September 2016 (30)
August 2016 (32)
July 2016 (31)
June 2016 (24)
May 2016 (4)
February 2016 (2)
December 2015 (25)
November 2015 (24)
October 2015 (26)
August 2015 (29)
July 2015 (28)
June 2015 (13)
May 2015 (14)
February 2015 (1)
September 2014 (31)
June 2014 (2)
June 2013 (2)
November 2011 (4)

Bahá’í Blogs
A Bahá’í
Blogroll
Bahá’ Library (free) on line
Where indicated: photographs are © Bahá’í International Community.
National and International Bahá’í sites
Bahá’í Reference Library
Canadian National Bahá’í Website
International Bahá’í Community
Photographs where indicated: © Bahá’í International Community. http://media.bahai.org .
World Bahá’í Communities
Poetry
Once
Categories

Back to top
Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Customize
Skip to toolbar
My Sites
SWITCH SITE
Current site avatar
Bahá’í Writings for …
sadrat.wordpress.com
Stats Stats
Plan
Free
Publish
Blog Posts
Add
Pages
Add
Media
Add
Personalize
Themes
Customize
Configure
Sharing
People
Add
Plugins
Domains
Add
Settings
WP Admin
Reader
Streams
Followed Sites
Manage
Discover
Search
Recommendations
My Likes

 

Once
@oncetwice
Sign Out
Profile
My Profile
Account Settings
Manage Purchases
Security
Notifications
Special
Get Apps
Next Steps
Help
Write
Log Out:)

Advertisements

Posted June 17, 2017 by Once in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: