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by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Article says 'Abdu'l-Baha was the Soul of Jesus returned
Replies: 3
Views: 11672

Re: Article says 'Abdu'l-Baha was the Soul of Jesus returned

"Shaykh Ahmad taught that every Prophet had a RUH (spirit) and NAFS (soul/individuality), and the Ruh and Nafs could "return" as two different individuals..." My understanding is that each Manifestation of God is a distinct individual Soul Whose defining characteristics are detac...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: INFALLIBILITY?
Replies: 8
Views: 17683

Re: INFALLIBILITY?

Some interesting thoughts and references. Personally, I don't think it is possible for a human being to prove or to disprove the "most great infallibility" of the Manifestation of God. Rather, a person can recognize Him and choose to submit to His will and wisdom. Likewise, with regard to ...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 24397

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

Fasting on Naw Ruz day? Well, this year, Naw Ruz falls on a Jamal (day of the week), but that day begins a moment after Jalal which ends at sunset. Since most people don't think of the day ending at sunset, it will seem as if Jamal is a continuation of Jalal, hence the confusion. I love the New Day ...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 24397

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

brettz9 wrote:
I thought the policy was for everyone to fold their arms and frown at the intruder.


No, but that might happen if someone shows up to delay the Naw Ruz fast breaking dinner...

Brett


True, and back-biting might take on a new meaning. Someone might decide to eat the guy.
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 24397

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

...also, everyone missed the spelling mistake. The references were about nun-Baha'is, not non-Baha'is. Nun-Baha'is are easily recognized by their long black habits and are often seen chatting together in restaurants and cafes in the nun-smoking area.
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 24397

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

I thought the policy was for everyone to fold their arms and frown at the intruder.
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 18266

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

Brett; What an exploration! I certainly agree that intelligent, inquiring, inventive, human-type beings must have arisen in billions of places in the universe, and will continue to emerge forever. It is a mathematical certainty, in my opinion. About panspermia: if it occurs it still leaves open the ...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 18266

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

I was told that there is a new translation of 'Some Answered Questions' being made. If so, that will help with questions of terminology. One thought that I have is based on the idea that the timeless human principle is a causative factor in the unfoldment of the physical universe. Now, I don't think...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 18266

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

Thank you, Brett; What a fascinating subject. I don't think Adam, as representing the first man on earth, and Adam, as the first Manifestation in the Adamic cycle, are the same person. The latter lived a short time ago (roughly 6,000 years), relative to the span of time in which life evolved on eart...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 18266

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

My opinion: I know that there has always been a creation, and that it depends on God for its life. On the plane of time and space, there can be beginnings, such as the first intelligent life on a given planet, but on the timeless plane the principles underlying all things exist eternally and are act...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Need some help...
Replies: 4
Views: 10076

Re: Need some help...

hi Catlady; Sorry you are going through such tests. It is not easy, I know. I understand depression. Some members of my family, including myself, have a form of it. As I understand depression, it comes from the world of nature. The causes are, mainly, physical, like most illnesses. Even hardships an...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Publishing On the Internet: A Rich Resource
Replies: 1
Views: 11682

Re: Publishing On the Internet

hi Ron; Wonderful to see you on Baha'i Library Forum. What a wealth of experiences, poetry and prose. Thank you from a Baha'i in Canada.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed May 06, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?
Replies: 8
Views: 26707

Re: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?

hi Brett; Good stuff. I quoted you to http://wanderings.teacherjay.net/ where
the discussion is about a prom with distinct moral standards of dress. etc...

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed May 06, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?
Replies: 8
Views: 26707

Re: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?

First things first.

If there is a girl/boy that is your friend, the first thing to do
is to bring her/him to the doctor, to find out for sure
what sex she/he is.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai beads?
Replies: 6
Views: 14691

Re: Bahai beads?

I like beads too.

The reason I chose to learn Chisanbop (Korean Finger-Math) is that it can be done
while driving a car, without removing the hands from the wheel. Also, in addition to
being a good way to count prayers, it does double duty by making it easy to add and subtract.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 40819

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

"..... a pond called Kawthar, and he (saw) and the Muslims will gather there and the Muslims will drink from that pond." How can a billion Muslims gather around a pond? The pond must represent something symbolically. I was raised Christian and told that the stars would one day fall upon th...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai beads?
Replies: 6
Views: 14691

Re: Bahai beads?

Friends; There is a ready-made, highly-evolved, finger counting and mathematics system out of Korea which can be used instead of beads to count prayers. Of course, it is also perfect for many other mathematical purposes. Why not learn it while saying Allah'u'Abha 95 times each day? -Peter "Chis...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Satan
Replies: 5
Views: 12558

Re: Satan

thank you, Highmountain, for your encouragement. I understand things better through consultation and the exchange of posts on these forums. Also, I love the deepenings with Baha'is and their friends over the years. If only schools were this interesting and collaborative. I became a Baha'i in 1971, h...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23130

Re: Praying to God?

Consider that none of us comprehends his own soul, which is as the sun dawning on the earth of our thoughts. How is it then that a human being, who is but dimly aware of his own soul, can yet claim to know the Cause and Creator of an infinite universe? What shape, or lack of shape, does this knowled...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23130

Re: Praying to God?

Ok. I will try. How can I turn to God? A perplexing question. I can send a letter to my mom because I have gradually come to know her. I can know her because she is human, like me. God is not human. God is not created. God is independent of all types of causes. In all these respects, God is very dif...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23130

Re: Praying to God?

"However, can we just supplicate God directly in all our prayers?"

Seeker; What is God? To what are you directing your prayers?

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Satan
Replies: 5
Views: 12558

Re: Satan

"...the duality of man's nature ie: animal/spiritual." Highmountain; I think Satanic refers to those acts in which we choose to follow the dictates of the animal nature instead of the wisdom and love of the spiritual nature. This is particularly the case when a person willfully breaks a la...
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Discussing the Faith with others...
Replies: 5
Views: 11796

Re: Discussing the Faith with others...

"Am I doing something wrong?" yes, CatLady; You are, most probably, doing something wrong. I just don't know what it is, yet. Could you please provide a complete biography of all that you have done since you were born. I will go through it and see if I can spot how many things you have don...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?
Replies: 11
Views: 19342

Re: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?

Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?
-Job 35 Bible, King James Version
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?
Replies: 11
Views: 19342

Re: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?

A telegraph device makes an arc which looks like lightening,
each time it sends a signal to a far-away place.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 21324

Re: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?

I am a Baha'i from a Roman Catholic background and am sure that Christianity has been altered
from what Jesus had intended. The same is likely true of Buddhism, in my opinion.

-Peter

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