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by Ian Mayes
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:27 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?

Wow!

Thanks all!!!

- Ian
by Ian Mayes
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 21324

Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?

Hey all, Greetings! I was wondering - are there any good books or writings out there on the subject of Buddhism, the Buddha, and the Baha'i Faith? If so, could you please point me to them? I ask, because I recall hearing multiple times from multiple sources claims that the Baha'i Faith is compatible...
by Ian Mayes
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth
Replies: 4
Views: 9695

Re: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth

Heya Brett,

Wow - I am so impressed and grateful for all of the different resources that you just linked to here!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

I guess that your sense of organization and completeness really speaks to my own!

- Ian
by Ian Mayes
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth
Replies: 4
Views: 9695

Re: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth

Peter,

That is more of a general quality to have in life, as opposed to a specific practice to be carried out daily.

- Ian
by Ian Mayes
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 20643

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Heya Peter, I find it interesting what you say about St. Peter and Ali. I was wondering - if Jesus and Mohammed both tagged them to lead their respective religions after their deaths, then how does this fit in with the Baha'i claim that Baha'u'llah was the only Manifestation of God that delineated a...
by Ian Mayes
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 20643

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Heya Brett,

I don't understand the Shoghi Effendi quote that you gave, in particular the part that you put in bold. Could you explain that to me? I have never before heard of the Baha'is talk about the importance of the Imamship or of Saint Peter.

Thanks, and I am wishing you all the best!

- Ian
by Ian Mayes
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth
Replies: 4
Views: 9695

Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth

Hey all, I am trying to get clarity on what exactly are all of the required daily that Baha'is are to do each day to foster our spiritual growth. Based on the recent document that Brett posts entitled "The essential requisites for our spiritual growth" I was able to get a list of six such ...
by Ian Mayes
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Step toward a world currency brought forward by China
Replies: 3
Views: 7947

Re: Step toward a world currency brought forward by China

Yes.. Similarly related, I noticed that President Obama has written an Op-Ed piece that was published around the world today calling for greater global economic cooperation among the different countries of the world - http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/24/ ... index.html
by Ian Mayes
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 20643

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Heya Peter, I'm delighted to see this about your interest in Nonviolent Communication (aka "NVC"). NVC has definitely made it possible for me to re-establish a relationship with the Baha'i Faith. If I do end up becoming a Baha'i again, it will be through me using NVC in such a way as to he...
by Ian Mayes
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 20643

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Hey all, There is one thing that I wanted to share regarding this topic, it is something that has been very meaningful and helpful for me. It is a process called "Nonviolent Communication" and it is a tool used to help one develop compassion and understanding, both with others as well as w...
by Ian Mayes
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does the Obligatory Prayer have to be said out loud?
Replies: 3
Views: 9692

Re: Does the Obligatory Prayer have to be said out loud?

Heya, I don't know the answer to your question. I look forward to seeing what the answer is, since I too struggle with this same problem. One thing, however, which I would like to suggest to you right off the bat - how about you say the Obligatory Prayer very early in the morning, before other peopl...
by Ian Mayes
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rudolph Steiner and the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 7
Views: 20889

Re: Rudolph Steiner and the Baha'i Faith

Heya Brett, Thank you for your reply. I very much appreciate all of the time, care, and attention that you put into answering all of these diverse questions and concerns. I think that the essence of what my concern / question is now around this topic is that.... given that I live & work in an in...
by Ian Mayes
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rudolph Steiner and the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 7
Views: 20889

Rudolph Steiner and the Baha'i Faith

Hey everyone, Does anyone here by any chance have any information about any connections between Rudolph Steiner and Anthroposophy with the Baha'i Faith? I ask, because Steiner was somewhat of a contemporary to Baha'u'llah (even moreso with Abdu'l Baha) and I wonder if any of them ever talked about e...
by Ian Mayes
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dowries & related stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 10798

Dowries & related stuff

Hey all, I was wondering - could someone here please explain to me the whole Baha'i concept of having a "dowry"? This concept is something that is usually not talked about in the everyday world, and even in the Baha'i world I do not remember people talking about it. I was present for the w...
by Ian Mayes
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayers/Fasting for "Not Offical" Baha'i
Replies: 10
Views: 15922

Re: Prayers/Fasting for "Not Offical" Baha'i

Heya Cat Lady, I appreciate reading your message here. Honesty and candor are things that I really enjoy. And given that I myself am "not officially" a Baha'i yet, I can relate to a lot of what you are saying here. For the past year or so I have felt this great desire to radically change m...
by Ian Mayes
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i take on developmental disabilities?
Replies: 4
Views: 8785

Baha'i take on developmental disabilities?

Hey all, Greetings! I was wondering - is there any Baha'i approach to people who have developmental disabilities? I ask, because I am a full-time volunteer at residential education center dedicated to serving people who have developmental disabilities. The place is part of the worldwide Camphill mov...
by Ian Mayes
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ statements for the 41 Baha'i regional conferences
Replies: 2
Views: 6889

UHJ statements for the 41 Baha'i regional conferences

Hey all, Recently there have been a bunch of regional Baha'i conferences going on all over the world, 41 in total I believe. I am very curious about them, and am wondering what is going on at these conferences. More specifically, I am wondering what the Universal House of Justice statements that are...
by Ian Mayes
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ayyám-i-Há
Replies: 2
Views: 8574

Ayyám-i-Há

Hey everyone,

Ayyám-i-Há is coming up soon, and I am thinking about celebrating it. There are no Baha'is where I live, so I pretty much would be celebrating it surrounded by people who have no idea what it is. I was wondering - what all do you usually do to celebrate it?

Thanks!

- Ian
by Ian Mayes
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Direction of Qiblih
Replies: 6
Views: 14555

Re: Direction of Qiblih

I noticed that the distance & bearing to Bahji calculator requires that one knows one's latitude & longitude. I found an online latitude & longitude calculator that can help you in determining that:

http://www.satsig.net/maps/lat-long-finder.htm
by Ian Mayes
Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Baha'i Faith on Buddhism & Taoism?
Replies: 3
Views: 8207

The Baha'i Faith on Buddhism & Taoism?

Hey all, I was curious if anybody here can tell me some more about what is the official Baha'i Faith stance on Buddhism and Gautama Buddha, as well as on Taoism and Laozi. I know that Gautama Buddha is considered to be a Manifestation of God, but I do not know anything more than that. A lot of diffe...
by Ian Mayes
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 17
Views: 28021

Re: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith

Hey all, First off, I wanted to give you all a sincere "thank you" for all of your responses and replies to me here. I really appreciate all of the time, care and attention put into this by you. I also apologize if my previous message to you all here came across as being insulting in diffe...
by Ian Mayes
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 17
Views: 28021

Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith

Hey all, I am writing this to this forum here, because I do not know of any other online Baha'i Faith related discussion forums out there. So if this place is an inappropriate place for this discussion, please inform me and I will go elsewhere. My name is Ian Mayes and I am interested in exploring a...

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