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by EFIKIfubG
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Life incumbency on the House
Replies: 5
Views: 11062

Hi Brettz9 My only thought on this quote you provided is that The Guardian is speaking about a National Spiritual Assembly, not the Universal House of Justice. Of course there was no sitting UHJ at that time. This quote does not say to me that there is any connection to its 'rhymes and reasons' to t...
by EFIKIfubG
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: WHEN FREEWILL LOSES ITS THRILL
Replies: 2
Views: 8522

Hi All I had meant to include this quote earlier but did not have time: Here is a great statement by Baha'u'llah about how He hopes we'll choose to direct our free will: The Tongue of My power hath, from the heaven of My omnipotent glory, addressed to My creation these words: ‘Observe My commandment...
by EFIKIfubG
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Iran monitors Baha'is; what has to be done now?
Replies: 5
Views: 12550

Hi Nilofar I understand the confusion. The thing that helps me find my way is to say to myself: "Self...the truth is the truth and that's what I want. So let go of everything you believe because you want it to be that way." Then, when in a condition of freedom from attachment and emotion, start to p...
by EFIKIfubG
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Iran monitors Baha'is; what has to be done now?
Replies: 5
Views: 12550

Hi Nilofar I have confidence that whatever is or will be done is being handled by the Universal House of Justice. Shifting gears: What did you think about the Koranic verse I posted in your other post, 'Where do I find it in the Quran', Surah 39:68-69? We Baha'is believe it perfectly tells that two ...
by EFIKIfubG
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: WHEN FREEWILL LOSES ITS THRILL
Replies: 2
Views: 8522

Wow, Richard, you said it man. Word! When we realize we have been misusing God’s gift of free will, it loses its thrill until we learn--- even hunger--- to use it freely according to the principles of His Spiritual Truths When we realize on a deeper level what free will is for, it really makes your ...
by EFIKIfubG
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Life incumbency on the House
Replies: 5
Views: 11062

Great question Irish The short response might be: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The longer one is: Since Shoghi Effendi needed information and education, it occurs to me that probably so do the House members. The greater level of their collective intellegence, comprehension, history, vision of th...
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: False Prophets
Replies: 8
Views: 16033

Hey Richard

The Guardian can really expound on a point, can't he?

Warmest Wishes to you and yours
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: False Prophets
Replies: 8
Views: 16033

Here's a whole bunch more of 'false prophets' <<(my designation)>> listed by Shoghi Effendi in 'The World Order of Baha'u'llah' p.187: "The recrudescence of religious intolerance, of racial animosity, and of patriotic arrogance; the increasing evidences of selfishness, of suspicion, of fear and of f...
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Nov 01, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: False Prophets
Replies: 8
Views: 16033

From Shoghi Effendi in 'The Promised Day is Come', p 113: This vital force is dying out, this mighty agency has been scorned, this radiant light obscured, this impregnable stronghold abandoned, this beauteous robe discarded. God Himself has indeed been dethroned from the hearts of men, and an idolat...
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Need Help Before Convert
Replies: 15
Views: 26180

Good Morning Brent The quotes you provided to Zippy are all on point and worth consideration. There are other quotes, that I'm not going to spend the time compiling, that talk of nurturing and patience in helping souls newly exposed to the Light of the Lord to grow and learn and eventually take on t...
by EFIKIfubG
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Need Help Before Convert
Replies: 15
Views: 26180

Hey Zippy As you get to know Baha'u'llah better and better, the alcohol issue will take care of itself. I have learned over the years that alcohol is not as big an issue as we originally think it is. Really, don't sweat it. For the second issue, talk this over with your girlfriend! Make her a part o...
by EFIKIfubG
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: surah al-tariq
Replies: 4
Views: 12664

Good Morning nilofer According the paragraph I included from Shoghi Effendi, the two Messengers (not 'twin') in the Surah of Yasin that preceeded the third are Mohammad and the Bab. The third Messenger is Baha'u'llah. All the bolded text in my post are referring to Baha'u'llah. Also, from the other ...
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why are the Ringstone Symbol stars so funky looking?
Replies: 6
Views: 12783

There are two stars, one on each side of the central symbol. We are talking about the ringstone symbol aren't we?

Read the first post..look up the ringstone symbol. You'll see what we mean.

Regards
gladtidings
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: surah al-tariq
Replies: 4
Views: 12664

Hi nilofer According to Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith (from GPB, p96), these Quranic verses are references to Baha'u'llah or His Revelation: Yasin In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. [36.1] Ya Seen. [36.2] I swear by the Quran full of wisdom [36.3] Most surely you ...
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why are the Ringstone Symbol stars so funky looking?
Replies: 6
Views: 12783

"New guy resurrecting old post" alert! :-) Hi Jan The two stars on the ringstone symbol represent the twin Manifestations, the Bab and Baha'u'llah, and are shaped to signify the human temple or human body. You were very close in your question to the answer! Warmest Wishes gladtidings
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Corresponding Name
Replies: 2
Views: 8497

Hi Brett Thanks for the insights. Being the stickler that I am, I'm hoping for a 'smoking gun' like this “His Holiness, the Exalted One (the Báb), is the Manifestation of the Unity and Oneness of God and the Forerunner of the Ancient Beauty." (W&T AB), to give me that feeling of confidence that ...
by EFIKIfubG
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: where do i find it in the quran...
Replies: 22
Views: 42024

Good Morning nilofer, I don't know if there is or is not a 1,000 year prophesy in the Quran off hand, but I do know there are many Hadith, which I don't have immediate access to now, that refer to the year 1260 of the Islamic calendar (1844 in the Gregorian calendar) as the "date of the return". The...
by EFIKIfubG
Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Corresponding Name
Replies: 2
Views: 8497

Corresponding Name

Hello and Allah'u'Abha! This is my first post to the group. You all come highly recommended! Just to say, I've been a Baha'i for 10 years. My question is this: I have been told that there is a pilgrim note (from who I don't know) that says that the each of the names of God in one of the Fast prayers...

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