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by FruccalFrilia
Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The real cause of Islamic terrorism - the yogic perspective
Replies: 8
Views: 21044

Bahais do believe that we were created in Gods image. "O SON OF MAN! Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee: therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty." -Baha'u'llah ALthough God has c...
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A habitable planet has been found around another star.
Replies: 2
Views: 20022

Amazing, its much larger than earth, too.
by FruccalFrilia
Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: The Number 23
Replies: 9
Views: 39114

Interesting, nice discovery!
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "truth" cannot be forced and remain truth
Replies: 15
Views: 33464

Although it does contain spiritual truths. Perhaps thats the reason why richard has concealed the origin of the quotes(if it is indeed the Urantia). To prevent debate and wrangling over authenticity and focus instead on the validity of the spiritual concepts.
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "truth" cannot be forced and remain truth
Replies: 15
Views: 33464

Some quotes quotes may be from the Urantia book.

http://www.truthbook.com/

http://www.urantiabook.org/
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 53774

The Bab is still very important to Bahais. " And finally, in His[Abdul-Baha] Will and Testament, the repository of His last wishes and parting instructions, He in the following passage, specifically designed to set forth the guiding principles of Bahá’í belief, sets the seal of His testimony on...
by FruccalFrilia
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do Bahais believe Qur'an being the word of Allah
Replies: 8
Views: 23131

The Quran is quoted in Bahai writings by Baha'u'llah and Abdul-Baha. Even works commisioned by the Universal House of Justice like Century of Light and One Common Faith have quotes from the Holy Quran.
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Qa'im
Replies: 30
Views: 53774

The Bab did refer himself as the Mahdi, maybe not countless times, but did Muhammad refer himself as the Seal of the Prophets countless times?
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Bab's claim to be Qa'im
Replies: 48
Views: 96280

4. Apart from your own personal judgement about accepting Bahaullah, there is no other proof for Bahaullah to be One Whom Allah will Manifest. "WHEN the Day-Star of Bahá will shine resplendent above the horizon of eternity it is incumbent upon you to present yourselves before His Throne. Bewar...
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Publishing/Posting on the WWW: Post #2
Replies: 3
Views: 25996

Its nice to see you that your hard work is now recognized. Probably your audience is much wider on the web than if you had published it in book form
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: From Thoughts, Faith, & Beliefs to Real Spirit Experienc
Replies: 2
Views: 8875

Faith and Spiritual knowledge go hand in hand. Faith bestows a new consciousness. The Word of God and spiritual traditions are not simply a compendium of intellectual exercises where one connects the dots between two facts. They create a dynamic tension in the soul where a yearning for the Source of...
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Bab's claim to be Qa'im
Replies: 48
Views: 96280

Someone else asked how the Baha'u'llah could be "Him Whom God will make Manifest" mentioned by the Bab and I provided possible connections.
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The claim to finality
Replies: 3
Views: 10288

He promised all men that they shall attain unto His own presence in the Day of Resurrection. In this He meant to emphasize the greatness of the Revelation to come, as it hath indeed been manifested through the power of truth. And there is of a certainty no paradise greater than this, nor station hig...
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The claim to finality
Replies: 3
Views: 10288

The claim to finality over the word seal is often used various religious groups. Some Christians claim that no revelation will come after Jesus. "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Fat...
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Bab's claim to be Qa'im
Replies: 48
Views: 96280

Him Whom God shall make Manifest is Baha'u'llah. "Praise be unto Him Who at this very moment perceiveth in this remote prison the goal of My desire. He is the One Who beareth witness unto Me at all times and beholdeth Me ere the inception of ‘after Hin’**." -The Bab (SWB 217) **The numeric...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hi, I am Niranjan , from the Hindu faith...
Replies: 6
Views: 30879

Yes, thank you.
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "truth" cannot be forced and remain truth
Replies: 15
Views: 33464

"In all of my many opportunities of meeting, of listening to and talking with Abdu'l-Bahá I was impressed, and constantly more deeply impressed, with His method of teaching souls. That is the word. He did not attempt to reach the mind alone. He sought the soul, the reality of every one He met. ...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why people become Bahá'í and the Madhist sects
Replies: 12
Views: 21622

"SINCE thou hast faithfully obeyed the true religion of God in the past, it behooveth thee to follow His true religion hereafter, inasmuch as every religion proceedeth from God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. He Who hath revealed the Qur’án unto Muhammad, the Apostle of God, ordaining ...
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Race, Racism, and "intellectual" vs spiritual pers
Replies: 5
Views: 13694

When speaking of Christ there really is only one Christ that is the presence of God. His Holy Presence has returned and said more, but it doesnt necessarily invalidate what was said before. In fact the old teachings are reaffirmed and "fufilled." "Think not that I am come to destroy t...
by FruccalFrilia
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on real, obtainable experiences of spiritual unity
Replies: 20
Views: 38265

richard, great points. I agree that spirituality cannot be totally defined as set points put together in a mathematical equation for a spiritual result. and that excessive focus on theological arguments can have a tendency to stifle the living and organic nature of spiritual growth. I believe we as ...
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RESIST NOT EVIL, YEA, EVEN RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Replies: 20
Views: 33781

The essence of Jesus' words and Baha'u'llah's words are the same. So there is no better one. What is different is our capacity and maturity to receive God's guidance. God out of his Mercy has chosen to Manifest himself to men. Through our guidance from Messengers like Jesus coupled with our trial an...
by FruccalFrilia
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on real, obtainable experiences of spiritual unity
Replies: 20
Views: 38265

The topic reminded me of this quote

" the wayfarer cometh to the Valley of Unity and drinketh from the cup of the Absolute, and gazeth on the Manifestations of Oneness. In this station he pierceth the veils of plurality, fleeth from the worlds of the flesh, and ascendeth into the heaven of singleness. With the ear of God he heare...
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RESIST NOT EVIL, YEA, EVEN RETURN GOOD FOR EVIL
Replies: 20
Views: 33781

Likewise the divine religions of the holy Manifestations of God are in reality one though in name and nomenclature they differ. Man must be a lover of the light no matter from what day-spring it may appear. He must be a lover of the rose no matter in what soil it may be growing. (Abdu'l-Bahá, Founda...
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: fault-finding, silence, and biographies
Replies: 4
Views: 11326

I think biographies have a purpose of conveying certain realities, I would assume that a Bahai author would would voice criticism with the purpose of the book in mind. Bahais also have an obligation towards truthfulness and justice as well as tact, so they must learn to find a balance. Moojan Momen ...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New site
Replies: 9
Views: 15947

Also thank you to Jonah. This site has been a spiritual lifeline to information on a wide range of topics.
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: (Bab = Jesus) and (Bahaullah = Muhammad) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 16461

Actually the terminology and concepts are from Bahai sources not me. The first two paragraphs are Baha'u'llah speaking. I'm still researching (slowly) these things myself. Thanks for reminding us that the Spirit behind the Law is essential. The different degrees of the unfolding Law are recorded in ...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: (Bab = Jesus) and (Bahaullah = Muhammad) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 16461

These Manifestations of God have each a twofold station. One is the station of pure abstraction and essential unity. In this respect, if thou callest them all by one name, and dost ascribe to them the same attributes, thou hast not erred from the truth. Even as He hath revealed: "No distinction...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New site
Replies: 9
Views: 15947

My apologies, Brett. Thank you very much for the site renovations. I did notice some problems a few days back. Some pages werent working right and instead directed me back to the home page, but that problem is gone. And it actually seems faster.(could be me though, Ive accessed this site on differen...
by FruccalFrilia
Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: (Bab = Jesus) and (Bahaullah = Muhammad) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 16461

I would say The Bab is a separate Prophet then Jesus Christ. Both the Bab and Baha'u'llah are new Prophets. All of them compare in many interesting ways, here is a highlight of some similarities between Jesus Christ and the Bab.(and one contrast) One was born in 1817 A.D. in ancient Persia while the...
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: (Bab = Jesus) and (Bahaullah = Muhammad) ?
Replies: 8
Views: 16461

The Bahai answer maybe yes to both questions. The prophecies are fufilled, but as richard pointed out the human form and individuality did not reincarnate. The return is referring to the return of the same spiritual qualities of Christ and Muhammad. http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/SAQ/saq-33.html
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: info on Sabianism
Replies: 3
Views: 9769

http://www.geocities.com/mandaeans/Sabians.html

another link examines Sabeanism and its relation in the Bahai writings.
http://www.webpal.org/webpal/c_renewal/ ... htm#Sabean
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Guru Nanak?
Replies: 45
Views: 63823

I posted that thinking you would be interested in any connections not as an authoritative interpretation. Certian Bahais like to use proofs relating to dates and such because it it can be a strong point made when arguing for validity of Faith.
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Guru Nanak?
Replies: 45
Views: 63823

by FruccalFrilia
Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: mismanagement of this forum to be reported to the US NSA
Replies: 4
Views: 27416

Isnt that a little extreme? epierce I dont see a campaign to malign you or your character or ethical apathy by Jonah to protect you from "bad moderators". It seems more like there is and was a disagreement of opinion about intellectual expression and the Bahai Faith. Can we not try to work this out ...
by FruccalFrilia
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wat is diffrence between bahai and muslims?????
Replies: 19
Views: 34750

The authors of The Bahai Faith: An Emerging Global Religion state, on the bottom of page xiii, in the first footnote, "The correct name of the religion is the Bahá'i Faith, not Bahaism."

Lol I guess it depends.
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Qasim Amin, Liberation of Women, and the Babi/Baha'i Faith
Replies: 3
Views: 9406

The Seneca Falls Conference was held in Seneca Falls New York from July 19 to July 20th in 1848. The participants set out to discuss the legal limitations imposed on women during that time. It was the first womens rights convention held in the U.S. and considered by some as the birth place of femini...
by FruccalFrilia
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Overcoming the chaos of religious diversity
Replies: 3
Views: 8158

I have met Muslims who were very disciplined people and had a firm belief in racial equality because of their beliefs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccW0K28LJg (Disclaimer:I do not necessarily support all the views, actions, or beliefs of the Islamic youth renaissance) Many Muslims believe that th...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: OVERCOMING THE CHAOS OF INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY
Replies: 27
Views: 45803

Majnun, over intellectualism is what richard is helping us guard against. The fable he quoted warned against theological dispute and the excerpt giving guidance from Jesus demonstrated perfectly how to share spiritual truth. (Both from separate threads) Dont want to see you get banned if its a misun...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thoughts for teachers and believers
Replies: 2
Views: 7859

O SON OF DUST! Verily I say unto thee: Of all men the most negligent is he that disputeth idly and seeketh to advance himself over his brother. Say, O brethren! Let deeds, not words, be your adorning. O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Eclectic Wisdom from Fables
Replies: 2
Views: 7766

Thank you richard for sharing that insightful fable and the kind words. Those quotes were intended to be in harmony with the themes of the fable. I agree, personal knowledge stops short and bows humbly towards the Peerless Mystery. How can feeble reason encompass the Qur'an, Or the spider snare a ph...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Eclectic Wisdom from Fables
Replies: 2
Views: 7766

"Even knowledge, though it may appeal to us all, is little more than a tool to be put to use by our spiritual natures. And like any tool, such as knives or the like, its usefulness is only worthwhile so long as no one gets harmed in the process. Otherwise, abandoning it entirely is far better than s...
by FruccalFrilia
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Eclectic Wisdom from Fables
Replies: 2
Views: 7766

O SON OF DUST! Verily I say unto thee: Of all men the most negligent is he that disputeth idly and seeketh to advance himself over his brother. Say, O brethren! Let deeds, not words, be your adorning. ---Bahá'u'lláh, The Hidden Words The understanding of His words and the comprehension of the uttera...
by FruccalFrilia
Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Men
Replies: 7
Views: 10356

"By My Life! The names of handmaidens who are devoted to God are written and set down by the Pen of the Most High in the Crimson Book. They excel over men in the sight of God. How numerous are the heroes and knights in the field who are bereft of the True One and have no share in His recognition, b...
by FruccalFrilia
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jinn
Replies: 12
Views: 22166

Sorry, I hope I didnt confuse the issue too much with the interpretations. The interpretations you questioned dont define all djinn. Just perhaps the djinn in specific verses. it is possible the djinn are used to represent and reveal the different spiritual conditions of human beings. djinn do diffe...
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jinn
Replies: 12
Views: 22166

"Regarding your question as to the meaning of Jin or Genii referred to in the Qur'an, these are not beings or creatures that are actually living, but are symbolic references to the power of men of evil and may be likened to evil spirits. But the point to bear in mind is that these have no positive ...
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: False Prophets
Replies: 8
Views: 14046

The Bible provides a wonderful method for distinguishing between false prophets and truly inspired Ones. " Beware of false prophets.... Ye shall know them by their fruits..... Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil...
by FruccalFrilia
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Men
Replies: 7
Views: 10356

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"You must excuse me for keeping you waiting, Dr Grant. I am very, very sorry to have kept you waiting, very sorry. But I was captured by three hundred women this afternoon. Is it not a dreadful thing to be captured by so many women? (At this I felt wickedly amused.) "The women in America dominate th...

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