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by SpiritualSeeker
Sat May 16, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Thank you brettz I have read your post a couple times. I will continue to ponder on it. Even though I tried to get past studying the Bahai Faith, I keep getting drawn back to some of the works by Dr. Motlagh. I will continue to investigate. Though this issue and the issue about women not serving in ...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu May 14, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Thank you brettz. I know Baha'ullah did not say that Israelis shouldnt come into the faith. But it is still difficult for me to accept that this universal perfect way of Life has restriction when it comes to a particular nation. the Bahai faith was the last theistic organized religion I was going to...
by SpiritualSeeker
Wed May 13, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Thank you all everyone of you who has helped me with all my questions here. I am coming to the conclusion that I just cant trust religion really. I suppose I will forever be without religion perhaps I will continue to practice buddhist meditation and also do Shamanic practices. But I must say from m...
by SpiritualSeeker
Wed May 13, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Thanks brettz, but I am specifically asking if this prohibition about preaching is just a prohibition that the Israelis hold against bahais only. What I mean is lets say a christian preacher went to israel to try to "save" jews, would the israeli government allow it or is it just their pol...
by SpiritualSeeker
Wed May 13, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Hello..

um could someone answer me i would really appreciate it.
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God and Baha'ullah????
Replies: 6
Views: 11913

Re: God and Baha'ullah????

Thanks bretz I think I understand now. There is no divinity or literal divinity just the same Spirit that goes from prophet to prophet is obviously from God himself so that is why one could say I AM GOD etc? I hope i understood correctly :-)
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Women and equality?
Replies: 19
Views: 30060

Women and equality?

Hello all, As you can see from my recent post it is getting down deep into the faith. I want to make sure before I make any decisions that I have everything I need. This question is a concern my wife has. I recently learned that women cannot serve in the house of Justice as part of the 9 members. I ...
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

Thanks for all the great responses. If we could please clarify the issue please. Did the Jewish state itself make a deal with the bahais? Also is it just the Bahais ? Or is it any religion or religious followers that go to israel cannot teach their faith? For example if a muslim went to Israel would...
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Re: Jews and bahai faith?

http://bahai-library.com/?file=uhj_teaching_in_israel this is the link he gave me. If the bahai is universal and yet an agreement was made with Israeli to not allow any israelis to convert to the bahai faith then its not truely perfect. This is one of the only flaws I have perceived of the Bahai Fai...
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 28544

Jews and bahai faith?

Hello, a japanese muslim friend of mine claims he investigated the bahai faith but said that he debated a bahai on the issue of jews converting to the bahai faith. He said that the bahais made agreement with jewish state that they will not accept jews to convert to the bahai faith. This seemed odd b...
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God and Baha'ullah????
Replies: 6
Views: 11913

Re: God and Baha'ullah????

THanks bruce for that :-). Though now I must ask is the manifestation of GOd similar to the Hindu concepts of demi gods? Since the body of the messenger is Human but the Spirit is divine. Its a hard concept because it reminds me of christianity with jesus identifying himself as GOD (as some christia...
by SpiritualSeeker
Tue May 12, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God and Baha'ullah????
Replies: 6
Views: 11913

God and Baha'ullah????

Hello All, I have been reading "The Glory of the Father" by Dr. Motlagh. It is a case for the first coming of Christ and a case for evidence of Baha'ullah being the second coming. However, I am a bit confused. At one part it states something along the lines that Baha'ullah Claimed to be th...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu May 07, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhist or Bahai?
Replies: 4
Views: 10554

Re: Buddhist or Bahai?

Hi Seeker, Congratulations on whatever choice you go with. I believe very much in Progressive Revelation, each previous dispensation has similar things to offer. This makes sense to me as it all comes from the same source (God). As mankind progresses, we are "updated", so to speak, with n...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu May 07, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhist or Bahai?
Replies: 4
Views: 10554

Buddhist or Bahai?

Hello all, I have been contemplating lately and reading through buddhist and bahai books. I find that the Bahai Faith is very interesting and seems like it has a lot to offer mankind as a whole. However, the same can be said for Buddhism. It seems in buddhism I can find the same or just about the sa...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri May 01, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Experiance God?
Replies: 3
Views: 9241

Re: Experiance God?

certainly,

I mean to have clear cut communion with God. Like what the Sufis call Wahdat al wujud (oneness of being) or reaching the ultimate reality where you witness God and know truely that he exist.
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri May 01, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Experiance God?
Replies: 3
Views: 9241

Experiance God?

Hello all, I am leaning more towards the way of direct experience. That is why I am drawn to Buddhist and shamanic practices. However, I wanted to ask from a bahai point of view, how is that we can touch God? What I mean is truely experience God and know that he exist and is more than just a dogma o...
by SpiritualSeeker
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai beads?
Replies: 6
Views: 14716

Bahai beads?

Where can I find bahai counting beads?
by SpiritualSeeker
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 21354

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

Thank you kindly bruce,

If you dont mind can you explain why Bahai's would accept Buddha as a manifestation since Baha'ullah didnt openly acknowledge him. I thought Abdul Baha was not a Manifestation himself but an interpretor of the Bahai teachings.

Thanks
-Juan
by SpiritualSeeker
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 21354

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

I seem to only read Abdul baha speaking of Buddha as a manifestation. Did Baha'ullah proclaim that Buddha was a manifestation?
by SpiritualSeeker
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23206

Re: Praying to God?

brettz9 You are the man!

Thank you for that. It clears up my misconception
by SpiritualSeeker
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23206

Re: Praying to God?

Thank you for the responses. But can we please be clear. It still seems so vaguely explained. So if i became Bahai and when I do my obligatory prayers I can pray directly to the Unknowable essence? Let me ask do you all pray directly to God in your obligatory prayers? Howoften do you all turn to the...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 40889

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Nice response brettz9, I especially liked this quote "We cannot know God directly, but only through His Prophets. We can pray to Him, realizing that through His Prophets we know Him, or we can address our prayer in thought to Bahá'u'lláh, not as God, but as the Door to our knowing God." (F...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23206

Re: Praying to God?

Bruce and High, Thank you that is comforting. What I dont understand is it seems like a lot of times some bahais are unclear. Like iw as getting confused reading a part in Baha'ullah and the new era and it talked about using manifestation perhaps i misunderstand this is the passage Necessity for a M...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23206

Re: Praying to God?

Thank you both for the responses. I am a bit saddened though. It is odd that since we say that God is the unknowable essence then we should just pray to Baha'ullah since he is a manifestation/messenger of God. This is odd. Its almost as if we have no personal relationship with God. Instead we have t...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23206

Re: Praying to God?

I dont really pray to a God anymore, but I am curious to the answer to me question.
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 23206

Re: Praying to God?

Bahais believe in a Creator whom they consider to be an unknowable essence.

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