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by SpiritualSeeker
Sat May 16, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Jews and bahai faith?
Replies: 19
Views: 36094

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: 36094

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: 36094

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: 36094

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: 36094

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: 14937

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: 39515

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: 36094

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: 36094

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: 36094

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: 14937

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: 14937

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: 13558

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: 13558

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: 11475

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: 11475

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: 18976

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: 27102

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: 27102

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: 29772

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: 29772

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: 52101

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: 29772

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: 29772

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: 29772

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: 29772

Re: Praying to God?

Bahais believe in a Creator whom they consider to be an unknowable essence.
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 29772

Praying to God?

In the Bahai faith you can directly pray to God without an intercessor correct? I understand that bahais allow one to pray to abdul baha or bahaullah or even the bab as long as they dont confused their station with the station of godhood. However, can we just supplicate God directly in all our praye...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 27102

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

Hello Ian,

So how has your journey and reading been? I am also stuck choosing between 3 ways. 1 Buddhism, 2. the bahai faith or 3. just practice shamanic disciplines. The bahai faith is really appealing but so is buddhism especially.

So i myself am still searching

hope to hear from you

-juan
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 52101

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

hmm very interesting brettz, so if im understanding there has been many cycles? if so that is amazing because its the same belief the Mayans have and Also I believe the hindus and aswell the Buddhist I believe have concepts of cycles. Each one seems to indicate that we are in a new cycle now or at t...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 52101

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Thank you bruce for your responses. It is very interesting but I seem to have problems accepting in totality that Jinns or "spirits" do not exist. There have just been way too many accounts. Even personal accounts. I know people I trust and are sane that have witnessed these beings. This i...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 52101

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Beautiful response. the words of Baha'ullah are so powerful. Imagine if we all truely acted upon them. How wonderful the world would be. Baha'ullahs speech reminds me much of what the Buddha has to say. I am growing to like baha'ullah more and more.

Thanks for sharing
-juan
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 52101

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Bruce, interesting response. I have a couple of issues though. You said The Baha'i scriptures explain that angels are in fact people who have become completely spiritual! Quote upon request. Could you please show me the quote that is quite interesting. You also said Everything God created is good; t...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 10347

Re: Near death experiences

Thanks for the replies. It is interesting. I want to investigate more into this. Because Dr. Motlagh says in his small book called "The Bahai Faith" that near death experiences provide evidence of the Bahai teaching of life after death. Thanks bruce, Dean (onepence) invited me to go meet D...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Idols and images?
Replies: 5
Views: 13673

Re: Idols and images?

You bahais are wonderful human beings :) Thank you for all the responses. So as long as one doesnt place the images in an area where they are worshipping it is possible it is fine. I would love to have been to that museum, especially my wife she is in love with art (she has a minor degree in art). I...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Idols and images?
Replies: 5
Views: 13673

Idols and images?

Alright as everyone knows im a seeker. I am very attracted to buddhism but I am also attracted to Bahai faith. I have a question concerning having statues. Today my wife surprised me with a Buddha statue. it looks very beautiful and we put it up on the bookshelf with candles around it. Now even if i...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 10347

Near death experiences

http://www.globalperspective.org/videos.html This is an interesting read. This is also a site where on can purchase some of the works of Dr. Motlog (a persian bahai who has many books on the faith). I wouldnt mind checking out his other material on near death experiences and the bahai belief
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why i left islam
Replies: 5
Views: 14592

Re: Why i left islam

hmmm .... as you grow into your experiences within yourself i hope you will find the fulfillment of what you are and Whom you seek within our community for there is this passage from The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh O SON OF SPIRIT! I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? N...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why i left islam
Replies: 5
Views: 14592

Why i left islam

I wrote this to a friend who kept asking me why I left islam. I copy and paste it here to see any thoughts of the Bahais -------------------------------------------------------- I have had for some years some doubts that have lingered on concerning my faith. Some things I buried and decided not to a...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Idiots guide to bahai?
Replies: 7
Views: 16610

Re: Idiots guide to bahai?

Thank you all for the replies. Well today i got Baha'ullah and the new era and also The Hidden words :) A nice bahai lady gave me them. Also I had good discussion with onepence. I learned a lot of interesting things. Now I have more material to read and look into. Wish me the best I wish you all the...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 53790

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

Thank you nharanandi for your kind words and the link. My main struggle with the bahai faith is about going around the clear cut words of the Prophet Muhammad that there is no prophet after him. Bahais say that it means only prophet and not a messenger, however it seems very clear. I dont think the ...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 53790

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

Wow Loren that was a very good reply. I think you got some great points. As I am somewhat attracted to Shiaism I do see a little gap in it. That ofcourse is the 12th imam, Imam Mahdi. as we have been without guidance for over a thousand years. so it makes me wonder could the Bab truely be who was me...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?
Replies: 11
Views: 25080

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

Very interesting. Thanks for the reply
by SpiritualSeeker
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A return of christ question
Replies: 5
Views: 15557

Re: A return of christ question

Thanks for the response. I am starting to understand a bit of the figurative expressions from the scriptures, but it is still very new way of interpretation for me but that is okay i will keep going on till i get it completely
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?
Replies: 11
Views: 25080

Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?

Hello all, I was on a site that is showing the relation of Islam and the bahai Faith and was reading some intersting stuff. Here is a link the the page http://www.bci.org/islam-bahai/ProofProphecy_4.htm The author says this When we study Baha'u'llah's life, and His Writings, we see that, not only di...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 28630

Re: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?

Thanks a lot for the response. Could you perhaps link me to something that explains the date prophecies that were fulfilled. I heard about them in lectures from Emerald Bahais (on a podcast) though I cant follow it as well, I wish to actually read with my eyes so I can better understand. I will look...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A return of christ question
Replies: 5
Views: 15557

A return of christ question

Hello all I am still reading this long article on the meaning of "Seal of prophets" and came across another question I had the uathor quotes the Bab when he addressed the meaning of the Day of Ressurection in the persian bayan. here is the quote The substance of this chapter is this that w...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 28630

Re: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?

Im currently reading a fairly long article on the meaning of Seal of Prophets which is also going into the prophecies of the advent of baha'ullah from islamic perspective. I was just hoping there were some other sources that could help me. I am on an eager quest here no time to lose :) Thanks for yo...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 53790

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

I was reading an article that claims the Prophet Muhammad was predicting the exact year that a new revelation was to come. it is from a sunni source (which sunni sources are really unreliable but for benefit of the doubt I will look into it) the hadith is as follows From Sahih bukhari through the au...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 4
Views: 10648

Re: What if?

Thanks a lot brettz for your kind remarks. This is an excellent response. I like the bahai concept of heaven and hell. Instead of one believing that there is a Deity waiting to throw everyone in hell. Though this doesnt mean we are free to act as we like, because its apparent from your quotations th...
by SpiritualSeeker
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Qiblah towards the shrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 13686

Re: Qiblah towards the shrine?

aha that makes much more sense. Thanks for the response :)
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?
Replies: 15
Views: 32128

Re: Who Claimed to be the Mahdi?

Brettz can you please help me understand the unclear prophecies and evidences? Like according to both Sunni and Shia muslims the Prophet Muhammad said "O Ali, you are to me as Harun was to Musa, but there will be no prophet after me." that is in the quote in the signature of Abu Talib. Thi...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 28630

Re: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?

Also perhaps we could compile some prophecies that clearly point to bahaullah's coming?
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 4
Views: 10648

What if?

Hello all, What if someone learned about Baha'ullah but decided to reject him for some reason. WOuld that individual be threatened by God in the next life? Also since there is no hell, what if someone is a child molestor, or some rapist, and killer dies upon their sin will they not have any retribut...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 28630

TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?

Hello all, I was hoping perhaps some knowledgable bahai's can compile a list of 10 Evidences or Proofs that the Bahai faith is the True Religion that God has given us. I understand bahais believe that all religions have elements of truth in their and were revealed by God (like Krishna to hindus, bud...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 19929

Re: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?

Thanks brettz, I think it cleared up my doubts. So just to be extra clear, if I wish to do some Mikkyo or esoteric and tantric meditations (like vipassana mixed with visualizations etc.) it would be okay? I am a big fan of buddhist practices and I find a lot of them dont seem to contradict many of t...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Idiots guide to bahai?
Replies: 7
Views: 16610

Idiots guide to bahai?

Hello, I am seeking to read simple articles or works or books that can explain bahai and perhaps introduce me to writings of baha'ullah, without being too confusing. Sometimes I feel i try to read about death, the soul, angels, devils from bahai perspective and I just get a headache. Please point me...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Qiblah towards the shrine?
Replies: 4
Views: 13686

Qiblah towards the shrine?

Hello all, I was wondering why the Qibla was chosen to be the Shrine of Baha'ullah. Are there any stories of prophets of before having qiblas toward the grave or shrine of a prophet? This is a sincere question. I understand that Bahais are in no way worshipping baha'ullah, but I am just wondering co...
by SpiritualSeeker
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 53790

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

Thanks for the responses.

This is very difficult for me to get passed. Because the Islamic Faith is so filled with lectures and evidences that they claim show that there will be no prophet or messenger after Prophet Muhammad. But I will continue reading on with an open mind.
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 52101

Re: Questions aboit the Bahai Faith

Hello brett, If you dont mind could you explain the concept of Jinn being metaphoric? Because I have and others have had direct expierences with spirits or what the muslims call Jinn. So many have experienced this, although science cannot explain them they truely exist. So are there any concept of s...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 19929

Re: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?

Thanks for the great response. I like this. So I understand that you cannot teach in a bahai school a particular type of meditation since it is up to the individual. I totally get that. However, would it be okay if I adopted some buddhist or hindu meditations that do not contain idolatry? Like for a...
by SpiritualSeeker
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 53790

Why a Messenger after Muhammad?

Hello all, Due to my readings and interest in shia islam, I am a bit confused as to why there would need to be a messenger after the Prophet Muhammad. He seemed to be the perfect example and he seemed to bring the perfect religion for ALL of mankind. He was uniting tribes and races. He spoke that pe...
by SpiritualSeeker
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 19929

Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?

Hello all, I would love if perhaps someone can shed light on the Bahai view on metaphysics, mysticism, and meditations. Are there any mystical paths to bahai? I dont mean an ascetic way of life where one goes to extremes. But I mean deep comunion with God through meditations and chants in which one ...
by SpiritualSeeker
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Prayer in bahai faith?
Replies: 17
Views: 56673

Prayer in bahai faith?

Hello all, I read one passage that said prayer consisted of some rakat. I believe it was 9. However, I hear that due to persecutions, the prayer had to be changed is this true? If it is how come in this modern age where many of us have freedom to practice anywhere, how come we cannot practice the or...
by SpiritualSeeker
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestations of God?
Replies: 5
Views: 13130

Manifestations of God?

Hello all, as you can see from my display name I am seeking spirituality. (I wouldnt say I am truely spiritual yet, but I seek it). I am trying to find truth. Right now I feel myself very drawn to Shia Islam. Though I have some tendencies to want to give all religion up and study buddhism, but my he...

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