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by paula
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: New book: Soul of the Maine House
Replies: 1
Views: 20977

Re: New book: Soul of the Maine House

As an American Indian I want to thank you for letting us know about this book! It is very important to the Many Hoops Around Thanksgiving project which I am working on with another Baha'i who is a direct descendent of a pilgrim family. We are working through our personal relationship as Indian and P...
by paula
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Savage
Replies: 3
Views: 8230

Savage

Among Native American Baha'is the word "savage" has been a controversial topic for years and years. None of us have been able to rectify the word from this particular quote: "Attach great importance to the indigenous population of America. For these souls may be likened unto the ancie...
by paula
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

Re: "Ancient Power"

My dear friend and Eastern relative, iranpour, I simply don't know how to express my gratitude. For years I have sought help from our Persian community, yet everyone is so very busy with many important tasks. Thank you again and again for your sacrifice of time and energy. I will remember you warmly...
by paula
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

Re: "Ancient Power"

As an after thought to anyone reading this forum topic, I felt I should explain my Northern Plains culture in the context of words as mild as milk. We are taught from childhood to live our lives like the buffalo. When a storm comes the buffalo turn their faces to the fiercest of winds. If anyone is ...
by paula
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

Re: "Ancient Power"

Dear Iranpour, Yes, there is something else you can help me with. I was shy to ask, but I am looking for a specific word in Persian/Arabic used in the following quote: "Therefore an enlightened man of wisdom should primarily speak with words as mild as milk..." The word I'm looking for is ...
by paula
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

Re: "Ancient Power"

Dear Iranpour, Thank you so much! And many thanks for giving me the word Qurat-i-qadimih. So many English words are not translatable to my Native American language and I often find the Persian/Farsi words to be far more compatible. I am slowly learning to read and write in Persian, but I am without ...
by paula
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Philosopher's Stone - Reddish Egg (al bayat al-shaqrā)
Replies: 3
Views: 6060

Re: Philosopher's Stone - Reddish Egg (al bayat al-shaqrā)

Dear iranpour,

Thank you so much!
Because of your most informative post I'm able to move forward in my research.

With most sincere appreciation,
Paula
by paula
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Protestant influence on Baha'i community - United States
Replies: 4
Views: 6695

Re: Protestant influence on Baha'i community - United States

Dear Brett - Thank you so much!!!
by paula
Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Protestant influence on Baha'i community - United States
Replies: 4
Views: 6695

Re: Protestant influence on Baha'i community - United States

Thanks for the reference.
by paula
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 'Abdu'lláh Buní inventor of soap
Replies: 2
Views: 4956

Re: 'Abdu'lláh Buní inventor of soap

Thank you for taking the time to explain 'Abdu'l-Baha's placement of 'Abdu'llah Buni as the inventor of soap. Your explanation made a lot of sense to me. I truly appreciate your posting an answer.
by paula
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Protestant influence on Baha'i community - United States
Replies: 4
Views: 6695

Protestant influence on Baha'i community - United States

Is anyone aware of any articles or papers about the Protestant influence on the Baha'i community in the United States?
by paula
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 'Abdu'lláh Buní inventor of soap
Replies: 2
Views: 4956

'Abdu'lláh Buní inventor of soap

In Secret of Divine Civilization page 104 , 'Abdu'l-Baha writes: "... soap - an article the inventor of which was 'Abdu'lláh Buní, a Muslim..." The above quote really got me curious, it seemed so oddly placed. Kind of like an aside to the audience. But I know better, there is nothing trivi...
by paula
Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Philosopher's Stone - Reddish Egg (al bayat al-shaqrā)
Replies: 3
Views: 6060

Philosopher's Stone - Reddish Egg (al bayat al-shaqrā)

I was reading Steve Lambden's translation of a Tablet of Baha'u'llah in answer to questions about the Philosopher's Stone. In this Tablet there is one instance where the Philosopher's Stone is referred to as the "reddish egg" (al-bayat al-shaqrā). Does anyone know the background on the con...
by paula
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The world of being
Replies: 3
Views: 6131

Re: The world of being

Hi Don - I'm really interested in the difference between Sufi/Muslim and Shaykhi/Babi/Baha'i terminology. Can you recommend a few papers? I'm also interested in why the Greek language was incorporated into so much of the Persian/Arabic languages. As I study both languages I find Greek references all...
by paula
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The world of being
Replies: 3
Views: 6131

Re: The world of being

I'm not fluent in Arabic, so I can't look up the specific passage, but usually the "world of being" as it's translated into English refers to "Nasut" or our physical world. (The earthly realm.) There are several passages in the Kitab-i Aqdas that refer to the "the world of b...
by paula
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bausani's Apsects of Baha'i Expressive Style
Replies: 1
Views: 15136

Bausani's Apsects of Baha'i Expressive Style

Does anyone have the following in a digital format?

Alessandro Bausani, "Some Aspects of the Bahá'í Expressive Style." World Order. vol. 13. no. 2 (Winter 1978-79).

Thanks, Paula
by paula
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: tattoo my body with bahai symbols?
Replies: 18
Views: 46553

Re: tattoo my body with bahai symbols?

Ya' know, I've always experienced difficulties with Baha'is who don't use the Writings or statements from the House of Justice to offer possible answers to questions. Jonah already covered these references with the links he provided. What I was hoping to do was bring a larger perspective to the disc...
by paula
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: tattoo my body with bahai symbols?
Replies: 18
Views: 46553

Re: tattoo my body with bahai symbols?

According to the previous post with such an absolute statement regarding tattoos as being "forbidden" and "disrespectful" and "extremely inappropriate": If this is true, then the National Spiritual Assembly of New Zealand and the House of Justice have made a terrible mi...
by paula
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

Re: "Ancient Power"

Dear BritishBahai - thanks for the link to Archive - I'll give it a try. And hello to owl3951 - In answer to your question: Ancient power is a very close translation from the original Lakota word for God - "tunkasila" - literally meaning very ancient rock. There's a lot more to this than j...
by paula
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

Re: "Ancient Power"

Thanks for responding and doing a search on Ocean! (I have a Mac computer and can't use Ocean.) I feel comfortable with remembering that not all the Writings have been translated. I tend to forget that fact since there are so many. Also, being Native American I am often tempted to understand the Wri...
by paula
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Ancient Power"
Replies: 15
Views: 13893

"Ancient Power"

Does anyone know if the term "Ancient Power" used by Abdul-Baha in his tablet to August Forel is used anywhere else in the Writings? I've searched everywhere I can think and can only find it in this one tablet.

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