Search found 79 matches

by Truth
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Keeping your breath fresh during the fast
Replies: 6
Views: 17706

Keeping your breath fresh during the fast

Hey Guys, How do you keep your breath fresh during the fast? Is there any guidance in regards to using breath fresheners or gum? I'm fairly certain God would want us to uphold the virtue of cleanliness. Especially considering the fast is the optimal time for teaching. I personally use these small st...
by Truth
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith
Replies: 17
Views: 29031

Re: Some questions & concerns regarding the Baha'i Faith

Thanks for raising the question on baldness. I started balding at around 18 and as a result started shaving my head, not with a blade, but with a trimmer. I don't know whether what i'm doing is right or not, but I'm now 25 and don't want to walk around looking like Mr burns. I don't think shaving yo...
by Truth
Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alcohol questions
Replies: 3
Views: 10418

Re: alcohol questions

Hummmmm. Can someone shed some light on hosting a function with a non-baha'i? For example, i had a non-baha'i room mate, and we had a house warming party where both baha'is and non-baha'is were invited. My room mate had alcoholic beverages which were given to non-baha'is to consume, whilst i offered...
by Truth
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Alcohol in cooking if it "cooks off?"
Replies: 7
Views: 15945

Re: Alcohol in cooking if it "cooks off?"

Alcohol doesn't actually "cook off" in cooking, so no, i wouldn't use it! http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/AlcoholCooking.htm If it completely did "cook off" though, yeah i'd still consume the dish. I wouldn't be using it in my cooking, but if it was placed infront of me, i'd e...
by Truth
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anyone go to the Sydney Conference in Australia?
Replies: 2
Views: 11738

Anyone go to the Sydney Conference in Australia?

Just got back from Sydney today. 6000 baha'is registered for the Sydney conference. It's the largest conference/gathering of baha'is ever in the southern hemisphere. The biggest hall in Sydney was hired for the event, of which they could not fit everyone into. Live feeds were broadcast into other ro...
by Truth
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Some questions about the faith
Replies: 11
Views: 16971

Re: Some questions about the faith

Hey CatLady, Religious stuff aside, do you think taking sex away from the relationship is a test of the strength of your relationship? I know deep down you don't want to test your relationship with someone you love so much like that. It's kind of scary to know that your relationship could possibly c...
by Truth
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question on proof of Christ's return
Replies: 3
Views: 7989

Question on proof of Christ's return

Hello! I got half way through thief in the night last year, then got distracted and never returned to it till now, and am reading from the start again. Got a question.... The second proof William Sears discusses uses the quote "and the Holy City (Jerusalem) shall they tread under foot for forty...
by Truth
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a prayer for a family ridden by suicide
Replies: 4
Views: 10031

Re: Looking for a prayer for a family ridden by suicide

It really makes me realize why the faith emphasizes the importance of family. Without my mum, i don't know how i could have crawled back to a sane state of mind. My dad was sort of a "pull your socks up" kind of man, but when he saw how badly i was crippled, he made the best effort he coul...
by Truth
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Looking for a prayer for a family ridden by suicide
Replies: 4
Views: 10031

Re: Looking for a prayer for a family ridden by suicide

Hey Eveline, I too have been through the depths of depression and gotten to the stage where the only way i thought out was to end it all. The worst pain I've ever experienced by far. I was one of the fortunate ones that was able to get help. I was given a prayer book at the time by someone very clos...
by Truth
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Info on Potency of long Healing Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 8941

Re: Info on Potency of long Healing Prayer

Thanks Brett. I was hoping for something with much more detail such as some of the info that's available on the Tablet of Ahmad. From that info though, I'm assuming there isn't too much info available on it. I guess you could say that excerpt the UHJ quoted pretty much describes it potency, making i...
by Truth
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Info on Potency of long Healing Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 8941

Info on Potency of long Healing Prayer

Hey Guys,

Does anyone here know where i can find detailed info on the potency of the long healing prayer?
by Truth
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: dhikr and contemporary pop music
Replies: 4
Views: 10460

Re: dhikr and contemporary pop music

I'm surprised it took this long for a thread about this video to appear on these forums. It was shown at the end of the feast a fair few feasts ago in our community. Every time i watch it, it moves me without a doubt. I've watched it a lot lately when I've needed a bit of divine assistance. You're r...
by Truth
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: times when you KNOW you're being tested
Replies: 16
Views: 22585

Re: times when you KNOW you're being tested

Funny you guys should mention service to others being the true means of happiness. Last night i watched "the last lecture" given by Randy Pausch. I'm sure most of you have heard of him. If you haven't, he was basically a professor of computer science diagnosed with cancer that was terminal...
by Truth
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: times when you KNOW you're being tested
Replies: 16
Views: 22585

Re: times when you KNOW you're being tested

Thanks Brett, i think what i needed to hear most was One should seek to identify practical steps in each important area of one's life and then make a plan to effect these, resolutely surmounting obstacles, which can breed a sense of frustration and paralysis. It feels good to get an answer like that...
by Truth
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Quotation: Internet prophecised by Shoghi Effendi
Replies: 2
Views: 7758

Re: Quotation: Internet prophecised by Shoghi Effendi

That's awesome!!!!
by Truth
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: times when you KNOW you're being tested
Replies: 16
Views: 22585

Re: times when you KNOW you're being tested

Thanks for that Brent. It's just hard sometimes to see the people around you advancing through life at warp speed, while you're held back by things that are out of your control. Sometimes i feel like I'm on a treadmill. Running fast and getting nowhere. Then again, maybe my idea of "advancing t...
by Truth
Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: engagement HELP
Replies: 6
Views: 13509

Re: engagement HELP

Do most Baha'is "propose" without a ring? I'd hate to buy a ring, propose and not get parental consent.
by Truth
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: times when you KNOW you're being tested
Replies: 16
Views: 22585

Re: times when you KNOW you're being tested

Hey guys, sorry to bump the thread to the top, just wanted to say thanks for the quotes and words. I've had one problem after the other since i first posted, each time i get closer and closer to breaking, but for some reason, i've managed to remain cool and deal with it. Not like me at all... Strang...
by Truth
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: (PDF document) Understanding Single Bahais
Replies: 3
Views: 13149

Re: (PDF document) Understanding Single Bahais

Urgh, courtship. Sometimes i feel like it's a race against time. I was having a conversation with another single baha'i, and we were discussing how it seems like such a rush to get married. That if you're not married before 30, the world will end and your life is over. Finding a life partner can som...
by Truth
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pilgrimage hotels
Replies: 6
Views: 12746

Re: Pilgrimage hotels

Oh man, memories. Although i stayed there for only 9 days, by the time we left, i felt like i knew the place so well. Unfortunetly, i can't remember the place well enough to remember what the hotel name was of the hotel we stayed in! lol! It was okay. Great location, the rooms were a bit meh, but we...
by Truth
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: times when you KNOW you're being tested
Replies: 16
Views: 22585

times when you KNOW you're being tested

This may be the wrong forum to post this... But have you guys ever had times when you KNOW you're being tested? One bad thing after the next that you had no way of foreseeing, that you then have to handle. Over the past week, i've had a lot of bad luck, and it's almost inescapable. Just when i think...
by Truth
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry
Replies: 10
Views: 28902

Re: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry

Actually, hold that thought. I just saw a jason statham movie (he's my hero) and i saw something i was really into.

I'll get back to you when i finally work out what i want. (i sound like a woman, i know)
by Truth
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry
Replies: 10
Views: 28902

Re: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry

Hummmm, i tried to do it myself but i really had no idea what i was doing. lol. I didn't know there were "bead" shops that could assist though, i'll see if i can find one. Mind you though, i wouldn't mind getting a new one.... :D I'm looking for one that sits about as high as that one did,...
by Truth
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: the best speech ive EVER heard
Replies: 2
Views: 12463

Re: the best speech ive EVER heard

Ted's talks are the best. Some of the most interesting thinkers of our time have given talks there. There's a few on religion/atheism too. They're all over youtube.
by Truth
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry
Replies: 10
Views: 28902

Re: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8939/necklacerh6.jpg Above is a pic of it. As you can see, the top part that clasps the necklace together is busted. Very simple, nothing special. Tribal looking, simple, but funky. It's also a really small necklace, so the pendant sits quite high, just below my n...
by Truth
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry
Replies: 10
Views: 28902

Re: Wanted to buy: Funky Baha'i jewelry

Wow!! Awesome!! Thanks for posting Zarita, i didn't think i'd get a response like that! :D Have you ever thought about possibly selling your stuff online when you get round to making it? I reckon there'd be a big market for young people who want funky baha'i jewelry rather than the usual gold/silver...

Go to advanced search