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by BruceDLimber
Tue May 12, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God and Baha'ullah????
Replies: 6
Views: 13109

Re: God and Baha'ullah????

Hi again! :-)

Please recall the example of Jesus' two states that I mentioned in the recent post.

(In fact, we say that ALL the Divine Messengers constitute this same Only Way to God, and indeed we can post quotations from the various ones to demonstrate this!)

Best! :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Tue May 12, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God and Baha'ullah????
Replies: 6
Views: 13109

Re: God and Baha'ullah????

Hi! I'm afraid I'm operating with reduced capabilities at the moment (software problems), but I'll try to provide you with at least a brief description of what's happening with Baha'u'llah and other Divine Messengers. We Baha'is teach that all the major religions of the world are divine in origin, s...
by BruceDLimber
Mon May 11, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Evolution?
Replies: 2
Views: 7946

Re: Evolution?

Hi, CL! :-) In the Baha'i view science and religion are NOT in contradiction, but rather dovetail very nicely! It should be pointed out that Baha'is have no problem with evolution; indeed, IOV religion evolves as well as creation generally! And it's worth noting that while our scriptures state that ...
by BruceDLimber
Fri May 08, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhist or Bahai?
Replies: 4
Views: 11702

Re: Buddhist or Bahai?

Hi, Seeker! :-) Briefly, the difference is that the Baha'i Faith has the social teachings for this Age, not for some other millenia ago! So while both it and Buddhism teach the same spiritual truths, we see the practical, day-to-day stuff in the Baha'i Faith as maximally relevant! Best regards, I co...
by BruceDLimber
Fri May 08, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wiki back online to editing
Replies: 15
Views: 23123

Re: Wiki back online to editing

Brett, hi! Since you mentioned Lights of Guidance , it may interest you to know that this is one of the books that the Online Baha'i Library project has been working on, preparing it for online release. I know this because I was one of the folks who did an editing pass on the whole book a while back...
by BruceDLimber
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 23566

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

Brett, hi! You may want to do your postings in the Times New Roman font, or even better Times Extended Roman font. (We use the latter for our book-preparation in the Baha'i Library project.) This will allow all the letters to display properly in the posts, including those containing diacritical mark...
by BruceDLimber
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 23566

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

Hi again! :-) It's never been necessary for Baha'u'llah to have said something in order for it to be true! Thus although He spoke about a number of Divine Messengers, there were clearly many others He never mentioned Himeself! Given the fact that there were two official interpreters after Him, howev...
by BruceDLimber
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 44884

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Greetings! I'm not familiar with the details of this and therefore can't comment further on it, but I do know that the Bab wrote a commentary on the Sur'ih of Kawthar. (Whether this has even been translated into English I can't say, but you might want to explore this further to see whether it's avai...
by BruceDLimber
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 23566

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

Greetings! :-) I seem to only read Abdul baha speaking of Buddha as a manifestation. Did Baha'ullah proclaim that Buddha was a manifestation? Baha'u'llah didn't mention Him (or at least, not in any of the works we already have available in English). He primarily concentrated on the Abrahamic religio...
by BruceDLimber
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 25617

Re: Praying to God?

Greetings! It's almost as if we have no personal relationship with God. Instead we have to turn to Muhammad, christ, buddha, or Baha'ullah in order to pray. Sorry: this is simply wrong! We do NOT "have to" pray to or via any Divine Messenger. We're perfectly free to pray to God directly, a...
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Satan
Replies: 5
Views: 13829

Re: Satan

I presume you've already seen my remark about how the word refers to our own lower nature (if we give it control)?

Regards,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 44884

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Juan, hi! :-) Evil acts of course do exist! But we Baha'is point out they simply represent relative lack of good in some fashion or other. I'll post the passage in the Baha'i scriptures that explains this below. And types of experience you ask about are either symptoms of illness (sometimes mental),...
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 44884

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Hi again, Juan! :-) Per your request, here are two quotes from the Baha'i scriptures and an official Baha'i source about angels and jinn: 86 "And now, concerning His words: 'And He shall send His angels...." By 'angels' is meant those who, reinforced by the power of the spirit, have consum...
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 44884

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

Greetings! :-) >1. In Islamic belief on Qiyamah (Judgement day) an angel will blow a horn and every living person will die. >Then all the dead people will be raised back to life. >All the people in history will be at a plain in Arabia (I don't remember where, I think Mina or the plain of Mount Arafa...
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Near death experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 8888

Re: Near death experiences

Just for the record, his name is Motlagh.

You can see his books at: www.globalperspective.org

Regards,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wiki back online to editing
Replies: 15
Views: 23123

Re: Wiki back online to editing

Greetings! I've edited a number of articles on Wiki! (The only things I still need to find out are how to submit an entirely new Wiki article and how to make a new entry that's purely a cross-reference to an existing article.) Anyway, I'm involved in editing big-time because I'm part of the Online B...
by BruceDLimber
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: why are all the footnotes in French?
Replies: 11
Views: 15664

Re: why are all the footnotes in French?

Regardless, please note that an English translation of the French footnotes was published and has been available for at least 35 years!

Peace,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Discussing the Faith with others...
Replies: 5
Views: 13042

Re: Discussing the Faith with others...


Greetings! :-)

So long as you're simply expressing your beliefs and opinions, CatLady, no problem whatever!

As 'Abdu'l-Baha said, "From the clash of differing opinions the shining spark of truth comes forth!" :-)

Best,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wiki back online to editing
Replies: 15
Views: 23123

Re: Wiki back online to editing

Simply a more elegant form of the name, IMHO. :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wiki back online to editing
Replies: 15
Views: 23123

Re: Wiki back online to editing

brettz9 wrote:Other web resources such as the Baha'i-run http://bahaikipedia.org/ . . .


You folks missed a trick, I fear!

It should have been called "Bahakipedia" instead!

Cheers! :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 23566

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

Hi!

Another title is Fozdar's Buddha Maitreya Amitabha Has Appeared.

Regards, :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Idiots guide to bahai?
Replies: 7
Views: 14335

Re: Idiots guide to bahai?

OK, Seeker. Please keep us posted! :-)

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TOP 10 Evidences that the Bahai faith is truth?
Replies: 15
Views: 24698

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

Hi again!

SpiritualSeeker wrote:Could you perhaps link me to something that explains the date prophecies that were fulfilled


Here you are:

www.bci.org/prophecy-fulfilled

Regards,

Bruce
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What if?
Replies: 4
Views: 9181

Re: What if?

Greetings again, Seeker! :-) In addition to what was described above about the Next Life, it's worth noting that (as I understand it) the Baha'i scriptures also promise that no matter what one's initial condition in the Next Life, God--in His infinite Love and Mercy--will assist everyone eventually ...
by BruceDLimber
Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Idiots guide to bahai?
Replies: 7
Views: 14335

Re: Idiots guide to bahai?

Hi, Seeker! :-) Two more book suggestions for you: The Hidden Words , by Baha'u'llah: this is a relatively short book of poetic religious teachings. Some Answered Questions , by 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'u'llah's son and appointed successor/interpreter): this has straightforward, modern-English discussions...
by BruceDLimber
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Breaking the Fast
Replies: 7
Views: 14338

Re: Breaking the Fast

Greetings, Briren! :-) I've recently discovered the Baha'i Faith and am still in the process of finding out about it. Any information or encouragement is appreciated. Please consider this enthusiastic encouragement! :-) As to information, if you care to send me your address at: brucedlimber@aol.com ...

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