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November, 1999

A monthly newsletter dedicated to serving the principles of
physical and spiritual health envisioned in the Baha'i Teachings.

Volume 3, Issue #3


- The Spiritual Life of Man
- Healing - Poem
- The Exchange
- Six Types of Healing - Type Six
- Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet
- A Response on Different Issues covered in the Newsletter
- Aromatherapy: A Beginning
- Laughter Room
- Health Habits
- Announcements
- Question of the Month
- Purpose of the Newsletter


(Editor's Note: Dorothy Baker, Hand of the Cause of God, prepared this talk for a radio program in Lima, Ohio, United States. It is taken from "From Copper to Gold: The Life of Dorothy Baker, pp. 149 - 150 by Dorothy Freeman.  Hands of the Cause of God of the Baha'i Faith are people who have been appointed by Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha, and Shoghi Effendi, to be the Chief Stewards of the Baha'i Faith)

"One day a businessman said to me, 'Secretly I wonder about myself. I arise in the morning, eat, keep shop, sleep and then do it all over again. I begin to feel like that person who said, "Man matters only to himself; he is fighting a lone fight against a vast indifference."'

What a strange creature man is! He stands at the very apex of creation and forgets his own preciousness in the sight of God. Sometimes we go into dark closets of our own building and stuff up the keyhole and the cracks. Then we say, 'The sun is not shining for me.' We build the closets of our own odd variety of materials - envy, fear, selfishness, sadness and sometimes just a sense of frustration and futility. And there we stay, mainly because we have not thought out our position there and so we are not doing anything about it. Often we hear the sighs of others in nearby closets and we wish we could liberate them, but not having freed ourselves, we find it pretty hard to tell them what to do.

Now the first thing that is probably needed is a larger perspective. I had the good fortune to have a remarkable grandmother. How well I remember hearing her say, 'If anything troubles you very much now, look at it in terms of five years from this time, or twenty-five, or fifty, and if it still looms pretty large, measure it in terms of eternity. Now that is my theme of eternity. Then look back, if you will, and wonder what became of your darkest closet.

The great thing is to find for ourselves the purpose of being, and to hold to that through everything. Baha'u'llah said, 'O God, I testify that thou hast created me to know Thee and to adore Thee.' There is God at the far end and here are we are at the near end, on this lonely little island, the earth, needing to discover in that brief flash, an enormous purpose like that! And it is brief! He also said, 'Count all the days of thy life as less than a fleeting instant.'

To know and adore God! Think of the things we deplore every day that all the while may be really speeding us on our way! Take the matter of trouble, for example. Baha'u'llah, in His Tablet to the Shah of Persia, wrote, 'I am not impatient of calamity in His way nor of affliction for His love. God hath made afflictions as a morning shower to His green pasture, and as a wick for His lamp, whereby earth and Heaven are illumined.'

A morning shower! Often trouble opens the heart to God. And after that it becomes purified, little by little, so that the self or Satan of the heart dies out and makes room for the Divine Beloved. I came just this morning upon these words, 'Purify thy heart for My descent. The Friend and stanger cannot dwell there together.' Trouble is often just the testing ground of the soul. There is a real freedom in it. As a Kreisler after difficult years of drudgery is free in the world of music, as an athlete after long discipline of the body has supremacy in the world of sports, so does your soul win a sovereignty through a life that challenges it to be at grips with the world. Tests often come again and again to teach a single lesson, until at last there is a victory and a former weakness is replaced by strength. Every time this happens, it marks a milestone on the path to God." 


This poem is taken from "Below the Surface, p. 6 by Anne Spencer Parry and Marjorie Pizer

The task of the rescue of the soul is long and slow
And only those will be rescued who want to be rescued,
For only the soul itself can unmake
The prison it has so carefully constructed.
How delicate is the work of the freeing of the soul!
Open eyes and open hearts,
A tongue to speak what must be said
And hands to hold through the terror and the pain.
Only those who are themselves becoming free
Can wield this fiery wand.
The rebirth of the soul is an agony and a joy
And only one already born
Can assist this painful labour.
How tender and beautiful is the work of the
freeing of the soul.

"O My Servant
Free thyself from the fetters of this world, and loose thy soul from the prison of self. Seize they chance, for it will come to thee no more."
(Baha'u'llah, Hidden Words, Persian #40)



In the October, 1999 issue, the question was:

One thing I would really like to address are the issues of wealth, prosperity, consciousness and the Fund. I firmly believe that the same feelings of fear and unworthiness that contribute to physical and emotional illnesses also keep us in poverty. We each deserve physical health, emotional health and financial health. We say healing prayers so that we can serve the Cause without our physical limitations getting in the way, but when was the last time any of us asked God to make us wealthy enough that our financial limitations would not get in the way?

We consider healthy food and exercise part of a spiritual lifestyle, but we consider healthy profits and financial exercises part of a materialistic lifestyle. But both our bodies and our money are just tools for the spirit. I would like to hear your views on this issue.


The Gift of Financial Tests

I would like to share some recent experiences my husband and I have had with spiritual growth around the issue of financial income.

For the last two years my 63 year old husband and I (56 with long standing chronic illness) have struggled without earning an income, to establish a  business at our most recent pioneer post. When we first arrived, I decided to practice positive thinking. "Attitude is everything!" was my motto. Success, financial security, was just around the corner. Roger, ever the complementary personality, began very cautiously to explore this enterpreneurial opportunity without success. As setback followed setback, he began reading an 'Abdu'l-Baha prayer for prosperity on a daily basis and found books to help him persevere. I faced my panic about being old and sick and broke, and Baha'u'llah helped me to discover many older sick people, with little money, who do get along as long as they have the joy of serving our Beloved. And I adopted an "Attitude of Gratitude". Along the way, we learned the difficult lesson of accepting charity from family and friends, gratefully and cheerfully, recognizing that their generosity blesses both the giver and the recipient. We have both been in and out of depression during the last two years. Just yesterday Roger and I were talking about how wonderful a blessing this struggle has been for us, bringing us new insights and developing otherwise neglected capacities. He now feels free of old fantasies about what wealth would bring. My latest lesson has been to accept that my value as a parent does not depend on my being able to shower my
children and grandchildren with all the gifts they never had from me. And, who knows, the business may turn out alright after all. If it does, we will experience that new development hoping to continue to appreciate all of Baha'u'llah's bounties that have brought us this far.
- Diana Carson


On first reading of the question, the following prayer by the Bab for detachment sprang to mind:

"...Vouchsafe unto me, through Thy Grace, what will enable me to dispense with all except Thee, and destine for me that which will make me independent of everyone else besides Thee..." (Baha'i Prayers, U.S.,1985, p. 55)

God knows what we will need to serve His Cause, and standing ready to serve Him implies keeping an open mind about how in His wisdom He will assist us.

'Abdu'l-Baha leaves little doubt, however, about the morality of wealth:

" should not be imagined that the writer's earlier remarks constitute a denunciation of wealth or a commendation on poverty. Wealth is praiseworthy in the highest degree, if it is acquired by an individual's own efforts and the grace of God, in commerce, agriculture, art and industry, and if it be expended for philanthropic purposes... Wealth is most commendable, provided the entire population is wealthy. If, however, a few have inordinate riches while the rest are impoverished, and no fruit or benefit accrues from that wealth, then it is only a liability to its possessor. If, on the other hand, it is expended for the promotion of knowledge, the founding of elementary and other schools, the encouragement of art and industry, the training of orphans and the poor--in brief, if it is dedicated to the welfare of society--its possessor will stand out before God and man as the most excellent of all who live on earth and will be accounted as one of the people of paradise." ---Secret of Divine Civilisation, pp. 24-25
- Dr Mary Ann Chance, Australia


There are many, many references to be found in the Baha'i Writings on the subject of wealth. Here are just a few:

"When the love of God is established, everything else will be realized. This is the true foundation of all economics."
(Abdu'l-Baha, Promulgation of Universal Peace, p 239)

"Love is the most great law …"
(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha; p 27)

"... God hath made the achievement of everything conditional upon material means, ..."
(Baha'u'llah, Huququ'llah, p 12, #33)

"When a rich man believes and follows the Manifestation of God, it is a proof that his wealth is not an obstacle and does not prevent him from attaining the pathway of salvation."
(Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.216)

"Having attained the stage of fulfilment and reached his maturity, man standeth in need of wealth, and such wealth as he acquireth through crafts or professions is commendable and praiseworthy in the estimation of men of wisdom, and especially in the eyes of servants to the education of the world and to the edification of its peoples."
(Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, p.35)

"Bahá'u'lláh had also in His writings given a most important place to Art, and the practice of skilled trades. He had stated that the practice of an Art or Trade in the true spirit of service was identical with the worship of God."
(Abdu'l-Bahá, Abdu'l-Baha in London, p.72)

"We cannot give of our wealth to the poor unless we possess it."
(Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.3)

"The attainment of any object is conditioned upon knowledge, volition and action. Unless these three conditions are forthcoming, there is no execution or accomplishment."
(Abdu'l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p.157)
- Complied by Jim Belchamber, Ontario, Canada

By Dr. Orval H. Minney, California, U.S.A.

I have been presenting my views on the six types of healing (four spiritual and two material) as mentioned by Abdu'l Baha in Some Answered Questions. Of spiritual healing; Type One was through contagion of health; Type Two, was by transfer of a magnetic force from the healer to the patient, Type Three was from the entire concentration of the mind of a strong person upon a sick person, when the latter expects with all his concentrated faith that a cure will be effected., Type Four was "...produced by the power of the Holy Spirit" and Type Five was by use of medicines and surgery. Today we will consider Type Six which consists of the use of aliments, fruits, vegetables, and hot and cold waters.

"It is, therefore, evident that it is possible to cure by foods, aliments and fruits; but as today the science of medicine is imperfect, this fact is not yet fully grasped. When the science of medicine reaches perfection, treatment will be given by foods, aliments, fragrant fruits and vegetables, and by various waters, hot and cold in temperature."
(Abdu'l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 258-59)

Abdu'l Baha speaks in the same reference that the body is in a state of energy and chemical equilibrium and that an imbalance causes disease while balance restores the equilibrium and health. As an example, he speaks of lacking the sugar element and restoring the balance by replacing the missing element. Since I have previously discussed the science of dynamic balance or homeostasis and how it works through the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems, I will not go into it here but it is the basis of healing by use of herbs, foods and waters.

Nutritionists and physiologists like to point out that we are what we eat. Physically, our bodies are made up from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. They are poisoned by ingestion of toxins by eating, drinking and breathing. If the body is healthy and in a state of balance, the immune system can deactivate the toxins. If it is not, then the chemistry of the body must be returned to balance. This is where the use of foods, herbs and waters comes in. If the foods we eat were grown in naturally rich soil and contained all the nutrients according to their species we could eat a "balanced" meal and maintain the body equilibrium. Since today many of the soils are either depleted or have been artificially fertilized by growth/yield producing chemicals the plants either lack the essential elements or they are in an unbalanced state in the plant. We eat according to the best knowledge we have of our body's needs but still we may not meet it's needs.

Interestingly, in terms of body needs, one size does not fit all. For example, in very cold climates the need for calories from fats is essential. In Antarctica, I read that members of an expedition confined to their hut during the winter, lost weight on 10 to 12 hundred calories per day. An athlete requires lots of carbohydrates that might trigger diabetes in a sedentary older person. Therefore, God has made us individuals with different needs.

Water is the solute for the body's chemicals as well as the means of transport of nutrients and waste. We need to take in the amount of pure water, not beverages, to balance what we excrete and to implement the maintenance of homeostasis.

Using herbs to help restore balance is in line with what I believe is Abdu'l-Baha's intent, but to use herbs to treat symptoms is, to me, 'allopathic' herbal medicine. Yet the supplement industry is being built on the "magic pill" concept and many herbalists are falling into the trap. I believe that the use of herbs or supplements should be on the basis of maintaining the dynamic equilibrium of the body and its Innate intelligence and its immune system....

It has been my intention in this series of articles to present my opinions based on my research and experience rather than use the method of a technical paper with cited statistics. I have tried not to condemn any practice or group in total but to present a path to the future by mentioning concepts, problems and information for your thought, consideration, and planning. In my opinion, 'competent physicians' should have all six types of healing in their methodology and hopefully this will increase as our knowledge and understanding develops.


" The Bab hath said that the people of Baha must develop the science of medicine to such a high degree that they will heal illnesses by means of foods. The basic reason for this is that if, in some component substance of the human body, an imbalance should occur, altering its correct, relative proportion to the whole, this fact will inevitably result in the onset of disease. If, for example, the starch component should be unduly augmented, or the sugar component decreased, an illness will take control. It is the function of a skilled physician to determine which constituent of his patient's body hath suffered diminution, which hath been augmented. Once he hath discovered this, he must prescribe a food containing the diminished element in considerable amounts, to re-establish the body's essential equilibrium. The patient, once his constitution is again in balance, will be rid of his disease."
(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 155-4)

By Elaine Gottschall, MSc, Ontario, Canada

"There are ten million North Americans bothered with gastrointestinal problems," say Ms. Gottschall whose lifelong interest in these disorders started in 1955. Here are some facts about this illness given by Elaine. She gathered this information from the Crohn's and Colitis Association and her own intensive research.

* It accounts for the second highest number of hospital admissions.
* In 1922, thirty percent of doctor visits were because of it. Today, nearly half the people visiting doctors are there due to complaints relating to this illness in its various forms.
* Although it's not as life threatening as heart disease or cancer, it is responsible for much human suffering, the expenditure of a large portion of health care budgets and often requires lifelong drug management. 
* Sufferers of its various forms are told their illness is incurable.
* When people ask their doctors what they should eat, they are told that food has nothing to do with their problem.

People diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, irritable bowel, spastic colon, or celiac disease are usually given no hope of a cure. As a result, Elaine Gottschall's book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet" has served to assist people who claim to have been helped by it and appears that this diet is capable of reversing the intestinal damage related to these disorders.

This is printed on the back cover which includes testimonials from various people:

"Diagnosis: Ulcerative Colitis
"Thanks to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I have regained my life! For many years, ulcerative colitis contolled almost every aspect of my existence - where I worked, social situations, recreation, travel, etc. Having not responded well to medications, I had even reached the point of discussing with my doctor the possibility of having my colon surgically removed. I would never have thought that something as simple as diet could solve this problem.
- Lucy Rosset, Bellingham, Washington

Diagnosis: Crohn's Disease
"I was diagnosed as having Crohn's Disease of the small intestine fifteen years ago. The 'bland diet' I was told to follow did not help. In June of 1993, I began the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Not only did all pain disappear but laboratory blood tests returned to normal. Since discovering this remarkable diet, I recommend it to all my patients who have Crohn's and other intestinal problems."
- Carl E. Byer D.C., Mt Prospect, Illinois

Diagnosis: Ulcerative Colitis
"My battle with colitis had gone on for a number of years. I had been on high doses of medication steadily for one year and felt that I had hit bottom. It was then that I read a newspaper article about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and began following it immediately. I am now so much healthier, happier, and energetic. It was a miracle to find this diet. 
- Lois Lang, Wilson, Oklahoma

Diagnosis: Crohn's Disease
"It is now four months since I heard those wonderful words from the doctor at the London, Ontario hospital telling me that he could see no signs of Crohn's disease. I felt as if someone had lifted a great weight from me and I could breathe freely again. And this after only two years on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet."
- Mary Rimmer, Centralia, Ontario, Canada

Topics covered in "Breaking the Vicious Cycle":

- The relationship between food and intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, and other forms of chronic diarrhea.

- A discussion of the cycle of events occuring in the intestine of those with problems and how the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can break this cycle and permit the body to regain normal functioning.

- A complete recipe section which offers an assortment of simple, quick, as well as gourmet-type recipes, based on the scientific principle underlying the Specific Carohydrate Diet."

To order this book you can visit (website bookstore) or write to Kirkton Press Ltd, 396 Grills Road, RR # 2, Baltimore, Ontario, Canada, K0K 1C0, 905-349-3443. This book costs $22.55 Cdn funds which includes shipping. This book has also been translated into the Danish and Hebrew languages and it has sold 1 1/2 million copies.

By Dr. Bernhard Koppold, Greece

USES OF COLD AND HOT WATER, Volume 3, Issue #1
The use of hot and cold water as a way of treatment, as can easily be seen, has not yet been sufficiently appreciated by Baha'i physicians. In Germany and other countries there is made use in many clinics and therapeutic-centres of the "Kneipp" method, which is healing many diseases through the use of mainly icy cold water in a very specific way. Interestingly the founder of this system, a monk with the name Kneipp, was living and discovering his system of healing in the times of Baha'u'llah during the second part of the last century.

As to the concrete suggestions given in issue #1 on using warm and hot water, I would like to differentiate and caution a bit: if cramps in the legs are due to venous insufficiency warm and hot water are clearly contraindicated and could result even in some serious condition. As to the use of hot water in bites, I don't know about the concrete case of sting ray bites, but in general warm water causes hyperemia at the spot of application and through this a dissemination of the possibly toxic substances, which should be avoided clearly in case of serious bites (like through snakes or scorpions). So this cannot by suggested as a first aid application in such cases.

Finally, a differentiation of using either cold or hot water in case of hemicrania or other kinds of headache is often done intuitively by the patients themselves. Some apply hot water, others would feel crazy with it and apply icy cold water instead. No human being is exactly the same as another one and often each is reacting in a specific way, which the patient and the physician would do well to find out and to consider.

(Editor's Note: Dr. Koppold's comments are very valid and point out the need to consult skilled physicians and for Baha'i physicians to study the writings of the Baha'i Faith to assist in the application in their practice. The case of the sting-ray bite was a personal experience of the writer of the article; who, while in Florida encountered two individuals who had been bitten and the first aid treatment was to apply a hot pack to the area bitten or to immerse the area (in this case a foot) into a hot tub of water for a period of approximately 45 minutes. The paramedics in charge then advised the person to see a doctor and get a tetanus shot.)

REIKI, Volume 3, Issue #2
As the spiritual ways of healing are obviously much underdeveloped in our materialistic times, it is excellent if we are using them intensively and support their application, wherever appropriate. But the danger of overdoing it on the other side, we should also not ignore. In a recent seminar on Reiki an instructor suggested to the participants to heal AIDS and cancerous diseases with Reiki. We know about the power of spiritual healing; however, we find in numerous quotations in the Baha'i Writings, that the best would be to combine material and spiritual healing, whether it may be a physical or a psychic disease (see for example, quotations in: 'The Throne of the Inner Temple', pp. 75-76, No 186, 187, 188).

Certainly every friend can support the healing process through prayers and other spiritual kinds of healing. In my (perhaps insufficient) understanding however both quotes from Abdu'l-Baha, which are cited at this place, are referring to the healing of the world (of humanity) in general through the teachings, and not to the friends becoming and considering themselves physicians in the usual sense.

The important question of what could be the criteria for patients to find out who could be considered a "skillful physician" and who should not, has only been touched on the surface and has not yet been discussed thoroughly. What should be considered before a decision is made as to whether to visit a specific physician? Some examples include: formal education at Universities, a doctor's title, reported healing successes by other patients and other factors.

By Galya Gunderson, Oregon, United States

"Make use of rose-water, and of pure perfume; this, indeed, is that which God hath loved from the beginnng that hath no beginning, in order that there may be diffused from you what your Lord, the Incomparable,the All-Wise, desireth."
Baha'u'llah The Kitab-i-Aqdas p.47:76.

The "pure perfumes" referred to in the above passage are now known as 'essential oils' and they form the treatment basis for an ancient healing knowledge now greatly updated and known as Aromatherapy. Purity is very important as these oils will not be effective if they have been adulterated which, unfortunately, is the case with many of the oils currently available here today. "Pure" on a label means nothing. Look for 'organic' or 'wildcrafted botannical' suitable for Aromatherapy instead. Years ago, I wandered into a book store and found a treasure; "The "Aromatherapy Kit" prepared by Charla Devereux. This kit included five exquisitely pure and vital oils and it explained how to use them to effectively treat conditions as diverse as colds (eucalyptus) and black widow spider bites (lavender). I carried these five wonderful little bottles with me everywhere and did they ever come in handy! Now, as a certified Aromatherapist, I recommend this resource to you. If you cannot find it locally, it is available on-line at Barnes & Noble. There is another excellent beginning textbook, "Aromatherapy Workbook" by Marcel Lavabre. If you want a complete and visually beautiful guide, I recommend the "Encyclopedia of Essential Oils" by Julia Lawless. To order this book, you can visit (website bookstore). The next article I will write will focus on the spiritual uses and applications of these wonderful "pure perfumes."

We would love to hear your jokes, funny stories and how you cheer your loved ones who are ill. Please e-mail your ideas to -- .

This is a common Baha'i joke:

This Baha'i, named Bill, is in a fatal car wreck and finds himself at the Gates of Heaven. St. Peter says, welcome to Heaven. Before we can let you enter, We have a quick test for you to take. You must score at least 400 points in order to enter Heaven.

The first question is: What good works have you done in your community to deserve entering Heaven?

Bill answers: Well, I was on this committee, that committee, I went to a deepening over here, a Fireside here, and I did this and I did that (and continues on until he lists about 30 or 40 good things he has done in his community).

St. Peter says: Very impressive! Your answer is worth 2 points.

Bill thinks to himself "How am I ever going to make 400 points at this rate!"

The second question: What have you done outside of your community that is worthy of entrance into Heaven?

Bill answers, by naming several dozen projects outside of his community that  he was involved in on earth. His answer takes several minutes, as his list of projects is a long one.

St. Peter responds: Very good! That answer is worth another 2 points!

Bill replies while smacking his forehead with the palm of his hand: How am I going to get into heaven at this rate? I only have 4 points! Only by the grace of God will I get into Heaven!

St. Peter says: Congratulations! That answer is worth 396 points! You may enter!
- Author Unknown


'Happy are they who act; happy are they who understand; happy the man that hath clung unto the truth, detached from all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth."
(Baha'u'llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 139)


"Therefore, be rejoiced, for ye are sheltered beneath the providence of God. Be happy and joyous because the bestowals of God are intended for you and the life of the Holy Spirit is breathing upon you. 
Rejoice, for the heavenly table is prepared for you.
Rejoice, for the angels of heaven are your assistants and helpers.
Rejoice, for the glance of the Blessed Beauty, Baha'u'llah, is directed upon you.
Rejoice, for Baha'u'llah is your Protector.
Rejoice, for the everlasting glory is destined for you.
Rejoice, for the eternal life is awaiting you.
(Abdu'l-Baha, Promuglation of Universal Peace, p. 214)


Here are some essential elements for our spiritual and physical health provided by a physician who has practised for more than 35 years under the guidance of the Baha'i teachings.

Trust in God
Consult a skilled physician and follow his instructions
Practice detachment from all save God
Practice moderation
Pray and meditate daily; read the Creative Word morning and evening
Be happy always
Practice patience
Eat simple, natural plant foods
Drink adequate pure water
Evaluate progress daily, summarize weekly


I have been a subscriber to the newsletter for a few months now and greatly appreciate being connected to Baha'is and others with an interest in health and healing. The following notice is about a project I am involved with which may be of interest to some of the readers:

An international e-mail network of female doctors of chiropractic in clinical practice, education, research and administration is in the process of formation, and is expected to start with circulation of a newsletter with a format similar to this one. Expressions of interest should be addressed to
- Dr Mary Ann Chance, Editor, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Australia


"PARENTING IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER " NEWSLETTER is a bi-monthly publication dedicated to raising families with strong spiritual values. It is published for the purpose of sharing thoughts, comments and experiences on how the teachings of the Baha'i Faith are being applied to the task of parenting and family life.
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I would like to ask a question. What does anyone know about healing Hepatitis ? My daughter is undergoing the traditional drug method. Although she hasn't had many side effects except tiredness, I'm wondering what else she can do?
- Barbara Bennett,


Change of E-mail Addresses

Editor's Note: To make it easier when I receive a change of e-mail address, I would appreciate receiving the following information.

1) Old e-mail address.
2) New e-mail address.
This would assist me to readily search for your old e-mail address on the distribution list and then change it to the new one.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have given me your new e-mail address.


There are many references in the Baha'i Writings about detachment from all save God. What is your understanding of this? How can we be detached and live a spiritual life in this world? What kind of things do you think can turn us away from God?


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