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Taiwan Bahá'í Chronicle:
An Historical Record of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith in Taiwan

by Barbara R. Sims

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Chapter 20

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20. Hand of the Cause
Mr. Tarázu'lláh Samandari


Mr. Samandari arrived in Taiwan October 25, 1966, accompanied by Auxiliary Board Member Mr. Rouhollah Mumtazi. Mr. Suleimani described it as a unique experience for everyone as his presence linked them with the early days of the Faith. Mr. Samandari at age sixteen had attained the Presence of Bahá'u'lláh. He spent the first six days in Taipei and met with the Local Spiritual Assembly and with the National Administrative Committee.

One of the problems in Taiwan was the Chinese written characters used for the word "Bahá'í" and other words associated with the Faith. During meetings with Mr. Samandari the National Administrative Committee came to some permanent solutions to the problem.

Frequent meetings with the friends were scheduled for Mr. Samandari, including one in Mr. Mark Lin's (Lin Fang-nan) house in Hsing-Tien. The Hand of the

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Hand of the Cause Mr. Tarázu'lláh Samandari on a visit to the Tainan Bahá'í Center in 1966.


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Cause spent several days in Tainan, staying at the Bahá'í Center. He met with the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tainan and accompanied by three friends he visited Pingtung and met with the Local Spiritual Assembly, and then continued on to the village of Lung-chi to see the Bahá'ís.

Back in Taipei a public meeting was held for Mr. Samandari with forty people attending. He spoke on the necessity of Divine Education. Then to Hualien, where he met with members of the Local Spiritual Assembly. He left for Hong Kong on the 11th of November.

The Bahá'ís in Taiwan felt that the visit of Mr. Samandari created a new spirit and that the friends would serve the Cause of God with renewed dedication.
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