Posted by EasyMoney on August 04, 1999 at 11:51:38:
In Reply to: Re: The "KEY" to Entry-by-Troops in the U.S. posted by Darrick Evenson on August 03, 1999 at 13:25:39:
You are correct in stating that Baha'is can fail. Baha'is are human and will always fall short of their goals. You mention that teaching in India is successful because they teach the station of Baha'u'llah. This is exactly what we must all do and this is what the Universal House of Justice has been gently reminding the Baha'is of for numerous years.
I feel that you have a great deal of information to share with the Baha'is. Perhaps instead of voicing negative opinions of how people have failed it would be more fruitful to present positive statements about teaching with backup from the writings? You will always catch more flies with honey. :-)
It is important to realize that you will only reach an individual at their level of spiritual maturity. When speaking to numerous individuals you must always find new ways to present your opinion and you must always present it in a polite and gentle way. We have the 'Abdu'l-Baha as our example and we should all attempt to follow His lead.
: I agree, the Faith will not fail. However, Baha'is can fail, and fail again.
: Entry-by-Troops has been achieved in India NOT because of the "World Peace/
: Race Unity" message (the only one used in the U.S.), but in _spite_ of it.
: The West can learn from the Indian Community; where the main stress placed in
: prospecting and teaching is NOT the "12 Principles", but Baha'u'llah as the
: fulfillment of divine prophecy expectations.
: Darrick Evenson
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