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Mahmúd's Diary:
The Diary of Mírzá Mahmúd-i-Zarqání Chronicling 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey to America

by Abdu'l-Bahá and Mirza Mahmud-i-Zarqani

translated by Mohi Sobhani.
edited by Shirley Macias.
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Chapter 14


Index


A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


This index is alphabetized letter by letter, hence churches preceded Church of the Ascension.


`Abdu'l-Bahá, vii, 3-8, 163, 177-8, 245, 254, 355, 384-5, 408-9, 435, 459
accommodation of, 38, 237, 267-8, 282, 299-300
account of visit with, 177-8
attitudes towards, 113
baptism, 114, 359
birthday of, 110
Center of the Covenant, 128, 132, 160-1, 316
departs from Alexandria, vii, 13
departure of, from America, 420, 429-32
desires martyrdom, 137-8
desires to meet friends, 205
does not accept funds for journey, 7, 8, 64, 111, 163, 181, 267, 414-16
drives of, 87, 140, 183, 193, 223, 228-9, 241, 243, 272, 300, 327, 374
economies made by, 239, 259-60, 357
encourages Bahá'ís to teach, 134, 181, 211-12, 225, 290, 291, 299, 338, 343-4, 346-7, 379, 390, 401-2, 403-4, 421, 422
enthusiasm of, 236-7
exhaustion of, 7, 9, 15, 29, 41, 99, 101, 103, 114, 125, 130, 137, 149, 156, 170, 174, 219, 220, 227, 241, 251, 258, 282, 292, 292-3, 338-9, 343, 357, 384, 398, 403, 409, 414
explanations of, 190-1, 422-3
farewell address of, 429-32
food of, 14, 17, 23, 24, 27, 29, 32, 33-4, 46, 58, 64, 108, 110, 112, 123, 142, 151, 153, 155, 165, 181, 204, 210, 212, 238, 253, 279, 331, 333, 339, 418
forbearance of, 125
generosity of, 36, 47, 64, 105, 121, 214, 239, 254, 255, 257, 259-60, 267, 276, 293, 330, 331, 355, 414-15
gifts offered to, 414-16
happiness of, 297, 355, 410
healing abilities of, 160, 211, 408
health of, vii, viii, 7, 9, 10, 15, 25, 28-9, 35, 67, 99, 103, 117, 143-4, 149, 156, 158, 186, 211, 242, 247, 283, 286, 287, 297, 358, 360, 363
imprisonment of, 9, 106, 147, 168, 249-50, 272, 368, 375, 417, 435
influence of, 178
instruments of destruction, 27
interpreter of Word of God, 312
jests of, 193, 200, 211, 313
justice of, 257
kindness of, 116-17
knowledge of, 203
love of children, 33, 41, 57
luggage of, 35, 220, 227, 250, 257
motion pictures of, 218
painting of, 138
photographs taken of, 36, 42, 76, 82, 102, 123, 138, 150, 153, 175, 188, 209, 282, 284, 406
poetry in praise of, 160, 162, 312, 399
prayers of, 53-4, 91, 158, 219, 235-6, 327, 329, 337, 372-3, 382, 388, 408, 412-13, 416, 420, 421
`Prophet of the East', 38, 99, 100, 114, 245, 252, 273, 284, 301, 368, 409
respect shown to, 4, 6, 14, 8, 30, 34, 43, 45, 48, 49, 54, 55, 58, 59, 61, 62, 62, 63, 66, 83, 85, 89, 90, 99, 101, 107, 108, 135, 165, 175, 177, 225, 245, 264, 281, 288, 290, 301, 307, 311, 312, 321, 347, 351, 385, 394, 408-9
sadness of, 22-3, 128, 268, 271, 346
seal of, 334
selflessness of, 7-8, 64, 85, 105, 181, 251, 282
significance of journey of, 45, 191, 243, 244, 257, 260, 262, 283
simplicity of lifestyle of, viii, 14, 15, 142, 144, 153, 155, 170, 212, 223, 251, 254, 282, 339, 357
speaks in English, 88-9, 314
state of reverie, 270
station of, 39, 100, 114, 118, 180, 211, 245, 312, 401-2, 409
stories of, 29, 102, 131, 139, 144-5, 201, 204-5, 238, 265, 277, 289-90, 295, 298, 300, 352, 356-7, 365, 395
Tablets of, 29, 117, 138, 158, 184, 191, 220, 223, 247-8, 398, 403, 409
`Abdu'l-Bahá will travel to California, 247-8
America's response to the Faith, 279
economics, 205-8
in honor of Áqá Ridáy-i-Shírází, Qannád, 138
to Hippolyte Dreyfus, 126-7
talks and words of, regarding
20th century, 87, 113, 131, 283, 316, 323-4
`Abdu'l-Latíf, Mullá, 173-4
`Abdu'l-Vahháb-i-Shírází, 141-2
age of enlightenment, 369-70
`Akká, 228
Alexander the Great, 329
America, 41, 82, 97-8, 121, 122, 147, 158, 235, 279, 297, 327, 345, 377-8, 394, 399, 418-19
Americans, 88, 97-8, 122, 235, 306, 377-8, 413, 416-17, 428-9
animals, 84, 94-5, 261, 291, 301-2, 305, 426
Assemblies, 367-8
the assistance of Bahá'u'lláh, 42, 55, 56, 57, 127, 181, 187, 191, 225, 240, 242, 243, 256, 257, 260, 267, 268, 286-7, 294, 361, 363, 397, 421, 432
astrology, 157
Azalis, 141, 343
backbiting, 430
Bahá'í Cause, 78, 135-7, 193, 216, 222, 236, 266, 285-7, 297, 306, 331, 360, 376, 432
Bahá'u'lláh, 20, 53, 68-70, 79, 108-9, 124, 125, 127, 132-3, 135-7, 153-4, 194, 211, 232-5, 240, 268, 295, 303-4, 304, 307, 325, 327, 332, 338, 343, 345, 346, 348, 353, 361, 374, 375, 377, 383, 384, 388, 395
Balkans, 363, 374, 430

Baltimore, 385
believers, 410-11, 418-19, 429-32
Browne, Edward G., 24, 277-8
Bryan, William Jennings, 279-80
calamities, 171
California, 332-3, 360
Cardinal in California, 356-7
Chase, Thornton, 342
Chicago, 67, 361, 363
children, 80, 94, 247, 304, 314, 329, 331, 407-8
Christ, 272-3, 278, 298, 312, 316, 321-3, 330, 337-8, 347, 356-7, 358, 362, 374, 380, 395-6, 404, 408, 417
Christ, disciples of, 142, 228-9, 347, 396
Christians, 274
cities, 41, 121, 222, 228, 283, 288-9, 379
City of God, 288-9
clergy, 25, 26, 40, 86-7, 88, 238, 256, 305, 308, 356-7, 377, 378, 379, 381, 417, 423
Constantine, 374
Covenant, 262, 294, 390, 410
Covenant-breakers, 339-41
creation, 24-5, 79, 107, 123, 155-6, 157, 166, 254, 369, 408, 423-9
charity, 189
civilization, divine, 3, 39, 43, 45, 59, 65, 72, 75, 72, 100, 122, 239, 260, 292, 306, 310, 311, 337-8, 358, 412
civilization, 183-4, 239, 292, 337-8, 412
commission of investigation, 334-5
congresses, divine, 295
consultation, board of (Assemblies), 367-8
detachment, 108, 289-90, 338, 390
dispensation of Bahá'u'lláh, 130-1, 166
disease, 84
distinction, 132
Divine Reality, 424
Dodge, Arthur Pillsbury, 388
dogma, 122, 238, 314, 317-19, 349, 366, 418, 423
dreams, 128, 425
economics, 82, 86, 309, 353, 383, 412
education, 73-4, 77, 123, 199, 228, 239, 297-8, 393, 407-8
equality of women and men, 63, 70, 73, 82, 106, 112, 189, 223, 234, 400, 409, 412
Esperanto, 179-80
eternal life, 176
Europe, 121, 142, 279
evil, 74, 78, 171, 200, 392
faith, 328
faithfulness, 223, 254-5
flowers, 27, 64, 195, 219, 302, 328
food, 31, 84, 95, 211, 212, 238, 314
furnishing one's home, 210
Ghafghazí, Mashhadí Amír, 189
gifts from believers, 415
God, 31, 73, 115, 155-6, 199, 218, 231-6, 272, 273, 326, 338, 354, 362, 396, 422, 424, 425, 427, 428, 430-2
Goodall, Helen, 332, 344
gratitude, 238
Greatest Holy Leaf, 410
habits, 166
Hands of the Cause, 26
happiness, 139, 143, 247, 260, 288, 291, 372, 391
healing, 211, 314
health, 10, 41, 84, 143-4, 253, 283, 286, 363, 403
heat and motion, 335
history of the Bahá'í Cause, 82, 353
Holy Spirit, 347
Honolulu, 310
hotels, 237, 268, 350
House of Justice, 268, 371, 373, 383, 392
how to live one's life, 216
humanity, 20, 32, 51-3, 68, 132
humility, 285, 327
idols, 20
ignorance of Baghdádís, 354
imitations, blind, 33, 38, 40, 45, 50, 53, 61, 65, 69, 73, 82, 93, 96, 122, 129, 134, 144, 200, 203, 230-2, 237-8, 314, 317-19, 349, 366, 370, 371, 375, 418, 423
imprisonment, His, 249-50, 272, 417, 460
intelligence, 411
interpretation of Christ's words, 8, 50, 52, 125, 141, 145-6, 251, 361, 404
inventions, 59
Isfandíyár, 367, 384
Islam, 284, 308, 312, 316, 322, 325, 380
Japan, 258-9, 310
Japanese, 304, 325
Jerusalem, 272
journey, His, 28, 35, 38, 45, 73, 88, 179, 215, 243, 244, 260, 262, 265, 271, 275, 282, 285-6, 332-3, 342, 344, 345, 354, 357, 358, 359-61, 363, 372, 374-5, 418, 420, 428-9
Kheiralla, 264
Krug, Grace, 182, 387-8, 420
laws of God, 273, 297, 319-21, 323
longevity, 176-7
Los Angeles, 342-3
love, 231-4, 253, 276, 307, 403
love for the believers, 66, 277, 348-9, 410, 415, 418-19, 429
MacNutt, Howard, 400-1
man, nature of, 162
man, reality of, 424-6
man created in the image of God, 62, 71, 263, 305, 422, 425, 426, 427
Manifestations, 19, 20, 31, 40, 50-3, 77-9, 86, 92-3, 98, 166, 172, 184, 202, 215, 222, 233, 248-9, 266, 287, 303, 307, 312, 317-24, 351, 352, 358-9, 366, 369, 376, 394, 395, 396, 410-11, 423-8
martyrs, 89, 142, 174, 183, 269-70, 334, 364, 374, 417
Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 360-1, 392, 397, 399, 415, 416
materialism, 274, 306
meat, 291
medicine, 84
Minneapolis, 271-7
Moody, Dr Susan, 366-7
morals, 82, 122, 189, 215, 249, 408
Muhájir, Áqá Ridá Ghánud, 398
Muhammad, 147, 244
museums, 274-5, 362-3
music, 204-5, 212, 215, 392
Muslims, 274, 322, 325
nations, 78, 121, 172-3
nature, 15, 42, 52, 77, 84, 199, 239, 289, 311
newspapers, 270, 345
New York, 154, 391, 399, 418, 460
obedience, 160-1
opposition, 262
Palestine, 310
Parliament, international, 373-4
peace, universal, 35, 88, 92-8, 100, 172, 235, 278-9, 288, 311, 314, 316, 324, 330, 342, 343, 352, 353, 354, 358, 360, 363, 369, 416-17
peace congresses, 102, 243, 297
peace of mind, 414
Persians, 221, 288
philosophers, 193, 199, 337
philosophy, 335
physician, divine, 314
poor, the, 21-2, 82, 95, 108, 129, 201, 207, 247, 269, 277, 327, 387, 414
Portland, 336
poverty, 47, 108, 129
power of the Cause, 243
prediction of war, 239, 344
prejudice, 25, 50, 70-1, 82, 232, 312, 364, 375, 387, 405, 407, 409, 430
president of the United States, 327
progress, 216-17, 306
property, 119, 269
prophecies, 86, 194, 324, 376, 422
purity, 335
Qur'án, 147-8
rabbis, 395
race unity, 57, 67, 71, 93-4, 261, 384, 407
rank, 207-8, 309, 364
reality, explanations of, 394
reincarnation, 19
religion, 25, 38, 40, 53, 68-70, 78, 82, 83, 92-8, 104, 141, 202, 231-6, 248-9, 272, 305, 308, 314, 316-25, 353, 356-7, 360, 366, 370, 389, 396, 404
Russia, 362
Sacramento, 351
sacrifice, 263, 417
San Francisco Bahá'ís, 348-9
scenery of America, 66, 67, 100-1, 108-9, 110, 137, 155, 192, 213, 293, 352, 355
science, 40, 58, 69, 109, 141, 233, 314
scripture, 422
Seattle, 332, 336
service to the Cause, 80-1, 143, 181, 182-3, 186, 219-20, 275, 285, 286, 291, 401-2, 415
Shu`á`u'lláh, 339-41
sin, 32
skyscrapers, 166, 403, 460
socialism, 119, 243, 269-70, 364
the soul, 27, 73-4, 112-13, 126, 195-8, 198, 315, 382, 425
spirit, 335
spirituality, 66, 122, 139, 243, 263, 269, 289
spiritual life, 301-2
spiritual world, 301-2
subways, 159
superstitions, 185-6, 213, 217, 233, 418, 423
talks, His, 389
teaching, 346-7, 361, 379, 420-1
teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, 68-70, 242, 285-6, 330, 342, 343, 369, 378, 383, 395, 404
telepathy, 286
the Temple, 71
tests and trials, 67-8, 139, 213
Theosophists, 184, 243
Torah, 422
translations of Tablets, 390
transportation, forms of, 27, 33, 67, 283
travelers, 237
truth, 210, 231-3, 316-17, 319, 322, 323, 353, 405
Unitarians, 243
unity and oneness of humanity, 78, 82, 96-8, 99-100, 172, 211, 231-2, 236, 288, 307, 316, 321, 323, 324, 330, 332, 343, 354, 358, 360, 369, 378, 385, 406, 408, 429-30
Unity Feast, 151
unity of believers, 81, 399, 402, 403, 415, 416
universality, 176
universal language, 234-5
vegetable kingdom, 306
volcanoes, 21
war, 36, 92-8 121, 232-3, 235, 239, 278-9, 338, 344, 352, 363, 374, 375, 406
Washington DC, 379, 403
waterfalls, 252-3
work, 129
women, 166, 223, 365, 400, 409, 412
workers' rights, 21-2
world, contingent, 291-2, 301-2
writing, His, 135
Yahyá, Mírzá, 229, 262, 268, 343, 397
trains, 357
transformation of hearts effected by, 6, 16, 63, 216, 217
transportation used by, see forms of transportation and individual names, e.g. trains
translations of talks, 62
tributes to, 41, 44-5, 50, 58, 77, 89-90, 105, 107, 113, 115, 224, 230-1, 241, 256, 263, 307, 308, 310-11, 315, 316, 351, 368, 369
visits of, to
Baltimore, 385
Boston, 106-14, 178-80, 222
Buffalo, 251-7
Chicago, 67-81, 258-65, 267-70,
Cincinnati, 371-4
Cleveland, 81-3
Denver, 282-91, 356-7
Dublin, New Hampshire, 180-209
Glenwood Springs, 292-4
Green Acre, 144, 180, 209-20
Kenosha, 264-7
Lincoln, 280-2
Los Angeles, 336-43
Malden, 220-26
Minneapolis, 271-7
Montclair, New Jersey, 89-91, 138, 140-9
Montreal, 226-50
museums, 158-9, 274-5, 362-3
New Jersey, 89-91, 105, 118, 119, 168-9, 175
New York, 34-8, 87-96, 113-25, 126-39, 153-78 386-432
Niagara Falls, 253
Oakland, 302, 333, 344
parks, 113, 124, 146, 147, 159, 162, 303, 306
Philadelphia, 125-6
Pittsburgh, 83-5
Pleasanton, 326-31
Sacramento, 349-51
St Paul, 275-6
Salt Lake City, 295-7
San Francisco, 298-326, 331, 334, 336, 343-9
site of Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 72, 399
summer schools, 187-8, 213-14
technical school, 347
Washington DC, 49-66, 85-8, 375-85
walks of, 62-3, 153, 154, 162, 171, 185, 204, 210, 215, 241, 252, 253, 261, 262-3, 275, 284, 288, 292-3, 299, 300, 315, 328, 332, 335, 344, 346, 379, 387, 390, 398, 403
writes account of His visit, 358
`Abdu'l-Azíz, Sultán, 376
`Abdu'l-Hamíd, Sultán, 131, 334-5, 435
`Abdu'l-Husayn, Shaykh, 180-1
`Abdu'lláh, Siyyid, 162-3, 477
`Abdu'l-Latíf, 173-4
`Abdu'l-Vahháb-i-Shírází, 141-2
Abraham, 69, 194, 233, 317
Abú Bakr, 244
Abu'l-Fadl, Mírzá, 137, 162, 164, 184, 334, 383, 435, 450, 477
Abu'l Qásim, Hájí, 14, 181
Abu'l-Qásim-i-Hamadání, Áqá, 148, 345, 435
Adrianople, 376
Advanced Thought Center, 43-4
Afnán-i-Yazdí, 29, 436
agriculture, 295-6
airplanes, 27
`Akká, 9, 69, 77, 148, 191, 228, 249, 293, 330
alchemy, 59
alcohol, 119, 144-5, 175
Alexander the Great, 329
Alexandria, vii, 9, 13, 15, 24, 68, 265
Algiers, 27
`all right', 88-9
All Saints Unitarian Church (Washington DC), 62
All-Souls Church (Chicago), 79
America, vii, 4-6, 8, 9-10, 37, 41, 59, 65, 82, 97-8, 110, 121, 122, 147, 158-9, 187, 377-8, 394, 409, 418-19
agriculture in, 295-6
government of, 121, 122, 235, 239, 327, 385, 399, 417
republics of, 278-9
teaching the Cause in, 277
Americans, viii, ix, 88, 97-8, 122, 178, 173, 193, 235, 285, 300, 306, 377-8, 413, 416-17, 428-9
American Unitarian Association Conference, 107, 111
animals, 84, 94-5, 241, 261, 291, 301-2, 305, 426
Ansonia, Hotel, 37, 38, 48, 105
Anushírván, 278
Arabia, 93, 100, 322
Arabic, 179, 330
armaments, 27, 36, 41, 90, 98, 239, 279
Armenians, 175
Asadu'lláh-i-Qumí, Siyyid, 13, 16, 23, 72, 226, 436, 462
asceticism, 213
Ashraf, Ghodsieh (Qudsíyyih) Khánum, 72, 208, 436
Ashton, Mr and Mrs, 282
Asia, 75, 78, 95-6, 100
Assemblies, Bahá'í, 160, 367-8
Astor, Hotel, 99, 470
astrologers, 394
astrology, 157
attar of rose, 150, 348, 366, 382, 406, 407
Austin, Mr and Mrs, 22, 23, 25
automobiles, 78, 106, 111, 112, 153, 157, 180, 188, 209, 213-14, 217, 222, 223, 243, 258, 265, 268, 275, 276, 281, 286, 300, 302, 303, 326, 327, 350, 369, 385, 403
Azalis, 24, 137, 141, 182, 343
Azíz'u'lláh Khán, Mírzá, 118


Báb, the, 69, 98, 133, 141, 182, 279, 298, 459
Declaration of, 110
Shrine of, 24, 328
backbiting, 430
Badrí Páshá, 266
Bagdadi, Muhammad Mustafa, 85
Bagdadi, Dr Zia, 70, 72, 85, 436, 444, 464, 470
Baghdád, 24, 127, 140, 143, 148, 186, 188, 190, 229, 277, 280, 354, 475
Bahá'í Cause, 6-7, 75, 78, 79, 90
history of, 82, 351
spread of, 376-7
teachings of, 4, 20, 30, 34, 59, 86, 115, 151-2, 166-7, 172-3, 201, 202, 222, 242, 245-6, 285-6, 330, 369, 378, 395, 404
Bahá'í House (Green Acre), 213, 215
Bahá'ís, 3-4, 117, 268-9, 276-7, 313, 381-2, 410-11
duties of, 431
people becoming, 108, 273, 353
persecution of Persian, 395
qualities of, 331, 333, 344, 418-19
sorrow of, at `Abdu'l-Bahá's departure, 420, 429, 432
station of, 391
steadfastness of, 254-5, 341, 344, 347
unity among, 81, 131-2, 138, 150, 170-1, 174, 174, 341, 363, 368, 390, 402, 415, 416
Bahá'í Temple Unity, 71
Bahá'u'lláh, 3, 20, 68-70, 89, 91, 96-8, 101, 167, 273, 293, 307, 323, 327, 343, 353, 388, 435
`Abdu'l-Bahá's article on, 349-50
declaration of, 140
persecution of, 33, 155, 173, 186, 265, 348
power of, 131, 135-7, 154, 221, 360-1
Shrine of, 147, 328, 349, 355, 359
suffering of, 121, 125, 164, 194, 280, 332, 341, 346, 419
teachings of, see Bahá'í Cause, teachings of
withdrawal of, from Baghdád, 148, 345, 475
Bahrám, Mehtar Isfandíyár, 433
Balkans war, 278, 363, 374, 376, 387, 430
Baltimore, 385
baptism, 114, 359
Baptist Temple (Philadelphia), 126, 170
Barakatu'lláh, Mr, 162
baths, 15, 29, 148, 166, 253, 292-3
battleships, 239
Bell, Alexander Graham, 57-9, 436, 463
Berkeley, 313
mayor of, 309
Berlin, 121
Bible, the, 19
blacks, 55-6, 157, 189-90, 240, 261, 367, 388, 406-7, 464
animosity of whites towards, 46, 70-1, 407
attend meetings with whites, 46, 70, 157, 383-4
see also race unity
Blacks, Professor, 108
body, physical, 195-8, 289, 357, 382, 425-6
care of, 145
see also health
boats, 252, 302
Bosch, John, 48-9, 436
Boston, 106, 116, 177, 178-80
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 106-14, 222
Boston Hotel, 111
Boston Theosophical Society, 180
Bourgeois, Louis, 169, 436-7
Bowery Mission Hall, 47
Brahma, 25
Breed, Alice, 110, 179, 223, 437, 462, 484
Brilliant Proof, The (Mírzá Abu'l-Fadl), 137, 383, 477
Brookline, 111
Brooklyn, 122, 123-4, 133, 134, 135, 167, 170, 213
Brooklyn Eagle, 134
Brotherhood Church (New Jersey), 105, 165, 470-1
Browne, Edward G., 24, 277-8, 437
Bryan, William Jennings, 279-80, 281, 437
Bryan, Mrs William, 281
Buddha, 20, 25, 75, 315
Buddhism, 185
Buddhists, 25
Buffalo, visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 251-7
buildings, 35, 166, 288, 292, 302
see also skyscrapers
Bulletin (San Francisco), 305

calamities, 171
California, 33, 158, 160, 170, 226, 247-8, 251, 275, 283, 375, 389
Bahá'ís of, 344, 363
cameras, 42, 188, 284
Carnegie, Andrew, 387, 437-8
carpet, Persian, 103, 161, 470
carriages, 27, 38, 39, 41, 42, 57, 61, 71, 100, 104, 133, 167-8, 169, 183, 220, 226-7, 228-9, 230, 239, 403
Catholics, 25-6, 242, 418
cause and effect, 196-7
Cedric, S.S., 13, 459
Celtic, S.S., 429
Central Park (New York), 392, 403
Central Organization for a Durable Peace, 278-9
century, 20th, 87, 113, 131, 283, 316, 323-4
Century Club (San Francisco), 331
Champney, Mrs, 386
charity, 189
Charles, Hotel (Boston), 107
Chase, Thornton, 293, 332, 336, 337, 342, 372-3, 438
Chicago, vii, 33, 46, 65, 66, 67, 75, 88, 255, 363, 379
visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 67-81, 258-65, 267-70, 360-71
children, 41, 94, 122-3, 133-4, 136, 167, 188, 247, 269, 275-6, 329, 331, 355, 402, 407-8, 463
brought to see `Abdu'l-Bahá, 33, 80, 106, 149, 265-6, 300, 302, 342, 346, 366, 383, 390, 468
conferences of, 56-7, 122-3, 314
Chinese, 109
Christ, 8, 19, 31-2, 50, 52-3, 65, 69, 75, 88, 92, 113, 114, 125, 141, 145, 197, 202, 233, 245, 251, 257, 259, 272-3, 278, 298, 312, 316, 330, 362, 380, 395-6, 404, 408, 417
disciples of, 142, 187, 198, 228-9, 396
Christianity, 164, 374
proofs of veracity of, 6, 312
Christians, 235, 248, 257, 322, 325, 380, 380
Christian Scientists, 392, 394
chrysolite, Tablets of, 164
churches, 6, 9, 24, 43, 44, 56, 62, 77, 79, 89-91, 104, 105, 107, 114, 125-6, 133-4, 168-9, 228, 230, 243, 245, 255, 266, 283, 284, 286-7, 288, 301, 307, 308, 311, 356-7, 360, 368-9, 385
`Abdu'l-Bahá contributes to, 56, 105, 214
a symbol of the Covenant, 120
Church of Our Father (Universalist), 377
Church of the Ascension (New York), 43, 44, 119-20, 165
Church of the Divine Paternity (New York), 104
Church of Divine Science (Denver), 283, 286-7
Church of the Messiah, 255, 357
Cincinnati, visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 371-4
cities, 121, 222, 228, 283, 288-9, 379, 409
effects of, 41
civilization, 183-4, 239, 292, 337-8, 412
divine, 3, 39, 43, 45, 59, 65, 72, 75, 82, 100, 122, 183, 236, 239, 260, 272, 292, 310, 311 337-8, 358, 412
Clark, Mr and Mrs, 165
Clark, Mrs (Denver), 284-5
clergy, 4, 6, 25, 26, 40, 42, 46, 65, 76, 77, 88, 103-4, 105, 112, 114, 131, 145-6, 165, 189, 202, 216, 221, 227, 238, 240, 244-5, 246, 255, 266, 271, 272, 275, 283, 284, 287, 288, 301, 305, 307, 308, 308, 314, 359, 360, 362-3, 368-9, 377, 378, 380, 404-5, 408, 417, 422
Cardinal, 296-7, 356-7
opposition of, to `Abdu'l-Bahá, 64, 86, 111, 161, 378, 379
climate, 15, 186
Cleveland, 85
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 81-3
clothing, Persian, vii, 21, 28, 99, 146, 156, 177, 238, 254, 280, 284, 287, 384-5, 387
Cochran, Mrs, 409
Collins, Mr, 254
Colombo, Professor, 422
Colorado, Hotel (Glenwood Springs), 292
colours, 164
Columbia University, 47-8
Columbus, Christopher, 28, 187, 215
Commercial Club (Minneapolis), 272
Commission of Inquiry, 131, 249, 334-5, 435
Committee of Union and Progress, 147
congresses,
agricultural, 295-6
divine, 295
peace, 3, 9, 30, 38, 83, 85, 100-3, 179, 243, 297
constancy, 216
Constantine, 374
Constantinople, 167
consultation, board of, 367-8
Confucius, 75
Congregational Church (Brooklyn), 134
Congregational Church (Kenosha), 266
conscience, freedom of, 134
Cooper, Ella, 165, 212, 299, 300, 302, 314, 324, 332, 344, 349-50, 416, 438, 440, 449, 462
courage, 175
Covenant, 3, 128, 137, 166-7, 294, 339-41, 390
Feast of the, 381-2
firmness in, 390, 402, 406, 410
power of the, 115, 187, 262, 351
Covenant-breakers, 3, 16, 24, 29, 280-1, 339-41, 393, 400-1, 435, 472
cow, the, 193, 313, 489
creation, 25, 79, 107, 123, 155-6, 157, 166, 184, 189, 225, 254, 369, 408, 423-9
cursing, prohibition of, 130, 152, 167, 172
customs house, 227, 250

dancing, 215
Daniel, 388
Davies, Mrs, 370
Day of the Covenant, 381-2, 405
Dayyán, Mírzá Asadu'lláh-i-Khuy, 141, 438, 474
death, 157-8, 195-8
Denison House (Boston), 108
Denver, 351
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 282-91, 356-7
detachment, 108, 123, 129, 159, 289-90, 338, 390
D'Evelyn, Dr Frederick, 298-9, 438
diet, 314
see also food, healing and health
dirigibles, 27
disabled, the, 207
disease, 84
dispensation, of Bahá'u'lláh, greatness of, 130-1, 166, 183, 246
disunity, effects of, 194
Divine Knowledge Club, 393-4
Díyá Páshá, Yúsuf, 60, 438, 463, 466
Dodge, Arthur Pillsbury, 45, 388, 401, 439, 445
dogma, 122, 238, 314, 317-19, 359, 366, 418, 423
Donner party, 298
dreams, 128, 213, 383, 425
Dreyfus, Hippolyte, 126-7, 176, 439, 469
Dreyfus-Barney, Laura, 87, 439, 442, 469
Drill Hall (Chicago), 71
Dublin, New Hampshire, 173, 174, 177, 178, 180-209, 220
Dyer, Mr and Mrs Andrew J., 57

Earl Hall, Columbia University, 47
earthquake, 306
East, the, 176
Easterners
attitude of Westerners towards, see Westerners
economics, 82, 86, 179, 186, 204, 205-8, 241, 244, 309, 353, 383, 412
Edsall, Charles, 89, 91, 140, 142, 144, 147, 149
education, 39, 47, 56, 73-4, 75, 77, 106, 116, 123, 149, 152, 167, 188, 202, 393, 407-8
divine, 123, 199, 228, 239, 269, 297-8
of girls, 112, 152
of women, see women, education of
ego, 129, 161, 216-17
Egypt, 8, 9, 10, 100, 147, 181, 327
Egyptians, 14
Eirenion, the (Green Acre), 211, 219
electricity, 253, 335
elements, 174, 195-6, 218
Emery, Mrs Marshall, 46, 413, 414
enemies, 130, 152, 167
England, 413
Englehorn, Miss, 226
enlightenment, age of, 369-70
entertainments, 252, 253, 266
equality, 269
of women and men, 63, 70, 112, 152, 166, 167, 189, 234, 365, 400, 409, 412
Esperanto, 179-80
Euclid Hotel (Cleveland), 81, 82
Europe, 9, 100, 121, 142, 259, 279, 433, 435
evil, 74, 78, 171, 200, 392


faithfulness, 223, 254-5
Fanwood, New Jersey, 118
Faraj, Áqá, 241
Faríd, Dr Amínu'lláh, 13, 23, 124-5, 240, 439, 462, 463, 464, 466, 472
Farmer, Mrs (Cincinnati), 372
Farmer, Sarah, 209-10, 215, 220, 439, 442, 445, 482-3
farmers, 206, 208
Federation of Women's Clubs, 73
ferries, 89, 175, 349
fidelity, 138
Fikr (Thought), 221
First Congregational Church (Oakland), 305, 308
First Unitarian Church (San Francisco), 307
Fletcher, Rabbi, 112
flowers, 27, 64, 76, 80, 99, 107, 123, 150, 169, 195, 258, 265, 292, 296, 302, 328, 337, 366, 372, 381, 405, 407
food, 31, 84, 95, 108, 110, 200, 211, 238, 291, 296, 314
see also, `Abdu'l-Bahá, food of
Ford Hall (Boston), 111
Forde, Dr, 77-8
forgiveness, 52-3, 81, 130, 152, 167, 221
fortune tellers, 211, 213
Fourth of July celebration, 140, 156, 476
France, 97, 121, 259
Fraser, Christine, 350, 490-1
Free Religious Association, 111
friends, 201
Fujita, Saichiro, 258-9, 270, 439-40, 487
Futúhát-i-Makkíyyih, 191


Georgi, Dr, 113
Germany, 121
Getsinger, Edward, 49, 226, 440, 442, 462, 463
Getsinger, Lua, 160, 160-1, 440, 442, 451, 469, 476-7
Ghafghazí, Mashhadí Amír, 189
Gibraltar, 27
gifts, offered to `Abdu'l-Bahá, 414-16
Glenwood Springs, 292-4
God, 31, 93, 96-7, 115, 155-6, 171, 184, 199, 218, 225, 231-6, 362, 396, 430-2
Kingdom of, 423-9
love of, 210
nearness to, 338
proofs of existence of, 6, 73, 313, 354
unity of, 59, 90
word of, 183, 284-5, 302
Golden Circle, 113, 179
Golden Gate Park, 303
Goodale, Mrs Henry, 266, 440
Goodall, Helen, 165, 212, 299, 300, 302, 303, 314, 324, 332, 336, 343, 344, 349-50, 416, 438, 440, 449, 462
Goshtasp, Javan Mard, 433
governance, 121, 122, 235, 258, 327
Grace Methodist Church (New York), 91
Grand Central Station, 48
Grand Hotel (Cincinnati), 372, 373
Grand Northern Hotel (New York), 405
Grant, Dr Percy Stickney, 43, 44, 99, 120, 165, 440, 477-8
gratitude, 201, 238
Great Britain, 97
Greatest Holy Leaf, 24, 410, 415, 441
Greatest Name, symbol of, 381, 405
Greece, 100, 154, 228, 337
Greeks, 14, 154-5, 159, 318, 319, 321, 352
Greek-Syrian Relief Society, 108
Green Acre, 144, 205, 209, 210-11, 220, 439, 442, 482-3
visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 180, 209-20, 483-4
Green Acre Fellowship and Society, 209, 212
Gregory, Louis, 70, 189-90, 441, 446, 448, 463


Hague, the, 278-9
Hall, Albert Heath, 271, 275, 441
Hall, Dr Frank Oliver, 104
Hall, Professor, 109
Handel Hall (Chicago), 71
Hands of the Cause, 26
Hannen, Pauline and Joseph, 383, 441, 444, 461, 462, 469
happiness, 139, 143, 247, 260, 288, 291, 372, 391
Harmon, W. W., 183, 184-6, 442
Harris, Mr, 146
Harris, Hooper, 388, 400, 401, 402, 442, 448
Harvey, Rev Leon A., 168-9
Hasan, Mullá, 173-4
Haydar-`Alí, Hájí Mírzá, 244, 333, 334, 442
healing, 314
health, 15, 41, 84, 145, 160, 192, 200, 314, 403
of `Abdu'l-Bahá, see `Abdu'l-Bahá, health of
Hearst, Phoebe, 24, 326, 328-31, 442, 446, 489
heat, 335
Hemmick, Alice Barney-, 87, 442, 469
Henderson, Mr, 187-8
Hidden Words, 164, 307
Hill, Dr, 114
Hindi, Shaykh, 174
Hindus, 25, 75, 213
Hoar, William H., 118, 161, 397, 401, 406, 443
Holmes, Miss, 72
Holy Land, 147, 317-19, 398
Holy Spirit, 161
influence of, 114, 347
Honolulu, 310
Hoover, Mr, 63
House of Justice (Universal), viii, 118, 127-8, 132, 152, 167, 268, 269, 371, 373, 383, 392
Howard University (Washington DC), 55-6, 462
Hudson building (New York), 88, 469
Hudson River, 116, 122, 168, 387
Hull House (Chicago), 70, 466-7
humanity
capacities of, 330
oneness of, 30, 32, 82, 101, 115, 122, 138, 167, 172, 189, 231-2, 236, 275, 288, 307, 316, 321, 323, 324, 330, 332, 360, 369, 378, 385, 406, 408, 429-30
prosperity of, 79, 138, 360
reality of, 424-6
superiority over nature, 42, 84, 162, 239, 311
unity of, 35, 43, 44, 60-1, 65, 69, 71, 91, 97, 98, 152, 198, 211, 358
human nature, 47, 162
human rights, 122
humility, 16, 327
humor, 313, 357
Huntington Chambers (Boston), 113
Husayn Khán, Mírzá, 167, 443


imitations, blind, 3, 33, 38, 40, 45, 50, 53, 61, 65, 69, 73, 82, 93, 96, 122, 129, 134, 144, 200, 203, 230, 231-2, 237-8, 314, 317-19, 359, 366, 370, 371, 375, 418, 423
immortality, of the soul, see soul, immortality of
Independence Day, 140, 156, 476
India, vii, 75, 100, 433
Indians, 74-6, 100, 300, 307-8, 314-15
Innes, Edward Alfred Mitchell, 66, 466
intelligence, 411
International Peace (Frederick Lynch), 115
International Peace Society, 100
International (Supreme) Tribunal, 152, 235
inventions, 57-9
Isaac, 194, 317
Isaiah, 230, 324, 377
Isfandíyár, 367, 384, 443
`Ishqábád, 189
Ishráqát, Tablet of, 262
Ishraq doctrine, 18, 459
Islam, 28, 105, 134, 144-5, 159, 162, 190, 268, 278, 284, 308, 316, 322, 325
proofs of veracity of, 6, 312, 316, 380
Israelites, history of, 317-21
Italian Consul, 34
Italians, 14, 23
Italy, 89
Ives, Dr Howard Colby, 105, 165, 172, 443, 470-1, 479
Ives, Kate, 217, 469


Jack, Dr, 112
Jackson, Mr, 260, 266
Jackson, Mrs, 111
Jackson, Professor William, 99
Jacob, 194, 317
Jahrum, martyrs of, 334
Jání, Hájí Mírzá, 24, 443
Japan, 258-9, 304, 310, 440
Japanese, 100, 109, 258, 263, 285, 300, 304, 325, 439
Japanese Club, 312
Jerusalem, 272
Jews, 83, 162, 216, 235, 248, 257, 310, 315-16, 324-5, 352, 353, 379-80, 380-1, 395
Jones, Mr, 390
Jones, Musette `Rouhieh', 390
Jordan, David Starr, 301, 310-11, 488
Joseph, 194, 317
journalists, 6, 30, 35-6, 38, 39, 68, 68, 81-2, 84, 108, 111, 153, 179, 227, 245, 252, 260, 267, 270, 273, 279, 281, 282, 290, 295, 301, 303, 337, 339, 351, 356, 360, 369, 385
Judaism, 315-23


Kaufman, Mr, 176
Kaufman, Mrs, 157
Kenosha, 264-7
Kenyon Hotel (Salt Lake City), 297
Kerry, Mrs, 146
Khan, Ali Kuli,, 56, 58, 437, 443-4, 445, 462, 464, 466, 469
Khedive of Egypt, 177-8
Kheiralla, Ibrahim George, 16, 262, 264, 340, 393, 400, 435, 440, 444, 486
Killius, Mr and Mrs Albert C., ix, 76, 444
King of Martyrs (Mírzá Muhammad-Hasan), 269
Kings and rulers, 235, 344, 369
Kinney, Carrie, 105, 105, 116, 210, 212, 391, 400, 403, 406, 414, 416, 418, 422, 423, 444, 469
Kinney, Edward, 36, 37, 46, 105, 105, 114, 180, 388, 390, 400, 402, 403, 423, 444
Kitáb-i-Aqdas, 341
Knobloch, Fanny, 191, 209, 441, 444
Krishna, 20
Khusraw, 278
Khusraw, Áqá, 13-14, 22, 34
knowledge, 130-1, 234
Krug, Dr Florian, 144, 182, 445
Krug, Grace, 144, 170, 182, 212, 387-8, 391, 400, 404, 410, 420, 445

Lake Dublin, 183, 189, 203-4
Lake Michigan, 263
Lake Mohonk, Hotel, 100
Lake Mohonk, peace conference at, 100-3, 115, 470
landaus, 100
language, 312
universal, 30, 179-80, 234-5
Lankershim, Hotel (Los Angeles), 336
LaSalle Hotel (Chicago), 73
laws, 309, 385
natural, 139
obedience to, of one's country, 140
of God, 273, 297, 319-21, 323
of religion, 191, 212, 248
Lawh-i-Sultán, 182
Leland Stanford University (Palo Alto), 301, 310-11
Leroy, Dr, 215
Liberty, Statue of, 35, 460
life, 195-8
eternal, 215
see also soul, immortality of
longevity of, 176-7
spiritual, 301-2
light, spiritual, 116
lights, electric and gas, 67, 168, 253, 300, 302, 372, 405
Lincoln, Nebraska, 279-80, 280-2
London, 9
Los Angeles, 293, 332, 343, 372
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 336-43
love, 33, 198, 231-4, 253, 267, 276-7, 307, 403
Luce, Robert, 107
Lunt, Alfred E., 209, 445
Lynch, Frederick, 115, 445

MacNutt, Howard, 39, 134, 135, 170, 184, 393, 400-1, 401, 444, 445
Magee, Esther Annie, 218
Máh-Kú, 298
Malden, Massachusetts, 270
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 220-26
Manifestations, 19, 20, 31, 40, 69, 78, 79, 92-3, 98, 111, 129, 132, 140, 172, 184, 190, 202, 212, 233, 248-9, 266, 307, 312, 313, 317-24, 351, 352, 358-9, 366, 369, 376, 394, 395, 396, 410-11, 411, 423-8
mankind, see humanity
marriage, 167, 172, 189-90
martyrs, 89, 142, 174, 183, 269-70, 334, 364, 374, 417
Mashriqu'l-Adhkár, 370-1, 392, 399, 415, 416, 422-3
in Chicago, 71, 76, 258, 347, 437
dedication of, 72, 436
in `Ishqábád, 72, 436
materialism, 19, 40, 42, 306
materialists, 6, 128, 170
Mathew, Louisa, 22, 23, 189-90, 441, 446
Maxim, Hudson, 41
Maxwell, Mary (Rúhíyyih Khánum), 247, 446, 450, 486
Maxwell, May, 227, 237, 237, 239, 244, 247, 446, 451, 469
Maxwell, Sutherland, 226, 228, 237, 237, 239, 244, 247, 446
Mázindarán, 252
McClung, Lee, 64, 465
McKinney, Edna, 212
meat, 291
medicine, 84, 243
Medina, 244
Merriman, Isabel, 311
Messina, 21, 25
Methodist Church (Montreal), 245
Metropolitan Temple (New York), 114
Mikado, 259
Milburn, Dr Joseph A., 77, 79, 88, 363, 369
Milburn, Mrs, 363
Milford, 120, 121
Military Park, Newark, 146
Mills, Mountfort, 42, 44, 106, 255, 447, 469
Minneapolis, 214, 280
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 271-7
Mississippi River, 272
Monsalvat, 217-18, 482-3, 484
Montclair, New Jersey, 138, 156
visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 89-91, 140-9
Montessori, Mrs, 25
Montreal, 238, 242
Bishop of, 244-5
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 226-50
Moody, Dr Susan, 366-7, 447
Moore, Dr and Mrs, 217
morals, 82, 122, 123, 189, 215, 249, 273, 408
Morey, Mrs, 225, 485
Mormons, 296
Morristown, New Jersey, 153
Morten, Mrs Alexander, 40
Mortensen, Fred, 214, 441, 447
Moses, 69, 92, 98, 194, 202, 216, 233, 248, 317-23, 404
Moss, Mrs, 66
Most Great Prison, 9, 71, 249-50, 265, 419
motion, 335
motion pictures, 135-6, 218
Mount Carmel, 132
Mount Morris Baptist Church (New York), 114
Moxey, Mrs, 399
Moxey, Frank K., 160, 162, 399
Muhájir, Áqá Ridá Ghánud, 398
Muhammad, 69, 75, 93, 98, 147, 190, 194, 202, 233, 244, 248, 273, 278, 279, 295, 316, 320, 322-3
Muhammad-`Alí, Mírzá, 190, 435, 447, 450, 487
Muhammad `Alí Mírzá, 183, 447
Muhammad-`Alí Páshá, Prince, 177-8
Muhammad-Hasan, Mírzá (King of Martyrs), 269
Muhammad Qulí, 148
Muhammad-Taqí, Hájí, the Afnán, 31, 182
Muhammad-Taqí Isfahání, Áqá, 181
Muhammad-Taqí Manshádí, Siyyid, 132, 447
Munír-i-Zayn, Mírzá, 13, 15-16, 22, 34
murder, 95
museums, 158-9, 274-5, 362-3
music, 29, 82, 145, 208, 212, 267, 326, 333, 362, 381, 382, 392
effect of, 204, 215
spiritual, 145
Muslims, 75, 235, 248, 322, 325, 380

Nabíl-i-Zarandí, 29, 447-8
Nakhjavání, Mírzá `Alí-Akbar, 124, 187, 191, 226, 270, 355, 448
Naples, 19, 21, 22, 23
Napoleon, 187, 259
Nashua, New Hampshire, 209
siri'd-Dín Sháh, 15, 143, 182, 448
nations, 78, 121, 172-3
nature, 52, 77, 84, 199, 239, 289, 311, 313
and humanity, 42, 84
laws of, 7
Newark, New Jersey, 146, 149
New Jersey, 396-7
visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 89-91, 105, 118, 118-19, 168-9, 175
newspapers, 6, 44, 83, 85, 103, 112, 134, 153, 160, 177-8, 179, 221, 240-1, 242-3, 246-7, 251, 252, 253, 254, 254, 257, 267, 270, 274, 284, 291, 304-5, 336, 345, 373
newspapermen, see journalists
New Thought Forum, 220, 222
Newton, Mrs, 123, 167
New York, 16, 83, 149, 167
arrival in, 30, 34
banquet in, 405-7
City of the Covenant, 474
departure from, 418
purpose of `Abdu'l-Bahá's visit to, 402, 420
railways in, 403
skyscrapers, vii, 35, 166, 379, 403, 460
traffic in, 403
visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 34-8, 87-96, 113-25, 126-39, 153-78, 386-432
weather in, 164-5
New York Peace Society, 41, 99
Niagara Falls, 252-3, 257
Nichols, Mrs, 112
Nineteen Day Feast, 213, 332-3, 370
North Pole, 29, 65, 123, 187, 466
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Cathedral (Montreal), 228
Nutt, Dr William Frederick, 264, 393, 448

Oakland, 302, 332, 344-6, 346
Ober, Harlan, 172, 442, 447, 478-9
obedience, 160-1
Omaha, Nebraska, 278, 278-9
oneness, divine, 164
Open Forum (San Francisco), 313
opposition, 262, 383
Orient-Occident Unity Conference, 49
Orient-Occident Unity Society, 64
orphans, 207
Ottawa, 254

Pacific Ocean, 298
painting of `Abdu'l-Bahá, 138
Palestine, 272
Palo Alto, 301, 310-12
parades, 156
Paris, 9, 121
parks, visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 113, 124, 146, 147, 159, 162, 303, 306
Parliament, international, 373-4
Parsis, 248
Parsons, Agnes, 49, 55, 59, 62, 64, 66, 85, 86, 86, 174, 181, 183, 185, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 195, 203, 206, 208, 212, 226, 365, 376, 377, 381, 383, 448-9, 461, 462, 463, 464, 466, 469
Parsons, Arthur Jeffrey, 183, 187, 188, 190, 191, 195, 203, 208, 365, 449, 464
Parsons, Jeffrey, 206
Patent Office, United States, 65
peace,
of mind, 414
universal, 30, 35-6, 38, 39, 45, 48, 56, 65, 70, 79, 88, 92-8, 100, 101, 115, 122, 152, 172, 202, 235, 240, 278-9, 288, 307, 311, 317-24, 330, 346, 358, 360, 369, 385, 416-17
peace congresses, 8, 9, 30, 38, 83, 85, 100-3, 179, 243, 297
Peace Forum, 91
Peary, Admiral Robert Edwin, 65, 123, 187, 449, 463, 466
Penfield, Mrs, 106
Penshoe, Mr, 120
Peripatetics, 18, 459
Persia, 30, 68, 95-6, 144-5, 147, 165, 167, 183-4, 269-70, 274, 279
governance of, 221
Persians, 167, 183-4, 194, 221, 274, 288, 345, 395
Peter, 297-8, 396, 417
Philadelphia, 385-6
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 125-6
Phillips, Miss, 39
philosophers, 5, 6, 84, 112, 112, 154, 193, 199, 210, 215, 275, 283, 288, 313, 318, 335, 337
philosophy, divine, 117, 126, 216
photographs, 36, 42, 76, 82, 102, 123, 138, 150, 153, 175, 188, 209, 282, 284, 293, 406
physicians, 314
divine, 314
Italian, 13-14, 22, 34
Pittsburgh, 83-5
Plato, 199, 459
Plaza Hotel (Chicago), 67, 72, 73, 360
Plaza, Hotel (Minneapolis), 271
Plaza Hotel (New York), 155
Pleasanton, visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 326-31
Plymouth Congregational Church (Chicago), 67, 363, 369
poetry, 160, 162, 204-5, 267, 312, 399
poets, 113, 160, 204, 267
Police Journal, 270
politicians, 279
politics, 140, 184-5, 221, 331
polygamy, 38, 296
pomegranate preserve, 160, 477
poor, the, 7, 21-2, 47, 64, 81, 82, 87, 95, 105, 108, 214, 247, 267, 269, 327, 387, 414
see also poverty
Portland, 332, 336, 344
Port Said, 5, 9
Portsmouth Church, 216
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 215
Post, The (Denver), 286
Post, The (San Francisco), 304-5
Potomac River, 66
poverty, 47, 108, 129, 201
see also, poor, the
prayers, 53-4, 158, 337, 412-13
Shoghi Effendi chants, 15, 17
prejudice, 25, 70, 232-4, 235, 405, 407, 430
against `Abdu'l-Bahá's entourage, 13-14, 387
effects of, 33, 45, 61, 70, 152, 140, 312, 364
elimination of, 82, 89-90, 94, 167, 219, 227, 375, 409
presidents, election of, 327
`Prince of the East', 254
professions, engagement in, 129
property, 119
prophecies, 86, 171, 194, 324, 376, 422
`Prophet of the East', 38, 99, 100, 114, 245, 252, 254, 273, 284, 301, 368, 409
Protestants, 417
Pumpelly, Mr and Mrs, 203
purity, 335

Qá'im, 130
Qur'án, 147-8

rabbis, 105, 395, 422
race unity, 46, 55, 67, 93-4, 157, 173, 189-90, 219, 261, 384, 407
Ralston, Georgia, 161, 299, 300, 349, 449
Ralston, William, 299, 300, 449
Ramleh, 13, 24, 35
Randall, Dr John H., 103-4
rank, 207-8, 309, 364
reality,
criteria for establishing, 273
explanations of, 394
investigation of, 200
reincarnation, 19, 146
religion, 25, 38, 88, 92-8, 127, 151, 172-3, 191, 231-6, 248-9, 312, 315-25, 366, 389, 396
and science, 40, 45, 69, 141, 219, 233, 314
unity of, 45, 69, 75, 78, 82, 92-8, 104, 111, 115, 134, 190, 194, 202, 248-9, 279, 308, 316-25, 353, 357, 360, 370
Remey, Charles Mason, 210, 381, 449, 451, 462, 463, 466
reporters, newspaper, see journalists
Ridáy-i-Shírází, Qannád, Áqá, 138, 449
Riger, Judge, 246
Rivers, Mrs, 123, 167
Riverside Drive, New York, 88, 103, 387, 390, 469
Robarts, Grace, 172, 448, 449, 469, 478-9
Roberts, Mrs Sidney, 282, 290, 357
Rocky Mountains, 294
Roosevelt, Theodore, 61-2, 88, 450, 464, 469
Rúdakí, 204
há Khánum, 13, 450
hu'lláh, 118, 174, 452
Russell, Mrs, 366
Russia, 97, 362
Russian Consul, 18-19

Sacramento, 349-51
Sacramento, Hotel, 350-1
sacrifice, 201, 263, 417
St Helena, 259
St Paul, 275-6, 277
Salmán, Shaykh, 182, 450
Salt Lake City, 295-7, 354
Samandarí, Mr, 395
Sámání, Amír Násir, 204
San Francisco, 206, 247-8, 304, 312, 380
earthquake, 306
visit of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 298-326, 332, 334, 336, 343-9
Sayyáh, Mírzá `Alíy-i-, 298
scenery, 66, 67, 71, 100-1, 108-9, 110, 121, 137, 153, 155, 182, 192, 213, 223, 243, 251, 252, 257-8, 292, 292-3, 294, 302, 352, 355
Schenley, Hotel (Pittsburgh), 83
scholars, 112
science, 58-9, 109, 117
and religion, see religion, and science
Seattle, 332, 336, 344
self-mortification, prohibition of, 145
senses, the, 197
service, to humanity, 123, 129
ships, 10, 13-14, 15, 17, 21, 21, 22, 27, 31, 35, 42, 429, 432
shipyard, 215
Shirley, Hotel (Denver), 282, 290
Shoghi Effendi, viii, 13, 15, 17, 22, 23, 34, 446, 450
Short, W. H., 41
Shu`á`u'lláh, Mírzá, 281, 339-41, 450, 486, 487
Sieglar, Mrs, 169
sign language, 58
Silverman, Rabbi, 115-16
sin, 32, 221
skyscrapers, vii, 35, 166, 292, 379, 403
see also buildings
sleep, 196
Smiley, Mr, 101, 102-3
Smith, Mrs, 138-9
socialism, 269-70, 272
Socialist Club (Montreal), 241, 242
socialists, 7, 119, 169, 186, 205, 243, 245, 353, 364
society, 206-8
Society of Indians Residing in Chicago, 74-6
Socrates, 215, 318, 459
Sohrab, Mírzá Ahmad, 8, 85, 226, 229, 462, 463, 466, 469
soul, 126, 157-8, 240, 382, 425
capacities of the, 59, 73-4, 116
immortality of the, 6, 112-13, 180, 185, 192, 195-8, 204, 204, 205, 210, 237, 315
see also life, eternal
nature of the, 18, 27
Spain, 27, 100
Spencer, Anna Garland, 99
spirit, 335
spirit, the, 117
see also soul
spiritualists, 243, 394
spirituality, 40, 41, 42, 59, 122, 130, 139, 145, 183, 185, 188, 197-8, 243, 306, 307
Spokane, 254
Star of the West, 359
Statue of Liberty, 35
Struven, Howard and Hebe, 385, 449, 451
subway, 159
suffrage movement, 63, 105
Sufism, 18, 146, 190-1, 308
Sulaymáníyyih, 148, 190, 345, 475
summer schools, 188
for boys, 187-8
for girls, 213-14
The Sun (New York), 159
superstitions, 26, 50, 52, 61, 69, 82, 94, 96, 185-6, 203, 211, 213, 217, 227, 233, 418, 423
Supreme (International) Tribunal, 152, 235
Surúsh, Mihtar Ardishír Bahrám, 72
Swingle, Dr, 82, 469
Switzerland, 9, 65
synagogues, 6, 9, 134, 272-3, 379-80
Syria, 100
Syrians, 113-14

Tablet of the Branch, 137
Tabríz, 165
Taft, President William Howard, 65, 107, 465, 469
Táhirih, 183, 451
Tarbíyat Schools, 372, 492
Tatum, Mrs, 213, 216
taxis, 241
Taylor, Miss, 213
teaching, the Bahá'í Cause, 134-5, 161, 181, 277
telegrams, 32, 33, 34, 35, 49, 71, 83, 158, 183, 275, 293, 304, 336, 371, 385-6
telepathy, 185, 286
telephone, 57, 59, 227, 281, 350
Temple, Bahá'í, see Mashriqu'l-Adhkár
Temple Emmanu-el (San Francisco), 315-16, 346
tests and trials, 67-8, 139, 201
theists, 170
Theosophical Society, 76, 117, 224, 225, 263, 315, 423, 464
Theosophists, 59, 117, 180, 183, 185-6, 224, 225, 243, 464
Thompson, Juliet, 138, 158, 165, 212, 395, 402, 440, 451, 460, 463, 466, 469, 470, 474-5, 476-7, 479
Tihrán, 24, 143, 221, 376
time, 167-8
Titanic, sinking of the, 10, 42, 55, 218, 265, 461, 462, 463
tithe, the, 206, 207
Topakyan, Consul General, 99, 128, 152-3, 175, 393, 406
Torah, 19, 173, 257, 318-19, 320, 321, 322, 422
traffic, 403
trains, 27, 48-9, 66-7, 81, 83, 85, 88, 89, 118-19, 206, 214, 226, 251, 257-8, 270-1, 277-8, 282, 283, 284, 291-2, 294-5, 336, 343, 349-50, 351-2, 353, 354, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 371, 384-5, 386
accident, 265
in New York, 403
snow sheds over, 298
see also transportation, forms of
trams, 78, 147, 149, 175, 239, 241, 252, 253, 296, 337
translators, 85, 114, 390
transportation, forms of, 27, 33, 48-9, 66-7, 78, 81, 83, 85, 88, 89, 100, 106, 111, 112, 118-19, 147, 149, 153, 157, 159, 175, 180, 183, 188, 206, 209, 213-14, 214, 217, 220, 223, 226, 228, 230, 239, 241, 243, 251, 252, 253,, 257-8, 265, 268, 270-1, 275, 276, 277-8, 281, 282, 283, 284, 286-7, 291-2, 294-5, 296, 300, 302, 303, 326, 327, 336, 337, 343, 349-50, 351-2, 353, 354, 355, 357, 358, 359, 360, 369, 371, 384-5, 386, 403, 429, 432
treasury, village, 206-7
Tremont Temple (Boston), 107
Trinity, 308
Tripoli, 94
True, Corinne, 79, 176, 258, 261, 267, 366, 367, 372, 451, 468
trustworthiness, 250
truth, 65, 69, 93, 98, 185, 200, 210, 231-3, 316-17, 319, 322, 323, 405
truthfulness, 250
Turkey, 184-5, 336, 352, 387
Turkish Revolution, 9, 265, 435, 492
Turks, 23, 109, 236, 355-6, 387

Unitarian Church (Baltimore), 385
Unitarian Church (Brooklyn), 133
Unitarian Church (Dublin), 189, 202
Unitarian Church (Montreal), 228, 230
Unitarian Church (New York), 168-9
Unitarian Church (Palo Alto), 311
Unitarian Church (Philadelphia), 125
Unitarians, 16, 73, 107, 111, 112, 243
United States, see America
unity, 33, 44, 49, 55, 75, 99, 101, 173, 217, 243, 253, 307, 311, 403
Unity Church (Montclair), 140
Unity Club, 122, 123
Unity Feast, 149-52
Universal House of Justice, the, see House of Justice
Universalist Church (Washington DC), 50-4, 377
University of New York, 117
Utica, 213

Vahíd, Áqá Siyyid Yahyá, 298
Varqá, Mírzá `Alí-Muhammad, 118, 174, 451, 452, 473
Varqá, Mírzá Valíyu'lláh Khán-i-, 99, 118, 165, 174, 226, 451-2
vegetable kingdom, 306
vengeance, 198
Viceroy of Christ, chair reserved for, 43, 44
Victoria, Hotel, 178
Virginia, 66
Visitation, Tablet of, 337
volcanoes, 11

Waite, Louise (Shahnáz Khánum), 267, 362, 452
war, 27, 36, 40, 42, 70, 79, 82, 83, 92-8, 121, 230, 231-3, 235, 239, 338, 352, 374, 375, 406
`Abdu'l-Bahá predicts war, 239, 344
Balkans, 278, 363, 374, 376, 387, 430
between Turkey and Italy, 21
between Turkey and Greece, 352
prohibition of, 152
Washington DC, 8, 49, 67, 190, 290, 374, 379
banquet in, 381-2, 405-7
visits of `Abdu'l-Bahá to, 49-66, 85-8, 375-85
waterfalls, 252-3
wealth, 148, 169
weapons, see armaments
West Englewood, New Jersey, 149-53, 168-9
Westerners, 266, 274
attitude to Easterners, 5, 13-14, 18, 21, 23, 42
excessive eating habits of, 14
unity of, with Easterners, 23, 49, 60-1, 83, 124, 180, 215, 253, 284-5, 302, 371-3, 375, 375-6, 431
White, Mrs, 111
White Star Line, 13
Wiers, Dr Edgar S., 89
Wilhelm, Roy, 150-2, 169, 393, 452
Wilson, Marie P. 220, 226
Wilson, Woodrow, 281, 437, 452
Windsor, Hotel (Montreal), 237, 239, 241, 250
Windust, Albert, 359, 452-3
wine, 119, 144-5, 175
Wise, Dr Stephen S., 99
Woolson, Dr Clement, 275-6, 277
women, 144, 166, 212, 394
education of, 39, 56, 63, 70, 73, 82, 87, 106, 123, 170, 223, 234, 400, 409, 412
equality with men, 63, 70, 73, 82, 112, 152, 166, 167, 189, 234, 365, 409, 412
rights of, 39, 82, 87, 106, 223
Women's Club (New York), 409
Women's Union, 123
work, 129, 169
Workers' Union, 261
world, contingent, 291, 301-2
Woodcock, Miss, 22, 23
Woodcock, Mr and Mrs Percy, 22, 23, 27, 242, 469
Worcester, 108, 109
workers' rights, 21-2


Yahyá, Mírzá, 24, 141, 229, 262, 268, 343, 397, 438, 453, 474
followers of, see Azalis
Yamamoto, Kanichi, 300, 453, 488
Young Turk Revolution, 9, 265, 435, 492

Zarqání, Mírzá Mahmúd-i-, vii-ix, 4-5, 8, 13, 23, 37, 285, 288, 290, 433, 442, 453, 459, 462
Zaytoun, 9
Zoroaster, 248
Zoroastrians, 145, 162, 235, 248

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