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Bahá’u’lláh’s ideas of poverty as detachment, and nothingness as selflessness. Cites some commonalities in concepts of detachment and nothingness from Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, Muhammad and Socrates as five of the greatest philosophers or prophets.
Mirrored with permission from the Journal of Bahá'í Studies past issues archive.

Absolute Poverty and Utter Nothingness

by Rodney H. Clarken

published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 8:1
Ottawa: Association for Baha'i Studies North America, 1997
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