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by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Article says 'Abdu'l-Baha was the Soul of Jesus returned
Replies: 3
Views: 15152

Re: Article says 'Abdu'l-Baha was the Soul of Jesus returned

"Shaykh Ahmad taught that every Prophet had a RUH (spirit) and NAFS (soul/individuality), and the Ruh and Nafs could "return" as two different individuals..." My understanding is that each Manifestation of God is a distinct individual Soul Whose defining characteristics are detac...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: INFALLIBILITY?
Replies: 8
Views: 24032

Re: INFALLIBILITY?

Some interesting thoughts and references. Personally, I don't think it is possible for a human being to prove or to disprove the "most great infallibility" of the Manifestation of God. Rather, a person can recognize Him and choose to submit to His will and wisdom. Likewise, with regard to ...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 33594

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

Fasting on Naw Ruz day? Well, this year, Naw Ruz falls on a Jamal (day of the week), but that day begins a moment after Jalal which ends at sunset. Since most people don't think of the day ending at sunset, it will seem as if Jamal is a continuation of Jalal, hence the confusion. I love the New Day ...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 33594

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

brettz9 wrote:
I thought the policy was for everyone to fold their arms and frown at the intruder.


No, but that might happen if someone shows up to delay the Naw Ruz fast breaking dinner...

Brett


True, and back-biting might take on a new meaning. Someone might decide to eat the guy.
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 33594

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

...also, everyone missed the spelling mistake. The references were about nun-Baha'is, not non-Baha'is. Nun-Baha'is are easily recognized by their long black habits and are often seen chatting together in restaurants and cafes in the nun-smoking area.
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts
Replies: 13
Views: 33594

Re: UHJ Letter in regards to non believers at 19 day feasts

I thought the policy was for everyone to fold their arms and frown at the intruder.
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 25280

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

Brett; What an exploration! I certainly agree that intelligent, inquiring, inventive, human-type beings must have arisen in billions of places in the universe, and will continue to emerge forever. It is a mathematical certainty, in my opinion. About panspermia: if it occurs it still leaves open the ...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 25280

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

I was told that there is a new translation of 'Some Answered Questions' being made. If so, that will help with questions of terminology. One thought that I have is based on the idea that the timeless human principle is a causative factor in the unfoldment of the physical universe. Now, I don't think...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 25280

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

Thank you, Brett; What a fascinating subject. I don't think Adam, as representing the first man on earth, and Adam, as the first Manifestation in the Adamic cycle, are the same person. The latter lived a short time ago (roughly 6,000 years), relative to the span of time in which life evolved on eart...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 25280

Re: How did Adam enter our world? Was He born or not?

My opinion: I know that there has always been a creation, and that it depends on God for its life. On the plane of time and space, there can be beginnings, such as the first intelligent life on a given planet, but on the timeless plane the principles underlying all things exist eternally and are act...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Need some help...
Replies: 4
Views: 13699

Re: Need some help...

hi Catlady; Sorry you are going through such tests. It is not easy, I know. I understand depression. Some members of my family, including myself, have a form of it. As I understand depression, it comes from the world of nature. The causes are, mainly, physical, like most illnesses. Even hardships an...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: About Baha'i Library
Topic: Publishing On the Internet: A Rich Resource
Replies: 1
Views: 20795

Re: Publishing On the Internet

hi Ron; Wonderful to see you on Baha'i Library Forum. What a wealth of experiences, poetry and prose. Thank you from a Baha'i in Canada.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed May 06, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?
Replies: 8
Views: 33234

Re: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?

hi Brett; Good stuff. I quoted you to http://wanderings.teacherjay.net/ where
the discussion is about a prom with distinct moral standards of dress. etc...

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed May 06, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?
Replies: 8
Views: 33234

Re: Having girlfriend/boyfriend even though you are a Bahai?

First things first.

If there is a girl/boy that is your friend, the first thing to do
is to bring her/him to the doctor, to find out for sure
what sex she/he is.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai beads?
Replies: 6
Views: 20394

Re: Bahai beads?

I like beads too.

The reason I chose to learn Chisanbop (Korean Finger-Math) is that it can be done
while driving a car, without removing the hands from the wheel. Also, in addition to
being a good way to count prayers, it does double duty by making it easy to add and subtract.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 56258

Re: Questions about the Bahai Faith

"..... a pond called Kawthar, and he (saw) and the Muslims will gather there and the Muslims will drink from that pond." How can a billion Muslims gather around a pond? The pond must represent something symbolically. I was raised Christian and told that the stars would one day fall upon th...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai beads?
Replies: 6
Views: 20394

Re: Bahai beads?

Friends; There is a ready-made, highly-evolved, finger counting and mathematics system out of Korea which can be used instead of beads to count prayers. Of course, it is also perfect for many other mathematical purposes. Why not learn it while saying Allah'u'Abha 95 times each day? -Peter "Chis...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Satan
Replies: 5
Views: 17277

Re: Satan

thank you, Highmountain, for your encouragement. I understand things better through consultation and the exchange of posts on these forums. Also, I love the deepenings with Baha'is and their friends over the years. If only schools were this interesting and collaborative. I became a Baha'i in 1971, h...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 32658

Re: Praying to God?

Consider that none of us comprehends his own soul, which is as the sun dawning on the earth of our thoughts. How is it then that a human being, who is but dimly aware of his own soul, can yet claim to know the Cause and Creator of an infinite universe? What shape, or lack of shape, does this knowled...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 32658

Re: Praying to God?

Ok. I will try. How can I turn to God? A perplexing question. I can send a letter to my mom because I have gradually come to know her. I can know her because she is human, like me. God is not human. God is not created. God is independent of all types of causes. In all these respects, God is very dif...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Praying to God?
Replies: 15
Views: 32658

Re: Praying to God?

"However, can we just supplicate God directly in all our prayers?"

Seeker; What is God? To what are you directing your prayers?

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Satan
Replies: 5
Views: 17277

Re: Satan

"...the duality of man's nature ie: animal/spiritual." Highmountain; I think Satanic refers to those acts in which we choose to follow the dictates of the animal nature instead of the wisdom and love of the spiritual nature. This is particularly the case when a person willfully breaks a la...
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Discussing the Faith with others...
Replies: 5
Views: 16406

Re: Discussing the Faith with others...

"Am I doing something wrong?" yes, CatLady; You are, most probably, doing something wrong. I just don't know what it is, yet. Could you please provide a complete biography of all that you have done since you were born. I will go through it and see if I can spot how many things you have don...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?
Replies: 11
Views: 27358

Re: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?

Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?
-Job 35 Bible, King James Version
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?
Replies: 11
Views: 27358

Re: Baha'ullah made prophecies that have come true?

A telegraph device makes an arc which looks like lightening,
each time it sends a signal to a far-away place.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?
Replies: 13
Views: 29445

Re: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha and the Baha'i Faith?

I am a Baha'i from a Roman Catholic background and am sure that Christianity has been altered
from what Jesus had intended. The same is likely true of Buddhism, in my opinion.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 56258

Re: Questions aboit the Bahai Faith

The spirit of trustworthiness enters into the soul of man,
and he becomes angelic in character. -Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Questions about the Bahai Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 56258

Re: Questions aboit the Bahai Faith

Here is an example of an angelic being which, metaphorically, illustrates a bestowal from God called 'trustworthiness': “We will now mention unto thee Trustworthiness and the station thereof in the estimation of God, thy Lord, the Lord of the Mighty Throne. One day of days We repaired unto Our Green...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 57921

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

"...likened the Manifestations of God unto the sun which, though it rise from the “Beginning that hath no beginning” until the “End that knoweth no end,” is none the less the same sun." -Baha'u'llah, Kitab-i-Iqan Friends; The sun rises at dawn, warming the earth, and sets at dusk. A period...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why a Messenger after Muhammad?
Replies: 19
Views: 57921

Re: WHy a Messenger after Muhammad?

171 From these statements therefore it hath been made evident and manifest that should a Soul in the “End that knoweth no end” be made manifest, and arise to proclaim and uphold a Cause which in “the Beginning that hath no beginning” another Soul had proclaimed and upheld, it can be truly declared o...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?
Replies: 7
Views: 21498

Re: Bahai and metaphysics, mysticism, and meditation?

brettz9; I read many of your answers and the use of quotes which apply so well.
I don't comment very often, since the question is answered so clearly.

I want to thank you, and the other wise contributors, for your dedicated work on this site.
Wonderful.

love; Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: LSA members to abdicate after a while?
Replies: 5
Views: 16960

Re: LSA members to abdicate after a while?

Friends; I think that the whole process, of participating in the Baha'i community way of life, requires a highly refined set of skills, development of character and trust in Baha'u'llah. It will, probably, take dozens of generations before these prerequisites become well established in our culture. ...
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Long Healing Prayer
Replies: 8
Views: 50471

Re: Long Healing Prayer

Just a tip for new believers:

The Long Obligatory Prayer is NOT suitable for saying at Feast. It can be especially
annoying to the people sitting directly behind you as you go through the motions
in the prayer. That is why it is, usually, better to say the Long Healing Prayer instead.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Bahá'í Writings
Topic: Long Healing Prayer
Replies: 8
Views: 50471

Re: Long Healing Prayer

The Long Healing Prayer is one of my favorites. I say it to bring healing and happiness to my Baha'i community. Have you ever noticed, at Feast, how some of the friends seem to get fidgety during the devotional part, after the first half hour or so of prayers? That is when I realize that they are in...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Number of Bahai's worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 22035

Re: Number of Bahai's worldwide?

also: http://www.bahai.in/ The Official Website of the Baha'is of India I have had friends live and travel to India. For me, it is one of the brightest spots on the planet for the progress of the Baha'i teachings. It warms my heart to know of diverse communities of men and women consulting together ...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Number of Bahai's worldwide?
Replies: 9
Views: 22035

Re: Number of Bahai's worldwide?

We are the Bahá'ís of India - members of the largest Bahá'í Community of the world, numbering some 2.2 Million. Associated with the central figures of the Bahá'í Faith from its very inception in 1844, the Bahá'ís in India today live in over 10,000 localities spread all over the country. There are 29...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Ian; As I understand it, Baha'u'llah made His covenant unambiguous and in writing. He clearly stated the authority that Abdu'l-Baha was given to interpret the teachings, clearly, and to be the Center of the Covenant. These wonderful gifts do not imply superiority of one Faith over another. It is the...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

hi Ian; If I may, I would like to say something about that quote. It begins like this: "As to the position of Christianity, let it be stated without any hesitation or equivocation that its divine origin is unconditionally acknowledged, that the Sonship and Divinity of Jesus Christ are fearlessl...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth
Replies: 4
Views: 13384

Re: Daily Baha'i activities for spiritual growth

To have a pure, kindly and radiant heart.

-Peter

O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart,
that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting. -Baha'u'llah
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Personal Relationship with Faith and with Community
Replies: 1
Views: 7908

Personal Relationship with Faith and with Community

Friends; What does it mean to have a relationship with a Faith? The first thing that comes to mind, for me, is that I have a relationship with a particular community of interest -in this case an interest in a way of life. The fact that the shared interest is in a way of life has unusual challenges t...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

thank you, Brett; Will do. -Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: History of Peace
Replies: 11
Views: 40241

Re: History of Peace

"...the Amish ... "never taking revenge" ... " Also, to really make the idea work, the Amish pass it on to all the young Amulets. Then when their Amulets grow into full-size Amish, they continue the tradition. -Peter ps Any Amish who are offended by my humour, what the heck are y...
by coatofmanycolours
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Baha'i issues
Topic: Poetry
Replies: 12
Views: 42670

Re: Poetry

penicillin might help your inflection

consult a skilled physician
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 26798

Re: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion

Baha'u'llah sometimes referred to a place responding to the presence of God. He would personify such a place, for symbolic purposes. In the case of Palestine, His final place of imprisonment, He described it as being joyful because of the wonderful things which God revealed there through the Promise...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 26798

Re: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion

"And there was seen in His temple the ark of His Testament"[1] -- that is to say, the Book of His Testament will appear in His Jerusalem, the Epistle of the Covenant [2] will be established, and the meaning of the Testament and of the Covenant will become evident. The renown of God will ov...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 26798

Re: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion

and Abdu'l-Baha explains the figurative meaning of Jerusalem, that is the spiritual essence of the law of God that would descend from God in the end times: The Holy of Holies, according to the terminology of the people of wisdom, is the essence of the Divine Law, and the heavenly and true teachings ...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 26798

Re: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion

Onepence and other friends; I have an idea that Baha'u'llah is making reference to the symbolic 'city of God' spoken of in the Kitab-i-Iqan: "That city is none other than the Word of God revealed in every age and dispensation. In the days of Moses it was the Pentateuch; in the days of Jesus the...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [LOCKED] Question : LSA's Rulers
Replies: 17
Views: 31159

Re: Q : LSA's Rulers

Onepence; Sorry for my mistake. I do not have very much experience on this site and the very idea that someone would try to hurt the Baha'i Faith, is painful to me. I was trying to read between the lines and am quite capable of making an error in trying to discern the motives of other writers. take ...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [LOCKED] Question : LSA's Rulers
Replies: 17
Views: 31159

Re: Q : LSA's Rulers

"Within current Baha'i Administration, is it acceptable for an LSA to appoint a Ruler ?" Onepence; "current" Administration? Are you hinting at a revision? And why would anyone want to suggest that an LSA had power over politics? That is not its function. You have a gift for subt...
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 26798

Re: Q : Explain Baha'i concept of Zion

Onepence; Yet another subtle suggestion, this time making use of the emotional
punch-words 'Zion' and 'Zionism' to hint of a link with the spiritual institutions of the
Faith.

Do you do this sort of thing for a living?

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: House authority
Replies: 31
Views: 51675

Re: House authority

Onepence; You repeatedly mention decisions which cannot be made by the Universal House of Justice. You also mention that, "...therefore ... both The Universal House of Justice and The Guardian would have to be present to answer our naming question." You suggest that, "We do think it i...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Friends; What does it mean to have a relationship with a Faith? The first thing that comes to mind, for me, is that I have a relationship with a particular community of interest -in this case an interest in a way of life. The fact that the shared interest is in a way of life has unusual challenges t...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Ian; I am a big fan of new and better ways for people to get along together. Otherwise, everybody is left with the habits of their local culture, whether for good or for bad. I suppose it is a part of the general rebellion in our society against old boring ways that don't work. I look for something ...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Ian; Good stuff. Did some reading at http://www.cnvc.org/

Challenging. Even the list of needs and feelings is quite helpful in communications.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

Maybe you two could help me and support a very important cause at the same time. It is called "Smacking Stupid People in the Face So hard They Might Get Smarter" and I am working hard for it as a recruiter on http://www.facebook.com. So far we have 787,492 members worldwide. No kidding. An...
by coatofmanycolours
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Explanation of Evil
Replies: 1
Views: 7156

Re: Explanation of Evil

hi JS99; You are probably aware of this, but I would like to state it anyway. In my understanding of the writings of Baha'u'llah and Abdu'l-Baha, the term Satan refers to the egotism which causes some people to act in the opposite way from that prescribed by God to man. There are, and have been, ind...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

O My servants! Sorrow not if, in these days and on this earthly plane, things contrary to your wishes have been ordained and manifested by God, for days of blissful joy, of heavenly delight, are assuredly in store for you. Worlds, holy and spiritually glorious, will be unveiled to your eyes. You are...
by coatofmanycolours
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Loving all of humanity?
Replies: 17
Views: 29994

Re: Loving all of humanity?

hi CatLady; It is unpleasant to feel this way towards certain people. There is no easy answer. It doesn't make sense, to me, to pretend to love a person when I am unable to see virtue in him. I know it is usually my blind-spot. No doubt, there is virtue in most people. It is just a matter of being a...
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?
Replies: 8
Views: 19970

Re: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?

Yes, I go at an easy pace and plenty of rest throughout the day as well.
Still, it does surprise me how much energy is available throughout the day
if I am moving around a bit instead of sitting down.

Any way. Happy Nawruz. Had a terrific evening. Hope all of you did too.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does fasting end on the equinox, regardless?
Replies: 5
Views: 13778

Re: Does fasting end on the equinox, regardless?

Also, I think Baha'u'llah fixed the calendar on March 21 by fixing the intercalary days
and completing the work of the Bab.

Maybe only the celebration of Nawruz will change according to the exact equinox.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does fasting end on the equinox, regardless?
Replies: 5
Views: 13778

Re: Does fasting end on the equinox, regardless?

Brett; I read recently that Nawruz has been set, for now, as March 21, regardless of the exact time of the spring equinox. This applies only to the Western world. In the Middle East, as I seem to remember, the exact time of the equinox is used. Sorry for the lack of a reference. I am eating oatmeal ...
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does fasting end on the equinox, regardless?
Replies: 5
Views: 13778

Re: Does fasting end on the equinox, regardless?

"...at what time of day the 24 hour period begins and ends..."

Brett; Each day ends at dusk, at which point a new day begins.
Sorry for lack of a reference. Time to make oatmeal.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?
Replies: 8
Views: 19970

Re: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?

Friends; I discovered that moving around increases my energy and comfort level while fasting. I walk, ride bike, bounce on trampoline or play with kids. I don't overdo it and I listen to how my body is doing. I think I know why this works. My body gets the message that I am active. It releases store...
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: If vernal equinox falls on the 22nd...
Replies: 4
Views: 13154

Re: If vernal equinox falls on the 22nd...

no.

fasting ends at dusk on the 19th of Ala.

-Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?
Replies: 8
Views: 19970

Re: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?

Also, if you are old or just look really, really, really old, you may also be exempt. -Peter
by coatofmanycolours
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?
Replies: 8
Views: 19970

Re: If we oversleep (miss breakfast) can we still fast?

hi BritishBahai; You don't have to eat breakfast or drink anything before dawn. The law doesn't say anything about that. I think it is just a good idea to do so. Consider that most of the Baha'is, in the beginning, came from a culture familiar with the fast prescribed by God through Muhammad. They n...
by coatofmanycolours
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Breaking the Fast
Replies: 7
Views: 18078

Re: Breaking the Fast

Briren; Recovering from blood sugar problems is an important priority. Your body is giving you signs which should be heeded. I learned that the habits which are good for a person with hypoglycemia are also those which can prevent it in the first place. Best wishes on steadily improving your health a...
by coatofmanycolours
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Breaking the Fast
Replies: 7
Views: 18078

Re: Breaking the Fast

Also, all things are conditioned on the acceptance of God. Knowing this, we can each strive to live in a way which brings smiles to God. God knows who is a sincere and striving Baha'i. Ideally, the Baha'is will seek fellowship with their fellow Baha'is and accept them too -one-by-one. This is more c...
by coatofmanycolours
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Breaking the Fast
Replies: 7
Views: 18078

Re: Breaking the Fast

Abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sundown, and beware lest desire deprive you of this grace that is appointed in the Book. -Baha'u'llah, Kitab-i-Aqdas paragraph 17 hi Briren; If desire is the thing which causes you to break the fast during the daylight hours of the month of Ala, you will m...
by coatofmanycolours
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Direction of Qiblih
Replies: 6
Views: 19841

Re: Direction of Qiblih

Here in Niagara Falls, Canada I turn 50 degrees. That is a little more than northeast.
-Peter

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