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by jdesson
Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Artistic snippets
Replies: 16
Views: 26435

I was genuinely saddened upon hearing of Syd Barrett’s death. Pink Floyd’s music has provided me with a voice of many internal feelings that I myself was unable to adequately articulate. This has been, and continues to this day, to be a great source of comfort to me in the way that the arts, especia...
by jdesson
Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can a Baha'i Believe in Scientific Racism???
Replies: 23
Views: 37645

rreid in his previous post, for me at least, clearly established scientifically the fallacy of comparing abilities between different racial groups. The book of complied Bahá’í Wrings on race, The Pupil of the Eye, also confirms this religiously. The Bahá’í Writings explain that human differences exi...
by jdesson
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can a Baha'i Believe in Scientific Racism???
Replies: 23
Views: 37645

I don’t have the time right now to post anything extensive but I do just that those interested in the subject of racism read an excellent compilation of the Bahá’í writings on the subject of racism titled “The pupil of the eye: African Americans in the World Oder of Bahá’u’lláh”, compiled by Bonnie ...
by jdesson
Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are baha'is against individuality and freedom of thought?
Replies: 16
Views: 32130

What I mean, does baha'i belive mankind should be without free will and just become drones with no mind of thier own? Your initial question, regarding individuality and freedom of thought, touches on an important spiritual principle that only a soul, that has freely chosen with a pure heart God’s p...
by jdesson
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: writing to LSAs for fund drives
Replies: 5
Views: 12499

Individual Bahá’ís, if I recall correctly from the Universal House of Justice, have a right to be heard by Local and National Spiritual Assemblies, but this statement does not include the Universal House of Justice, though individual Bahá’ís have the option of appealing to The Universal House of Jus...
by jdesson
Fri May 14, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Art in general, acting, and stand up comedy
Replies: 3
Views: 11302

Regarding the arts in general, there has been a writers workshop in Ottawa, Canada, started by Bahá’ís, for over ten years. The participants have been both Bahá’ís and those of other beliefs. The group was originally founded on the idea that, as Bahá’í artists, we were creating art and not concerned...
by jdesson
Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "upper chamber" quote
Replies: 1
Views: 6907

Upper chamber may be Common faculty

Perhaps the upper chamber is the faulty that is common to both the inner and outer powers as stated in the quote by Abdu'l-Baha, Some Answered Questions, p. 209-211: In man five outer powers exist, which are the agents of perception -- that is to say, through these five powers man perceives material...
by jdesson
Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hypnotherapy
Replies: 9
Views: 45309

Rest of quote & additional quote on hypnotism

Sorry folks. I inadvertently left off part of the quote. Here is is: 976. Hypnotism "Hypnotism hath a weak influence over bodies, but hath no result, but the power  289  of the kingdom of God is great. If thou canst, endeavor to obtain a share of that power." (Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Vol. I, p. 169...
by jdesson
Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hypnotherapy
Replies: 9
Views: 45309

Hypnosis

If thou canst, endeavor to obtain a share of that power." (Tablets of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Vol. I, p. 169) Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 288). On the other hand, this quotation has not been verified, this is, is not part of the authoritative set of authentic Baha'i Writings. Often in 'Abdu’l-Bahá’s ...

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