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by majnun
Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The use of "We" in Baha'u'llah's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 16142

. To be glad to have been born in an Arabic environment is a strange thing to say. As an example: I am not glad to have been born in a bilingual environment. It is just a fact of life. In this post, above, again there is a flattering of Arabic and labelling it as “ Holy ”. This is egocentrism. Being...
by majnun
Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The use of "We" in Baha'u'llah's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 16142

why just arabic ?

. Dear Zain; May i express my gratitude and thanks for those precisions on the arabic langage, because you explained them so well. However, I think that gloryfying and praising Arabic (your mother tongue isn’t ?) is not appropriate for a Baha’i. It is just a mere ballooning of your personal prideshi...
by majnun
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The use of "We" in Baha'u'llah's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 16142

The quotation of Shogi Effendi by Brett make things quite clear on that topic. The Persian language is like arabic, very rich and precise, almost surgical. There are a few good electronic dictionaries online to help us to catch the many significations of a term. Most will work with copy and paste, a...
by majnun
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION: Declaration of the BAB
Replies: 7
Views: 13689

. yes it is nice to watch. i send it to all friends. were are you in your readings (oups, recitings) ? After almost two years, im still overwhelmed and i dont see the end of it. So much things to read ! It is a chance many elders do help me when at some point i dont understand certain things. Otherw...
by majnun
Tue Jun 07, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The use of "We" in Baha'u'llah's writings
Replies: 15
Views: 16142

translating persian is a tough cookie (for me)

. Dear Keyvan Smart deduction here. I felt it, you would be movin' a-forward. Some times fancy translators attributes a celestial "we" while in the persian text prophet Baha'u'llah adresses to some as "I tell you this and I ... Also, some typical expressions firsly translated as : By my life ! were ...
by majnun
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can Bahais drink wine?
Replies: 5
Views: 11112

Wine

WINE Dear Keyvan, In the writings, the short word خمر Khamr used for intoxicants and " Khamr " is from the root word " Khamara" which means "to cover." Thus, anything that covers or hinders the mind is prohibited. This includes anything that alters the mind, such as marijuana, hero...
by majnun
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Organ Donation
Replies: 6
Views: 15154

. Dear Kira these are external details. Since you came in, not so long ago, you may have realized nice things, internally. Did you make that link (in valley one) that you have to deprogram family values that were inscribed in you by ma and pa, and that you must nor please nor displease anyone on Ear...
by majnun
Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I'm missing something...
Replies: 12
Views: 12918

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by majnun
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION: Declaration of the BAB
Replies: 7
Views: 13689

SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION: Declaration of the BAB

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This is an amazing video, a fabulous visual.
The music is "divine". A nice treat for every Baha'i.
Take a look at this (small download delay).

http://www.nybahai.org/declaration/

This was sent by balikpapan, on the Planet Baha'i forum.

Majnun.
by majnun
Sun May 29, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kitabi Siossieh
Replies: 1
Views: 4686

psychology / behaviour

. NO. But we have a book called the valleys. It describes human behavior and distinguishes identity from non identity, (azzur al-wujud min al-édam) and what is inscribed in the memory of man (lawh al insan), at every stage of his life, as he grows up. The term behavior or mood or habit, may be expre...
by majnun
Sun May 29, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talks by The Master and description of Africans(blacks!)
Replies: 4
Views: 8281

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Dear friend,

You may enjoy on this site the document
Pilgrims note by Louis Gregory who was (I think)
the first black american to enter, and he met
and talked with Abdul Baha, who gave him
his instructions and views about the upcoming
harmony between the races.

Majnun.
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by majnun
Sun May 29, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Baha'i "Wish" Prayers? What are they?
Replies: 6
Views: 12533

Dear appreciated Dawud,

there is a difference between plain superstitions and
the effects a sacred writing on the human brain.
I ya read the valleys in persian, you will feel a
difference in your nice person. ta ta...

Majnun.
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by majnun
Sun May 29, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: corrections
Replies: 19
Views: 25673

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by majnun
Thu May 26, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I'm missing something...
Replies: 12
Views: 12918

Can you give more details ?

Where is it written that we must be powerless vegetable with no brains ? Could you make precisions, before this honorable audience, of what is the “bug” for you person ? Could you tell me more about this “big picture” you say you are missing? I’m just asking this to catch a clearer view of you quest...
by majnun
Thu May 26, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My bahai father molested me
Replies: 10
Views: 16136

Majnun answers to the "bad" father

. Dear F-H. Please excuse this attitude of "shunning" a sensible subject, in many case we know we are not specialist (like Dr Phil or others) to emit a valid solution to all social "abnormalities", if i dare take this light expression to resume what your lived trough. After a while i had some though...
by majnun
Sat May 21, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: My bahai father molested me
Replies: 10
Views: 16136

These things are very touchy, personal and sensible. As in a few case, we suggest that you communicate privately with a specialist because most of us do not have the skills to understand as a professional therapist does. On top of this, i think most honorable members of this forum will shun themselv...
by majnun
Sat May 21, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A prophet may come before the end of a thousand years
Replies: 67
Views: 76347

I think monsieur Farid has an open mind on this. While Abdul Baha said when ready a prophet will come, BUT, he will teach the same basic teachings of Baha'u'llah. A person named Meher Baba enforce the same 7 basic steps as in the 7 Valleys into his spiritual program, and much closer to us in time, p...
by majnun
Wed May 18, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: corrections
Replies: 19
Views: 25673

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by majnun
Tue May 17, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: corrections
Replies: 19
Views: 25673

corrections

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by majnun
Mon May 16, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alif lam mim
Replies: 7
Views: 12830

arabic, farsi and english

. Dear miss Van Den Broek you are absolutely right. If i remember correctly, the Bab said something special about the eloquence of the Arabic used in the noble Qur'an, in his Persian Bayan. You may enjoy most Baha'i writings in Arabic, Farsi and English, on this new website, as i do: the site is ver...
by majnun
Sun May 15, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alif lam mim
Replies: 7
Views: 12830

from the Beatles era

. Dear Lucy Dear Hassan Learning arabic or persian is not a necessity to merit a special entry into paradise. Some people beleive they must learn hebrew and go to Israel to study the Torah (Bible) to be correct. I think this is religious insanity, or an over exagerated personal opinion on what the S...
by majnun
Tue May 10, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: alif lam mim
Replies: 7
Views: 12830

. You may find interesting this document on the isolated letters of the Qur’an: written by Baha’u’llah, but not published, provisional translation by Dr Stephen Lambren : http://www.hurqalya.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/BAHA'-ALLAH/L-hurufat.htm Since the explanations published by Dr Khalifa in the 70’s and...
by majnun
Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the Bahai faith shrinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 8853

. What i think? hmm. That your vision is not different from many people. We may all see what you just described. I just posted on the Ruhi tread something that may connect. Baha'u'llah said (in Certitude) that victory or triumph or domination do not have the same meaning a we generally think it has....
by majnun
Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ruhi Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 13456

. Comprehension precedes Acceptation In the tablet titled "The River", Baha'u'llah explains that comprehension is a first step, then acceptation of the truth will follow. He uses the classical example of the earth's rotation to explain the illusion of the sun turning around it. In the Valleys, he de...
by majnun
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ruhi Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 13456

Dear mister Walker: The <a href=http://bahai-library.com/?file=lee_ruhi_problem>article by mister Anthony Lee</a> describes pros and cons of the Ruhi books. I think Ruhi stands for Ruh-i, of the spirit. Counselled by friends, I undertook the Ruhi 1 course. My pre-existent opinion is that everything ...
by majnun
Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestation vs. Prophet
Replies: 18
Views: 25859

Salam mister jpd The motivation was to spike your curiosity. Oh, from the tonality of this long letter where a mention of the valleys is made, I just guessed about the recitation. The baha’i writings, we recite daily, as some recite the Qur’an, I mean, the same procedure, to start and maintain the 7...
by majnun
Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Democratic-Peace and the Lesser Peace
Replies: 9
Views: 13108

Dear mister jpd For trade and debt, possibly your are right. I would advocate cuting on imports, and syndicate all those bellow 9 dollars an hour. They, the slaves who sell away their lives for peanuts, they are the ones who make the Waltons of this world richer everyday, and all of us, poorer. Ther...
by majnun
Sun Apr 03, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestation vs. Prophet
Replies: 18
Views: 25859

Dear mister jpd:

do you recite, every day ?
by majnun
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Noah's Flood?
Replies: 24
Views: 33582

Why do you all focus so much on the past ? Is it not more vital to all how we put the actual Revelation in action, in our lifes and in our heads? The first steps of our spiritual voyage (progress) mention how to erase the past from our memories, and then reconstruct etc. If we keep comparing new and...
by majnun
Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the Virginity so important for a bahá'í?
Replies: 30
Views: 37694

The above text lays down many questions concerning the author's personal life, if i interpret the sentences accordingly with the amount of the pronoun "my" in that text (my town, my bride, etc.). Fortunately, an answer pops-up from the gentleman in the last line. So take two before bedtime, and rela...
by majnun
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestation vs. Prophet
Replies: 18
Views: 25859

. I think that this “plural sense of respect” is a man made conception. Knowing that Elohim is a plural, we should translate by “the Elohims”. So “the Elohims”, the Creators, made us to their likeness. The name of the chief of the creators is also clealy written by YHVH = Yahwe. Verse one of the Tor...
by majnun
Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manifestation vs. Prophet
Replies: 18
Views: 25859

Interesting point here. In some baha'i tablets, some people translate the expression zuhur ullah by Manifestation of God. Also, translations made by westerners in the early 1900's did borrow expressions from the then dominating Christianity, in the western part of the world Many of us know that the ...
by majnun
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: converting
Replies: 8
Views: 15725

Second question: concerning books The baha’i literature is easily obtained in a baha’i center near your home. If not, on this website you can find them, then print and read outloud (not shouted), possibly in the morning, in the privacy of your room. I suggest you recite (read outloud) about 15 minut...
by majnun
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: God?
Replies: 39
Views: 50924

Words can also build a prison.
by majnun
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: I need the source for a tradition Baha'u'llah quotes..
Replies: 14
Views: 27473

Akeykom salam Muhammad Noor Islam The Mahdi is announced with an astonishing precision in the noble Qur’an, as he is in the Bible. It on chapter 13 The Initials ALMR means al-mahdi will rise (his mission is over) If you add the abjad values up to chapter 13, you get the year his mission was complete...
by majnun
Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Entry by Troops"
Replies: 10
Views: 15128

The expression "entry by troops" recalls to mind the expression "entry in throngs" (afouaja) to describe an up coming event (Qur'an 78:18 and 110:2) some translate the expression by "in flocks", others translate afouaja by "regiments", to describe the idea of "groups" or troops. In French the expres...
by majnun
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: what should I do after my husband commit the adultery?
Replies: 8
Views: 14331

Simply to ease the situation and the discomfort
I suggest a private talk, on messenger.
or contact by email any person in here that you trust, to help.
by majnun
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Need for Group Sessions
Replies: 2
Views: 6659

Having an artistic capacity inherent, could you picture
your person climbing a staiway?

You know, the “stairs” in the Valleys, stairs
detaching a conscience from what most people cling to?
Just to be cool in the fire…
by majnun
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Persian Bayan
Replies: 6
Views: 13283

Persian Bayan

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