Apostles and Disciples

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Apostles and Disciples

Postby childintime » Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:37 pm

I have seen many references to "Apostles of Baha'u'llah" and "Disciples of 'Abdu'l-Baha" in various Baha'i texts. I have also seen the lists of the individuals who were appointed to these stations. And of course I am more familiar with the station of the Hands of the Cause, as well as many of those wonderful individuals who served as Hands. Does anyone know where I can find an explanation of the roles of these "institutions", or of the qualifications of those who were so designated, or of the spiritual nature of such designations? I would appreciate either descriptive or comparative material. I would prefer sources with authority rather than anecdotal or rational arguments, although those are welcome.

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Postby brettz9 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 3:34 pm

Dear Childintime,

Though I don't know about your questions, you may be interested to know that 'Abdu'l-Bahá lists some qualifications for anyone who might become an "Apostle of Baha'u'llah" in Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 50 at http://bahai-library.com/writings/abdul ... ll.html#50 (first paragraph)

best wishes,
Brett


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