Two short comments of Shoghi Effendi, from a personal conversation.
This note was found in the "Barstow Collection." It is not known who Mrs. Rollins is, but Mrs. McCormick is probably Temple McCormick, from Washington.
This is a "Pilgrim's note," an individual's recollection of statements and actions of the Central figures. They are subjective and not authoritative. See an overview of Pilgrim's Notes.
Two Statements from the Guardian
[year and first names unknown]
There is not a Bahá'í in the world that can be hurt if they
follow a very simple rule. They can stand all the unwisdom of their
sisters and brothers, the slights and the slanders, if they will do
one thing only (three times he struck his hand, the back of it, into
the palm of the other while he said)
"Say the Greatest Name instantly,
Say the Greatest Name instantly,
Say the Greatest Name instantly."
The Guardian's other statement was this: "Every Bahá'í in the
world could be a teacher and a speaker. How? Like this:
Every Bahá'í should memorize Bahá'í Prayers. Every Bahá'í
should memorize Bahá'í Principles. Every Bahá'í should memorize
some of the talks of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, some of the writings of
Bahá'u'lláh (short passages), also some of the other writings. Then, he said,
these are the tools that you put into the subconscious mind; and you
can stand before any audience and never be struck for something to
Even if you start out with a prayer in a sincere and humble manner, the Supreme Concourse on high will assist you and you will never be at a loss for words.