The most valuable yet misunderstood Power in the Universe… Where do we find it? Where does it find us? ~~~ ‘Tis said, God is Love… So, why do we, created in God’s Image, so often have love go wrong…? What’s Your Image of Love? By the way, the Lady and the guitarist in the blue plaid shirt are married… There’s Some Techie Issue–So, Just click the Video, Then Click “Watch on YouTube”… Spiritual Quote: Love’s fool am I, in all the earth. They call me first among the crazed, Though I once came first for wit and worth… ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Memorials of the Faithful, p. 22
The most valuable yet misunderstood Power in the Universe…
Where do we find it?
Where does it find us?
‘Tis said, God is Love…
So, why do we, created in God’s Image, so often have love go wrong…?
What’s Your Image of Love?
By the way, the Lady and the guitarist in the blue plaid shirt are married…
There’s Some Techie Issue–So, Just click the Video, Then Click “Watch on YouTube”…
Love’s fool am I, in all the earth.
They call me first among the crazed,
Though I once came first for wit and worth…
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Memorials of the Faithful, p. 22
This blog regularly publishes posts that focus on particular events and crises in our world, attempting to provide important basic information and, of course, Spiritual Quotes that can lead to valuable perspectives concerning solutions or resolutions.
Our Evolution also has a number of *Special Posts*, developed over the past year, with each addressing a particularly important general aspect of what’s necessary to heal our ailing world…
There’s a link to these *Special Posts* always available in the main header bar but I wanted to give you some insight into what this special coverage actually covers:
Path Toward Peace explores eleven critical steps humanity must take on its path toward an enduring global peace…
One Common Faith addresses the essential Oneness of all religions and the failure of most religious leaders to encourage practical, loving efforts to unite our human family…
Who Is Writing The Future? discusses the future of our Human Family and the Vision and Perseverance necessary to go forward into our collective maturity…
Spiritual Civilization will give you a firm grounding in the need for humanity to balance it’s drives toward material civilization and spiritual civilization…
“What we witness at the present time, during ‘this gravest crisis in the history of civilization’, recalling such times in which ‘religions have perished and are born’, is the adolescent stage in the slow and painful evolution of humanity, preparatory to the attainment of the stage of manhood, the stage of maturity, the promise of which is embedded in the teachings, and enshrined in the prophecies, of Bahá’u'lláh. The tumult of this age of transition is characteristic of the impetuosity and irrational instincts of youth, its follies, its prodigality, its pride, its self-assurance, its rebelliousness, and contempt of discipline.
The Great Age to Come
“The ages of its infancy and childhood are past, never again to return, while the Great Age, the consummation of all ages, which must signalize the coming of age of the entire human race, is yet to come. The convulsions of this transitional and most turbulent period in the annals of humanity are the essential prerequisites, and herald the inevitable approach, of that Age of Ages, ‘the time of the end’, in which the folly and tumult of strife that has, since the dawn of history, blackened the annals of mankind, will have been finally transmuted into the wisdom and the tranquility of an undisturbed, a universal, and lasting peace, in which the discord and separation of the children of men will have given way to the worldwide reconciliation, and the complete unification of the divers elements that constitute human society.”
Shoghí Effendí Rabbáníi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 117
Much in America, too…
Our previous post, For America’s Spiritual Growth…, explored some deep connections between the two countries…
But who Are the Iranians…?
“Aside from that which is a matter of record in Persian histories, it is stated in the Old Testament—established today, among all European peoples, as a sacred and canonical Text—that in the time of Cyrus, called in Iranian works Bahman son of Isfandiyar, the three hundred and sixty divisions of the Persian Empire extended from the inner confines of India and China to the farthermost reaches of Yemen and Ethiopia. The Greek accounts, as well, relate how this proud sovereign came against them with an innumerable host, and left their own till then victorious dominion level with the dust. He made the pillars of all the governments to quake; according to that authoritative Arab work, the history of Abu’l-Fida, he took over the entire known world. It is likewise recorded in this same text and elsewhere, that Firaydun, a king of the Pishdadiyan Dynasty—who was indeed, for his inherent perfections, his powers of judgment, the scope of his knowledge, and his long series of continual victories, unique among all the rulers who preceded and followed him—divided the whole known world among his three sons.
 2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:2; Esther 1:1; 8:9; Isaiah 45:1, 14; 49:12.
“As attested by the annals of the world’s most illustrious peoples, the first government to be established on earth, the foremost empire to be organized among the nations, was Persia’s throne and diadem….
“It should not be imagined that the people of Persia are inherently deficient in intelligence, or that for essential perceptiveness and understanding, inborn sagacity, intuition and wisdom, or innate capacity, they are inferior to others. God forbid! On the contrary, they have always excelled all other peoples in endowments conferred by birth. Persia herself, moreover, from the standpoint of her temperate climate and natural beauties, her geographical advantages and her rich soil, is blessed to a supreme degree. What she urgently requires, however, is deep reflection, resolute action, training, inspiration and encouragement. Her people must make a massive effort, and their pride must be aroused.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 7
“O thou revered maidservant of God! Thy letter from Los Angeles was received. Thank divine Providence that thou hast been assisted in service and hast been the cause of the promulgation of the oneness of the world of humanity, so that the darkness of differences among men may be dissipated, and the pavilion of the unity of nations may cast its shadow over all regions. Without such unity, rest and comfort, peace and universal reconciliation are unachievable. This illumined century needeth and calleth for its fulfilment. In every century a particular and central theme is, in accordance with the requirements of that century, confirmed by God. In this illumined age that which is confirmed is the oneness of the world of humanity. Every soul who serveth this oneness will undoubtedly be assisted and confirmed.
“I hope that in the assemblies thou mayest sing praises with a sweet melody and thus become the cause of joy and gladness to all.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 113