Jalál, 2 ‘Ilm (Knowledge), 178 B.E.


Symphyotrichum Can’t find anything nasty about this plant which is growing close to the patch of burdock mentioned in yesterday’s “Daily Log” post:


Baked a Duncan Hines Classic Yellow cake. This box—also “found” in the recent “pantry purge,” was five years past the “best by” date. The product listing for it on K-Mart’s website indicates it’s no longer available. Can’t imagine why not?! Used the rest of the batch of chocolate sour cream frosting from last week’s birthday cake:

Guess we’ll see if I survive to make a post tomorrow …


Astral Prospecting on Instagram: Mushroom Study


Suddenly it was as if a hand turned my face to the left. I saw a window at the top of a small building behind a wall. In the upper half of the window was the face of ‘Abdul-Bahá. He was looking at us and yet into some distant place. Without any action on my part, I became close to Him. His eyes were radiant, and they spoke of love and wisdom, but there was also a look of patient sadness. He did not speak or move. I looked beyond Him and saw a large circle of soft pink with a white center. The edges of the circle were gray with sparkles of gold. It was very beautiful, and I became aware that it was telling me something about the Master—how wonderful He was—but I did not understand. I did know that His Father, Bahá’u’lláh, had given Him the title “Master” because He must be respected.

Then I was wrapped in a feeling of love towards the Master that flooded my heart. As suddenly as this happened, it was over. Later, after I thought about this unusual incident, I decided it was a gift from the Master, it was a gift that was beyond measure, one that would remain with me forever. 1

My sister and brother-in-law recently relocated and chose to donate several books in their library rather than move them. Many of these volumes are not well-known, but due to the topics they cover and the manner in which their authors explore them, they warrant a nod of recognition before being sent on their way. Accordingly, most quotes referenced in the “Quoted” section come from these books. Maybe they will stir (or renew) your interest, too.

  1. Winckler, Bahiyyih Randall. My Pilgrimage to Haifa, November 1919. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1996, 4-7. [return]