05 December 2021
Jamál, 14 Qawl (Speech), 178 B.E.
This is how the day started:
My two-year-old granddaughter can first hear, then spot airplanes long before I do. She pointed this one out early enough so I could be ready to snap when it got overhead:
Configured a new-to-me computer. Apple does make it easy!
Astral Prospecting on Instagram and Astral Prospecting on Facebook
Marc Bosserman on Instagram Marc Bosserman on Facebook, and Marc Bosserman Music and Musings on YouTube
The Crown of Immortal Glory is a book with a timely and transforming lesson: how to become an effective teacher of the new Revelation, how to put the arts of communication in the service of the Faith. It is the fruit of many years of research and is the first reference of its kind in English.
As the Universal House of Justice has stated, many of us hesitate to teach because we lack self-confidence and communication skills.
Many for the most part lack confidence, and feel they do not know what course of action to follow, or how to bring their efforts to a conclusion. …1 2
The Crown of Immortal Glory covers the essential skills every Bahá’í needs in order to communicate his knowledge of the Faith effectively. It covers a broad spectrum of concepts, such as the art of listening, finding common grounds for an exchange of ideas, the meaning of wisdom as described by Bahá’u’lláh, understanding the seeker’s underlying attitudes or needs, encouraging participation, preparing and delivering talks, teaching with animation and ecstasy, gaining the seeker’s confidence, emphasizing positive appeals, and a host of other skills required for effective communication.
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.
- Bahá’u’lláh, et al. The Individual and Teaching: Raising the Divine Call: Extracts from the Writings of Bahāʼuʼllāh, ʻAbduʼl-Bahā, and Shoghi Effendi. Edited by Research Department of the Universal House of Justice, 1st ed, Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1977, vii. https://file.bahai.media/5/5f/The_Individual_and_Teaching.pdf [return]
- Motlagh, Hushidar. Teaching, the Crown of Immortal Glory. 1st ed, Global Perspective, 1993, 21. archive.org/details/t… [return]
- Ibid, 22. [return]