08 December 2021
’Idál, 17 Qawl (Speech), 178 B.E.
Posted initial draft of “The Global Rebirth Machine Invites YOU” — a one-page scenario about how humans might interact with technology through gamification to orchestrate large systems change. It’s a work in progress ;-)
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‘Abdu’l-Bahá said guidance was when the doors opened. 1 If a person wants to do a thing, prays about it, exerts every effort to do it, questions his own sincerity and desire to do it, and still, in spite of all this, the way does not open for him to do it, then he should accept that it was not the right thing for his to do. However, to be sure it was not the right thing, the prayers, the motive and the effort to accomplish it must have been sincere and sustained in the first place. If he makes a half-hearted attempt to do something and fails, he cannot very well excuse himself by saying, “It was not the will of God”!
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.
- Universal House of Justice. “11 October 1978 – [To an Individual].” Bahá’í Reference Library, https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/the-universal-house-of-justice/messages/19781011_001/1#497751400. [return]
- Rabbani, Rúhíyyih. A Manual for Pioneers. 1974. 2nd edition, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1981, 5. [return]