Istijlál, 18 Qawl (Speech), 178 B.E.


Birthday Sunrise!

Birthday Sunset


Walk with granddaughter

Together with family

Carryout Cashew Chicken from the Lotus Grill

Deutsche Küche Black Forest Cream Cake from ALDI

Can’t get much better than that!


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Man himself, created to know, serve, worship, praise, reflect, and love God, is to be regarded as a mine of attributes, each latent and potential. Through that interaction with the world, which is called education, these attributes are caused to appear. If, in the course of this interaction, man becomes imbued with a desire for self-gratification, these attributes will be turned inward, the bonds of love and regard for others will weaken and disappear, and those qualities which, in reality, denote extreme lack, the opposites of all virtues, will be developed. If, on the other hand, man realizes that his neighbour also has been created to reflect the perfections of God, he will seek to associate with that neighbour so that, through mutual co-operation, each my increase his reflective capacity and so develop, grow and expand until those perfections are clearly revealed, and the soul so empowered made ready for life in another world. This association, this love, this fellowship, is the foundation of that ever-advancing civilisation for the promotion of which all men have come into being.

Just as each great Manifestation of God is a perfect mirror of the Divine Essence, so all other human beings are mirrors capable, by turning toward those Manifestations and in particular towards Bahá’u’lláh, the Manifestations of this Day, of reflecting Their glorious attributes, the very attributes needed for perpetuated existence in the heavenly kingdom. 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. National Spiritual Assembly of the British Isles, editor. The Pattern of Bahá’í Life. 1948. 2nd Edition, Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1953, 6-7. [return]