Kamál, 18 Rahmat (Mercy), 179 B.E


Michigan morning looking eastward…

And looking westward…

Like cotton candy!


My partner and I returned to Ohio this afternoon following my brother-in-law’s doctor appointment earlier in the morning. In the judgement of his doctor he is proceeding steadily in his stroke recovery, but it is not as fast as my brother-in-law would like. So he still has some numbers he needs to keep after to get them in a more acceptable range. He’s getting there, though. As his sister reminded him, it took you years to get your health to this point and you won’t regain it quickly nor without a constant battle against doing what caused it in the first place. I’d have to say that’s true for me, too. When it comes to adopting better habits and breaking old ones I’ve had much of my life, I’ll probably die first!

Refined the timeline table using the 1985-1992 period to test the process between Ulysses and WordPress. I should be able to post the first table to Frameworks for Understanding the World in the next day or two so I can continue to add more information to it over the coming weeks. With any luck, I’ll have tables setup from 1985 to 2022 by the end of the week.

Talked briefly with Ed Hiler, the co-author of Together We Can: Pathways to Collective Leadership in Agriculture at Texas A&M — Ed’s autobiography interspersed with my commentary about particular aspects of organization change related to different periods in Ed’s career. It had been way too long since our last conversation and a lot of water under the bridge in the meantime. Nonetheless, he remains an inspiration no matter how much time has lapsed. Hopefully, he’ll take an interest in my posting project as I would benefit from his feedback. I imagine his involvement would be more likely if we didn’t wait so long in between calls. Let me work on that ;-)


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When man casts even a cursory glance of reflection upon the question of the universe, he discovers it is very ancient. A Persian philosopher was looking up into the heavens, lost in wonder. He said, “I have written a book containing seventy proofs of the accidental appearance of the universe, but I still find it very ancient.”

Bahá’u’lláh says, “The universe hath neither beginning nor ending.” He has set aside the elaborate theories and exhaustive opinions of scientists and material philosophers by the simple statement, “There is no beginning, no ending.” The theologians and religionists advance plausible proofs that the creation of the universe dates back six thousand years; the scientists bring forth indisputable facts and say, “No! These evidences indicate ten, twenty, fifty thousand years ago,” etc. There are endless discussions pro and con. Bahá’u’lláh sets aside these discussions by one word and statement. He says, “The divine sovereignty hath no beginning and no ending.” By this announcement and its demonstration He has established a standard of agreement among those who reflect upon this question of divine sovereignty; He has brought reconciliation and peace in this war of opinion and discussion.

Briefly, there were many universal cycles preceding this one in which we are living. They were consummated, completed and their traces obliterated. The divine and creative purpose in them was the evolution of spiritual man, just as it is in this cycle. The circle of existence is the same circle; it returns. The tree of life has ever borne the same heavenly fruit. 1

  1. ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 220. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/16#822663976 [return]