Fidál, 19 Rahmat (Mercy), 179 B.E


Over the last few days, the stand of common burdock ( Arctium minus) has started blooming in earnest:

My plan is to clip the seeds (burs) before they enter the “velcro stage” so they don’t bother anyone. Then, next spring I can plant them in one of the raised beds where the soil is softer and I can more easily harvest the roots. Also, the stand can reseed itself in the bed and I won’t have to worry about it growing in places I don’t want it (I hope!). For more information, Craig Taylor, a self-sufficiency gardener from Auckland, New Zealand, wrote an excellent article about burdock in Morning Chores, titled “Growing Burdock: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow and Harvest Burdock.”


Today, I completed drafting the tables for each of the 10 “plans” released by the Universal House of Justice between 1986 and 2022 in Ulysses. In addition, I setup individual note pages for each year during this period. Over the next couple of days I will upload those Ulysses files to WordPress as draft posts, convert them to webpages, then reformat the website so they are easily accessed by drop-down menus. And if I survive that I can begin the never-ending task of filling in cells in the tables and fleshing out the associated notes with layers of detail. Wish me luck ;-)


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

Tab’s Galaxy on YouTube - ASMR Straightening your hair


The divine Prophets are conjoined in the perfect state of love. Each One has given the glad tidings of His successor’s coming and each successor has sanctioned the One Who preceded Him. They were in the utmost unity, but Their followers are in strife. For instance, Moses gave the message of the glad tidings of Christ, and Christ confirmed the Prophethood of Moses. Therefore, between Moses and Jesus there is no variation or conflict. They are in perfect unity, but between the Jew and the Christian there is conflict. Now, therefore, if the Christian and Jewish peoples investigate the reality underlying their Prophets’ teachings, they will become kind in their attitude toward each other and associate in the utmost love, for reality is one and not dual or multiple. If this investigation of reality becomes universal, the divergent nations will ratify all the divine Prophets and confirm all the Holy Books. No strife or rancor will then remain, and the world will become united. Then will we associate in the reality of love. We will become as fathers and sons, as brothers and sisters living together in complete unity, love and happiness; for this century is the century of light. It is not like former centuries. Former centuries were epochs of oppression. Now human intellects have developed, and human intelligence has increased. Each soul is investigating reality. This is not a time when we shall wage war and be hostile toward each other. We are living at a time when we should enjoy real friendship. 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, 222-223. [return]