07 November 2022
Kamál, 04 Qudrat (Power), 179 B.E
My granddaughter presented me with this “find” she made while outside with grandma.
Started two new sections to “Daily Log” (see below).
First, I may have as many books as I do LPs. Most of them I’ve read all I’m going to in this lifetime. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m going through them one last time, saving a few, and getting rid of the rest. I will acknowledge each in my “Daily Log” entries one by one beginning today.
Second, every day, I discover URLs about a wide range of topics on my own and by others’ recommendations. At one time I posted a selection of them without fail to Greener Acres Value Network News. But I dropped doing that this past summer to have time for other projects. Now, I’m having second thoughts. Instead of returning to GAVNet News, I will post them in the “Bookmarked” section here. My mentioning them carries no recommendations or expectations. They caught my eye and I want to pass them on. Better than letting them sit in my Zotero or Evernote files never to see the light of day again.
Astral Prospecting on Instagram | Astral Prospecting on YouTube | Astral Prospecting on Facebook
Marc Bosserman on Instagram | Marc Bosserman on Facebook | Marc Bosserman Music and Musings on YouTube
Tab’s Galaxy on YouTube - ASMR You are my Computer
Eric Carmen - Change of Heart
Notes by Discogs.com
Thomas, Lewis. Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. New York: Bantam Books, 1984. https://archive.org/details/latenightthought00thom.
Epstein, Alex. “Partial Use of Solar and Wind Is a Luxury.” Tweet. Twitter, November 7, 2022. https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein/status/1589596184993091584.
Gross, Jenny. “As Dollar Strengthens, U.S. Students in Europe Feel the Benefits.” The New York Times, November 3, 2022, sec. World. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/03/world/europe/study-abroad-europe-students.html.
Tooze, Adam. “Chartbook #168: Germany’s Economic Entanglement with China.” Chartbook (blog), November 6, 2022. https://adamtooze.substack.com/p/chartbook-168-germanys-economic-entanglement
Ward, Adrian F., Jianqing (Frank) Zheng, and Susan M. Broniarczyk. “I Share, Therefore I Know? Sharing Online Content - Even without Reading It - Inflates Subjective Knowledge.” Journal of Consumer Psychology n/a, no. n/a. Accessed November 7, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcpy.1321.
Wolchover, Natalie. “Crisis in Particle Physics Forces a Rethink of What Is ‘Natural.’” Quanta Magazine, March 1, 2022. https://www.quantamagazine.org/crisis-in-particle-physics-forces-a-rethink-of-what-is-natural-20220301/.
I will read to you from the Arabic text the very words written by Bahá’u’lláh in His Epistle to the Sulṭán of Turkey. They will be translated to you as I read. “O King! Thou hast committed that by reason of which Muḥammad, the Prophet of God, lamenteth in the highest heaven. Verily, the world hath made thee proud so that thou hast turned away from the face of Him by Whose light the people of the supreme assembly are illuminated, and erelong thou shalt find thyself in manifest loss. Thou hast united with the Persian chief in opposition to Me after I came unto you from the rising place of greatness and might with a matter which has consoled the eyes of those near unto God. Verily, this is a day wherein the Fire speaketh through all things, declaring that the Beloved of the two worlds hath come, and on the part of everything an Interlocutor of the matter hath sprung up to listen unto the Word of thy Lord, the Precious, the Knowing. Dost thou imagine that thou canst quench the fire which God hath kindled in the horizons? No! By Himself, the True One, wert thou of those who know. Rather, by that which thou hast done its burning is increased and its blaze augmented; and it shall encompass the earth and whosoever is thereupon. Thus the matter hath been decreed, and whosoever is in the heavens and upon the earth could not withstand His command.
“The day is approaching when the Land of Mystery [Adrianople], and what is beside it shall be changed, and shall pass out of the hands of the king, and commotions shall appear, and the voice of lamentation shall be raised, and the evidences of mischief shall be revealed on all sides, and confusion shall spread by reason of that which hath befallen these captives at the hands of the hosts of oppression. The course of things shall be altered, and conditions shall wax so grievous, that the very sands on the desolate hills will moan, and the trees on the mountain will weep, and blood will flow out of all things. Then wilt thou behold the people in sore distress. Was Pharaoh able to hinder God by exercising his dominion when he rebelled upon the earth and was of the disobedient? We have indeed manifested the Interlocutor [Moses] from his house in spite of his will; verily, we were able to do this. And remember when Nimrod kindled the fire of polytheism whereby he would burn the Friend of God [Abraham]. Verily, we extinguished the fire by the truth and brought upon Nimrod manifest grief. Verily, the oppressor [King of Persia] slew the Beloved of the Worlds [the Báb] that he might thereby extinguish the light of God among His creatures and deprive mankind of the pure water of life in the days of his Lord, the Mighty, the Kind. We have made the matter manifest in the country and elevated His mention among the unitarians. Verily, the Servant hath assuredly come to vivify the world and bring to union whosoever is upon the surface of the whole earth. That which God willeth shall overcome, and thou shalt see the earth as the garden of Abhá. Thus hath it been written by the pen of command in an irrevocable Tablet.”
There are many other prophecies in this book, especially in the Epistle to the Sháh of Persia, all of which prophecies have come to pass. As they are lengthy, we will not have time to quote them.
The purpose of these quotations is to show that Bahá’u’lláh’s great endeavor in the East was to unify mankind, to cause them to agree and become reconciled, thereby manifesting the oneness of the world of humanity, preparing the way for international peace and establishing the foundations of happiness and welfare. But the nations have not hearkened to His summons and message. The Persian and Turkish governments arose against His Cause, and the result is that both these governments have been disintegrated and broken. Had they been attentive to His commands and received His admonitions, they would have been protected. They would have enjoyed happiness and prosperity. They would have been bound together in ties of fellowship and brotherhood, availing themselves of the wonderful bounties of love and unity and dwelling in the delectable paradise of the divine Kingdom. But, alas, the commands and guidance of the Blessed One have been neglected and ignored. Day by day they have followed their own devices and imaginations, until now this fire of war is raging most furiously. 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, 398-399. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/30#030047315 [return]