Kamál, 11 Qudrat (Power), 179 B.E


The literature states that the China Rose (Rosa chinensis) is long-bloomed and hardy. Here is an example where that is the case.

It’s mid-November in Michigan and the temps have been below freezing!


Took brother-in-law to his doctor’s appointment. It appears to be a good report, but we’ll know more when we get the blood test results tomorrow. And if all’s within reason, we’ll be heading home afterwards.


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Baue, Bill. “If One Were to Start with a Blank Slate to Design an Economic System That Provides for Comprehensive Social and Ecological Sustainability and Regeneration, Would Our Current System Be the Outcome?” ThreadReader, November 14, 2022. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1592184044711723008.html.

Broughel, James. “The Right Kind of Anti-Intellectualism.” Discourse Magazine, November 7, 2022. https://www.discoursemagazine.com/politics/2022/11/07/the-right-kind-of-anti-intellectualism/.

Carroll, Sean. “How to Think About Relativity’s Concept of Space-Time.” Quanta Magazine, November 14, 2022. https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-to-think-about-relativitys-concept-of-space-time-20221114/.

Climenhaga, Nevin. “Epistemic Probabilities Are Degrees of Support, Not Degrees of (Rational) Belief.” ThreadReader, November 14, 2022. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1591545570648543232.html.

LaFraniere, Sharon. “Moderna Says New Covid Booster Strengthens Immune Response Against Subvariants.” The New York Times, November 14, 2022, sec. U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/14/us/politics/moderna-booster.html.


Set up Evernote “notes” to track progress (or lack thereof) on my current projects and daily routine thru mid-December. Next, prepare a bank of upcoming posts so I have some cushion. I’m getting closer to where I want to be!


Furthermore, this immortal human soul is endowed with two means of perception: One is effected through instrumentality; the other, independently. For instance, the soul sees through the instrumentality of the eye, hears with the ear, smells through the nostrils and grasps objects with the hands. These are the actions or operations of the soul through instruments. But in the world of dreams the soul sees when the eyes are closed. The man is seemingly dead, lies there as dead; the ears do not hear, yet he hears. The body lies there, but he—that is, the soul—travels, sees, observes. All the instruments of the body are inactive, all the functions seemingly useless. Notwithstanding this, there is an immediate and vivid perception by the soul. Exhilaration is experienced. The soul journeys, perceives, senses. It often happens that a man in a state of wakefulness has not been able to accomplish the solution of a problem, and when he goes to sleep, he will reach that solution in a dream. How often it has happened that he has dreamed, even as the prophets have dreamed, of the future; and events which have thus been foreshadowed have come to pass literally.

Therefore, we learn that the immortality of the soul, or spirit, is not contingent or dependent upon the so-called immortality of the body, because the body in the quiescent state, in the time of sleep, may be as dead, unconscious, senseless; but the soul, or spirit, is possessed of perceptions, sensations, motion and discovery. Even inspiration and revelation are obtained by it. How many were the prophets who have had marvelous visions of the future while in that state! The spirit, or human soul, is the rider; and the body is only the steed. If anything affects the steed, the rider is not affected by it. The spirit may be likened to the light within the lantern. The body is simply the outer lantern. If the lantern should break, the light is ever the same because the light could shine even without the lantern. The spirit can conduct its affairs without the body. In the world of dreams it is precisely as this light without the chimney glass. It can shine without the glass. The human soul by means of this body can perform its operations, and without the body it can, likewise, have its control. Therefore, if the body be subject to disintegration, the spirit is not affected by these changes or transformations. 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, 416-417. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/30#436836201 [return]