Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

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Author: Baha'u'llah
Published: 2005
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,956 / 258 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Categories: BL, BP
Downloads: 1,184
Added to site: 2005.10.26
mnybks.net#: 11363
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genres: Religion, Post-1930
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onversation carried by these holy souls should be informed with such power that these same atoms of dust will be thrilled by its influence. They should conduct themselves in such manner that the earth upon which they tread may never be allowed to address to them such words as these: "I am to be preferred above you. For witness, how patient I am in bearing the burden which the husbandman layeth upon me. I am the instrument that continually imparteth unto all beings the blessings with which He Who is the Source of all grace hath entrusted me. Notwithstanding the honor conferred upon me, and the unnumbered evidences of my wealth--a wealth that supplieth the needs of all creation--behold the measure of my humility, witness with what absolute submissiveness I allow myself to be trodden beneath the feet of men...."

Show forbearance and benevolence and love to one another. Should any one among you be incapable of grasping a certain truth, or be striving to comprehend it, show forth, when conversing with him, a sp

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2006.07.17
Mac McLellan
*****

Bahá'u'lláh, the Prophet Founder of the Baha'i Faith, wrote over 100 volumes Himself. This book is as the title suggests, Gleanings of those writings to all of Mankind.

The main purpose of the Baha'i religion is to unify the planets inhabitants, yet recognize and honor the differences that exist in mankind. As one of the quotes Bahá'u'lláh wrote says, "Ye are the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch."

If you believe in the essential oneness of mankind, this collection of writings will make sense to an otherwise confusing thought.


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