Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 5th in Baha'i History

1855 - Birth of Hyde Dunn, appointed posthumously as a Hand of the Cause of God by Shoghi Effendi

1922- 3/5/22 (Baha'i Administration p. 17-25) Shoghi Effendi writes -The Mission of the Cause; emphasis on unity, avoidance of contention. Urges avoidance of emphasis on "negative Teachings" of Bahá'u'lláh, and to "obliterate as much as possible all traces of censure, of conflicting discussions, of cooling remarks, of petty unnecessary observations that impeded the onward march of the Cause, that damp the zeal of the firm believer and detract from the sublimity of the Bahá'í Cause in the eyes of the inquirer". Basic principles of consultation (from Tablets of the Master) - Includes: prayer for Spiritual Assemblies; quotation from the Aqdas about Houses of Justice; Tablets from the Master on "prime requisites" and "the first condition is absolute love and harmony...". The importance of prepublication review.
(Misc Baha'i, Chronology of Major Letters of the Guardian)

2007 - Start of Bahaikipedia - The Bahá’í encyclopedia

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