Sunday, May 2, 2010

April 20th in Baha'i History


Abdul-Baha in America

20 April 1912 Abdul-Baha - Talk at Orient-Occident-Unity Conference Public Library Hall, Washington, D.C.

That evening `Abdu'l-Bahá attended the annual meeting of the Orient-Occident Unity Conference at the public library. It was a vast gathering and the hall was filled to capacity. As the Master entered the hall, the audience was awe-struck. All stood and remained standing until He bade them be seated. It was amazing to witness how spontaneously these people paid Him their respect, even though most were not Bahá'ís. He spoke on the importance of the relationship between the East and the West, the unity of people and about the Revelation of the Greatest Name. His talk was so moving and inspiring that afterwards everyone wanted to meet Him but because He was too tired to greet everyone, He decided to return home. (Mahmud's Diary)

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