Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26th in Baha'i History

Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!


(The Intercalary Days, February 26 to March 1, inclusive, should be days of preparation for the Fast, days of hospitality, charity and the giving of present.) 
                (Compilations, Baha'i Prayers, p. 235)

1933 - Baha'u'llah does not ask us to follow Him blindly

He does not ask us to follow Him blindly; as He says in one of His Tablets, God had endowed man with a mind to operate as a torchlight and guide him to truth. Read His words, consider His teachings, and measure their value in the light of contemporary problems and the truth will surely be revealed to you....

(26 February 1933 to an individual believer, published in "Bahá'í News" 80 (January 1934), p. 5) 
                (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 217)

1933 - How to divide our time

"The advice that Shoghi Effendi gave you regarding the division of your time between serving the Cause and attending to your other duties was also given to many other friends both by Bahá'u'lláh and the Master. It is a compromise between the two verses of the Aqdas one making it incumbent upon every Bahá'í to serve the promotion of the Faith and the other that every soul should be occupied in some form of occupation that will benefit society. In one of His Tablets Bahá'u'lláh says that the highest form of detachment in this day is to be occupied with some profession and be self-supporting. A good Bahá'í, therefore Is the one who so arranges his life as to devote time both to his material needs and also to the service of the Cause."

(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, February 26, 1933)  

                (Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 624)

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