Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 15th in Baha'i History




1845 - The Báb returns to Bushihr following pilgrimage.

(Misc Baha'i, Chronolgy of Principle Events - Dawn Breakers)

1912 - Abdul-Baha in America

The Master remained at Lake Mohonk. Many came into His presence and to each He taught the Cause of God, answering their questions in the way best suited to the understanding of the listener. Concerning the peace conference, He related a story:
Once I wrote to the Persian friends that if the workers of peace conferences do not apply in their own lives what they advocate, they are like those wine sellers who convene and make emphatic speeches regarding the harmfulness of wine and proposing its prohibition. But when they go out of the meeting, they begin again to sell wine and to do what they were doing in the past. Therefore it is necessary for the power of execution and effect to spiritually penetrate the body of the world.
The Master gave two addresses at this conference. At the request of the president, He wrote in detail explanations of the divine questions, which were to be published in a book recording the proceedings of the conference. A copy of the other address which He gave on the first evening was written by us. (Mahmud's Diary)

1944 - Prayer and Meditation require action and example
Prayer and meditation are very important factors in deepening the spiritual life of the individual, but with them must go also action and example, as these are the tangible results of the former. Both are essential.
(15 May 1944 to an individual believer)  (Compilations, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 241)

1984 -  Martyrdom of 2 Believers in Iran
FOLLOWING INFORMATION JUST RECEIVED: EXECUTION .... MORE COURAGEOUS BRETHREN IRAN ...
 15 MAY - 
MR 'ALI-MUHAMMAD ZAMANI, 45 YEARS OLD 
MR JAHANGIR HIDAYATI, 61 YEAR OLD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER, MEMBER NOW DISSOLVED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY KIDNAPPED JUNE 1983
BOTH TORTURED DURING IMPRISONMENT
(UHJ, Messages 1963 to 1986, p. 628)

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