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Why Teach Even the Youngest Children to Pray
"These children are even as young plants, and teaching them the prayers is as letting the rain pour down upon them, that they may wax tender and fresh, and the soft breezes of the love of God may blow over them..."
Does the Bahá'í Faith Have Dogma ?
There are a minimum of institutionalized rituals in the Bahá'í Faith and no man-made dogmas. Ritual holds no place in a religious doctrine which must be expressed in all the actions of life, and accomplished in neighborly love.
Do Baha'is feed the poor?
I was asked recently whether the Bahá'í Faith has social outreach programs for the needy, and this is how I answered.
Prayers for Assistance with Life's Tests
While preparing a devotional on dealing with crises that provide daily tests, I was struck by how similar prayer has been over the last several thousand years of recorded history.
Coloring - Tool For Meditation
Review of three new coloring books from Special Ideas.com. Done with mindfulness, according to the authors, coloring can be good for mind, body and spirit!
Burnout is so common that it is now the norm for populations in industrialized countries. Here is some of the preventive guidance I have found within the Bahá'í Faith.
Is Mankind Redeemable ?
Is it worth the effort? Can we as a species really clean up the messes we have made? Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet/Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, says yes. And His followers believe He provided the blueprint to do so.
Is Religion Really All About Chores ?
For Bahá'ís, the purpose of life is to prepare spiritually for eternity, and to spend time and effort on building virtues to make a better world: spiritual chores.
Do Bahá'ís Believe in Exorcism ?
I don't want to believe anything could force me to sin. But neither do I want to think I'm inherently capable of evil. Perhaps, believing "The Devil made me do it!" is a less shocking explanation. Bahá'ís, however, take a different perspective.
Do Bahá'ís Confess Their Sins ?
Confessing one's sins and transgressions before another human being is not a source of either redemption or pardon in the Bahá'í Teachings. A believer turns only to God for forgiveness and salvation.
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