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The Meaning of Suffering
A Baha'i Perspective on Suffering
The Prophet's Daughter
Recognition of the importance of women dates from the beginning of the Bahá'í Faith. Bahíyyih Khánum is the foremost female historical figure in the Bahá'í Faith, and one of the key elements in preventing schism after Her father's death.
The Purpose of Creation
The Bahá'í Faith teaches that the purpose of life is to know and love God. Since it is impossible to 'know' an unknowable Essence, God made a Creation in which every atom is a sign and all created things contain attributes by which mankind can learn.
The Purpose of Religion
According to the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith, the divine religions were founded for the purpose of unifying humanity and establishing universal peace.
The Scourge of Perfection
Change, even for the better, is always scary. It won't happen until we abandon the notion that we can't try anything until we are sure to do it perfectly--the first time around!
The Secret of Divine Civilization - Book Review
A review of the treatise by the son of the Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, on the bases and maintenance of a peaceful and healthy civilization. If the ideas sound familiar, it is because the instructions are part of the age old core of religion, renewed for the present day.
The Spirit of Baptism
The rite of baptism is not practiced in the Bahá'í Faith, but there is an understanding of and respect for the symbolism.
The Value of Chastity
The word chastity is commonly used to refer only to sexual matters, but it encompasses much more of life and health.
The Value of Ritual
Ritual is a common and useful human construction, as long as rigidity doesn't obscure the original meaning. The Bahá'í Faith has a few simple rituals, but much meaning and guidance for effective daily living.
Then a Miracle Happens ...
... How Progress Really Occurs -The formula to success has a surprising step in it.
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