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arthra
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arthra

Baha'i, Male, from California

We're very grateful and thankful for our life and experience! My family has deep roots going back more than a century. May God be praised. Sep 6, 2017

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    1. Mauricius Modestus
      Mauricius Modestus
      Alláh-u-Abhá, art! Hey, I have a bit of an assignment with which I greatly need your help: obtaining the original Arabic for this verse from Bahá’u’lláh's Hidden Words:

      “O SON OF MAN!
      If thou lovest Me, turn away from thyself; and if thou seekest My pleasure, regard not thine own; that thou mayest die in Me and I may eternally live in thee.”

      I will explain why later.

      Art, thank you immensely in advance!
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    2. Mauricius Modestus
      Mauricius Modestus
      Alláh-u-Abhá! As a fellow (returning) Bahá'í, I must say that I have always been in love with your posts, dear arthra! They are highly informative and insightful. Plus, your posts increase the awareness of our beautiful Faith! Thank you deeply. May God immensely bless you and your loved ones!
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    3. Mauricius Modestus
      Mauricius Modestus
      Thank you, dear arthra, for liking my post!
    4. Mauricius Modestus
      Mauricius Modestus
      Greetings, arthra! I hope all is well! I have a burning question concerning Bahá'u'lláh's claim as the Promised of all Faiths: How does it make sense? One of the things that made the Bahá'í Faith confusing for me was this claim. Thanks immensely!
      1. arthra
        arthra
        Apr 13, 2016
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      2. Mauricius Modestus
        Mauricius Modestus
        Many blessings to you, dear arthra! This has made my contemplating rededicating my life to the Faith so much more comforting!
        Apr 13, 2016
    5. DawudTalut
    6. David1967
      David1967
      Happy New year Arthra!
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      2. arthra
        arthra
        And I hope you and your family have a great year!
        Dec 31, 2015
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    7. paarsurrey
      paarsurrey
      Thanks for liking my post.
      Regards
    8. Theweirdtophat
      Theweirdtophat
      Hey there. :) I wanted to ask you a question about the faith. What is it that made you a Baha'i, out of curiosity? :)
    9. crossfire
      crossfire
      Happy Birthday!
    10. ChristineES
      ChristineES
      Happy birthday!
    11. andyjamal
      andyjamal
      Thank you for keeping the Quote of the Day going. Wow, over 19,000 views! That's pretty cool.
    12. cardero
      cardero
      Happy Birthday Arthra.
    13. Morse
    14. zenzero
      zenzero
      Friend arthra,
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
      Best Wishes.
      Love & rgds
    15. Adib
      Adib
      To answer .lava, both of those terms are Persian (from Farsi). I've taken a Turkish class before and they do have a good many similar words. :)
    16. .lava
      .lava
      hi :) i've noticed some words that used in the links you shared perfectly match with Turkish. how? for example Siyah means black in Turkish. Kitap means book. what's your mother language?
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    May 22
    Home Page:
    http://bahai-education.org/
    Location:
    California
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Religion:
    Baha'i
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    Oh my God...

    I'm grateful.... that I've survived as long as I have and been able to appreciate the changes that have occurred in my life and in the community where I live.

    By the Grace of God I have raised a family ... and I am grateful that our marriage has lasted and withstood the tests and difficulties.

    I am grateful that I have followed in a succession from my father, grandfather and great grandfather....

    He is the Merciful the Compassionate!

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    "If the whole world should arise to deny this cause, we must not fight. Our only role is to spread the teachings. If it be accepted, all is well; if not, leave the people to God."

    ~ Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 41
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