Outward Forms And Symbols Used To Convey Intellectual Conceptions – Abdu’l-Baha

Outward Forms And Symbols Must Be Used To Convey Intellectual Conceptions


“A subject that is essential for the comprehension of the questions that we have mentioned, and of others of which we are about to speak, so that the essence of the problems may be understood, is this: that human knowledge is of two kinds. One is the knowledge of things perceptible to the senses—that is to say, things which the eye, or ear, or smell, or taste, or touch can perceive, which are called objective or sensible. So the sun, because it can be seen, is said to be objective; and in the same way sounds are sensible because the ear hears them; perfumes are sensible because they can be inhaled and the sense of smell perceives them; foods are sensible because the palate perceives their sweetness, sourness or saltness; heat and cold are sensible because the feelings perceive them. These are said to be sensible realities. Read more

20170113 Women’s March Letter to Baha’i Community.pdf

The Bahá’í House of Worship for North America. Image used with permission from the Baha’is of the United States

Correspondence from the Office of Public Affairs of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States to the American Baha’i Community clarifying involvement in the Million Women March, is as follows: PDF: 20170113 Women’s March Letter to Baha’i Community
References related to Involvement in Political Protests and Demonstrations

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New publication of Baha’u’llah’s Writings released

HAIFA — A new volume of Baha’i sacred texts, Days of Remembrance: Selections from the Writings of Baha’u’llah for Baha’i Holy Days, is being released today, making available to the world a selection of newly translated Writings of Baha’u’llah.

Days of Remembrance offers forty-five selections revealed specifically for, or relating to, the nine holy days annually commemorated…

Suspicious killing of Baha’i in Iran

The Baha’i International Community has learned about the killing of a Baha’i in Iran, under suspicious circumstances.

A report received on 9 January indicated that Ahmad Fanaian was found dead, having sustained severe burns to his body. Mr. Fanaian was an elderly and respected man from Semnan Province.

This killing comes at a time of ongoing, systematic oppression of Baha’is in Semnan…

Film on education and love inspires audiences around the world

MALAWI — A movie about a brother and sister in a rural village in the heart of Africa is demonstrating the power of film to contribute to constructive social change and stimulate meaningful conversations.

Mercy’s Blessing, written and directed by May Taherzadeh, is a moving and profound exploration of the connection between love and sacrifice…

Full Circle — by Lynette Slaman Garcia

Full Circle


I have traveled, journeyed far – 

into the recesses of my own desires;

walked the path of forgetfulness –

found naught but despair and emptiness .

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