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Courage

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Mona Mahmudnizhad’s short life was crowned with courage. It’s not the kind of courage that most us of imagine having. We saw the courage of George Townshend who set out his belief in Baha’u’llah knowing it would deprive him of his livelihood. Lidia Zamenhof also courageously faced death to be with friends and family. Baha’u’llah’s own life was…

Human Nature: Hidden Gems and Tempered Steel

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Bahá’u’lláh often calls us to rise to the positive potential we have within us. The words he uses evoke a rich imagery of human nature. Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.[1] Or here: Thou art…

Bahá’u’lláh’s Abolition of Slavery

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Bahá’u’lláh came to emancipate human beings from slavery. This statement is true in more senses than one. Bahá’u’lláh explicitly institutes an abolition of slavery in his teachings. It is forbidden you to trade in slaves, be they men or women. It is not for him who is himself a servant to buy another of God’s servants, and…

On the Origin and Nature of Evil

Bahá’u’lláh’s writings emphasise the “better angels” of human nature: our potential for good. This call to rise to the positive potential inherent in us, coupled with avoidance of judgmentalism, has shaped a culture of encouragement and mutual support that frames Baha’i community life. Nonetheless, Bahá’u’lláh also discusses the nature of evil. He calls us to a new understanding…