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Promoting Spiritual Growth

The consultative process itself promotes personal growth and collective solidarity, indispensable elements in true development.  (Bahá’í International Community, Report on Rural Poverty Alleviation Efforts in Asia and the Pacific, Focusing on Activities for...

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A Prayer for a Favorable End to One’s Life

He is God! O Lord! Grant me such grace and bounty, such protection and support, such kindness and security that the last of my days may excel their beginning, and the end of my life commence the bestowal of manifold favors. May some gift or blessing of Thine reach me...

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How Do Baha’is Meditate?

I’ve been meditating one way or another as a Baha’i for nearly 40 years and recently someone told me, quite adamantly, that the things I thought of as meditation were not in fact, meditation.  According to her, the only valid form of meditation was focusing on the...

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Praying for our Parents

O Lord! In this Most Great Dispensation Thou dost accept the intercession of children in behalf of their parents. This is one of the special infinite bestowals of this Dispensation. Therefore, O Thou kind Lord, accept the request of this Thy servant at the threshold...

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