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Knowing Myself

O My servants! Could ye apprehend with what wonders of My munificence and bounty I have willed to entrust your souls, ye would, of a truth, rid yourselves of attachment to all created things, and would gain a true knowledge of your own selves . . .  (Bahá'u'lláh,...

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The Words We Speak 

Verily I say, the tongue is for mentioning what is good, defile it not with unseemly talk. God hath forgiven what is past. Henceforward everyone should utter that which is meet and seemly, and should refrain from slander, abuse and whatever causeth sadness in men. ...

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Patience 

We must not only be patient with others, infinitely patient, but also with our own poor selves, remembering that even the Prophets of God sometimes got tired and cried out in despair!  (Shoghi Effendi, Unfolding Destiny, p. 456) I love this quote!  As someone who...

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The Purpose of Tests 

The Guardian urges you not to be discouraged by any set-backs you may have. Life is a process of trials and testings, and these are - contrary to what we are prone to thinking - good for us and give us stamina, and teach us to rely on God. (Shoghi Effendi, Unfolding...

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Ways of Knowing the Truth

  There are five outward material powers in man which are the means of perception—that is, five powers whereby man perceives material things. They are sight, which perceives sensible forms; hearing, which perceives audible sounds; smell, which perceives odours;...

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Letting Go of Anger

As a devoted believer you are urged to strive to develop for­giveness in your heart toward your parents who have abused you in so disgraceful a manner, and to attain a level of insight which sees them as captives of their lower nature, whose actions can only lead them...

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New Site, New Look, New Focus

Some of my new books! Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support of my work. I apologize for being largely absent following the hacking of 5 of my websites, which corrupted nearly 10,000 files, and resulted in being shut down by my webhost and blacklisted by...

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