The strength of a thing can be measured by testing how much pressure or stress it can bear before breaking. For example, engineers test the components of a bridge – steel or concrete or wood – before constructing the span, and they apply stress greater than the bridge is designed for, to make Read More
THE CLARITY OF THE COVENANT It is explained in the Baha’i Writings that some things in the divine scriptures are hidden, and some are manifest. The Kitab-i-Iqan 285 Regarding the veiled language, Abdu’l-Baha said, “… the Words of God have innumerable significances and mysteries of meanings–each one a thousand and more.” (The Promulgation of Read More
We are now going to briefly read about the twin divine institutions that are the successors to Baha’u’llah and the Master (The World Order of Baha’u’llah). First we will study the beauty and perfection of the institution of Guardianship, and in a few weeks, the Universal House of Justice. An examination of the broad scope of Read More
Let’s revisit this extract from a letter from Shoghi Effendi’s secretary written on his behalf – and please recall that such letters were not only written at the direction of Shoghi Effendi; the vast majority of them also bear Shoghi Effendi’s signature:
The Covenant of `Abdu’l-Bahá We can get a glimpse of the importance of the Will and Testament of Abdu’l-Baha by seeing the remarkable language of Shoghi Effendi in describing it.
Abdu’l-Baha is the Successor to Baha’u’llah and the Center of His Covenant. Shoghi Effendi is the successor to Abdu’l-Baha. Whose successor is the Universal House of Justice? THE TWIN COVENANTS What does Shoghi Effendi mean when he refers to the “twin Covenants” in the Baha’i Faith? These are the Covenant of Baha’u’llah, and the Covenant Read More