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The Covenant of Baha’u’llah and Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity – by Mike Moum

It is often stated that the physical world is a metaphor for or analogous to the spiritual world, and in that context, while reading a popularized presentation of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, I wondered whether there was anything in the spiritual realm that the theory might be a metaphor for. After giving the matter some thought, I realized that the Baha’i Covenant “fit the bill”, as it were. Here is my thinking.

“It is indubitably clear, that the pivot of the oneness of mankind is nothing else but the power of the Covenant….”
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, cited in “God Passes By”, pp. 238-39)

“No power can eliminate misunderstandings except that of the Covenant. The power of the Covenant is all-embracing, and resolveth all difficulties, for the Pen of Glory hath explicitly declared that whatever misunderstanding may arise should be referred to the Centre of the Covenant….”
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, from a Tablet – translated from the Persian)

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Lua Getsinger, Herald of the Covenant

1517623_10153984431721445_484354503280156503_n“Lua in Persian means ‘Flag’, and you must be my flag and wave it in the East and in the West!” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said to Lua Getsinger when she visited Him as a prisoner of ‘Akká, a member of the very first pilgrimage from America in 1898.Stepping up to the lovely young woman standing beside Dr. Edward Getsinger, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, seeing with His spiritual vision her capacity to become one of the great teachers of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh, put something into her mouth, saying,”I have given you the power to speak and loosened your tongue!” Dr. Getsinger tells us of the scene.”Then, the glorious Servant of God gave an exhortation into which He put such spiritual force and emphasis that it seemed as though the very walls trembled, and we were hardly able to stand on our feet. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was declaring that the millennium had come and the Kingdom of God was to be established on earth, and that he wanted Lua to proclaim it everywhere in a loud voice.”And from the beginning, she was able to speak fluently and brilliantly and without fear in any gathering, because of the precious gift bestowed upon her by the Master. In May Maxwell’s words,”As Qurratu’l-‘Ayn was the Trumpet of the Dawn in the Orient in the Day of Bahá’u’lláh, so Lua Aurora shall wave forever and ever the Banner of the Dawn in the Day of the Covenant.” 
~By Amine DeMille, “Lua Getsinger – Herald of the Covenant.pdf

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The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice – by Brent Poirier

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PDF available: The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice.pdf

 

Provision in the Baha’i Scriptures for the Universal House of Justice Function infallibly without the presence of the Guardian of the Cause as its “sacred head”. Continue reading “The Divinely Guided Universal House of Justice – by Brent Poirier”

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The Institution Of The Universal House Of Justice: The Scope Of Its Authority – by Brent Poirier

 

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Guardianship – Clarity of the Covenant: The Institution of the Guardianship- continued by Brent Poirier

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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 Universal Peace, p. 155) The Writings invite us to gain our own understanding of the many meanings of such symbolic verses. Continue reading “Guardianship – Clarity of the Covenant: The Institution of the Guardianship- continued by Brent Poirier”

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Crisis: The Emergence (‘Abdu’l-Baha assumes His station) -by Dana Paxson

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On May 29th, 1892, Bahá’u’lláh the Manifestation of God passed from earthly limitation and existence. In the face of powerful and bitter opposition, first from within His family and then from the Ottoman Empire, His Son ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Center of Bahá’u’lláh’s Covenant, assumed His station. Continue reading “Crisis: The Emergence (‘Abdu’l-Baha assumes His station) -by Dana Paxson”

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Service: the Early Signs (‘Abdu’l-Bahá attending Bahá’u’lláh) – by Dana Paxson

img_2346Bahá’u’lláh increasingly relies upon ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, setting the stage for His Son’s unique role as the Center of His Covenant. Continue reading “Service: the Early Signs (‘Abdu’l-Bahá attending Bahá’u’lláh) – by Dana Paxson”