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Title: Bahá’í World Faith
Author: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Release Date: September 2006 [Ebook 19239]
Language: English
***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK BAHÁ’Í WORLD FAITH***
Bahá’í World Faith
by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Edition 1, (September 2006)
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Contents
Baha'i Terms of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bahá’í World Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER SIX: THE FAITH OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH . MANKIND IS IN DANGER . . . . . . . . . . . I HAVE COME WITH THIS MISSION . . . . .
. . . . . THE BLESSED PERFECTION, BAHÁ’U’LLÁH . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RELIGION IS PROGRESSIVE . . . . . . . . . THIS RADIANT CENTURY . . . . . . . . . . . THE MOST GREAT PEACE . . . . . . . . . . . MAN AND NATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCIENCE AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT TEACHINGS OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH . . . . . . . THE EDUCATORS OF MANKIND . . . . . . . THE DIVINE STANDARD OF KNOWLEDGE . THE SUN OF REALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE SOURCE OF UNITY . . . . . . . . . . . . THE QUICKENING SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . . SPIRITUAL EXISTENCE IS IMMORTALITY .
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RELIGION AND CIVILIZATION . . . . . . . . INDUSTRIAL JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNIVERSAL PEACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER SEVEN: SOUL, MIND AND SPIRIT . . THE ORIGIN OF MAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . MODIFICATION OF SPECIES . . . . . . . . . THE KINGDOM OF MAN . . . . . . . . . . . . MAN AND EVOLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . SPIRITUAL NATURE OF MAN . . . . . . . . MAN’S INNATE POWERS . . . . . . . . . . .
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THE SPIRIT IN THE BODY . . . . . . . . . MAN’S RELATION TO GOD . . . . . . . . SOUL, MIND AND SPIRIT . . . . . . . . .
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ACTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAN’S KNOWLEDGE OF GOD . . . . . . THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SPIRIT . . . PERFECTION IS ENDLESS . . . . . . . . .
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PROGRESS AFTER DEATH . . . . . . . . TABLET ON PURITY . . . . . . . . . . . . GOD AND THE UNIVERSE . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER EIGHT: THE LOOM OF REALITY HIS DEATHLESS SPLENDOR . . . . . . . THE NEW HEAVEN, THE NEW EARTH . SPIRITUAL SPRING . . . . . . . . . . . . . SERVE THE KINGDOM . . . . . . . . . . . FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY . . . . . . HERALDS OF HIS NAME . . . . . . . . . . THE WORLD IS INFIRM . . . . . . . . . . THE COVENANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RACE UNITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE FIRE OF THE LOVE OF GOD . . . . . YE ARE THE ANGELS . . . . . . . . . . . REALITY OF THANKSGIVING . . . . . . THE STRAIGHT PATH . . . . . . . . . . . CUT THYSELF FROM THE WORLD . . . ARISE WITH GREAT POWER . . . . . . . DIVINE ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . PROOF OF NOBILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . THE SOURCE OF LOVE . . . . . . . . . . OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE FAITH . . SPIRITUAL CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . .
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THE MAGNET OF THE KINGDOM . . THE ENCOMPASSING SPIRIT . . . . . SOULS ARE LIKE MIRRORS . . . . . . THE WORLD OF VISION . . . . . . . . PRAYER IS INDISPENSABLE . . . . . TURN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT . . . . . INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT . THE INTERMEDIARY . . . . . . . . . THE SPIRIT OF FAITH . . . . . . . . . TRIALS A GIFT FROM GOD . . . . . . THE MYSTERY OF SUFFERING . . . . BAHÁ’Í MARRIAGE . . . . . . . . . . KINDNESS TO ANIMALS . . . . . . . ECONOMY A GREAT TREASURE . . MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD . . . . . . . SOCIALISM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TWO METHODS OF HEALING . . . . IF THOU DESIREST HEALTH . . . . . DUTY TO ATTAIN SCIENCE . . . . . . WORK IS WORSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . SCIENCE AS WORSHIP . . . . . . . . . MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEVERANCE FROM THIS WORLD . . CONSOLATION OF OUR HEARTS . . THE UNIVERSITY OF THE KINGDOM THE UNKNOWABLE ESSENCE . . . . FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE . . . . . . . KNOWLEDGE AND DEEDS . . . . . . TRAINING OF CHILDREN . . . . . . . SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE . . . . . . .
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CONFIRMATION AND ASSISTANCE . . . THIS WORLD A MIRAGE . . . . . . . . . PROTECTION OF THE BAHÁ’ÍS . . . . . . THE RETURN OF CHRIST . . . . . . . . . ETERNAL LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SPREADERS OF CALUMNY . . . . . . . . THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . SALVATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE SPIRITUAL CHURCH . . . . . . . . . THE SUPPER OF THE LORD . . . . . . . . UNDERSTANDING THE MYSTERIES . . REINCARNATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THIS GLAD-TIDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . CONSIDER THE PAST . . . . . . . . . . . THIS BRANCH WILL ASCEND . . . . . . AFTER THIS STORM . . . . . . . . . . . . THE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL EDUCATION CHAPTER NINE: THE DIVINE PLAN . . . . . THE CAUSE OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH . . . . . .
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THE DIVINE SHEPHERD . . . . . . . . . . THE FUNDAMENTAL AIM . . . . . . . . . THIS MEETING IS BLESSED . . . . . . . . THE SPIRITUAL ELECTION . . . . . . . . THE HOUSE OF JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . OBEDIENCE TO THE ASSEMBLY . . . . ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ IS PRESENT . . . . . . . THE CENTER OF DECISION . . . . . . . . THE BASIS OF UNION . . . . . . . . . . . THE SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . MERCY AND JUSTICE . . . . . . . . . . . INTER-ASSEMBLY UNION . . . . . . . .
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THE MASHRIQU’L-ADHKÁR . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 THE COLLECTIVE CENTER OF THE KINGDOM . 290 BAHÁ’U’LLÁH THE LORD OF HOSTS . . . . . . . 295 THE MASTER’S LAST TABLET TO AMERICA . . 302 EXCERPTS FROM THE WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313