Paris Talks

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Title: Paris Talks
Author: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Release Date: September 2006 [Ebook 19284]
Language: English
***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PARIS TALKS***
Paris Talks
by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Edition 1, (September 2006)
Baha'i Terms of Use
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Contents
Baha'i Terms of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PART I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE DUTY OF KINDNESS AND SYMPATHY TO-WARDS STRANGERS AND FOREIGNERS . . THE POWER AND VALUE OF TRUE THOUGHT DEPEND UPON ITS MANIFESTATION IN ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOD IS THE GREAT COMPASSIONATE PHYSI-CIAN WHO ALONE GIVES TRUE HEALING THE NEED FOR UNION BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF THE EAST AND WEST . . . . . . . . . . . GOD COMPREHENDS ALL: HE CANNOT BE COMPREHENDED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE PITIFUL CAUSES OF WAR, AND THE DUTY OF EVERYONE TO STRIVE FOR PEACE . . . THE SUN OF TRUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE LIGHT OF TRUTH IS NOW SHINING UPON THE EAST AND WEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE UNIVERSAL LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE IMPRISONMENT OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ . . . . GOD’S GREATEST GIFT TO MAN . . . . . . . . . THE CLOUDS THAT OBSCURE THE SUN OF TRUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RELIGIOUS PREJUDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE BENEFITS OF GOD TO MAN . . . . . . . . . . BEAUTY AND HARMONY IN DIVERSITY . . . . . THE TRUE MEANING OF THE PROPHECIES CONCERNING THE COMING OF CHRIST . .
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THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE INTERMEDIARY POWER BETWEEN GOD AND MAN . . . . . 49 THE TWO NATURES IN MAN . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL PROGRESS . . . . . 53 THE EVOLUTION OF MATTER AND DEVELOP-MENT OF THE SOUL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 THE SPIRITUAL MEETINGS IN PARIS . . . . . . . 57 THE TWO KINDS OF LIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 SPIRITUAL ASPIRATION IN THE WEST . . . . . . 61 LECTURE GIVEN AT A STUDIO IN PARIS . . . . . 63 BAHÁ’U’LLÁH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 GOOD IDEAS MUST BE CARRIED INTO ACTION 69 THE TRUE MEANING OF BAPTISM BY WATER AND FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 DISCOURSE AT ‘L’ALLIANCE SPIRITUALISTE’ . 73 THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . 77 THE DESIRES AND PRAYERS OF ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ 83 CONCERNING BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT . . . . . 85 THE BAHÁ’ÍS MUST WORK WITH HEART AND SOUL TO BRING ABOUT A BETTER CON-DITION IN THE WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 ON CALUMNY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 THERE CAN BE NO TRUE HAPPINESS AND PROGRESS WITHOUT SPIRITUALITY . . . . 95 PAIN AND SORROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 THE PERFECT HUMAN SENTIMENTS AND VIRTUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 THE CRUEL INDIFFERENCE OF PEOPLE TO-WARDS THE SUFFERING OF FOREIGN RACES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 WE MUST NOT BE DISCOURAGED BY THE SMALLNESS OF OUR NUMBERS . . . . . . . 107
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WORDS SPOKEN BY ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ IN PAS-TOR WAGNER’S CHURCH (FOYER DE L’AME) IN PARIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 PART II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 The Eleven Principles out of the Teaching of Bahá’u’lláh, Explained by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Paris. 115 THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, PARIS . . . . . . . . . 117 THE FIRST PRINCIPLE—SEARCH AFTER TRUTH 123 THE SECOND PRINCIPLE—THE UNITY OF MANKIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 THIRD PRINCIPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 FOURTH PRINCIPLE—THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE RELATION BETWEEN RELIGION AND SCIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 THE FIFTH PRINCIPLE—THE ABOLITION OF PREJUDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 THE SIXTH PRINCIPLE—MEANS OF EXISTENCE 143 SEVENTH PRINCIPLE—EQUALITY OF MEN . . . 147 THE EIGHTH PRINCIPLE—UNIVERSAL PEACE . 149 NINTH PRINCIPLE—THE NON-INTERFERENCE OF RELIGION WITH POLITICS . . . . . . . . 151 THE TENTH PRINCIPLE—EQUALITY OF SEX . . 155 THE ELEVENTH PRINCIPLE—THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 4 Avenue de Camöens, Paris, November 28th . . . . . 163 THE LAST MEETING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 ADDRESS BY ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ AT THE FRIENDS’ MEETING HOUSE, ST MARTIN’S LANE, LONDON, W.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 PRAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 EVIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUL . . . . . . . . . . . 177 THE FOUR KINDS OF LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 TABLET REVEALED BY ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ . . . . . 181
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