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Beautiful Quote from Baha’u’llah

30/11/2020

Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.

Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbor, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face.

Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer to the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.

Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech.

Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men.

Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.

Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. scicdb3 permalink
    30/11/2020 3:59 pm

    Love this quotation, thank you.

    When I adopted Australian citizenship some years ago, the protocol was to receive a certificate from the local mayor and Member of Parliament.

    To thank them for the priviledge of grant of citizenship, and indicate the sort of citizen we hoped we would be, we printed and framed copies of this tablet and gave them to both. They were genuinely surprised: “No-one ever thanks us for this work.”

    Several years later, we observed these framed copies were still on display on the walls of their respective offices, and perhaps were an assistance in some small way to the Mayor offering a grant of lease of land and building for a Baha’i centre in Townsville, and the Member of Parliament sponsoring support for an Australian declaration condemning the persecutions in Iran.

    Even a tiny gesture might have significance beyond the immediate horizon.

    • 04/12/2020 3:56 pm

      Thank you very much for this message. A wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

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