Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas Volume 1-2

9781236833778: Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas Volume 1-2
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...represents all these, and thus destroys the rivalries and the enmities of the different religions; reconciles them in their primitive purity. and frees them from the corruption of dogmas and rites. For Bahaism has no clergy, n2religious ceremonial. no public prayers; its only dogma is belief in God and in his Manifestations, Jesus. at 01., Baha-o.llah,. The principal works of Baha'o'llah are the Kitab-oIlrftan, the Kitab-ul-.4kda:, the Kitab-ul-Ahd', and numerous letters or tablets addressed to sovereigns or to private individuals. Ritual holds no lace in the religion. which must be expressed in all the actions of? life, and accomplished in neighborly love. Every one must have an occupation. The education of children is enjoined and regulated. No one has the power to receive confession of sins, or to give absolution. The priests of the existing religions should renounce celibacy, and should preach by their example, mingling in the life of the people. Monogamy is universally recommended, etc'. Questions not treated of are left to the civil law of each country, and to the decisions of the Bait-ul-Adi, or House of Justice. instituted by Baha-o'llah. Respect toward the Head of the State is 3 part of respect toward God. A universal language. and the creation of-tribunals of arbitration between nations. are to suppress wars. " ou are all leaves of the same tree, and drops of the same sea," Bah_a-_o-llah has said. Briefly, it is not so much a new religion as Religion renewed and unified. which is directed today by AbdulBlh3.--(.-0lt-i-ód4 LGTOMJS2 Illusfrp, supplgmgnt, p_ "It is hoped that wonderful effects will be displayed in the future, that the friends of God may live and act in...

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