About this life and next life

(This is the speech of  Abdu’l-Bahá on o6 July 1912, Talk at 309 West Seventy-eighth Street, New York) In the world of existence man has traversed successive degrees until he has attained the human kingdom. In each degree of his progression he has developed capacity for advancement to the next […]

The Planes of the Soul

As to the planes of the soul, its conditions and degrees; the cause of its abasement and exaltation and its origin, know thou: spirit hath illimitable stations and innumerable conditions or degrees. But in the world of existence they are generally limited and enumerated as: 1) the cohesive mineral, 2) […]

How do we know God ?

Know that the reality of the Divinity and the nature of the divine Essence is ineffable sanctity and absolute holiness; that is, it is exalted above and sanctified beyond every praise. All the attributes ascribed to the highest degrees of existence are, with regard to this station, mere imagination. The […]

The Human Soul

THOU hast asked Me concerning the nature of the soul. Know, verily, that the soul is a sign of God, a heavenly gem whose reality the most learned of men hath failed to grasp, and whose mystery no mind, however acute, can ever hope to unravel. It is the first among […]

What is God’s Plan for Me?

Where did our life start? “The soul of man comes into being at conception.” ——Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 536.  “The spirit of man has a beginning, but it has no end; it continues eternally.” —— ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Some Answered Questions, p. 151.  “The whole physical creation is perishable. These […]

Life

Our family studied the junior youth book Power of the Holy Spirit on last Sunday. At the very beginning of our study we talked about body and soul. In the beginning of the session I saw our two kids stare at each other. It looked like they had some sort […]

Our relationship with God

The relationship between us and God is just like the relationship between us and our child(or between us and our parents). If we have a relationship problem with our child, it also reflects that we have a relationship problem with our Heavenly father. If we have relationship problems with our […]