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Soroush and I did One-Year of Service back in 2010 in San Mateo California with some other awesome people, this video captures a bit of what has been learned through a person's experience in the process of growth and community-building! Hope you find this awesome, please share!

What Soroush quoted can be found in the link below:
http://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/gleanings-writings-bahaullah/#q=Be not careless of the virtues

https://youtu.be/eZ3CpXpAoJM
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22 June 1870, early in the evening, Bahá'u'lláh informed His son (The Purest Branch Mirza Mihdi) that he was not needed that day to write and that instead he could go up on the roof for prayer and meditation as was his custom...
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Mitchell Silas is a not-so-traditional Navajo sand painter. This is a 6-foot-long sandstone canvas etched in classic Navajo style, depicting Baha'i and Navajo symbols showing God and humanity intersecting as one. In ancient days, a shaman would determine what was wrong with a patient and then create a sand painting. The sufferer would stand over the painting as the shaman "swept" the sickness into it. "We'd pray over the sand, and then take it out and give it to the wind, and the wind takes it away," Silas explained.

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" When a person becomes a Bahá’í,..."

From a letter dated 6 October 1954 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer
Living the Life, Item #1334
...............
 
" When a person becomes a Bahá’í,
  actually what takes place is that
*   the seed of the spirit starts to grow
     in the human soul.
*   This seed must be watered by
     the outpourings of the Holy Spirit.

*  These gifts of the spirit are received through
     prayer,
     meditation,
     study of the Holy Utterances and
     service to the Cause of God.

*   The fact of the matter is that
     service in the Cause is like the plough which
     ploughs the physical soil when seeds are sown.
* It is necessary that the soil be ploughed up,
   so that it can be enriched,
   and thus cause a stronger growth of the seed.

*  In exactly the same way
    the evolution of the spirit takes place through
    ploughing up the soil of the heart so that
    it is a constant reflection of the Holy Spirit.
 * In this way the human spirit grows and
    develops by leaps and bounds.

* Naturally there will be periods of
   distress and difficulty, and
   even severe tests; but
* if that person turns firmly toward
   the divine Manifestation,
   studies carefully His spiritual teachings and
   receives the blessings of the Holy Spirit,
  he will find that in reality
  these tests and difficulties have been the gifts of God
  to enable him to grow and develop.

* Thus you might look upon your own difficulties
   in the path of service.
* They are the means of your spirit
   growing and developing.
* You will suddenly find that you have conquered
   many of the problems which upset you, and
   then you will wonder
   why they should have troubled you at all.
* An individual must center
   his whole heart and mind
   on service to the Cause,
   in accordance with the high standards
   set by Bahá’u’lláh.

* When this is done,
   the Hosts of the Supreme Concourse
   will come to the assistance of the individual, and
   every difficulty and trial
   will gradually be overcome."

From a letter dated 6 October 1954 written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer
Living the Life, Item #1334
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1912: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá confers upon New York City the title of "City of the Covenant". On the same day, he explains to the believers there His station as the Centre of Baha'u'llah's Covenant. Here is an on-line gem: ‘ABDU’L-BAHÁ ...
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The Picture at left is of my wife and a friend standing in the foundation of the Universal House of Justice, today marks the 34th anniversary of - 1975 – Beginning of the excavation of the Seat of the Universal House of Justi...
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1912 - Abdul-Baha in America 15 June 1912 Talk at 309 West Seventy-eighth Street, New York `Abdu'l-Bahá had been invited to two large churches in Brooklyn and left New York at 10:00 a.m. Some of the Persian and American fri...
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Welcome Behnam!
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"The divine purpose is that men should live in unity, concord and agreement and should love one another. Consider the virtues of the human world and realize that the oneness of humanity is the primary foundation of them all."  (Abdu'l-Baha, Foundations of World Unity, p. 50) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This page is owned by an individual Baha'i who is a member of the U.S. Baha'i community. It is just for sharing, and not sponsored by any Baha'i institution. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ********* ANY posts that quote someone else, including the Baha'i Writings, without giving the complete reference, including page number, will be deleted unless they have a link to the authoritative source!! ************************* ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Baha'i reading material and information can be found at the following:

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1870 - Mirzá Mihdí dies in ‘Akká after falling through a skylight. The photo above is of his resting place on Mt. Carmel. What expressions of devotion, love and thanksgiving must have passed through his lips on that occasion...
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June 21 in Baha'i history - 1912 - Abdu'l-Baha was in Montclair, New Jersey.
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Charles Black

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I'm having trouble finding The Proclamation of Baha'u'llah in the new Baha'i reference library. Any suggestions. The link is given below.
International Archives Building, Bahá'í World Centre. The Bahá'í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá'í writings. It contains selected works of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of Justice, as well as other Bahá'í texts.
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There are 9 links to readings below. Click the first one "Baha'i Library Online". Under "Primary Sources" click the first link "The Baha'i Writings". These books are in alphabetical order. Click #62, "Proclamation of Baha'u'llah". This will lead to a title page with page numbers and topics listed as links. Click any link that interests you to read. Enjoy!
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1912 – Abdul-Baha spoke at 309 West Seventy-eighth Street, New York 1912 – Juliet Thompson recalls the Master that day: The next day, 20 June, we went to Mrs Kasebier's -- Lua, Mrs Hinkle-Smith, and I -- in the car with the...
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Enjoy this Teaching Conference video that just happened recently! There are 2 parts by the way:

https://youtu.be/qufJe-CKuso
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June 18 in Baha'i history - 1983 - Martyrdom of Mona Mahmudnizhad
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My spirit weeps for the Martyrs, such a great soul, her candle will remain lit before the throne of God forever. 
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1897 - Birth of Adelbert Mühlschlegel, Hand of the Cause of God and prominent German Bahá’í 1912 – Abdu'l-Baha spoke at the Fourth Unitarian Church, Beverly Road, Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. This talk is the source of the followi...
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Welcome Megan O.!
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1902 - The Death of Thomas Breakwell Thomas Breakwell breathed his last at seven p.m., on 13 June 1902, at No. 200, rue Faubourg Saint Denis. He was 30 years of age; he had been a Bahá'í for hardly one year. But from that ...
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1912 - Abdul-Baha in America 12 June 1912 Talk at 309 West Seventy-eighth Street, New York After seeing a few seekers and settling the affairs of some friends, He came downstairs and delivered a public address on one of ...
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