Saturday, September 30, 2017

"Be thou as a throbbing artery, pulsating in the body of the entire creation ..."

Kings Park, Winnipeg @ 2017 Chuck Egerton

"Whoso firmly believeth today in the rebirth of man and is fully conscious that God, the Most Exalted, wieldeth supreme ascendancy and absolute authority over this new creation, verily such a man is reckoned with them that are endued with insight in this most great Revelation. Unto this beareth witness every discerning believer.

Walk thou high above the world of being through the power of the Most Great Name, that thou mayest become aware of the immemorial mysteries and be acquainted with that wherewith no one is acquainted. Verily, thy Lord is the Helper, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed. Be thou as a throbbing artery, pulsating in the body of the entire creation, that through the heat generated by this motion there may appear that which will quicken the hearts of those who hesitate."


"The Beautiful Struggle: Understanding Racism and Transforming Words into Deeds" Ruha Benjamin

ABS 2017 Ruha Benjamin - The Beautiful Struggle Understanding Racism and Transforming Words into Deeds from Association for Baha'i Studies on Vimeo.

Friday, September 29, 2017

"By God! In earthly riches fear is hidden and peril is concealed."

Bahji at Dusk @ 2017 Chuck Egerton

"ALTHOUGH the Realm of Glory hath none of the vanities of the world, yet within the treasury of trust and resignation We have bequeathed to Our heirs an excellent and priceless Heritage. Earthly treasures We have not bequeathed, nor have We added such cares as they entail. By God! In earthly riches fear is hidden and peril is concealed. Consider ye and call to mind that which the All-Merciful hath revealed in the Qur’án: “Woe betide every slanderer and defamer, him that layeth up riches and counteth them.”1 Fleeting are the riches of the world; all that perisheth and changeth is not, and hath never been, worthy of attention, except to a recognized measure."
1. Qur'án 104:1-21.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Blessed by Chuck and Dawn Egerton -- password: blessed

Blessed is the spot, and the house,
and the place, and the city,
and the heart, and the mountain,
and the refuge, and the cave,
and the valley, and the land,
and the sea, and the island,
and the meadow where mention
of God hath been made,
and His praise glorified.

Blessed Is The Spot - a prayer by Bahá'u'lláh. 
Music by Friends in Vancouver.  
Photographs © 2017 Chuck and Dawn Egerton. 
Beginning calligraphy by Mishkin-Qalam, 
closing calligraphy by Ayatollah Abdol-Hamid Masoumi-Tehrani.
© 2017 Chuck and Dawn Egerton

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world. "

Butterfly in Dawn's Garden © 2017 Chuck Egerton

"Say: Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name, the Maker, the Creator. Its manifestations are diversified by varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs for men of discernment. Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world. It is a dispensation of Providence ordained by the Ordainer, the All-Wise. Were anyone to affirm that it is the Will of God as manifested in the world of being, no one should question this assertion. It is endowed with a power whose reality men of learning fail to grasp. Indeed a man of insight can perceive naught therein save the effulgent splendor of Our Name, the Creator. Say: This is an existence which knoweth no decay, and Nature itself is lost in bewilderment before its revelations, its compelling evidences and its effulgent glory which have encompassed the universe."
Bahá'u'lláh, Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh After the Kitab-i-Aqdas