Recent Baha'i literature published:

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Just released in the past few days is a newly translated into English volume of the Writings of Baha'u'llah "The Tabernacle of Unity". I ordered my copies back about three months ago and have been eagerly waiting for them to arrive by post and yesterday arrive they did! I was very pleased and excited to receive them. Baha'is are always excited when this happens. This new volume has letters responding to questions from Zoroastrians and has a few references to Hinduism and Zoroastrianism I had not seen before.

Here is the press release:


-- A new volume of selected writings by Baha'u'llah, entitled "The Tabernacle of Unity," has been recently translated and published in English.

This latest publication of the Baha'i World Centre contains five "tablets" - letters - written by Baha'u'llah to individuals of Zoroastrian background in the 1800s. As such, these tablets provide important insights into the interrelatedness of religion.

The first two tablets presented in this book are based on questions posed to Baha'u'llah by a Manikchi Sahib, a diplomat representing the Parsees of India in Persia. Manikchi Sahib had become an admirer of Baha'u'llah and therefore decided to pose certain questions that he had concerning issues of religion.

The last three tablets contained in this book are addressed to other early Baha'is of Zoroastrian background that had similar questions.

Though all of these tablets were addressed to individuals who had Zoroastrian roots, Baha'u'llah's responses to these inquiries are not limited to a Zoroastrian perspective. ..."

(to read the complete article go to the site below)


Source:

http://news.bahai.org/story/466

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- Art
 
Excerpt from "The Tabernacle of Unity"

The Perfect Intellect alone can provide true guidance and direction.

Thus were these sublime words revealed by the Pen of the Most High, exalted be His glory, in response to this question:

"The Tongue of Wisdom proclaimeth: He that hath Me not is bereft of all things. Turn ye away from all that is on earth and seek none else but Me. I am the Sun of Wisdom and the Ocean of Knowledge. I cheer the faint and revive the dead. I am the guiding Light that illumineth the way. I am the royal Falcon on the arm of the Almighty. I unfold the drooping wings of every broken bird and start it on its flight."

Consider how clearly the answer hath been revealed from the heaven of divine knowledge.

Blessed are those who ponder it, who reflect upon it, and who apprehend its meaning!

By the Intellect mentioned above is meant the universal Divine Mind. ...one most search after Him Who is the ultimate Source of knowledge and strive to recognize Him.

~ Baha'u'llah in "The Tabernacle of Unity" 2.22-2.23
 
Another excerpt from The Tabernacle of Divine Unity:

"It becometh him who expoundeth the Word of God to deliver it with the utmost goodwill, kindness and compassion. As to him that embraceth the truth and is honoured with recognizing Him, his name shall be recorded in the Crimson Book among the inmates of the all-highest Paradise.

Should a soul fail, however, to accept the truth, it is no wise permissible to contend with him... In matters of religion every form of fanaticism, hatred, dissension and strife is strictly forbidden."

~ Baha'u'llah in The Tabernacle of Unity 2.35
 
"O servants!

Ye are even as saplings in a garden, which are near to perishing for want of water. Wherefore revive your souls with the heavenly water that is raining down from the clouds of divine bounty.

Words must be followed by deeds. Whoso accepteth the words of the Friend is in truth a man of deeds; otherwise a dead carcass is verily of greater worth."

~ Baha'u'llah

The Tabernacle of Divine Unity" 4.9
 
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