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Characteristics of Clusters that show Progress  by Mr. Donoval

These are personal notes taken while listening to this talk. They do not reflect the whole talk, may very well include misunderstandings, for sure does not cover all that was said during the talk, conveys the subjects and his reasoning in a much more condense form than the talk itself, and the text is my text reflecting what I understood to have been conveyed.

Mr. Donoval (member of the International Teaching Centre) talked about a few things successful clusters share. In other words, he elaborated on what clusters that have shown progress have in common. These are:

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Tom Price has been travelling in Europe giving his talks at various summer schools on the topic of 12 signs of love. It is a very interesting topic and Tom Price presents it very straightforward, with a good sense of humour and it shows he has given a lot of thought on the topics. Here are some notes from his talks delivered at the Finnish Summer School this year. You can download 12 Signs of Love as pdf.

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What does it mean to be a Bahá’í?

Notes from a Talk given by Mr. Gustavo Correa (member of the Universal House of Justice)

These are personal notes taken while listening to this talk. They do not reflect the whole talk, may very well include misunderstandings, for sure does not cover all that was said during the talk, conveys the subjects and his reasoning in a much more condense form than the talk itself, and the text is my text reflecting what I understood to have been conveyed.

 

Mr. Correa began the talk by asking the question “What does it mean to be a Bahá’í?”

In its simple form, he said, it is perhaps to accept Bahá’u’lláh as the Manifestation of God for this day and try to live according to the Teachings He has given us.

He then continued that we could also say that it is to increase spirituality i.e. to strive to become increasingly more spiritual. We know that we all have the “capacity” to recognize the Manifestation of God. We also know that we have we have different capacities, each one of us having a different measure. However, we don’t know how much this capacity is. However much we develop, we should remember that there is more room for becoming spiritual and as we grow, we also develop and increase our capacity.

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At a summer school in 2009, Dr. Steven Phelps delivered a talk about the Bahai Faith and Atheism. In my opinion, it moved beyond the traditional dialogue on the matter as it had a new perspective and a fresh approach. I appreciated it and I think there are many more who will find it very useful for their personal deepening and understanding of the matter. Here is a transcript of the talk, revised and edited by Dr. Steven Phelps himself. You can access the document here The Bahai Faith and Atheism by Dr. Steven Phelps. Enjoy.

Some years ago, Ms.Bahiyyih Nakhjavani gave a series of talks about the style of the language of Shoghi Effendi. A friend of mine was there and took quite detailed notes. It was some really interesting and new things for me. I am posting my notes based largely on my friends notes. I hope you will find it as interesting as I did. Here are the notes Style of the Language of Shoghi Effendi – notes

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