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With the help of my friend, I gathered most the Writings of Bahaullah that is available in English and then made an analysis of which words are most frequently used. This kind of analysis is at best very limited. A very wise man explained to me that even if one finds something interesting, one still needs to read all the text to be able to verify it. This is simply the result of a little too much time on and curiosity. The analysis is not perfect and is not complete. It is however close enough in my opinion. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that some writings will occur twice (such as extracts from Iqan will occur both in the Kitab-i-Iqan and Gleanings). The other is that it’s not all the Writings of Bahaullah. There are many passages from the Writings of Bahaullah that occur in the Writings of Shoghi Effendi and I have not included them in the analysis. However, it should be close enough. From what I understand, if one has a large enough sample, the most frequently used words will be the same even if the number of occurrences of each word might differ slightly. So take it for what it is, just some fun statistics and nothing more.

I have omitted all the words such as “the”, “if”, “and” and so on. However, the analysis has been sensitive to the use of case letters. This is important as “He” is not the same as “he” in the Writings of Bahaullah. Below you will find the top ten most frequently used words and it might not be so surprising to see that most of them refer to God. I have also attached a pdf that ranks the top 50 words here Word Frequency of Bahaullahs Writings

1 God 5548
2 Thy 5357
3 His 3834
4 He 2744
5 O 2456
6 Thou 2050
7 Thee 2041
8 Him 1998
9 I 1953
10 Lord 1858

I did a word frequency analysis on the Ridvan Message 2010 just for fun. Afterwards, I noticed that it gave me a better understanding of the “whole picture” so to say. Looking at what words are used the most, I believe one can get a fair view of what issues the Message is focusing on. There are probably more uses one can derive from word frequency but my limited mind has not come up with any substantial ones. I welcome all suggestions from you.

Excluding all words such as “the”, “as” etc, here is the list of the 25 most frequently used words in the Ridvan Message 2010.

Rank Word No of times
1 community 32
2 cluster/s 30
3 social 29
4 spiritual 26
5 capacity 23
6 friends 20
7 process 18
8 action 17
9 life 17
10 programme 16
11 society 15
12 study 15
13 youth 15
14 junior 14
15 knowledge 14
16 learning 14
17 faith 13
18 believers 11
19 classes 11
20 efforts 11
21 human 11
22 institute 11
23 teaching 11
24 teachings 11
25 activities 10

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