Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
The Compilation of Compilations Vol. I

The Compilation of Compilations Vol. I

Ratings: (0)|Views: 59 |Likes:
Published by Jheniefeer Sayyáh

More info:

Published by: Jheniefeer Sayyáh on Feb 06, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

02/06/2012

pdf

text

original

 
The Compilation of Compilations, Volume I=================================This etext is based on:"The Compilation of Compilations Prepared by the Universal House of Justice1963-1990, Volume I"Copyright 1991 Baha'i Publications AustraliaISBN 0 90991 55 3Printed by Australian Print GroupMaryborough, Victoria, Australia Availability of this etext in no way modifies the copyright status of the abovepublication.This etext is freely available through anonymous internet file-sharing.=================================<pi>Compilation of Compilations, Volume ICONTENTSThe Arts .............................................1Baha'i Burial.........................................9Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster ..........................15Centres of Baha'i Learning ..........................25Chaste and Holy Life ................................45Conservation of the Earth's Resources ...............65Consultation.........................................93Covenant ...........................................111Crisis and Victory .................................131Deepening...........................................187Divorce ............................................235Baha'i Education ...................................245Baha'i Elections ...................................315Establishment of The Universal House of Justice ....319Excellence in all Things ...........................367Family Life ........................................385Feast ..............................................417Health, Healing ....................................459Huququ'llah ........................................489Lifeblood of the Cause (Funds) .....................529<p1>EXTRACTS FROM THE WRITINGS CONCERNING ARTS AND CRAFTSI. From the Writings of Baha'u'llah1. Blessed are those who have fixed their gaze on the realm of glory andhave followed the commandments of the Lord of Names. Blessed is he who in the daysof God will engage in handicrafts. This is a bounty from God, for in this MostGreat Dispensation it is acceptable in the sight of God for man to occupy himselfin a trade which relieveth him of depending upon charity. The craft of every
 
craftsman is regarded as worship.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)2. One of the names of God is the Fashioner. He loveth craftsmanship.Therefore any of His servants who manifesteth this attribute is acceptable in thesight of this Wronged One. Craftsmanship is a book among the books of divinesciences, and a treasure among the treasures of His heavenly wisdom. This is aknowledge with meaning, for some of the sciences are brought forth by words andcome to an end with words.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)3. God grant that thou wilt exert thine utmost to acquire perfections, aswell as proficiency in a craft.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)4. The one true God, exalted be He, loveth to witness handiworks of highcraftsmanship produced by His loved ones. Blessed art thou, for what thy skillhath produced hath reached the presence of thy Lord, the Exiled, the Wronged.Please God every one of His friends may be enabled to acquire one of the crafts,and be confirmed in adhering to what hath been ordained in the Book of God, theAll- Glorious, the All-Wise.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian and Arabic)5. Teach ye your children so that they may peruse the divine verses everymorn and eve. God hath prescribed unto every father to educate his The <p2>children, both boys and girls, in the sciences and in morals, and in crafts andprofessions....(From a Tablet - translated from the Arabic)6. It is incumbent upon the children to exert themselves to the utmost inacquiring the art of reading and writing.... Writing skills that will provide forurgent needs will be enough for some; and then it is better and more fitting thatthey should spend their time in studying those branches of knowledge which are ofuse.As for what the Supreme Pen hath previously set down, the reason is that inevery art and skill, God loveth the highest perfection.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)7. The fifth Taraz concerneth the protection and preservation of thestations of God's servants. One should not ignore the truth of any matter, rathershould one give expression to that which is right and true. The people of Bahashould not deny any soul the reward due to him, should treat craftsmen withdeference, and, unlike the people aforetime, should not defile their tongues withabuse.In this Day the sun of craftsmanship shineth above the horizon of theoccident and the river of arts is flowing out of the sea of that region. One mustspeak with fairness and appreciate such bounty....("Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas" [rev, ed.],(Haifa: Baha'i World Centre, 1978) pp. 38-39)
 
8. The third Tajalli is concerning arts, crafts and sciences. Knowledge isas wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbentupon everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as canprofit the peoples of the earth, and not those which begin with words and end withwords. Great indeed is the claim of scientists and craftsmen on the peoples of theworld. Unto this beareth witness the Mother Book on the day of His return....("Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas", pp. 51-52)9. At the outset of every endeavour, it is incumbent to look to the end ofit. Of all the arts and sciences, set the children to studying those which willresult in advantage to man, will ensure his progress and elevate his <p3> rank.Thus the noisome odours of lawlessness will be dispelled, and thus through thehigh endeavours of the nation's leaders, all will live cradled, secure and inpeace.The Great Being saith: The learned of the day must direct the people toacquire those branches of knowledge which are of use, that both the learnedthemselves and the generality of mankind may derive benefits therefrom....("Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas", pp. 16 & 69)10. The purpose of learning should be the promotion of the welfare of thepeople, and this can be achieved through crafts. It hath been revealed and is nowrepeated that the true worth of artists and craftsmen should be appreciated, forthey advance the affairs of mankind. Just as the foundations of religion are madefirm through the Law of God, the means of livelihood depend upon those who areengaged in arts and crafts. True learning is that which is conducive to the well-being of the world, not to pride and self-conceit, or to tyranny, violence andpillage.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)II. From the Writings and Utterances of 'Abdu'l-Baha11. Every person must have an occupation, a trade or a craft, so that he maycarry other people's burdens, and not himself be a burden to others.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)12. Thou hast written regarding thy meeting with... He hath written that hedesireth to teach thee one of the crafts and show thee affection andconsideration. We beseech God that this purpose may be attained, and thou wiltlearn such a skill, for according to the divine ordinances, every person mustacquire a craft.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)13. He must study every day from morning till noon, so that he may learn howto read and write. From noon till about sunset he should acquire a craft. Thechildren must both learn to read and acquire an art or skill.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian) <p4>14. It is necessary for all to learn a craft, through which the people mayearn their living. This commandment is universal.(From a Tablet - translated from the Persian)

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->