Monday, July 30, 2012
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In the spiritual reality of man, however, all geometrical figures can be simultaneously conceived, while in physical realities one image must be forsaken in order that another may be possible. This is the law of change and transformation, and change and transformation are precursors of mortality. Were it not for this change in form, phenomena would be immortal; but because the phenomenal existence is subject to transformation, it is mortal. The reality of man, however, is possessed of all virtues; it is not necessary for him to give up one image for another as mere physical bodies do. Therefore, in that reality there is no change or transformation; it is immortal and everlasting. The body of man may be in America while his spirit is laboring and working in the Far East, discovering, organizing and planning. While occupied in governing, making laws and erecting a building in Russia, his body is still here in America. What is this power which, notwithstanding that it is embodied in America, is operating at the same time in the Orient, organizing, destroying, upbuilding? It is the spirit of man. This is irrefutable.
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Monday, July 16, 2012
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Friday, July 13, 2012
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
And chuck as much as a woodchuck would
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Mooh as gardaneh moh koloftareh
literally: Hair is thicker than our necks
means: We’re pretty easy going
literally: you understand, you don’t understand
Posted by GWD at 12:06 PM
The physical unification of the planet in our time and the awakening aspirations of the mass of its inhabitants have at last produced the conditions that permit achievement of the ideal, although in a manner far different from that imagined by imperial dreamers of the past.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
The ages of its infancy and childhood are past, never again to return, while the Great Age, the consummation of all ages, which must signalize the coming of age of the entire human race, is yet to come. The convulsions of this transitional and most turbulent period in the annals of humanity are the essential prerequisites, and herald the inevitable approach, of that Age of Ages, “the time of the end,” in which the folly and tumult of strife that has, since the dawn of history, blackened the annals of mankind, will have been finally transmuted into the wisdom and the tranquility of an undisturbed, a universal, and lasting peace, in which the discord and separation of the children of men will have given way to the worldwide reconciliation, and the complete unification of the divers elements that constitute human society.
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Monday, July 09, 2012
Woo-hooI got my head checked
By a jumbo jet
It wasn't easy
But nothing is
The track was originally nicknamed ‘Song 2’ as a working title, but the name stuck. "Song 2" was the second track on the album, Blur, and the second single from the album to be released. It is exactly two minutes and two seconds long, and is also the second track on their compilation Blur: The Best of. The song is also the second song on the second disc on the album Bustin' + Dronin'. It has two choruses, two verses and two bridges. ...
The song was meant to be a parody of American grunge music. Ironically, it was embraced by the same radio stations whose airplay choices the song was parodying in the first place. ...
The song became popular in the UK and overseas upon its release in 1997, and featured on college and modern rock radio stations in the US. It has been licensed worldwide on numerous occasions. Its first appearance came as the title music for the hit video game FIFA: Road to World Cup 98. It has been used in numerous advertisements, including commercials for the Pentium II and Nissan Sentra and television spots for the film Starship Troopers, and it is often heard in association football, ice hockey, and baseball stadiums when goals or runs are scored, or at the end of a winning game for the home team. ...
The American military allegedly requested to use the track at the launch of a new stealth bomber, but the band refused to allow this, as Albarn is an anti-war campaigner.
I beseech you, dear friends, not to allow considerations of numbers, or the consciousness of the limitations of our resources, or even the experience of inevitable setbacks which every mighty undertaking is bound to encounter, to blur your vision, to dim your hopes, or to paralyze your efforts in the prosecution of your divinely appointed task. Neither, do I entreat you, to suffer the least deviation into the paths of expediency and compromise to obstruct those channels of vivifying grace that can alone provide the inspiration and strength vital not only to the successful conduct of its material construction, but to the fulfilment of its high destiny.
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Sunday, July 08, 2012
Through the power released by these exalted words He hath lent a fresh impulse, and set a new direction, to the birds of men’s hearts, and hath obliterated every trace of restriction and limitation from God’s Holy Book.
Baha'u'llah, Tablet of the World
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Friday, July 06, 2012
[A] certain indomitable youth who, fearing ‘Abdu’l-Bahá would not be able to visit the Western states, and unable himself to pay for a train journey to New England, had traveled all the way from Minneapolis to Maine lying on the rods between the wheels of a train.
Posted by GWD at 3:19 PM
I was putting baby Thomas (13 months old) to sleep and was singing our usual bedtime prayer, when Thomas suddenly stopped breastfeeding to join in the singing. He was humming along with me all the way till the end of the prayer, twice! We were singing, in French, the Baha'i Prayer for Children "O God, Guide me" written by 'Abdu'l-Baha.
[I]nfant development researchers (known to each other as “baby watchers”) [know] that babies seem to be much more enthralled by their mothers’ singing than by the voice of a trained performer.
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Thursday, July 05, 2012
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O Thou kind Lord! Make Thou this marriage to bring forth coral and pearls. Thou art verily the All-Powerful, the Most Great, the Ever-Forgiving.
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