Why Lemony?
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March 13, 2004

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Here's my all time favorite quote from the Baha'i writings. It never gets old for me:

"God grant that all men may turn unto the treasuries latent within their own beings." -Baha'u'llah (from Gleanings)

To me, it's a promise that there is always more to learn and discover and grow. That each person has a beautiful potential, and that, in order to be selfless and full of love for others, you have to know yourself first and be aware of your purpose of developing spiritual qualities through love and service to God and humanity.

And the context of this quote is great too. It's in a passage where Baha'u'llah is asking people to not be the cause of strife, that 'leads to bloodshed' and which 'religious difference provoke', but instead to look inside and use their heads and hearts to figure out what is real and good, and they all have the potential to do that!

It's a great call to thinking for yourself and trying to figure out how to have a positive influence in the world, which have been my great topics of interest lately.

What's your #1 inspiring quote? For all you people fasting, have you found any new ones this year? I would love to hear it, and why. Let a little of the fast rub off on me.

Posted by Bahiyyih at March 13, 2004 07:46 AM