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Quotes by 'Abdu'l-Baha ... Peace
« on: November 28, 2013, 06:20:59 PM »

During the last six thousand years nations have hated
one another, it is now time to stop. War must cease. Let us be united and
love one another and await the result. We know the effects of war are bad.
So let us try, as an experiment, peace, and if the results of peace are bad,
then we can choose if it would be better to go back to the old state of war!
Let us in any case make the experiment. If we see that unity brings Light
we shall continue it. For six thousand years we have been walking on
the left-hand path; let us walk on the right-hand path now. We have
passed many centuries in darkness, let us advance towards the light.

                                                   ~ 'Abdul-Baha, 'Abdu'l-Baha in London, page 61-62

I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love
and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought
of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring
destruction to all harmony, well-being, restfulness and content.

Thoughts of love are constructive of brotherhood, peace, friendship, and happiness.

When soldiers of the world draw their swords to kill, soldiers of God clasp each other's hands!
So may all the savagery of man disappear by the Mercy of God, working through the pure in heart
and the sincere of soul. Do not think the peace of the world an ideal impossible to attain!

Nothing is impossible to the Divine Benevolence of God.

If you desire with all your heart, friendship with every race on earth, your thought,
spiritual and positive, will spread; it will become the desire of others, growing stronger
and stronger, until it reaches the minds of all men.

Do not despair! Work steadily. Sincerity and love will conquer hate. How many seemingly
impossible events are coming to pass in these days! Set your faces steadily towards the
Light of the World. Show love to all; `Love is the breath of the Holy Spirit in the heart of Man'.
Take courage! God never forsakes His children who strive and work and pray! Let your hearts
be filled with the strenuous desire that tranquillity and harmony may encircle all this
warring world. So will success crown your efforts, and with the universal brotherhood
will come the Kingdom of God in peace and goodwill.

                                                         ~ Abdu'l-Baha, Paris Talks (page 29-30)

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ~~Baha'u'llah

The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. ~~Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come