MESSAGE FROM THE BELOVED GUARDIAN. (NEAL CHASE)
A new Group has been formed "AbhaParadise".
Welcome to AbhaParadise, a free, easy-to-use email group service. Please take a moment to review this message. Details concerning how to access web-features are attached below at the end of this message.
My name is Neal Chase. I became a Baha'i in 1985 after attending Firesides at the home of Dr. Leland Jensen, my mentor in the Faith.
At that time the internet was only beginning. This technology enables the friends from all over the world who are the co-workers and dedicated adherents of the Guardian to associate with one another in the specific focus of the advancing the teaching effort at this time in company with myself, the living promised one who fulfills the criteria of the Baha'i Covenant as well as Prophecy by my prophesied name, prophesied date, prophesied address, and prophesied mission.
The purpose of this is to enable the people to have this type of association with a religious teacher and educator who makes just such an authoritative claim in order that the people may make their own personal adjustments in preparation for meeting and reunion with the Supreme Universal Manifestation of God Himself seated upon the throne of Reality in the afterlife of the next world.
As these two worlds inter-penetrate one another, the true believer who comes into contact with the throne upon the earth (David's throne) undergoes rapid spiritual, emotional, and intellectual acceleration upon "the Path of Positive Knowledge" (Iqan) that Baha'u'llah has described as the "quickening" in His Book of the Covenant (Kitab-i-Ahd).
This group meeting is best styled as the Outer Sanctuary of the Temple of God. In reality it is immediate access to the true "School of the Prophets" and the promised one. Members are free to remove themselves at anytime.
II. GROUP DESCRIPTION (see photo online)
THE SCHOOL OF THE PROPHETS
"Teaching the Cause is of the utmost importance for it is the head corner-stone of the foundation itself." (W&T, p. 10)
This is a special discussion board for deepening in the cutting edge of the teaching effort.
The focus is upon Baha'i topics relevant to the Cause. Also upon personal expression--the arts and sciences--in harmony with the spiritual teachings for today:
"By this all men will know that you are my disciples, that you love one another" (John 13:35 NIV)
The goal is to create a healthful and vibrant space for accelerating both personal and community growth under the provisions of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah.
This space is a place not unlike the Outer Sanctuary of the Temple (see photo) where some of the friends may meet and associate with one another in company with the the Promised One for today who fulfills the Criteria in the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha (see page 12 and 15) for the living Guardian of the Baha'i faith seated upon the throne of King David that is to last for ever (Is. 9:6,7; Psalms 89; Proc. Baha'u'llah, p. 89, etc.).
The spiritual atmosphere of decorum, inner-serenity, and support for outer honest expression is maintained by the Positive Spiritual Vortex generated by the Spiritual Maturity of the members themselves united as one soul in one body, active and striving to win their own spiritual stations.
May God advance His Cause through the channel of these invincible and immortal souls!
III. Henry V - Act 3, Scene 1
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'