Monday, November 17, 2008

A Question Answered

In your faith group, what does sacred ground mean?

For the answer to this question, given by Jack McLean, "Baha'i scholar, teacher, essayist and poet published in the fields of spirituality, Baha'i theology and poetry," go to:

He quotes "They should conduct themselves in such manner that the earth upon which they tread may never be allowed to address to them such words as these: `I am to be preferred above you...'" which is from Gleanings, pp. 7-8. Another mention of sacred ground is:

"For he who had believed in God and in the Manifestation of His beauty was raised from the grave of heedlessness, gathered together in the sacred ground of the heart, quickened to the life of faith and certitude, and admitted into the paradise of the divine presence. What paradise can be loftier than this, what ingathering mightier, and what resurrection greater? Indeed, should a soul be acquainted with these mysteries, he would grasp that which none other hath fathomed." -Baha'u'llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries, paragraph 58, p. 42


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