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1711402/20141124a) November 23, 2014

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–:–, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Kamal, 2nd Qawl, 171 BE
Perfection, Glory of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Ithnayn, 1st Safar, 1436 AH
Second Day of the week, of The Second Month
Monday, 24th November 2014 AD

–:–. Stats:-

Total 0.

1711401/20141123a) Not “all washed up” and “all washed clean”. November 22, 2014

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05:38, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Jamal, 1st Qawl, 171 BE
Beauty, Splendour of Speech
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Yaum Al-Ahad, 30th Muharram, 1436 AH
First Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Sunday, 23rd November 2014 AD

12:42. Stats:-

United States 1, Total 1.

05:45. I just dreamt that one day my best friend was taunting and mocking me that that special person was coming back to live in Oxford, but that she still wanted nothing to do with me. Later that night, all my stuff, my lifetime of accumulated garbage, was piled up on a sea front, and during the night a heavy sea rose and washed it all away, and there was nothing left afterwards. And although there was just a slight twinge of feeling “gutted”, it quickly passed, and I felt completely liberated, which was nice.

1711319/20141122a) November 21, 2014

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09:15, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Jalal, 19th Qudrat, 171 BE
Glory, Loftiness of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
As-Sabt, 29th Muharram, 1436 AH
Seventh Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Saturday, 22nd November 2014 AD

22:58. Stats:-

United States 7, Total 7.

1711318/20141121a) Weird and Wonderful. November 20, 2014

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08:00, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Istiqlal, 18th Qudrat, 171 BE
Independence, Dominion of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Jumu’ah, 28th Muharram, 1436 AH
Gathering Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Friday, 21st November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 7, United Kingdom 1, ,Total 8.

19:50. It seems to me that life is like war, or like being a detective. Whereas it is billed as non-stop excitement, it is in reality, mostly, just waiting around for something to happen for days on end, or trawling through mountains of paperwork, most of it a complete waste of time, and the very acme of tedium and boredom. And life, rather than being full of excitement, is mostly about the completely mundane, such as buying food, and just keeping someone company, when there is NOTHING to talk about.  And that’s it, nothing more. The preoccupation I have had for years for the weird and wonderful is finally burning itself out, and suddenly everything is mundane and there’s nothing new under the Sun. “And that’s all I’ve got to say about that”.

1711317/20141120a) November 19, 2014

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16:59, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Istijlal, 17th Qudrat, 171 BE
Justice, Sovereignty of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Khamis, 27th Muharram, 1436 AH
Fifth Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Thursday, 20th November 2014 AD

22:34. Stats:-

United States 13, United Kingdom 12, Total 25.

23:00. To quote the Queen, and take “the long view”, what if the United States, notwithstanding the fact that it is the most politicly corrupt nation globally, nevertheless has the capacity to “re-invent itself”? What if, the current shenanigans of “Full Spectrum Dominance” and globally tyranny, WILL actually change into something a bit more accommodating, that is, leading the world in the right direction towards 1) the oneness of mankind, 2) world peace and 3) a world federal government, which the people of the world ARE confident will deliver social justice to all, instead of the 1% elite. IF the destiny of the United States IS to do this for mankind, in the long run, then all this temporary military jingoism is just a fad, a fetish, that with time will fade away and give way to something a bit more principled. But if the United States is destined to fulfil such a high destiny, what of other nations? Are we to befall certain other nations falling under the illusion of grand dreams and promises and then disappoint, as in the case of Nazi Germany? If something good appears to be happening in a country, can we be confident, that it will live up to its own rhetoric? Nazi Germany had a dream that turned into the worst nightmare. Can we trust other dreams to stay pure? We must all be careful not to place our hope in factors that might turn out to be only too fallibly human. And ultimately, the only sure-fire source of vision is God, and THAT can be only too easily misunderstood. Does that make sense?

1711316/20141119a) November 19, 2014

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00:17 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
‘Idal, 16th Qudrat, 171 BE
Justice, Honour of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Arba’aa’, 26th Muharram, 1436 AH
Fourth Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Wednesday, 19th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 25, Germany 1, Total 26.

1711315/20141118a) November 17, 2014

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00:10 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Fidal, 15th Qudrat, 171 BE
Grace, Questions of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Ath-Thalaathaa’, 25th Muharram, 1436 AH
Third Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Tuesday, 18th November 2014 AD
 

23:59. Stats:-

United Kingdom 8, United States 2, Israel 1, India 1, Spain 1, Total 13.

17:28. So, who is on the right side of history, in this world-engulfing contest? Maybe BOTH sides are wrong. “……The multiplication, the diversity and the increasing destructive power of armaments to which both sides, in this world contest, caught in a whirlpool of fear, suspicion and hatred, are rapidly contributing;……” (Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 125).

Also, I am beginning to realise that there is a disjointedness in my attitude to the Holy Land. Someone told me that in the future, the whole world would abandon support for the State of Israel, due to its behaviour towards others, but that in time, the behaviour of its enemies would be worse, and the whole world would switch to support of Israel. Same goes for the US and UK, so maybe there is a mystery that only a few as yet understand, and those few are ahead of the game. IF those few are right, and my perception of social injustice is WRONG “in the long term”, then maybe the attitude of countries such as Russia towards Israel is short-sighted and will be proved wrong in time, and the attitude of countries such as the US and the UK proved right. Obviously the behaviour of Israel, apparently puts Israel “on the wrong side of history”, but maybe this is a temporary situation, the opposite of which will become apparent with time. But I admit that I do NOT understand this mystery. Could it be that the apparent injustices committed by the west and Israel, although deplorable, are NOT as bad as those committed and to be committed in the future, by their opponents? IF the Baha’i Writings are correct, and BOTH sides are wrong, the west’s support for capital against labour and an attitude in Russia perhaps of support for labour against capital, as BOTH being materialistic and BOTH supporting unjustly one side of society against another, without bringing them together in co-operation, then maybe support for one side against the other, the elite against Putin or Putin against the elite, are BOTH wrong, and therefore “taking sides” with ANY nation against its opponents is NOT a Baha’i attitude. Maybe I have been misled into choosing sides, because I DON’T have enough information to make that choice. What if the right side of history is a perspective that I have not accurately perceived? God knows it all, and His Major Plan will go ahead and prove the true understanding, whether fallible mortals like us understand it or not. Maybe I have made a mistake and will be proved wrong, and maybe Mr Putin is destined to have missed some salient points about this whole geo-political situation. Time will tell. Ultimately God has ALL the answers, and mortal men like me are just fumbling around in the dark. Does that make sense?

 

 

1711314/20141117a) November 16, 2014

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00:28 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Kamal, 14th Qudrat, 171 BE
Perfection, Speech of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Al-Ithnayn, 24th Muharram, 1436 AH
Second Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Monday, 17th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United States 4, United Kingdom 4, Qatar 1, Colombia 1, Total 10.

15:48. GUR and GBR increasingly complied with, systematically and consistently, and also taking less time. This will hopefully quickly lead to a more regular sleep pattern. Also leading to an increased spiritual self-empowerment. In time, hopefully, this will lead to increased capability for time management and a more effective, systematic, consistent HW and having more time devoted to HW as well. HW includes housework; sorting, clearing and filing, and further studies. An increasingly realistic reading of my social reality will, perhaps, lead to identifying receptive populations, and seekers, to which to devote more resources of time, energy and action.

1711313/20141116a) 59 years old; really! November 15, 2014

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01:23 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Jamal, 13th Qudrat, 171 BE
Beauty, Power of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Yaum Al-Ahad, 23rd Muharram, 1436 AH
First Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Sunday, 16th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United Kingdom 7, United States 5, Spain 1, Portugal 1, Total 14.

18:30. Went to an annual Jewish Inter-Faith tree-planting today, after which we were treated to 3 sorts of cake (Victoria sponge, coffee and lemon) with tea. And now, back at home, am waiting for “The Sky at Night” I understand at 21:00. A very happy birthday, turning 59. Really!

19:46. “Canada’s Harper, Australia’s Abbott, UK’s Cameron and America’s “empty suit” Obama” – should we really take them seriously? As far as I am concerned they are nothing more than cartoon figures….” They are figure-heads, puppets, taking their instructions from what the Chris Mullin novel (1982) and BBC political drama from 1988 “A Very British Coup” starring Ray McAnally as (Old) Labour landslide PM Harry Perkins ex-steel worker from Sheffield, described as “nameless, faceless, unaccountable civil servants who have held power since the Middle Ages” or words to that effect. Putin is SO popular, simply because he is a real leader, and no one’s puppet.

 

1711312/20141115a) November 14, 2014

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01:23 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time),
Jalal, 12th Qudrat, 171 BE
Glory, Knowledge of Power
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
As-Sabt, 22nd Muharram, 1436 AH
Seventh Day of the week, of The Forbidden Month
Saturday, 15th November 2014 AD

23:59. Stats:-

United Kingdom 5, United States 5, Total 10.

16:58. Today I woke at 12:07, and remembered I had to be at the St Giles Martyrs Memorial by 13:00, for a tour of Oxford Baha’i history. In my addled mind, I somehow calculated that I had just 5 minutes to get up, get dressed, get on my bike, and get peddling furiously. By the time I was ready to set off, I had just 34 minutes to get there. I did it in 24, with 10 minutes to spare, whilst an atheist held a crowd enthralled with his atheistic diatribe dissing religion. During the next 10 minutes, no one else showed up, so a text from me, was answered, telling of a change of date, whose e-mail I had not registered. I cycled home again in a rather more leisurely fashion, though by the time I got home, drenched in a downpour, my weight had gone down to 101.1, which is nice; nearly as good as my recent personal best, which is 100.9. Explanation; my e-mails from the distributor of Cluster-wide e-mails, had gone to “Spam”.

 

 

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