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1710109/20140329a) Meine Lieblings! March 29, 2014

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Jalal, 9th Baha, 171 BE
Glory, Names of Splendour
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Saturday, 29th March 2014 AD
 

Spent some of the day with a Muslim friend from Georgia, helping him with conversational English. Verbs amended by prepositions are a bit tricky. Listened, rapt to a Celtic duo called Der Celt touting their CDs and playing a guitar feverishly, accompanied by a singer with a flute like instrument also played furiously. Memories of Dublin at the turn of the year 2007 into 2008 amidst H No 4. More heady times. The spirit of Eire. Also with a trip to the Pitts Rivers Natural History Museum thrown in. My theory that the north pole with in Canada during the Ice Age was borne out by a global map at the beginning of the Holocene Era 11 thousand and a half years ago, with next to no ice over Siberia compared to masses over Canada and Western Europe. However “the authorities” seem reluctant to postulate a pole shift of 33 degrees or so about the time of the end of the Ice Age, unlike maverick renegades like Graham Hancock, in “Fingerprints of the Gods”, around that time, perhaps coinciding with Noah’s Flood. I am looking forward to seeing Russell Crowe in that lead role. I’m ignoring the anti-God rants of Bill Maher, together with all other angry militant new atheists, who seem to rule the mainstream airwaves. And later, when he left to attend a pre-arranged gym session, I bought 10 plastic hangers for my wardrobe, an ice cream, and printed off a list of the Oxford Electorate for the forthcoming annual election coming up next month. Amidst the dulcit tones of King Crimson from “Lizard” and “In the Wake of Poseidon” and “In the Court of the Crimson King”. Working on The Net is so much nicer with decent headphones through which to listen to fantastic music, as opposed to the tinny and small speakers which are my only outlet as yet for music from my laptop. Perhaps I should invest in some headphones that I can plug into my laptop. Now, its 16:43 on terminal 14, and I think I should break off, and cycle home for some food, more reading of The Writings, and perhaps some more King Crimson. Au revoir, meine lieblings!

1710108/20140328a) H No 6. March 28, 2014

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Istiqlal, 8th Baha, 171 BE
Independence, Perfection of Splendour
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Friday, 28th March 2014 AD

Watching my favourite episode of The Doctor, ever, episode 5.11, “The Lodger”. And now episode 5.12 “The Pandorica Opens”. Heady days, June 2010, and H No 6. When Venus seemed too bright in the evening. And when a star in the north east seemed to shine green in the south east before dawn. And when all sorts of environmental factors seemed to make life difficult. A spiders’ nest in the flower bed in front of my bay window, a carpet that made my feet tingle, and the feeling my brain was being fried by DEW. Not to mention my phones bleeping at 03:00. Or was that 2012? So what happened on 26th June 2010? No idea. Silents will fall?

As in:- “64. O OPPRESSORS ON EARTH! Withdraw your hands from tyranny, for I have pledged Myself not to forgive any man’s injustice. This is My covenant which I have irrevocably decreed in the preserved tablet and sealed with My seal.” (Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words).

And, “How great, how very great is the Cause; how very fierce the onslaught of all the peoples and kindreds of the earth! Erelong shall the clamor of the multitude throughout Africa, throughout America, the cry of the European and of the Turk, the groaning of India and China be heard from far and near. One and all they shall arise with all their power to resist His Cause. Then shall the Knights of the Lord, assisted by grace from on high, strengthened by faith, aided by the power of understanding and reinforced by the legions of the Covenant, arise and make manifest the truth of the verse: ‘Behold the confusion that hath befallen the tribes of the defeated!'” (Shoghi Effendi, Baha’i Administration, p. 123).

And, “Soon,” He predicts, “will the present-day order be rolled up, and a new one spread out in its stead.” “After a time,” He also has written, “all the governments on earth will change. Oppression will  117  envelop the world. And following a universal convulsion, the sun of justice will rise from the horizon of the unseen realm.” “The whole earth,” He, moreover, has stated, “is now in a state of pregnancy. The day is approaching when it will have yielded its noblest fruits, when from it will have sprung forth the loftiest trees, the most enchanting blossoms, the most heavenly blessings.” “All nations and kindreds,” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá likewise has written, “…will become a single nation. Religious and sectarian antagonism, the hostility of races and peoples, and differences among nations, will be eliminated. All men will adhere to one religion, will have one common faith, will be blended into one race, and become a single people. All will dwell in one common fatherland, which is the planet itself.” (Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come, p. 116)

BTW, H = Hospitalisation. As in 1) 1976, 2) 1993, 3) 1997, 4) 2007, 5) 2008, 6) 2010, 7) 2011, 8) 2012.

Now for “The Bourne Supremacy”, the 3rd of 3 about Jason Bourne, an MKUltraed asset of the security services of the US government, assassin programmed, but whether it was against his will or not? I can’t be bothered. There’s a better side to life than being a victim of the western system. I’ll try “Lethal Weapon 4” with Martin Riggs, Roger Murtagh and Lorna Riggs. Ditto, can’t be bothered. 21:38, better to switch off the TV and read from The Writings.

1710107/20140327a) The Spirit of Dublin ’82. March 27, 2014

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Istijlal, 7th Baha, 171 BE
Majesty, Words of Splendour
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Thursday, 27th March 2014 AD

 

Listening to Adib’s talk from the Dublin Conference in 1982, listening to Paul Lample in a recent talk, explains a great deal about having a wider perspective, a longer view, of my own situation in a bigger picture. This quotation appeared on FB earlier, ““The Guardian wishes me to draw the attention of the friends through you that they should be very careful in their public utterance not to mention any political figures … either side with them or denounce them. This is the first thing to bear in mind. Otherwise they will involve the friends in political matters, which is definitely dangerous for the Cause.” (Directives from the Guardian, p. 55). It reminded me of what our response to the exhortations of the Baha’i Institutions should be, as reported by Betty Goode at the memorial meeting for Mr David Hofman some years ago. It should be a response of obedience which is “immediate, exact and complete”, or words to that effect. No more sharing of comments or making comments about any political leaders. And a renewed steadfastness in clinging to His Covenant, and ignoring those comments which only seem to suggest negativity, those whisperings which appear to cast aspersions. And suddenly, a decision to read the book called “Forces of Our Time” by Hooper C Dunbar 2009.

1710106/20140326a) What bestowal is greater than this? March 26, 2014

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‘Idal, 6th Baha, 171 BE
Justice, Mercy of Splendour
Year number 19, Vahid, (Unity)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Wednesday, 26th March 2014 AD

“77. O SON OF JUSTICE! In the night-season the beauty of the immortal Being hath repaired from the emerald height of fidelity unto the Sadratu’l-Muntaha, and wept with such a weeping that the concourse on high and the dwellers of the realms above wailed at His lamenting. Whereupon there was asked, Why the wailing and weeping? He made reply: As bidden I waited expectant upon the hill of faithfulness, yet inhaled not from them that dwell on earth the fragrance of fidelity. Then summoned to return I beheld, and lo! certain doves of holiness were sore tried within the claws of the dogs of earth. Thereupon the Maid of heaven hastened forth unveiled and resplendent from Her mystic mansion, and asked of their names, and all were told but one. And when urged, the first letter thereof was uttered, whereupon the dwellers of the celestial chambers rushed forth out of their habitation of glory. And whilst the second letter was pronounced they fell down, one and all, upon the dust. At that moment a voice was heard from the inmost shrine: “Thus far and no farther.” Verily We bear witness to that which they have done and now are doing.” (Baha’u’llah, Persian Hidden Words).

“Thou hast been born of the spirit and hast entered the Kingdom of God. What bestowal is greater than this? Ever remember it.” ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

I’m told that the 2 letters uttered are B and H, the first two letters of the Arabic word Bha, transliterated into English as Baha, though the first A, a short vowel, is not written, in Arabic. But the 3rd letter was not uttered, since He hath said, “Thus far and no farther”. So, what is this “A” that has NOT been uttered in the Most Great Revelation of Baha’u’llah? What is the A? This is what the Bab has said:-

“In a communication addressed to the American believers I have in the course of my explanation of the station of the Báb made a passing reference to the incomparable greatness of the Revelation of which He considered Himself to be the humble Precursor. He Whom Bahá’u’lláh has acclaimed in the Kitáb-i-Íqán as that promised Qá’im Who has manifested no less than twenty-five out of the twenty-seven letters which all the Prophets were destined to reveal — so great a Revealer has Himself testified to the preeminence of that superior Revelation that was soon to supersede His own. “The germ,” the Báb asserts in the Persian Bayan, “that holds within itself the potentialities of the Revelation that is to come is endowed with a potency superior to the combined forces of all those who follow me.” “Of all the tributes,” He again affirms, “I have paid to Him Who is to come after Me, the greatest is this, My written confession, that no words of Mine can adequately describe Him, nor can any reference to Him in My Book, the Bayan, do justice to His Cause.” “The Bayan,” He in that same Book categorically declares, “and whosoever is therein revolve round the saying of ‘Him Whom God shall make manifest,’ even as the Alif (the Gospel) and whosoever was therein revolved round the saying of Muhammad, the Apostle of God.” “A thousand perusals of the Bayan,” He further remarks, “cannot equal the perusal of a single verse to be revealed by ‘Him Whom God shall make manifest.’… Today the Bayan is in the stage of seed; at the beginning of the manifestation of ‘Him Whom God shall make manifest’ its ultimate perfection will become apparent…. The Bayan and such as are believers therein yearn more ardently after Him than the yearning of any lover after his beloved…. The Bayan deriveth all its glory from ‘Him Whom God shall make manifest.’ All blessing be upon him who believeth in Him and woe betide him that rejecteth His truth.” (Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 100)

And it also refers to the Bab Himself, as in, ”

paragraph 157 “Behold, the “mystery of the Great Reversal in the Sign of the Sovereign” hath now been made manifest. Well is it with him whom God hath aided to recognize the “Six” raised up by virtue of this “Upright Alif”; he, verily, is of those whose faith is true. How many the outwardly pious who have turned away, and how many the wayward who have drawn nigh, exclaiming: “All praise be to Thee, O Thou the Desire of the worlds!” In truth, it is in the hand of God to give what He willeth to whomsoever He willeth, and to withhold what He pleaseth from whomsoever He may wish. He knoweth the inner secrets of the hearts and the meaning hidden in a mocker’s wink. How many an embodiment of heedlessness who came unto Us with purity of heart have We established upon the seat of Our acceptance; and how many an exponent of wisdom have We in all justice consigned to the fire. We are, in truth, the One to judge. He it is Who is the manifestation of “God doeth whatsoever He pleaseth”, and abideth upon the throne of “He ordaineth whatsoever He chooseth”. (Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 75).

And in the guidance notes from the Universal House of Justice, “note 172. “the “Six” raised up by virtue of this “Upright Alif” from paragraph # 157″ “In his writings, Shaykh Ahmad-i-Ahsa’i placed great emphasis on the Arabic letter “Vav”. In The Dawn-Breakers, Nabil states that this letter “symbolized for the Báb the advent of a new cycle of Divine Revelation, and has since
been alluded to by Bahá’u’lláh in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas in such passages as ‘the mystery of the Great Reversal’ and ‘the Sign of the Sovereign'”. The name for the letter “Vav” consists of three letters: Vav, Alif, Vav. According to the abjad reckoning, the numerical value of each of these letters is 6, 1 and 6 respectively. Shoghi Effendi in a letter written on his behalf to one of the believers in the East provides an interpretation of this verse of the Aqdas. He states that the “Upright Alif” refers to the advent of the Báb. The first letter with its value of six, which comes before the Alif, is a symbol of earlier Dispensations and Manifestations which predate the Báb, while the third letter, which also has a numerical value of six, stands for Bahá’u’lláh’s  supreme Revelation which was made manifest after the Alif.”

So, the A is absent from the Revelation of Baha’u’llah, perhaps, as in The Hidden Words, but it IS present in the Gospel of Jesus and in the Person of The Bab. Maybe this A is a bestowal greater than entering the Kingdom. Maybe the A represents not only entering the Kingdom, which is becoming a Baha’i, but also something more, something deeper and more powerful. The essence of the Gospel of Jesus, that grace that comes with being born again, that dieing to self, as Baha’u’llah mentions in The Hidden Words, “7. O SON OF MAN! If thou lovest Me, turn away from thyself; and if thou seekest My pleasure, regard not thine own; that thou mayest die in Me and I may eternally live in thee.” (Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words). Maybe the Alif means a Baha’i not only for whom his religion is Baha’i, but one of those rarer Baha’is whose life is lived for the Baha’i Faith, and who understands the Grace inherent in the Gospel of Jesus, who understands the Bab, as in “Dominating the entire range of this fascinating spectacle towers the incomparable figure of Bahá’u’lláh, transcendental in His majesty, serene, awe-inspiring, unapproachably glorious. Allied, though subordinate in rank, and invested with the authority of presiding with Him over the destinies of this supreme Dispensation, there shines upon this mental picture the youthful glory of the Báb, infinite in His tenderness, irresistible in His charm, unsurpassed in His heroism, matchless in the dramatic circumstances of His short yet eventful life. And finally there emerges, though on a plane of its own and in a category entirely apart from the one occupied by the twin Figures that preceded Him, the vibrant, the magnetic personality of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, reflecting to a degree that no man, however exalted his station, can hope to rival, the glory and power with which They who are the Manifestations of God are alone endowed.” (Shoghi Effendi, The World Order of Baha’u’llah, p. 97). Maybe such a Baha’i understands the Alif in the Baha’i Revelation, even though it is not explicitly discussed by Baha’is, is only demonstrated by Baha’is in deeds and not words, is there in the Baha’i Revelation, just as in the New Testament, in the concepts of Divine Grace, the mystery of sacrifice, the being born again, and attaining spiritual rebirth and spiritual transformation with the spirit of faith, but not grasped by all Baha’is, many of whom are further back in their spiritual journey, for whom Baha’i is their religion, not their whole life. For many years, my father insisted that religion should be just a part of life, not the “be all and end all” of a person’s life. Perhaps my father felt that people had their respective religions, but that no one had the right to be born again and die to self in order to be born again. Perhaps that was his fear, fear of dieing to self, fear of extinction, fear of losing “self” in one’s religion so that teaching it, which he forbade, becomes the Baha’i’s “the dominating passion of his life”. THAT was to him, becoming a bigot, becoming a Baha’i who was NOT acceptable. The idea for example of putting one’s faith BEFORE one’s job, was NOT acceptable. He did not understand religion, except as a philospohical guide. For religion to be one’s life was to him anathema. It was that “A” that I was looking for INSIDE the Baha’i Faith. And I found it, but lost it again by conditioning my acceptance of it, with the proviso that I be allowed to be with the woman I loved. God said that such conditioning is NOT acceptable. So I fell from grace. As in “LXXV. Tear asunder, in My Name, the veils that have grievously blinded your vision, and, through the power born of your belief in the unity of God, scatter the idols of vain imitation. Enter, then, the holy paradise of the good-pleasure of the All-Merciful. Sanctify your souls from whatsoever is not of God, and taste ye the sweetness of rest within the pale of His vast and mighty Revelation, and beneath the shadow of His supreme and infallible authority. Suffer not yourselves to be wrapt in the dense veils of your selfish desires, inasmuch as I have perfected in every one of you My creation, so that the excellence of My handiwork may be fully revealed unto men. It follows, therefore, that every man hath been, and will continue to be, able of himself to appreciate the Beauty of God, the Glorified. Had he not been endowed with such a capacity, how could he be called to account for his failure? If, in the Day when all the peoples of the earth will be gathered together, any man should, whilst standing in the presence of God, be asked: “Wherefore hast thou disbelieved in My Beauty and turned away from My Self,” and if such a man should reply and say: “Inasmuch as all men have erred, and none hath been found willing to turn his face to the Truth, I, too, following their example, have grievously failed to recognize the Beauty of the Eternal,” such a plea will, assuredly, be rejected. For the faith of no man can be conditioned by any one except himself. ” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 142).

 

1710105/20140325a) Despair again. March 25, 2014

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Fidal, 5th Baha, 171 BE
Grace, Light of Splendour
Year number 18, Abha, (Most Luminous)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Tuesday, 25th March 2014 AD
 

Text at 21:54:- “God clearly hates me. I wish He would kill me and consign me to hell, rather than prolong this torture.”

FB at approximately 23:00:- “An example of magical thinking. Going through the same actions time and time again, looking for new e-mails in Yahoo and Hotmail, looking at my on-line current account, see if there are any new posts of interest on FB, see if there is anything worth looking at on TV or on iplayer, just in case there is something that changes reality or my perception of it. But reality stays the same, empty, meaningless, pointless.”

I suppose its yet more magical thinking that putting my heart out on my blog is actually going to make any difference to the situation, as if there’s a guardian angel with magical super-powers out there somewhere reading my blog, and then pulling strings to change my pathetic reality. My heart continuing to have an endless supply of hope, against all the rational empirical evidence that there is no reason for hope, continues to appall my mind, and lead my heart on a wild goose chase with no end but failure, emptiness, meaninglessness and pointlessness. The mind destroying tension and conflict between hope and despair has always been there, my mind fighting with my heart like Spock versus McCoy, and Kirk looking on with complete apathy, doing nothing but register the futility of doing anything at all.

An effective distraction:- A Channel 4 expose of The Secrets of the Vatican, another prurient fascination for the crimes of the Old World Order, taking my mind off the mind-bending futility of my own pathetic existence.

1710101/20140321a) Russia, America and a second Cold War. March 21, 2014

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Istiqlal, 1st Baha, 171 BE
Independence, Splendour of Splendour
Year number 18, Abha, (Most Luminous)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Friday, 21st March 2014 AD

It seems to me that regarding Ukraine, the whole western world is suffering from believing in delusions and lies, and no one seems to notice but the peoples of Russia, Crimea eastern Ukraine. The west seems to be suffering from collective psychosis.

Was watching “The Italian Job” (1969) starring Michael Caine, but seen it before and am now watching “Aliens” (1986) the Director’s Cut, with its fantastic soundtrack by James Horner, not to mention Ellen Ripley, Hicks, Newt and “Bishop” (“we’re not?), with more footage from the colonists on LV426. “Express elevator to hell, going down!”

1701916/20140317a) Captain Scarlet, Indestructible. March 17, 2014

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Kamal, 16th Ala, 170 BE
Perfection, Honour of Loftiness
Year number 18, Abha, (Most Luminous)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Monday, 17th March 2014 AD

After turning on my laptop at 13:35. What if someone was right to ask maybe in 2007, “Where has all the life gone?” Because a series of detonations of “psyche bombs” as in the “uplift” novels of ex-NASA scientist David Brin, “Startide Rising”, “Sundiver” and “The Uplift Wars” and in one episode of “UFO” (1972) by Gerry Anderson, set off by the “ill-wishers” as in “O ye spiritual friends! Such must be your constancy that should the evil-wishers put every believer to death and only one remain, that one, singly and alone, will withstand all the peoples of the earth, and will go on scattering far and wide the sweet and holy fragrances of God. Wherefore, should any fearsome news, any word of terrifying events, reach you from the Holy Land, see to it that ye waver not, be ye not stricken by grief, be ye not shaken. Rather, rise ye up instantly, with iron resolve, and serve ye the Kingdom of God.” (Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 78). killed the spirituality in mankind as in “XCIX. The vitality of men’s belief in God is dying out in every land; nothing short of His wholesome medicine can ever restore it. The corrosion of ungodliness is eating into the vitals of human society; what else but the Elixir of His potent Revelation can cleanse and revive it? Is it within human power, O Hakim, to effect in the constituent elements of any of the minute and indivisible particles of matter so complete a transformation as to transmute it into purest gold? Perplexing and difficult as this may appear, the still greater task of converting satanic strength into heavenly power is one that We have been empowered to accomplish. The Force capable of such a transformation transcendeth the potency of the Elixir itself. The Word of God, alone, can claim the distinction of being endowed with the capacity required for so great and far-reaching a change.” (Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 199). such as in March 2012 when my perception perceived such a change in the world, on TV, amongst my friends, but what if one person’s faith, which fate had caused to become indestructible, like Paul Metcalfe, Spectrum agent, Captain Scarlet, found that despite innumerable attempts through psycho-active drugs, psy ops through such devices as NLP know-how, the full range of mind-bending double binds, not excluding what I call “notisms”, had failed utterly to destroy or even dent his conviction that Baha’u’llah was exactly Who Shoghi Effendi said He is as in “To Israel He was neither more nor less than the incarnation of the “Everlasting Father,” the “Lord of Hosts” come down “with ten thousands of saints”; to Christendom Christ returned “in the glory of the Father,” to Shí’ah Islam the return of the Imam Husayn; to Sunni Islam the descent of the “Spirit of God” (Jesus Christ); to the Zoroastrians the promised Shah-Bahram; to the Hindus the reincarnation of Krishna; to the Buddhists the fifth Buddha.” (Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 93). So that the efforts of civiliisation building, community building, spiritualisation, belief in the oneness of mankind, worldwide, involved the unity of mankind in The Lesser Peace” but lacked that life of the faith in the specific Manifestation of God called Baha’u’llah, which alone can give life to a united but spiritually dead humanity. In “To Serve Humanity”, only one person interviewed mentioned the Teachings of Baha’u’llah. Such as seeing a patchwork of Baha’i Communities around the world depicted on a Powerpoint screen at the Thames Valley Cluster Meeting in Marlow on 7th September 2007, in which all the communities depicted in photos were in colour, except the two located in the USA, in the bottom left and bottom right positions in a grid of 9, which were in black and white. IF the USA Community has been killed off through psyche bombs and their spiritual evolution turned back by their own prophets of decadence to a point somewhere in the conciousness of the 1950s (before colour TV), then maybe that effect has caused apathy and their life has gone. But what if that did not happen so successfully in the UK, such that at least one Baha’i left had found that although the Baha’is in general had lost their faith to psyche bombs, his own had remained intact and his conviction that the Teachings of Baha’u’llah alone had the power to restore the vitality of mens’ belief in God had survived the latest psyche bomb of March 2012? What if “black and white” had been re-established throughout the world, except one small corner of blighty, a “living nation”, whose resilience to psych bombs, the prophets of decadence have found to be woefully underestimated.

What if there is an Iron Dome over the British Isles preventing the ill wishers from damaging the 5 countries under its Divine Shelter. Provided by ETs friendly to the human race. As in this to Queen Victoria:- “1.173 We have also heard that thou hast entrusted the reins of counsel into the hands of the representatives of the people. Thou, indeed, hast done well, for thereby the foundations of the edifice of thine affairs will be strengthened, and the hearts of all that are beneath thy shadow, whether high or low, will be tranquillized. It behoveth them, however, to be trustworthy among His servants, and to regard themselves as the representatives of all that dwell on earth. This is what counselleth them, in this Tablet, He Who is the Ruler, the All-Wise. And if any one of them directeth himself towards the Assembly, let him turn his eyes unto the Supreme Horizon, and say: “O my God! I ask Thee, by Thy most glorious Name, to aid me in that which will cause the affairs of Thy servants to prosper, and Thy cities to flourish. Thou, indeed, hast power over all things!” Blessed is he that entereth the Assembly for the sake of God, and judgeth between men with pure justice. He, indeed, is of the blissful.” (Baha’u’llah, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 90). This is a concept made flesh in the person of the Divine Physician, Dr Who, whose protection of the human race is primarily manifested in his protection of the British Isles. Isn’t it! What if a human being, brought up on Mars by Gerry Anderson, somehow had the “super powers” of indestructible faith in Baha’u’llah, and maybe those of Michael Valentine Smith, so that any hostile vehicle entering the airspace of the British Isles would simply cease to exist, as in “All these countries are yours except the British Isles. Attempt no landings there”! Perhaps the closest the enemies would get to defeating Britain and Ireland would be a submarine blockade to try to starve us out. Then maybe many of us would become Breatharians living on light and air, digging up our lawns for victory and vegetables, and pull together as one like Cuba in their peak oil crisis. Impossible? Sheer fantasy? What about someone having the tech to turn half a million tons of masonry into dust in 8 seconds! If THAT is possible, anything is.

00:45, early in the early hours of Wednesday 19th March, just a thought:-

Macr Pacr of “In the Night Garden”. What does MACR PACR stand for? His surname might be an acronym for moi, Pierre Arthur Charles Rose. We all know what the M stands for. I told you it was just a thought, a very small one from a very small creature’s mind, a creature as small as Macker Packer with his Og Pog. Makr Pakr LOVES his Og Pog. And can Makr Pakr travel through time? Only if he pushes his Og Pog beyond 88 mph! Pete, STOP Being silly!

1701909/20140310a) Gemini 9, Gemini mine? March 10, 2014

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Kamal, 9th Ala, 170 BE
Perfection, Asma’ of Loftiness
Year number 18, Abha, (Most Luminous)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Monday, 10th March 2014 AD
 

I got an invitation to join a group of friends in Oxford to break The Fast at a Persian Restaurant in Cowley Road on Saturday night. It was followed up by more food at G and D’s followed by more fellowship visiting a couple of the friends at their home after that. I got a list of new names to explore on the Net and share on Facebook, Steven Greer, Laurence Rockefeller, Milton Friedman, Camelot interviewing whistle-blowers, Maurice Chatelain, which all led me to a long interview with Eugene Cernan and his second USA EVA after Edward White in Gemini 4 in 1965, on Gemini 9 in 1966.

I am finding that I’m slipping away again from regular reading and reciting of The Writings. Its as though, when the inspiration wains, the force of discipline is insufficient to keep going, and distractions from back pain, to day-dreaming about nothing important, seem to snare my attention away from spiritual exercises. Another issue that I’ve been addressing is my bad habit of biting at my fingers, especially my right hand and left thumb. By dousing the targeted fingers and thumbs in aloe vera jelly, the skin remains supple, does not dry out and become “bite-able”, retains the ability to feel pain, and causes a cessation of biting. I have to coat my fingers in aloe vera jelly regularly, every time the skin dries out and presents a tempting set of morsels for me to feed on.

14:31, distractions are now mainly the bad back and the intermittent random humming which seems to permeate my whole flat. Its either tinnitus, or some electrical gadget in a nearby dwelling, either a chance factor, or a deliberate attempt to block my reading and reciting the Writings. There are some questions that can never be answered. For someone who demands to know everything, that is extremely annoying.

15:52, my anger and rage at whoever might be responsible for this auditory trick to try to dampen my zeal for the Faith, resulted in an act of a Kidlington steamroller, in memory of that of Warwick, a steamroller to ride roughshod over the humming, to read the Writings loudly and defiantly, to the extent I had planned each day, and when I was satisfied that I had read to my heart’s desire, just to rub the noses of the bastards listening in, I created a playlist, “Bahai 10 3 14” comprising two talks by Adib in Dublin in 1982 and Alma Gregory in the Land of NI (Northern Ireland) and some choice songs by Grant Hindin Miller intersperced by Gyenyame’s Allah’u’Abha. And I will play this playlist incessantly until the hum stops. How do you like that, MI5? Taste ye what your hands have wrought!

1701907/20140308a) Distractions. March 7, 2014

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Jalal, 7th Ala, 170 BE
Glory, Kalimat of Loftiness
Year number 18, Abha, (Most Luminous)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Saturday, 8th March 2014 AD
 

I just had a rather unpleasant dream yesterday, that certain Persian Baha’is had managed to get their hands on my laptop and gain entry. When I found out, in the dream, those Baha’is were instantly frozen out by me, with the usual social consequences. It reminds me of a Baha’i who was a single mum in the USA, and was getting constant jip from the Persians in the Community, until after she complained to the NSA, who then told them to leave her alone.

Today, there’s an annoying hum echoing around in my head, from an undetermined source, adding to those other factors such as love and romance, back pain and thinking about what others think of me, that are distracting me from Baha’u’llah. That is not good. I wonder if its one of the other two heaters. Its neither of the two heaters. Fridge? No. I wonder if its tinnitus.

13:25, and the humming has stopped. My money is on some electrical appliance in a nearby dwelling, either upstairs or next door, though maybe my own water-heating boiler on low rate electricity in the early morning. I’ll have to test that possibility tomorrow. So, what is this situation that finds me back-sliding after several days of the Fast keeping well fixed to the routine of reading The Writings which I had started at the beginning of The Fast? Its like my first year as a Baha’i after I had realised Who Baha’u’llah is and what His Faith is, a year of euphoric joy, that there has to be a crash, where the water-hole becomes dry in the desert, and instead of drinking my fill at an oasis, I have to depend on my own supply taken with me on my journey through miles and miles of sand-dunes. In those dry periods, there seems no inspiration, no communion with him, and the cares of the world are all my mind can perceive, when I must do my daily spiritual exercises, even when I just don’t feel like it. And in those dry times, its like being in the sixth form writing essays for “A” levels, when just starting to write the first line seems an impossible task, but that when after having grasped the nettle of the first sentence, the rest flows like water from a stone, struck by Moses’ staff. Perhaps “grasping the nettle” describes it, get stung anyway, and its not as bad as feared.

“I beseech Thee, O my God, by Thy most sweet Voice and by Thy most exalted Word, to draw me ever nearer to the threshold of Thy door, and to suffer me not to be far removed from the shadow of Thy mercy and the canopy of Thy bounty. Thou seest me, O my God, holding to Thy Name, the Most Holy, the Most Luminous, the Most Mighty, the  289  Most Great, the Most Exalted, the Most Glorious, and clinging to the hem of the robe to which have clung all in this world and in the world to come.” (Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 288)

And the humming is back. It reminds me of “Vaughn Thomas” ward in 2012, when the humming suddenly stopped at 01:00 in the early hours, and then, immediately, I heard the London Bridge/Big Ben tune of the ward door door-bell, and someone came in and said to a member of staff, “Has he responded to the treatment yet?” My righteous indignation and angry rage against the NHS for their political gulag type tactics is very strong! And the humming has stopped again. Perhaps its because I’m typing this rather than reciting aloud, and I’m like a Pavlov’s dog, being punished with microwaves, or at least humming, for having the gall and effrontery of reciting the words of Baha’u’llah out loud in my own home!

“Only when the lamp of search, of earnest striving, of longing desire, of passionate devotion, of fervid love, of rapture, and ecstasy, is kindled within the seeker’s heart, and the breeze of His loving-kindness is wafted upon his soul, will the darkness of error be dispelled, the mists of doubts and misgivings be dissipated, and the lights of knowledge and certitude envelop his being. At that hour will the mystic Herald, bearing the joyful tidings of the Spirit, shine forth from the City of God resplendent as the morn, and, through the trumpet-blast of knowledge, will awaken the heart, the soul, and the spirit from the slumber of negligence. Then will the manifold favours and outpouring grace of the holy and everlasting Spirit confer such new life upon the seeker that he will find himself endowed with a new eye, a new ear, a new heart, and a new mind. He will contemplate the manifest signs of the universe, and will penetrate the hidden mysteries of the soul. Gazing with the eye of God, he will perceive within every atom a door that leadeth him to the stations of absolute certitude. He will discover in all things the mysteries of divine Revelation and the evidences of an everlasting manifestation.” (Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Iqan, p. 195)

“Rejoice thou with great joy that We have remembered thee both now and in the past. Indeed the sweet savours of this remembrance shall endure and shall not change throughout the eternity of the Names of God, the Lord of mankind. We have graciously accepted thy devotions, thy praise, thy teaching work and the services thou hast rendered for the sake of this mighty Announcement. We have also hearkened unto that which thy tongue hath uttered at the meetings and gatherings. Verily thy Lord heareth and observeth all things. We have attired thee with the vesture of My good-pleasure in My heavenly Kingdom, and from the Divine Lote-Tree which is raised on the borders of the vale of security and peace, situate in the luminous Spot beyond the glorious City, We call aloud unto thee saying: In truth there is no God but Me, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. We have brought thee into being to serve Me, to glorify My Word and to proclaim My Cause. Centre thine energies upon that wherefore thou hast been created by virtue of the Will of the supreme Ordainer, the Ancient of Days.” (Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 245)

1701905/20140306a) “Iran crushed between two fingers”? March 6, 2014

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Istijlal, 5th Ala, 170 BE
Majesty, Nur of Loftiness
Year number 18, Abha, (Most Luminous)
Vahid number 9, Baha, (Splendour)
Kull-i-Shay (Fullness of Time), number 1, Alif, (A),
Thursday, 6th March 2014 AD
 
9/11 Truth? To me the truth of 9/11 was that it was a demonstration of American military power. In 2001, to claim dominance over the whole world in the 21st century, a declaration of success in a “Project for A New American Century”. It was a declaration that this demonstration of turning half a million tons of masonry twice in one morning to dust in 8 seconds was a warning to the rest of the world not to tread on US, USA or else risk your cities being turned to dust in 8 seconds just like the WTC. Just like the destruction of Cape Town in Arthur C Clarke’s “Childhood’s End”. In other words, surrender to the Rothschild’s New World Order, or else. And only a people, such as Putin’s Russia, or potentially the British, would be fool enough to consider being turned to dust being better than being a slave to a tyrannical Elite. Only a vigilant, ruthless and inveterate enemy could possibly rescue the world from such tyranny.
 
If the western NATO powers and the BRICS countries are seeking to exert influence over a portion of the Earth, independent of each other, perhaps if one side insists on affirming and enforcing its influence over Iran, then the other side will feel obliged to follow suit, and NATO forces from the south and BRICS forces from the north will crush Iran, like two fingers.
 
 
 
Photo: Leaked Phone Call: Kiev Snipers Hired by US-Backed Opposition</p><br /><br />
<p>Paul Joseph Watson | False flag killings used to delegitimize Yanukovich government.</p><br /><br />
<p>http://www.infowars.com/leaked-phone-call-kiev-snipers-hired-by-us-backed-opposition/
 
Leaked Phone Call: Kiev Snipers Hired by US-Backed OppositionPaul Joseph Watson | False flag killings used to delegitimize Yanukovich government.http://www.infowars.com/leaked-phone-call-kiev-snipers-hired-by-us-backed-opposition/
 
 

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/march/05/ukraine-uprising-a-western-conspiracy.aspx

Ukraine Uprising: A Western Conspiracy?

On Crosstalk today, RPI Advisor John Laughland stands up for the principle of non-interventionism and sovereignty and opposes the “responsibility to protect” doctrine that is used by the West to justify military incursions overseas. In Ukraine, he said, the situation is more akin to that of Mali, where the legal government requested outside assistance against an armed incursion.Also of interest is Stephen Zunes of University of San Francisco, a long-time defender of regime change theorist Gene Sharp. Predictably, Zunes takes issue with those who see Western hands in the overthow of the government in Kiev — he calls the idea “silly.”Eric Draitser replies to Zunes by saying “it’s not about a conspiracy, it’s not saying that this is some sort of secretive plot,” pointing out that with the leaked conversation of State Department’s Victoria Nuland the plot is out in the open.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PXruYdjOc4
 
 
Photo: Ron Paul Reports Ukraine Story the Mainstream Media is Suppressing -- a video from the Ron Paul Channel in front of the pay wall! Click to watch Ron Paul dissect the US media's biased reporting on Ukraine.</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>http://tinyurl.com/mrsmjhl
 
Ron Paul Reports Ukraine Story the Mainstream Media is Suppressing — a video from the Ron Paul Channel in front of the pay wall! Click to watch Ron Paul dissect the US media’s biased reporting on Ukraine.http://tinyurl.com/mrsmjhl
 
 
 
 
Photo: Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won’t Grow near Wi-Fi Router. </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. They wanted to test the effect of a cellphone’s radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead. </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Read More: http://naturalhealthwarriors.com/student-science-experiment-finds-plants-wont-grow-near-wi-fi-router/
Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won’t Grow near Wi-Fi Router.It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their mobile phones near their heads at night, they often had difficulty concentrating at school the next day. They wanted to test the effect of a cellphone’s radiation on humans, but their school, Hjallerup School in Denmark, did not have the equipment to handle such an experiment. So the girls designed an experiment that would test the effect of cellphone radiation on a plant instead.Read More: http://naturalhealthwarriors.com/student-science-experiment-finds-plants-wont-grow-near-wi-fi-router/
And I thought David Icke was pushing the limits!
Peter Lavelle (of Russia Today)‘s status.
“Today’s schedule:
Interview with France 24
Interview with Russia’s First Channel
Appearance on BBC radio
CrossTalk recording
Interview with Ron Paul”
The truth is spreading.
 
Photo: Good question via Occupy Posters
 
“Education‘Abdu’l-Bahá laid great stress on Education. He said “The girl’s education is of more importance today than the boy’s, for she is the mother of the future race. It is the duty of all to look after the children. Those without children should, if possible, make themselves responsible for the education of a child.”The condition of the destitute in the country villages as well as in London impressed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá greatly. In an earnest talk with the Rector of a Parish, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: “I find England awake; there is spiritual life here. But your poor are so very poor! This should not be. On the one hand you have wealth, and great luxury; on the other hand men and women are living in the extremities of hunger and want. This great contrast of life is one of the blots on the civilization of this enlightened age.”You must turn attention more earnestly to the betterment of the conditions of the poor. Do not be satisfied until each one with whom you are concerned is to you as a member of your family. Regard each one either as a father, or as a brother, or as a sister, or as a mother, or as a child. If you can attain to this, your difficulties will vanish, you will know what to do. This is the teaching of Bahá’u’lláh.” 92The Change of HeartTo one who spoke of the people’s desire to possess the land, and of the strong under-current of rebellion on the part of the labouring classes, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said: ” Fighting, and the employment of force, even for the right cause, will not bring about good results. The oppressed who have right on their side, must not take that right by force; the evil would continue. Hearts must be changed. The rich must wish to give! Life in man should be like a flame, warming all with whom it comes into contact. The spiritually awakened are like to bright torches in the sight of God, they give light and comfort to their fellows.”

When asked if he did not find the manners of the English rude and awkward, compared with those of the East, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said he had not felt this. As a nation increases in spirituality, the the manners become different.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 91)

 

http://rt.com/op-edge/about-liz-wahl-media-wars-126/
 
Free Speech is alive and well, in the Russian Federation!
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6olNqpGtl_cAnd in the UK free speech is alive and well on the Inter-net.