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On The Calendar Sunday Nineteen Day Fast -- Baha'i observance involving the abstaining of food and drink from sunrise to sunset, ending March 20.
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Patrick Boswell

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Mar 2, 2008
 
Bahai Almenact is very important

“Maths Guru Srinivasa Ramanujan”

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Mar 3, 2008
 
Shows their muslim origin.

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Mar 4, 2008
 
Aupmanyav-- I am curious... how and in what sense does it show of our muslim origin?

“Maths Guru Srinivasa Ramanujan”

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Mar 4, 2008
 
'On The Calendar Sunday Nineteen Day Fast -- Baha'i observance involving the abstaining of food and drink from sunrise to sunset, ending March 20.'

Why nineteen, why not 15 or a month, or a week?

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Mar 4, 2008
 
Why can't we all just get along?

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Mar 4, 2008
 
Aupmanyav wrote:
'On The Calendar Sunday Nineteen Day Fast -- Baha'i observance involving the abstaining of food and drink from sunrise to sunset, ending March 20.'
Why nineteen, why not 15 or a month, or a week?
Because in the Bahai'i calender, the year is divided into 19 months of 19 days each with 4 intercalary days--5 in a leap year--(known as Ayyam-i-Ha) which fall between the last two months: Mulk and Ala. The latter is during which the fast is observed. The end of the fast is Naw Ruz or the New Year which falls on March 21st-- the first day of spring. Naw Ruz is Persian in origin, not Islamic.

The number 9 is very important in the Bahai'i Faith because as the highest single digit number it symbolizes completeness and perfection. Nine years after the announcement of the Báb in Shiraz, Bahá'u'lláh received the intimation of His mission in the dungeon in Teheran. The Bahai'i symbol of the 9-point star or lotus is used for example in nine-sided Bahá'í temples, reflects that sense of fulfillment and completeness. Also the number 9 is significant because in Arabic, the alphabet can be used to represent numbers, attaching a numerical value to words. The numerical value of Bahá is 9. The word Bahá is the root word for Bahá'í, Bahá'u'lláh, and Yá Bahá'ul 'Abhá. Bahá'u'lláh often referred to Bahá'ís in his writings as "the people of Bahá"

I think that you will find that the number 9 is very important amongst various other Indian religions as well.... at least that is my understanding.

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Mar 4, 2008
 
Asmara wrote:
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Because in the Bahai'i calender, the year is divided into 19 months of 19 days each with 4 intercalary days--5 in a leap year--(known as Ayyam-i-Ha) which fall between the last two months: Mulk and Ala. The latter is during which the fast is observed. The end of the fast is Naw Ruz or the New Year which falls on March 21st-- the first day of spring. Naw Ruz is Persian in origin, not Islamic.
The number 9 is very important in the Bahai'i Faith because as the highest single digit number it symbolizes completeness and perfection. Nine years after the announcement of the Báb in Shiraz, Bahá'u'lláh received the intimation of His mission in the dungeon in Teheran. The Bahai'i symbol of the 9-point star or lotus is used for example in nine-sided Bahá'í temples, reflects that sense of fulfillment and completeness. Also the number 9 is significant because in Arabic, the alphabet can be used to represent numbers, attaching a numerical value to words. The numerical value of Bahá is 9. The word Bahá is the root word for Bahá'í, Bahá'u'lláh, and Yá Bahá'ul 'Abhá. Bahá'u'lláh often referred to Bahá'ís in his writings as "the people of Bahá"
I think that you will find that the number 9 is very important amongst various other Indian religions as well.... at least that is my understanding.
So what's your point?

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Mar 4, 2008
 
khp33 wrote:
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So what's your point?
I was responding to Aupmanyav.... what is YOUR point? You dont seem to have anything substancial to contribute... But if so, please do.

Thanks
Asmara

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#9
Mar 4, 2008
 
EXACTLY!Because I don't share the same church, I'm not substantial (yes, that is the correct spelling). My point is that there are schools all over the world that teach religion. You seem like a smart egg, maybe you should consider teaching a theology course somewhere.

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Asmara wrote:
Nine years after the announcement of the Báb in Shiraz, Bahá'u'lláh received the intimation of His mission in the dungeon in Teheran.
Intimation from where? Angels?

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Oh, it was Mullah Husayn. However, my views conflict with those who accept God.

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Aupmanyav wrote:
<quoted text>Intimation from where? Angels?
From God.
Aupmanyav wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, it was Mullah Husayn.
No, Mullah Husayn was an Shaykhi leader and the first to follower to believe in the proclamation of the Bab. The name of the prophet Baha'ullah was Mirza Husayn Ali Nuri.
Aupmanyav wrote:
<quoted text>However, my views conflict with those who accept God.
If you care to share... I am curious to know how so?

Thanks as always,
Asmara

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Asmara wrote:
From God.

If you care to share... I am curious to know how so?
On a second reading of Wikipedia, from God, through a maiden.

What is there to share? I am an atheist, no God for me. Superstitious and ignorant believe in God.

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Maiden in a prison! But that was only a vision and Bahaullah accepted to be a messenger of God(?).

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Aupmanyav wrote:
<quoted text>On a second reading of Wikipedia, from God, through a maiden.
What is there to share? I am an atheist, no God for me. Superstitious and ignorant believe in God.
Wikipedia.... bwahahaha. Aupmanyav-- I though we already had this conversation? lol ;-)

But yes, while imprisoned in the Siyah Chal, Baha'u'llah had a vision or dream where a maid of the Omnipotent appeared before him and said:

"Verily, We shall render Thee victorious by Thyself and by Thy Pen. Grieve Thou not for that which hath befallen Thee, neither be Thou afraid, for Thou art in safety. Erelong will God raise up the treasures of the earth -- men who will aid Thee through Thyself and through Thy name, wherewith God hath revived the hearts of such as have recognized Him.

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#17
Mar 6, 2008
 
Aupmanyav, I respect your opinion on god and believe it is of equal value to mine... and so I would never condemn nor isult it.

So while you may not agree with, lets attempt to refrain from calling it ignorant to believe in the transcendant or something greater than the ego. But while we are on the topic of "god" ... what exactly is your definition of it/her/him/them? I may be mistaken but I thought that you believed in brahman, no? What is Brahman? What is one's dharma and the purpose of samsara? What is the ultimate goal of any single person in this life?

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Mar 6, 2008
 
John-Voxx wrote:
YUM YUM YUM YUM YUMMMMY - something is looking yummy in here;-)
lol...soooo random!. I am wondering what that that be??

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Mar 6, 2008
 
Oh yes, Brahman, as we hindus call it is the energy/substance of the universe and constitutes every thing in it, humans, animals, vegetation, and non-living substances (there are hindus who confuse this with God). The basic thing is that Brahman is not God. It does not need prayer, it cannot help people, it does not judge people after their death (since there is nothing like soul).

The 'dharma'(duty and righteous action) of a person is what supports his family, his society, his tradition, and his country. That is also the goal of any single person in this life (there is no other, you only live once). The purpose of Samsara is biological, beget children and raise them well.
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Aug 4, 2008
 
Wudhu (Ablution for Prayer)

http://www.islam.com/salat/wudhu.htm

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