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Compilations : Victory Promises
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"This is the Promise of God, which I give unto you. Rise! and

serve the Power of God."
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"Putting on the armor of His love, firmly buckling on the shield

of His mighty Covenant, mounted on the steed of steadfastness,

holding aloft the lance of the Word of the Lord of Hosts, and with

unquestioning reliance on His promises as the best provision for their

journey, let them set their faces towards those fields that still remain

unexplored and direct their steps to those goals that are as yet

unattained, assured that He Who has led them to achieve such triumphs, and

to store up such prizes in His Kingdom, will continue to assist

them in enriching their spiritual birthright to a degree that no

finite mind can imagine or human heart perceive." [1]

[1 Messages to the Bahá'í World, page 102]

The following pages shower upon every individual Bahá'í PROMISES of "complete and total victory" wherever you may be teaching.

These magnificent PROMISES come from five separate Sources of Divine Infallibility:

The Báb

These PROMISES are a flaming torch that can help you "set on fire" the hearts of men and women in every village, town, city, reserve, judicial district and township across the entire face of the North American Continent.

Bahá'u'lláh's mighty spiritual Army is now "mobilizing" on all fronts, preparing to launch an unprecedented and uninterrupted teaching Campaign that will sweep His Cause on to Victory


Each "hero" and "heroine" in Bahá'u'lláh's onward-marching, victorious legions, longs to see but one standard flying in triumph over every Bahá'í Fortress at sundown, April 20, 1979: "ALL GOALS WON!"

Let us ARISE and persevere to the very end. Let us become worthy "warriors" of Bahá'u'lláh until, in the words of our beloved Guardian, weary but triumphant we bring in the harvest.

No hesitation! No delay! No retreat!
Onward to victory!
"...the confirmations of the Holy Spirit are

descending in great torrents upon those who arise to

teach." (2)
[SE to and individual dated 7/17/1953]
"The Lord of Hosts, the King of Kings, has

pledged unfailing aid to every crusader battling for

His Cause. Invisible battalions are mustered, rank

upon rank, ready to pour forth reinforcements from

on high." (3)
[Messages to the Bahá'í World, page 44]
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[Photograph of the Shrine of The Báb occupies most

of this page with the caption:]

"The Queen of Carmel enthroned on God's holy mountain

crowned with glowing gold, robed in shimmering white and

gilded with emerald green, enchanting every eye . . ."

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The Báb
PROMISE "The Day is approaching when

God will render the hosts of Truth victorious . . ."(4)

* * * * *
PROMISE "For verily I say, the heavenly

Father is ever with you and keeps watch over you. If

you be faithful to Him, He will assuredly deliver into

your hands all the treasures of the earth, and will exalt

you above all the rulers and kings of the world." (5)

* * * * *
PROMISE "O Lord! Assist those who have renounced
all else but Thee, and grant them a mighty

victory . . . make them triumphant with a wondrous

triumph . . . Strengthen this Faith, O Lord, through

the power of these servants and cause them to prevail

over all the peoples of the world . . . strengthen, O

Lord, their hands with the tokens of Thy wondrous
power that they may manifest Thy power before the
gaze of all mankind." (6)
* * * * *
PROMISE "Say, verily any one follower of this

Faith can, by the leave of God, prevail over all who

dwell in heaven and earth . . . Therefore fear ye not,

neither be ye grieved." (7)
* * * * *
PROMISE "Heed not your weaknesses and

frailty; fix your gaze upon the invincible power of the

Lord, your God. the Almighty." (8)
* * * * *
PROMISE "Arise in His name, put your trust

wholly in Him, and be assured of ultimate victory."(9)

* * * * *
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[Photograph of the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh occupies most

of this page with the caption:]
THE SHRINE OF Bahá'u'lláh

". . . the holiest spot in the entire Bahá'í world . . . enshrining

the precious Dust of the Most Great Name."
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PROMISE "Arise to further My Cause, and to
exalt My Word amongst men. We are with you at all

times, and shall strengthen you through the power of

truth. We are truly almighty. Who so heath recognized

Me, will arise and serve Me with such determination

that the powers of earth and heaven shall be unable to

defeat his purpose." (10)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "He that summoneth men in My

Name is, verily, of Me, and he will show forth that

which is beyond the power of all that are on earth."

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Should anyone arise for the

triumph of our Cause, him will God render victorious

though tens of thousands of enemies be leagued

against him. And if his love for Me wax stronger, God

will establish his ascendancy over all the powers of

earth and heaven. Thus have We breathed the spirit of

power into all regions."
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "He, verily, will aid every one that
aideth Him, and will remember every one that
remembereth Him." (13)
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PROMISE "O people of God! That which can
ensure the victory are such righteous deeds, such

conduct and character, as are acceptable in His sight.

Who so ariseth, in this Day, to aid Our Cause, and

summoneth to his assistance the hosts of a praiseworthy

character and upright conduct, the influence flowing

from such an action will, most certainly, be diffused

throughout the whole world." (14)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "If he be kindled with the fire of His

love, if he foregoeth all created things, the words he

uttereth shall set on fire them that hear him." (15)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "God will, no doubt, inspire whoso
ever detacheth himself from all else but Him, and

will cause the pure waters of wisdom and utterance to

gush out and flow copiously from his heart." (16)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "These few have been endued with

the Divine Elixir that can, alone, transmute into purest

gold the dross of the world, and have been empowered

to administer the infallible remedy for all the ills that

afflict the children of men." (17)
* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "If ye obey Me you will see that

which We have promised you, and I will make you the

friends of My Soul in the realm of My Greatness and

the Companions of My Beauty in the heaven of My
Might forever." (18)
* * * * * * * * *
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[Photograph of the Bahá'í House of Worship in
Wilmette, Illinois occupies most of this page
with the following caption:]
"When...that Divine Edifice is completed, a most
wonderful and thrilling motion will appear in the
world of existence... From that point of light
the spirit of teaching...will permeate to all
parts of the world." "It marks the inception of
the Kingdom of God on Earth."
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PROMISE "Verily, I say unto thee, every soul

which ariseth today to guide others to the path of

safety and infuse in them the Spirit of Life, the Holy

Spirit will inspire that soul with evidences, proofs and

facts and the lights will shine upon it from the Kingdom

of God." (19)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Verily, the perfect and divine power

will breathe in you with the bounties from the Holy

Spirit and enable you to accomplish a thing the like of

which heath never been seen by the eye of existence."

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "O my beloved! if thou didst know

what God had ordained for thee, thou wouldst fly with

delight and thy happiness, gladness and joy would
increase every hour." (21)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Forget yourself. God's help will
surely come! When you call on the Mercy of God
waiting to reinforce you, your strength will be
tenfold." (22)
* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "In this day, the beloved of God must
not hesitate or delay an instant in teaching the

Cause . . . to the soul who is the cause of guidance to

another soul the recompense of a martyr in the way of

God will be assuredly recorded by the pen of the Cause

for his deed . . . Do according to what host been commanded

and do not be of those who tarry." (23)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "And now you, if you act in accordance

with the teachings of Bahá'u'lláh, may rest assured

that you will be aided and confirmed. In all

affairs you undertake, you will be rendered victorious,

and all the inhabitants of the earth cannot withstand

you. You are the conquerors because the power of the

Holy Spirit is your assistant." (24)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "In this century of the 'latter times'

Bahá'u'lláh has appeared and so resuscitated spirits

that they have manifested powers more than human."

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "An humble man without learning,

but filled with the Holy Spirit, is more powerful than

the most profound scholar I without that inspiration."

* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "Whosoever receives this power is

able to influence all with whom he comes in contact."

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Be not concerned with the smallness

of your numbers, neither be oppressed by the multitude

of an unbelieving world . . . Exert yourselves;

your mission is unspeakably glorious." (28)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "You shall in truth, become lighted

torches of the globe. Fear not, neither be dismayed, for

your light shall penetrate the densest darkness. This is

the promise of God, which I give unto you. Rise! and

serve the power of God!" (29)
* * * * * * * * *
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[This page contains 6 black and white photographs
of Bahá'í Houses of worship, with this caption:]
". . . of all the institutions that stand
associated with His Holy Name,
surely none save the institution of the
Mashriqu'l-Adhkar can most adequately
provide the essentials of Baha'i
worship and service, both so vital
to the regeneration of the world."
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PROMISE "The glorious vision now unveiled to
your eyes must never be dimmed. The illuminating

promises enshrined in `Abdu'l-Bahá'í Tablets should

not be forgotten for a moment." (30)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "If one seeks the confirmations of

the Holy Spirit, they can find it in rich abundance in

the Teaching Field . . . and if the Friends will arise with

new determination, fully consecrated to the noble task

ahead of them victory after victory will be won for the

glorious Faith of God." (31)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "If only the friends could realize it,

the glory of our Faith is not that people with unique

abilities do the work of the Cause, but that it is done by

the sacrifice of loving and devoted souls who arise

selflessly to undertake work they feel themselves incompetent,

sometimes, to achieve. God works through

them and endows them with gifts they did not dream

they could ever possess." (32)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "... the all-conquering potency of

the grace of God, Vouchsafed through the Revelation

of Bahá'u'lláh, will, undoubtedly, mysteriously and

surprisingly, enable whosoever arises to champion His

Cause to Will complete and total victory." (33)

* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "Today the need is so great on the

part of humanity to hear of the Divine Message, that

the believers must plunge into the work, wherever and

however they can, heedless of their own shortcomings

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "... have a perfect reliance upon

God; let your heart burn with the desire to serve His

Mission and proclaim His call; and you will observe

how eloquence and the power to change human hearts

will come as a matter of course." (35)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE ". . . when we put our trust in Him,

Bahá'u'lláh solves our problems and opens the way."

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "... we are filled with feelings of

unworthiness and dismay, and would feel truly disheartened

but for the comforting thought that if we

rise to play nobly our part every deficiency in our lives

will be more than compensated by the all-conquering

spirit of His grace and power." (37)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Bahá'u'lláh and the Master have

both urged us repeatedly to disregard our own handicaps

and lay our whole reliance upon God. He will

come to our help if we only arise and become an active

channel for God's grace." (38)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "The greater your handicaps the

firmer your determination should wax, and the more

abundant will assuredly be the blessings and confirmations

of Bahá'u'lláh." (39)
* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "The Bahá'ís all over the world are
subject sometimes to suffering, along with their

fellow-men. Whatever vicissitudes befall their country,

they will be protected . . . and watched over by Bahá'u'lláh,

and should not fear the future but rather

fear any failure on their wart to carry out the work of

His Cause." (40)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "What is needed to achieve success

in the teaching field is a complete dedication on the

part of the individual, consecration to the glorious task

of spreading the Faith, and the living of the Bahá'í life,

because that creates the magnet for the Holy Spirit,

and it is the Holy Spirit which quickens the new soul.

Thus the individual should be as a reed, through

which the Holy Spirit may flow, to give new life to the

seeking soul." "We give the Message, and explain the

Teachings, but it is the Holy Spirit that quickens and

confirms. (41)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Entire and selfless devotion is what

is most needful. The brighter our torch burns; the

more light will it give and the more readily will it

impart its blaze to others." (42)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE ". . . it is spirit, determination, faith

and devotion which bring victories into being, one

after another . . . and not luxury and leisure . . ." (43)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "The harder you strive to attain

your goal, the greater will be the confirmations of

Bahá'u'lláh..." (44)
* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "But the very act of striving to serve,

however unworthy one may feel, attracts the blessings

of God and enables one to become more fitted for the

task." (45
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "In fact the mere act of arising will

win for you God's help and blessings." (46)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "For Bahá'u'lláh has promised His

Divine assistance to everyone who arises with a pure

and detached heart to spread His holy Word. "
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "It should not be overlooked, however,
that the most powerful and effective teaching
medium that has been found so far is the fireside

meeting, because in the fireside meeting, intimate personal

questions can be answered, and the student find
the spirit of the Faith more abundant there."

"In fact this personal, informal, home teaching is

perhaps the most productive of results."

"Individual teaching of this type is more effective

than any other type. The principle of the fireside meeting

. . . has been proven the most effective instrument

for spreading the Faith." (48)
* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "There is no refuge in the world

today except the Cause of Bahá'u'lláh. The believers

must rest assured that, having the Faith, they have

everything. They must place their lives in the Hand of

God, and, confident of His mercy and protection, go

on teaching the Cause and serving it, no matter what

happens." (49)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE . . the great spiritual Revolution
which the Almighty is causing to be accomplished

through us, in the hearts of men is destined to achieve

steadily and surely, the complete regeneration of all

mankind." (50)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "So glorious a vision, now unfolded

before the eyes of the . . . followers of the Faith of

Bahá'u'lláh, cannot but galvanize them into action, at

once swift, resolute and unrelaxing, and fire their

souls with a spirit so consuming as to melt away every

obstacle that may intervene between them and the
achievement of their present goal." (51)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "The firm and irrevocable promise

is given . . . The powers of heaven and earth mysteriously

assist in its execution. Such an opportunity is

irreplaceable. Let the doubter arise and himself verify

the truth of such assertions. To try, to persevere, is to

insure ultimate and complete victory." (52)

* * * * * * * * *
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[A large portion of this page is occupied by a drawing

of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice with this


". . . the living waters of everlasting life will stream forth

from that fountain-head of God's World Order upon all the

warring nations and peoples of the world to wash away the

evils and iniquities of the realm of dust and heal man's

age-old ills and ailments."
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PROMISE "We are not alone nor helpless.

Sustained by our love for each other and given power

through the Administrative Order_so laboriously
erected by our beloved Guardian_the Army of Light

can achieve such victories as will astonish posterity."

PROMISE ". . . if the Bahá'ís will but do their
part_however unpromising the prospect_Bahá'u'lláh
is able to open doors and change conditions in
ways far beyond our understanding." (54)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "When the friends realize that the

hosts of the Kingdom are waiting to rush forth and

assist them, that others from their own ranks have

arisen and have been successful . . . they will then no

doubt arise with greater confidence to take the first

step, and this, we know, will be aided and guided from

on high, for the very act of striving to respond to God's

call will bring in its wake countless divine blessings."

* * * * * * * * *

PROMISE ". . . it is the purity of heart, detachment,

uprightness, devotion, and love of the teacher that

attracts the Divine confirmations and enables him,

however ignorant he be in this world's learning, to

win the hearts of his fellowmen to the Cause of
God." (56)
* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "It is now imperative for every Baha'i
to set for himself individual teaching goals. The

admonition of `Abdu'l-Bahá to lead at least one new

soul to the Faith each year and the exhortation of

Shoghi Effendi to hold a Bahá'í fireside in one's home

every Bahá'í month are examples of individual goals.

Many have capacities to do even more, but this alone

will assure final and complete victory for the Plan."(57)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Your aim is the redemption of mankind

from its godlessness, its ignorance, its confusion

and conflict. You will succeed, as those before you

succeeded, by sacrifice to the Cause of God. The deeds

and services required of you now, will shine in the

future, even as those of your spiritual predecessors

shine today and will forever shine in the annals of the

Cause." (58)
* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Forward then, confident in the
power and protection the Lord of Hosts, Who will,

through storm and trial, toil and jubilee, use His devoted

followers to bring to a despairing humanity the

life-giving waters of His supreme Revelation." (59)

* * * * * * * * *
PROMISE "Let them... rise as one man to
demonstrate their love for Him Who suffered for

them, by such deeds of sacrifice and devotion as shall

outshine the deeds of the past, and sweep away ever

obstacle from the onward march of the Cause of God."

* * * * * * * * *
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PROMISE "...we must seize the opportunities

of the hour, and go forward confident that all things

are within His mighty grasp and that, if we but play our

part, total and unconditional victory will inevitably be

ours." (61 )
* * * * * * * * *
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[Photo of the eagle that surmounts the column above

Shoghi Effendi's grave occupies much of this page.

It has this caption:]
An urgent, loving appeal from one of the STANDARD

BEARERS of His Cause to every "stalwart warrior" of

Bahá'u'lláh fighting gallantly and courageously on every

Homefront throughout the North American Continent

during this final and crucial year of the FIVE YEAR PLAN.

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[Photo of an outline map of North America with pictures

of Bahá'ís filling the space. These are the quotations

on this page:]
"Where are the
spiritual souls
who will now seize
their opportunity,
and achieve immortal
glory in the service of
the Faith!" (62
* * * * * * * * *
"Let those who wish to achieve immortality, step

forth and raise the Divine Call. They will be astonished

at the spiritual victories they will gain." (63)

* * * * * * * * *
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Beloved friends, fellow Bahá'ís:
To compile all of the wonderful PROMISES of

victory given to us in our Writings would take several

volumes. These have been but one leaf from one tree

of that endless forest of inspiration and encouragement.

The following SPECIAL PROMISES might have

been written today to help us win our goals. They are

alive with confident hope. They deal directly with to-

day's problems and the obstacles each one of us faces in

our teaching work.
PROMISE "We can truly say that this Cause
is a cause that enables people to achieve
the impossible." (64)
PROMISE "They must remember the glorious
history of the Cause, which . . . was established
by dedicated souls who, for the most part, were
neither rich, famous, nor well educated, but
whose devotion, zeal, and self-sacrifice overcame
every obstacle and won miraculous victories for
the Faith of God." (65)
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PROMISE ". . . The Bahá'í teacher must be
all confidence. Therein lies his strength and the
secret of his success. Though single-handed, and
no matter how great the apathy of the people
around you may be, you should have faith that the
Hosts of the Kingdom are on your side, and that
through their help you are bound to overcome the
forces of darkness that are facing the Cause of

God. Persevere, be happy and confident, therefore."

PROMISE "... dependence upon Him

[Bahá'u'lláh] enables the Bahá'ís to formulate audacious

plans and confidently carry them through

to completion in the face of seemingly insuperable

PROMISE . . however hopeless the

prospect may seem . . . Bahá'u'lláh will reinforce

them with His Hosts and will open the doors of
victory before them." (68)
Were any people in the world as fortunate as we?
Carrying this mighty arsenal of divine PROMISES

in our hands, let us sweep out into the Teaching Field

and, shoulder to shoulder, arise as never before. Let us

truly become Bahá'u'lláh's "forward marching victorious

Onward then, to victory!

From the Polar Seas to the Gulf of Mexico! Until we

see, at Ridvan 1979, that BANNER flying in triumph:

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The beloved Guardian was so deeply moved and

stirred by one of `Abdu'l-Bahá'í ringing Calls to North

America, that he, himself, cried out to each one of His

"To his valiant combatants on earth, who at times

may feel disheartened, our ever-victorious Commander,

`Abdu'l-Bahá, gives you the following assurance:
'The triumphant Hosts of the Celestial Con-
course, arrayed and marshal led in the Realms
above, stand ready and expectant to assist and
assure victory to that valiant horseman who
with confidence spurs on his charger into the

arena of service . . . He heath achieved a glorious

triumph and obtained the true victory ...'
"With such inspiring words as these, are we to
remain any longer unmoved and inactive? His

trumpet-call resounds on every side, and summons us

to service; are we to tarry and hesitate? His voice is

calling aloud from every land; let us march on, unfettered

and unafraid, and fulfill our glorious Destiny." (69)

With warmest, grateful love to my fellow-warriors,

the "heroes and heroines" of Bahá'u'lláh throughout

the North American Continent. We shall be watching

for you out there on the battle lines, as we rush to join

[signed] William Sears
William Sears, Hand of the Cause of God,
one of the Standard-Bearers of His Faith
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"The American Bahá'í community, already responsible,

over such a long period, for such heroic acts, under

such severe handicaps, cannot and will not hesitate or

falter. The past is a witness of their splendid triumphs. The

future will be no less a witness of their final victory." (70)

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ADJ .......Advent of Divine Justice
BA ........Bahá'í Administration
BN ....... Bahá'í News
BW ....... Bahá'í World
BWF ...... Bahá'í World Faith
CF ........Citadel of Faith
DB ........Dawnbreakers (The)

DND ...... Dawn of a New Day, Shoghi Effendi, Letters to India

DAL ...... Divine Art of Living

GWB ...... Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh

GPB ...... God Passes By

TC ........Individual (The) and Teaching, Compilation from the

Universal House of Justice

UHJ/G .... Letter from the Universal House of Justice to the

National Spiritual Assembly of Germany

MA ...... Messages to America, Shoghi Effendi, 1932-1946

MBW .... Messages to the Bahá'í World, Shoghi Effendi

MC ...... Messages to Canada, Shoghi Effendi

M/UHJ . . Messages from the Universal House of Justice, 1968-1973

PT ....... Paris Talks

SWB ..... Selections from the Writings of The Báb

SE/Indiv.. Shoghi Effendi to an Individual Baha'i

SE/AN .. Shoghi Effendi, Letters to Australia_New Zealand

SE/BI.... Shoghi Effendi, Letters to the Bahá'ís of the

the British Isles
SW ...... Star of the West
TDP ..... Tablets of the Divine Plan
WSG ..... Wellspring of Guidance
WOB .... World Order of Bahá'u'lláh
1. MBW, p. 102 27. PT, p. 16i
2. SE/lndiv., 7/17/1953 28. ADJ, p. 52
3. MBW, p. 44 29. PT, p. 168
4. SWB, p. 153 30. MC, p. 11
5. DB, p. 93 31. TC, p. 35

6. SWB, p. 192 32. SE/lndiv. 12/18/144.

7. SWB, p. 153
8. DB, p. 94
9. DB, p. 94
10. GWB, p. 137
11. BWF, p. 60
12. WOB, p. 106
13. ADJ, p. 64
14. GWB, p. 287
15. TDP, p. 6
16. GWB, p. 314
17. GWB, p. 183
18. GPB, p. x
19. BWF, p. 369
20. BWF, p. 404
21. BWF, p. 363
22. PT, pp. 38-39
23. BN, #254. p. 4
24. SW, vol.8, p. 103
25. SW, Vol. 4, p. 118
26. DAL., p. 45
33. CF, p. 149
34. TC, p. 25
35. TC, p. 21
36. TC, p. 29
37. BA, p. 88
38. TC, p. 20
39. DND, p. 87
40. DND, p. 102
41. TC, pp. 32, 34
42. TC, p. 19
43. TC, p. 27
44. TC, p. 23
45. TC, p. 25
46. TC, p. 21
47. TC, p. 23
48. TC.,pp.29,31,33
49. DND, p. 191
50. BW, p. 80
51. SE/BI, 10/16/1953
52. M A, p. 17
53. WSG, p. 120
54. UHJ/G, 1/11/1971
55. TC, viii
56. WSG, p. 125
57. M/UHJ, 1968-73, p. 35
58. Ibid, p. 56
59. WSG, p. 8
60. M/UHJ, 1968-73, p. 14
61. WSG, p. 27
62. TC, p. 33
63. TC, p. 32
64. SE/AZ, pp. 70-71
65. WSC, p. 128
66. TC, pp. 23-24
67. UHJ/G, 1/11/1971
68. Ibid
69. BA, pp. 42-43
70. MA, p. 37
The Báb, BW, Vol. 13, p. 130
Bahá'u'lláh, MBW, p. 46
Wilmette Temple, GPB. p. 351
Houses of Worship, BA, p. 186
Seat of the Universal
House of Justice SE/lndiv.,
11/1929; 12/1929

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