Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thoughts on Detachment

As Abdu'-Baha traveled around the United States, he did not show much concern for his clothes. He made a point of keeping them clean, but he did not have lots of different things to wear. He did not worry much about where he would get his next meal. He was very detached from the concerns of everyday life. He modeled the life stylye about which he had written:

" ye not, seek ye no composure, attach no yourselves to the luxuries of this ephemeral world, free yourselves from every attachement and strive with heart and soul to become fully established in the Kingdom of God. Gain yer the heavenly treasures. Day by day become ye more illumined. Drae ye nearer and nearer unto the threshold of oneness."

The above quote, written by Abdu'l-Baha, comes from page 87 of Tablets of the Divine Plan.

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