Friday, December 11, 2009

Encouraging to Imagine Abdu'l-Baha's Thoughts

I am very busy, because I am moving. I only have time to post this link:>, Read this news and then try to imagine what thoughts Abdu'l-Baha might have had on hearing such good news.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thoughts on a Gadget

Three years before Abdu'l-Baha came to the United States, General Electric Edison introduced one of the country's first gadgets--the light bulb. It called that light bulb the "Mazda bulb." That name must have amused Abdu'l-Baha when he was traveling in the U.S. The name "Mazda" is close to "Hoda," the Persian word for "God."

It would be interesting to learn about anytime when Abdu'l-Baha had to deal with changing a light bulb.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thoughts on a Treaty

Today I learned about another important event that took place in 1912, the year that Abdu'l-Baha was in the United States. That event focused on Spitsbergen, an island in the Arctic Ocean. During the year of 1912 representatives from a number of different countries signed a treaty. They agreed to give sovereignty over Spitsbergen to no one nation. The treaty they signed made the resources of that isand open to all nations.

I find it interesting that this treaty was signed while Abdu'l-Baha was traveling across the United States, and advocating for world unity.