Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thoughts on the Character Traits

The character traits of Abdu'l-Baha reflected his effort to follow the Baha'i teachings, the teachings espoused by his father. I just received a quote taken from the teachings of Abdu'l-Baha's father. Here it is:

"There are four qualities which I love to see manifested in people:first, enthusiasm and courage;second, a face wreathed in smiles and a radiant countenance;third, that they see all things with their own eyes and not through the eyes of others;fourth, the ability to carry a task once begun, through to its end.'--Stories of Baha'u'llah, compiled by 'Ali'Akbar Furutan, page 51