Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A FAMILY IS A NATION IN MINIATURE

"Compare the nation of the world to the members of a family. A family is a nation in miniature. Simply enlarge the circle of the household, and you have the nation. Enlarge the circle of nations, and you have all humanity. The conditions surrounding the family surround the nation. The happenings in the family are the happenings in the life of the nation. Would it add to the progress and advancement of a family if dissensions should arise among its members, all fighting, pillaging each other, jealous and revengeful of injury, seeking selfish advantage? Nay, this would be the cause of the effacement of progress and advancement. So it is in the great family of nations, for nations are but an aggregate of families. Therefore, as strife and dissension destroy a family and prevent its progress, so nations are destroyed and advancement hindered."

Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 157

9 comments:

Suzanne said...

Thank you for posting this quote, I'm not sure I've read this quote before and it's refreshing to see.

Anonymous said...

I take this opportunity to congratulate you on a wonderful blog.

Tahra said...

Congratulations on your new blog, it is so refreshing to see it published in both languages for all of us in the East and the West to read the Holy Writings.

I appreciate your efforts and encourage you to write more.

Best wishes.

Tahra

Anonymous said...

I take this opportunity to congratulate you on a wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely blog -- the English & Arabic together is beautiful to behold.

Baha'i Family - اسرة بهائية said...

Thank you Suzanne.

Baha'i Family - اسرة بهائية said...

Thank you dear friend.

Baha'i Family - اسرة بهائية said...

Thank you Tahra.

Baha'i Family - اسرة بهائية said...

Thank you dear friend. It is kind of Arts to see Languages united under one big Bahai Family.