OH SURPRISE SURPRISE King James Bible For where…

OH SURPRISE SURPRISE!

King James Bible
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha – p94
…These spiritual gatherings must be held with the utmost
purity and consecration, so that from the site itself, and its
earth and the air about it, one will inhale the fragrant
breathings of the Holy Spirit.

56. Whensoever a company of people shall gather in a
meeting place, shall engage in glorifying God, and shall
speak with one another of the mysteries of God, beyond
any doubt the breathings of the Holy Spirit will blow
gently over them, and each shall receive a share thereof.

In Hinduism dharma is viewed as the underlying…

In Hinduism, dharma is viewed as the underlying regulator of the universe. It is the principle of harmony and regularity, and thus provides a moral basis to all actions.

In Buddhism, dharma has two meanings. First, it refers to the teachings of the Buddha and other great teachers – their words and texts. Second, it refers to all mental phenomena (form, feelings, impulses, perceptions, consciousness). In the first case, the term is usually capitalized; in the second instance, it is usually written with a lower-case “d.”

SOURCE – http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100605045228AA7rCPo

Sounds to me very like some senses of a) the Word and b) The Holy Spirit or even c) love as the ‘magnetic’ force that holds everything together.

The confirmations of the Spirit are all those…

The confirmations of the Spirit are all those powers and gifts which some are born with (and which men sometimes call genius), but for which others have to strive with infinite pains. They come to that man or woman who accepts his life with radiant acquiescence.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The “nameless name” is sometimes referred to as “the Word” (“In the beginning was the Word …”) and “the unstruck sound” of Vedic scriptures.

216 REST ASSURED THAT THE BREATHINGS OF THE…

216: REST ASSURED THAT THE BREATHINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT …

Rest assured that the breathings of the Holy Spirit will loosen thy
tongue. Speak, therefore; speak out with great courage at every meeting.
When thou art about to begin thine address, turn first to Bahá’u’lláh, and
ask for the confirmations of the Holy Spirit, then open thy lips and say
whatever is suggested to thy heart; this, however, with the utmost
courage, dignity and conviction.

God Who breathed the breath of the Holy …

God Who breathed the breath of the Holy Spirit upon His servants will breathe it upon them now and hereafter. There is no cessation to His bounty. The Divine Spirit is penetrating from eternity to eternity, for it is the bounty of God, and the bounty of God is eternal.

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 159)

Progress is of two kinds: material and s…

Progress is of two kinds: material and spiritual. The former is attained through observation of the surrounding existence and constitutes the foundation of civilization. Spiritual progress is through the breaths of the Holy Spirit and is the awakening of the conscious soul of man to perceive the reality of Divinity. Material progress ensures the happiness of the human world. Spiritual progress ensures the happiness and eternal continuance of the soul. The Prophets of God have founded the laws of divine civilization. They have been the root and fundamental source of all knowledge. They have established the principles of human brotherhood, of fraternity, which is of various kinds — such as the fraternity of family, of race, of nation and of ethical motives

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 142)

May spiritual susceptibilities set heart…

May spiritual susceptibilities set hearts aglow with the message of glad tidings. May spiritual brotherhood cause rebirth and regeneration, for its creative quickening emanates from the breaths of the Holy Spirit and is founded by the power of God. Surely that which is founded through the divine power of the Holy Spirit is permanent in its potency and lasting in its effect.

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 129)

Material or physical association is base…

Material or physical association is based upon earthly interests, but divine fellowship owes its existence to the breaths of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual brotherhood may  130  be likened to the light, while the souls of humankind are as lanterns. The incandescent lamps here are many, yet the light is one.

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 129)

Bahá’u’lláh teaches that the world of …

Bahá’u’lláh teaches that the world of humanity is in need of the  109  breath of the Holy Spirit, for in spiritual quickening and enlightenment true oneness is attained with God and man. The Most Great Peace cannot be assured through racial force and effort; it cannot be established by patriotic devotion and sacrifice; for nations differ widely and local patriotism has limitations. Furthermore, it is evident that political power and diplomatic ability are not conducive to universal agreement, for the interests of governments are varied and selfish; nor will international harmony and reconciliation be an outcome of human opinions concentrated upon it, for opinions are faulty and intrinsically diverse. Universal peace is an impossibility through human and material agencies; it must be through spiritual power. There is need of a universal impelling force which will establish the oneness of humanity and destroy the foundations of war and strife. None other than the divine power can do this; therefore, it will be accomplished through the breath of the Holy Spirit.

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 108)