Q. WHAT IS THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM REQUIRED TO ARRANGE AN INTERSPIRITUAL MEDITATION & DIALOGUE?
1. One other person.
2. Sit with them in silent meditation for a few minutes. Breathe – be conscious of your breathing.
3. Bring two or more high-level texts from different traditions that around a particular topic e.g. ‘love’ that point to the Oneness beyond the diverse traditions. To start see http://universalistspirit.wordpress.com/about/mission-and-vision/ for wonderful texts about love.
4. Read them aloud to each other.
5. Share insights.
6. Take tea or break bread together
7. Take the inspiration and do something good for other people.
How do you know if you are doing it right? There will be one or more of the following; lots of insights, perhaps astonishment, joy, laughter, perhaps some tears and an increased desire to serve others.
O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. Oh God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
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Juxtaposition – of metaphorical usage.
A lightning flash:
between the forest trees
I have seen water.
Shiki Masaoka – (1867-1902)
2 In the Qayyumu’l-Asma’ — the Bab’s commentary on the Surih of Joseph — characterized by the Author of the Iqan as “the first, the greatest and mightiest” of the books revealed by the Bab, we read the following references to Baha’u’llah: “Out of utter nothingness, O great and omnipotent Master, Thou hast, through the celestial potency of Thy might, brought me forth and raised me up to proclaim this Revelation. I have made none other but Thee my trust; I have clung to no will but Thy will… O Thou Remnant of God! I have sacrificed myself wholly for Thee: I have accepted curses for Thy sake, and have yearned for naught but martyrdom in the path of Thy love. Sufficient witness unto me is God, the Exalted, the Protector, the Ancient of Days.” “And when the appointed hour hath struck,” He again addresses Baha’u’llah in that same commentary, “do Thou, by the leave of God, the All-Wise, reveal from the heights of the Most Lofty and Mystic Mount a faint, an infinitesimal glimmer of Thy impenetrable Mystery, that they who have recognized the radiance of the Sinaic Splendor may faint away and die as they catch a lightening glimpse of the fierce and crimson Light that envelops Thy Revelation.”
SOURCE = http://www.bahai-library.net/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76:the-world-order-of-bahaullah&catid=3:shoghi-effendi&Itemid=4