Be Happy, Laugh, Smile & Rejoice

February 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I want you to be happy..., to laugh, smile
and rejoice in order that others may
be made happy by you.
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
I Want You To Be Happy, Abdul BahaLaugh, Smile & RejoiceI desire to make manifest among the friends in America a new light that they may become a new people, that a new foundation may be established and complete harmony be realized; for the foundation of Bahá’u’lláh is love.

When you go to Green Acre, you must have infinite love for each other, each preferring the other before himself.

The people must be so attracted to you that they will exclaim, “What happiness exists among you!” and will see in your faces the lights of the Kingdom; then in wonderment they will turn to you and seek the cause of your happiness.

You must give the message through action and deed, not alone by word. Word must be conjoined with deed. You must love your friend better than yourself; yes, be willing to sacrifice yourself.

The Cause of Bahá’u’lláh has not yet appeared in this country. I desire that you be ready to sacrifice everything for each other, even life itself; then I will know that the Cause of Bahá’u’lláh has been established.

I will pray for you that you may become the cause of upraising the lights of God. May everyone point to you and ask, “Why are these people so happy?”

I want you to be happy in Green Acre, to laugh, smile and rejoice in order that others may be made happy by you. I will pray for you.
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Excerpt from The Promulgation of Universal Peace, which is "a collection of transcriptions of over one hundred talks delivered by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during the nine months in 1912 when He travelled across the United States and Canada," according to the Bahá'í International Community's Web site. Click either photo to access the photo gallery where they are featured for more photos.

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