Selflessness

SELFLESSNESS

WHAT SHOULD BE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF

The fisrt story i want to share with you is one that makes me smile everytime i read it, so i hope it can make you smile too! 'Abdu'l-Bahá could get very silly sometimes!

1. 'ABDU'L-bAHÁ BEING SILLY!

Once a reporter in London inquired about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's plans - to his astonishment the Master replied in English. The reporter commented on His good pronunciation, whereupon Abdu’l-Bahá rose up and, pacing the room, uttered a number of complicated English words, such as “hippopotamus”, and then laughingly said, “Very difficult English words I speak.”

Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Bahá - His Radiant Heart, n.65

This second story just sets the example on how to be an adorable person and make the people around you feel good! And + how to put in some meanigful conversations in the process! haha! What a pro of being sweet!

2. 'ABDU'L-bAHÁ BEING adorable!

Lady Blomfield cited another instance of His delightful humour: ‘One day after a meeting when, as usual, many people had crowded round Him, Abdu’l-Baha arrived home very tired. We were sad at heart that He should be so fatigued, and bewailed the many steps to be ascended to the flat. Suddenly, to our amazement, the Master ran up the stairs to the top very quickly without stopping. ‘He looked down at us as we walked up after Him, saying with a bright smile, from which all traces of fatigue had vanished: “You are all very old! I am very young!”’ He added, ‘“Through the power of Baha’u’-lláh all things can be done. I have just used that power.

Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Bahá - His Radiant Heart, n.66

'Abdu'l-Bahá is too cute.. even in the worst situations he could find something to make people around him laugh a bit.

3. 'ABDU'L-bAHÁ BEING a sweetheart!

In London Abdu’l-Bahá had an interview with a representative from the Weekly Budget. He spoke of His first summer in ‘Akka: ‘ ‘Akka is a fever-ridden town. It was said that a bird attempting to fly over it would drop dead. The food was poor and insufficient, the water was drawn from a fever-infected well and the climate and conditions were such, that even the natives of the town fell ill. Many soldiers succumbed and eight out of ten of our guard died. During the intense heat, malaria, typhoid and dysentery attacked the prisoners, so that all, men, women and children, were sick at one time. There were no doctors, no medicines, no proper food, and no treatment of any kind. ‘I used to make broth for the people, and as I had much practice, I make good broth,’ the Master testified laughingly.

Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Bahá - His Radiant Heart, n.54

And tha'ts it! I mean, there are many more times when 'abdu'l-Bahá proved to be a total cutie pie, but, we'll leave those for another time!

I hope you guys liked this, and found it as adorable as i did! HAHA, my book "Vignettes from the life of 'abdu'l-Bahá" is filled with heart-shapes around these cute stories. 🙂

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Much love,

Tay