In this area, we will share information about our unique station as the “pupil of the eye.”
“The spirits of the believers at the time of their appearance in the world of bodies are equal, and are all pure and unsullied. But in this world they will find distinction. Some attain to a lofty station, some seek an intermediate grade, some stagnate in the early stages. This equality is in the original state of their being, and this distinction is after their ascension from this earthly life.”(Compilations, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 492)
“Mankind of necessity must reach the loftiest destination, the exalted grade, the supreme station-chosen for him by his Creator “in whose grasp is the kingdom of destiny and the power of execution”. This is the cycle of that confirmation, the uncompromising consummation of the oneness of the world of humanity. (SOW – Star of the West, Star of the West – 6)
Peter was a fisherman and Mary Magdalene a peasant, but as they were specially favored with the blessings of Christ, the horizon of their faith became illumined, and down to the present day they are shining from the horizon of everlasting glory. In this station, merit and capacity are not to be considered; nay rather, the resplendent rays of the Sun of Truth, which have illumined these mirrors, must be taken into account. Selections of the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha
What does it Mean to be shown “Favor?” Rabi Musah explains in the video below.
In short, O ye believers of God! Exalt your effort and magnify your aims. His Holiness Christ says: Blessed are the poor, for theirs shall be the Kingdom of Heaven. In other words: Blessed are the nameless and traceless poor, for they are the leaders of mankind. Likewise it is said in the Qur’án: “And We desire to show favor to those who were brought low in the land, and to make them spiritual leaders among men, and to make of them Our heirs.” Or, we wish to grant a favor to the impotent souls and suffer them to become the inheritors of the Messengers and Prophets.
[1 Cf. Matthew 5:3.]
[2 Qur’án 28:5.]
Now is the time for you to divest yourselves of the garment of attachment to this world that perisheth, to be wholly severed from the physical world, become heavenly angels, and travel to these countries. I swear by Him, besides Whom there is none other God, that each one of you will become an Israfil of Life, and will blow the Breath of Life into the souls of others. Upon you be greeting and praise! (Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of the Divine Plan, p. 34)
Part 1: Q/A from the conversation with Rabi on the topic of “Favor”, the Core Activities, and the flexibility with Ruhi to allow the community to experiment themselves, rather than to be experimented on.
“The Ruhi Institute,.., asserts that effective participation which will not easily degenerate into political manipulation requires a systematic learning process within each community and region so that the community itself experiments with new ideas, new methods, and new technologies and procedures, rather than being the object of the social experimentation of others.”