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The outstanding account of the adventure of Abdul-Baha, throughout a lot of the USA to proportion a message of the oneness of humanity and the foundations of common peace.

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Before disembarking, he distributed gifts to many of the crew who had served him throughout the eighteen-day voyage from Alexandria; ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was always a master host, even when he was a guest. When he disembarked from the Cedric, the crowd had dispersed, but a few lingered. Juliet Thompson (1873–1956) was a professional artist and devoted Bahá’í who had made a pilgrimage to Acre to meet ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in 1909 and had traveled to France in 1911 to see him there. Her love for ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was unbounded.

The Kinneys were comfortable, though not wealthy, and leased an elegant house. ” reported Mahmúd-i-Zarqání (c. 1875–1924). ” Howard Colby Ives, a Unitarian minister at the Brotherhood Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, and a friend of the Bahá’í Faith,iv left this account: The press of eager friends [Bahá’ís] and curious ones was so great that it was difficult even to get inside the doors. I have only the memory of an impressive silence most unusual at such functions. In all that crowded mass of folk, so wedged together that tea drinking was almost an impossibility, though the attempt was made, there was little or no speech.

Considerable work is necessary to locate the various drafts of the texts and translations and compare them before we have a comprehensive and complete picture of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s spoken message to the West. Because of my limited Persian, the book rarely uses the Persian sources. When researching, discussing, and quoting ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s talks, I have used authorized English translations from the Persian when they are available. If they are not available, I have used the oldest English translations I could find, usually found in Star of the West magazine or the Ella Cooper Papers.

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