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Japan Will Turn Ablaze!

  • Author:
  • Various

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Japan, 1992 revised edition
  • Pages:
  • 113
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2: Dr. George J. Augur

Dr. George Jacob Augur, a dedicated and deeply spiritual “Disciple of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá” 1 received several Tablets from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. At the Master’s summons Dr. Augur left his home in Honolulu and went to Japan. He arrived the first time in June 1914 and stayed until April 1915. He made several other trips to Japan with his wife, Ruth, also a firm believer. The Augurs worked closely with Miss Alexander to establish the Faith in Japan. While there Dr. Augur lived in the Japanese style, learned Japanese and wore the kimono. With ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s permission he returned to Hawaii to stay in 1919.

Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to Dr. George Augur

[Tablet Translated November 21, 1913]

O thou dear son!
From thy letter the fragrance of the rose garden of significances was inhaled, that praise be to God, thou art assisted by the Divine confirmations, hast found the way to the Kingdom of God and thy heart and soul are quickened. Arise thou to perform the blessed intention thou art holding and travel thou to Japan and lay there the foundation of the Cause of God, that is, summon the people to the Kingdom of God. Japan has great capacity, but there needs be a teacher who will speak by the confirmations of the Holy Spirit. I hope thou wilt become assisted in this.
(Translated by Ahmad Sohrab, Ramleh, Egypt, November 21, 1913)
1. Bahá’í World Vol. III, p. 84.   [ Back To Reference]