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The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 2)

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of Germany (Bahá’í-Verlag), 1985 edition
  • Pages:
  • 133
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Page 89

Letter of 20 October 1949

20 October 1949
National Youth Committee of the Bahá’ís of Germany and Austria
Dear Bahá’í Brother:
Your letter of September 3, with enclosed report of the Bahá’í Youth Summer School, was received, and the beloved Guardian thanks you for it.
He read with interest the report of the activities of the Youth, and was particularly pleased to see that Dr. Grossmann had given a course on the Covenant. The Youth must ponder deeply over the significance and implications of the Covenants of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, for these form the hub of the Bahá’í wheel, so to speak, the point of unity and strength for all the believers all over the world. Without these Covenants the Divine Protection of God over this new world Faith would not exist. Obedience to these Covenants is the stronghold of all the Bahá’ís, everywhere.
The Youth must grasp this fundamental truth, for this will strengthen them in their service to the Cause, as nothing else can or will.
Another thing he wants the young people to do is to set an example in obedience to the Administration, and to rise above the tendency, alas, so pronounced in some of the friends, to consider personalities instead of principles. This Cause is based on spiritual laws, and we must consider these, and obey them, and not lose time in thinking about the individual person’s peculiarities, or opinions…
[From the Guardian:]
May the Beloved bless, sustain and guide you, to enable you, to acquire a fuller understanding of the implications of God’s Covenant in this day, and contribute effectively to its clarification and its comprehension by the believers.
Your true brother,